How New Jersey Casino Regulations Work
HOW NEW JERSEY CASINO REGULATIONS WORK – RESORTS CASINO
INTRODUCTION TO NEW JERSEY (NJ)
If you’re looking for an online casino to play at, there is no shortage of options for New Jersey residents. The state’s Atlantic City has long been known as the Las Vegas of the East, and there is a long history of NJ legal casino gambling going back to the 1970s.
HISTORY OF ONLINE GAMBLING IN NEW JERSEY
In New Jersey, legal casino gambling dates back to 1977 with the signing of the New Jersey Casino Control Act. This opened the possibility for new and existing resorts and establishments to apply for a New Jersey casino license and set themselves up in the gambling business.
Resorts Casino was the first Atlantic City casino to open, back in 1978, as the first ever legal US casino outside of Nevada. It was quickly followed by others such as Caesars Atlantic City and Bally's Atlantic City, both initially established in 1979. These were later joined by all the big Atlantic City casinos that you are probably familiar with, such as Hard Rock Atlantic City, Ocean Casino Resort, and Golden Nugget Atlantic City. Gambling has been a popular pastime in the state ever since, but the face of casino gambling has been changing for several years now.
The growth of the internet, along with the economic recession of 2007, paved the way for online gambling, and in 2013, New Jersey passed a bill that legalized online New Jersey casino sites as long as licensed land-based casinos provide them in Atlantic City. NJ casino sites took off in a big way, with many gamblers enjoying gaming at the traditional casinos when they had the chance and playing from home when that was more convenient. NJ casino gambling faced fresh challenges in 2020, along with everyone else.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic impacted how casinos can operate and led to a huge surge in online gambling. Playing online is the safest way to gamble currently, and both casinos and gamblers have been quick to adapt. Many of the top sites on the NJ online casino list now offer a fun interactive online experience that gamblers are enjoying. This is hardly surprising, given the advances in technology in recent years. Online gambling can now be an exciting, party-like experience, but is it always a good idea to gamble online? What should you be looking out for if you are one of the many gamblers who are now playing from the comfort of your own home?
ONLINE GAMBLING IN NEW JERSEY IS LEGAL
Thanks to New Jersey online casino laws and regulations mandated by the Division of Gaming Enforcement, regulated New Jersey casinos must meet high standards of excellence. Today, we’re going to look at how these regulations keep players like you safe and make for a better online casino experience.
ALL SOFTWARE PROVIDERS ARE FAIR AND REPUTABLE
At ResortsCasino.com, we are committed to bringing you the biggest collection of online casino games in the industry. It is our goal to offer you the best games and the widest variety, but this does not mean that we just let any games into our casinos.
We only work with software providers that are regulated, fair, honest and reputable. The Division of Gaming Enforcement has vetted each of our online slots and table game providers. This means that not only do we trust them, but also the State of New Jersey has audited them to make sure that they are the real deal.
Why does this matter? Unfortunately, there are plenty of non-reputable online casino sites out there. They may not be properly licensed and regulated or they may employ software made by unreliable companies. Unlicensed online casinos do not have to answer to anyone, so they’re essentially free to do whatever they want.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE ONLINE CASINO ARE RIGHT HERE IN NEW JERSEY
Under current New Jersey law, only casinos in Atlantic City are eligible to operate an online casino. This means that the same land-based casino that you might be familiar with in Atlantic City operates your new favorite online casino.
This is a big advantage, especially if you value customer service. With offshore, gray market casinos, you risk dealing with customer service agents who are based in a different country and are hard to contact. In many cases, the same customer service agents deal with players from several competing casinos.
At ResortsCasino.com, you are dealing with our customer support staff right here in New Jersey. What is more, at ResortsCasino.com, our Digital Gaming team is based right inside Resorts Casino Hotel. This means that the familiar faces you see on the casino floor in Atlantic City are the same people making sure that your online experience runs smoothly no matter where you are gambling from in the Garden State.
CASHOUTS ARE PROCESSED AS ADVERTISED
One of the biggest pain points with international online casinos is that getting paid can feel like pulling teeth. If you have never played at an offshore online casino, it usually goes something like this:
- Read the withdrawal processing times and get excited by the promise of having your winnings within 48 hours.
- After 48 hours, follow up to see if your withdrawal request was processed.
- Hear back two days later only to be told that some of your personal information wasn’t right.
- Correct your personal information and request your withdrawal again.
- Receive confirmation 24 hours later that they are working on your withdrawal.
- Finally receive your money three weeks later.
- Get angry that your withdrawal is $50 short because of a series of random fees.
That is the offshore casino world. In the New Jersey online casino world, getting paid is fast, safe and secure. And processing times are as advertised. What is more, you can receive your withdrawals by check, electronically by bank transfer, or as cash at the Resorts Casino Hotel Cashier.
EXPERIENCE NEW JERSEY’S REGULATED CASINO GAMING FOR YOURSELF AT RESORTSCASINO.COM
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