The state of gambling in New Jersey has been changing at a rather interesting pace. Let’s look at the facts first. Until the end of June, all players located in New Jersey and participating in online casinos could opt for 16 different sites hosted by Atlantic City’s licensed operators. However, a new player has now edged his way in, and the total number of websites where online casino buffs can enjoy their favorite hobby has become 17.
Hail the Hard Rock Atlantic City casino as it unrolls its product, much to the gratification of New Jersey poker fans! Of course, Hard Rock is not the only property that has made a splash. Ocean Resort Casino has also joined the competitive fray of casinos, but alas, it has yet to roll out its online arm, allowing sterling gaming experience at the highest level.
As soon as it does, however, the total number will be brought up to 18, and that’s some number to consider. Given the population of New Jersey, this means the competition will be quite cut-throat.
Ocean Resort Casino May Be Late, But Not Unprepared
Online casinos throughout New Jersey have been quite elaborate in tailoring their offers to compete in a world where all operators bring technological innovation to the very tips of customers’ fingers. The mobile segment has seen a clear increase and it’s indeed hard to compete with.
However, Ocean Resort Casino is far from concerned. The future online gambling city will be powered by GAN. GAN is the mastermind behind many of the world’s best-known product. In fact, the company sources casino products from developers of the rank of Scientific Games, NetEnt, and IGT.
IGT has also released an official press release statement in which it ponders its connection with Ocean Resort Casino, hinting at the depth of the partnership which will be quite overwhelming indeed. With all the flagship products intended to launch on Ocean Resort Casino, it’s easy to see why the operator feels comfortable with arriving rather late to the party.
A Fierce Competition
As one of the mildest markets in terms of regulatory scrutiny, New Jersey is easily one of the most contested ones. The Golden Nugget casino leads the way with over $200 million in casino revenues regulated since the day it launched.
According to figures dated May 2018, the casino managed $8.6 million in additional profit. They also utilize titles that come from NetENt and IGT, which are considered to be the providers of some of the industry’s most dynamic slots, pushing profits up.
Other competitors that have been making a splash are Caesars, Harrah’s and 888. All of those casinos have been having a rather more modest share, but they have been copiously expanding in their mobile services, with a number of mobile slots already adapted for a range of devices, including iPhone, iPad, and of course Android.
While traditional poker has not played a huge role in the offer casinos bring, the video poker selection has been growing. The expansion of casinos is also often considered a stepping stone towards the more palpable expansion of the other gambling sectors.