Game Offerings Continue to Increase at NJ Online Casinos

by Kyle Miller

Golden NuggetThe Golden Nugget Casino now offers 400+ games online and other operators are following suit, offering more to visitors.

For an online casino to be successful, they must offer a nice selection of casino games. Players want diversity with options for slot gaming, blackjack, video poker, etc. Many online casinos offer hundreds of games so players have a nice selection to choose from. In New Jersey, players already have several choices when it comes to online casinos but some operators certainly stand out above the rest. The Golden Nugget Casino recently reached a new milestone and other casinos are following suit.

400 Games and Counting

Late last week, the Golden Nugget Casino announced they supported a library of 400 online games. Players have the ability to enjoy table games, video poker and slots. To stay in competition, the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resorts Casino also reached this same milestone, not to be outdone by the Golden Nugget.

Each of the three casinos have been aggressive when it comes to expanding their gaming offering. The three actually are far above the rest and continue to be top producers of online gaming revenues. Coming in fourth in gaming content is Caesars Casino, who features 332 games. PlaySugarHouse is not far behind with 317 gaming titles.

However, once you consider these online sites, the rest are lacking. Coming in at the 200 to 250 title range include the Borgata Casino, Pala Casino and Betfair. With around 160 games each, Virgin Casino and Tropicana are next. Pulling up the rear are 888 Casino, Harrah’s and PokerStars NJ. These gaming venues have around 60 games or less when it comes to online content.

Slots Reign Supreme

The Golden Nugget Casino recently began offering a Live Dealer gaming option but it seems that their most popular additions remain the slot games. It seems slots are the main product for most online casinos in the state as that is what gamers want to see. Slots are a top choice for operators as they offer quick game play and the returns to players are generally low. However, when compared to land based slot games, the machines actually pay off better for players.

The slots are so popular online mostly due to players enjoying the games at land based venues. Game play is essentially the same so when players can’t make it to the casino, they log online. Many of the online gaming venues offer the exact same games online which lends to the familiarity of game play.

Supply of slot games is also easier to obtain. There are only so many ways you can play blackjack or roulette. With slots, manufacturers can based games off of TV shows, movies, characters, etc. It can be much easier to create new slot games that will be popular than to just redo the same blackjack or video poker variant.

Software Element

Another element that makes online casinos successful is the software used. The Golden Nugget is a prime example as to how quality software gets you noticed and helps to maintain players. Top sites will offer gaming on PC and Mac as well as mobile devices such as iOS and Android. Golden Nugget also offers Live Dealer Games which provides a land-based feel but from home.

So far, the Golden Nugget is doing quite well and continues to offer players a nice selection of games with more content added on a regular basis. It will be interesting to see how these online casinos stack up once revenues begin to come in now that their libraries are even bigger than ever before!