Summary: New Jersey online casino players now have one more Android option as Ocean Resort Casino launches their new version.
Online gaming options abound in New Jersey, as players have access to a great deal of casino and poker options. Atlantic City casinos like the Golden Nugget and Tropicana offer online gaming to help further their bottom line and offer their players more. The Ocean Casino Resort is one of two casinos that opened in the area during the summer and they also offer online gaming. The brand quietly launched their Android app for their online gaming site this week.
On the promotions page of the brand, the announcement of the new Android App was provided for visitors of the site. Players will need to visit the announcement page and click the Download for Android button to get started. Once logged in, players can choose a game to get started with real money play.
The Android application includes all functions of the site, so players will not find the experience different from the traditional gaming site. Players can choose from the full list of games as well as take part in leader board competitions and promotions.
With the announcement, Ocean Casino Resort made it known that they would be launching an Apple version soon. No date has been announced as to when that app might be released.
Mobile Gaming is Essential
For an online casino to be successful, it needs to cater to mobile devices. Be it an app or be compatible with a mobile browser, players want to be able to access gaming via mobile. Consumers use their mobile smartphones for everything these days from shopping to dining and more. Having an option for mobile with online casino gaming is essential to a casino’s overall success.
Research has shown that young people are more likely to use a mobile device than a traditional method of internet connection, such as a computer. Most young people do not even own a desktop computer and use chromebooks or their smartphone to access the internet. Casinos have to be able to cater to the younger demographic as well as the generations that will be gaming in the coming decades.
As technology continues to advance, casinos have to stay with the times. Online offerings need to reflect what consumers are doing and right now, mobile usage is key. According to a report by the Pew Research Center, over 20% of individuals ages 18 to 29 only use their smartphones to connect to the internet.
The legal age to gamble in New Jersey is twenty-one and that number fits into the demographic of consumers who use mobile devices. For casinos to be successful with their online gaming, their offering needs to be compatible with smartphone devices. The best way to do this is to offer a mobile application.
With the new option, the Ocean Casino Resort should see somewhat of an uptick when it comes to their online gaming traffic numbers.
The state is also starting to see a steady stream of sports betting earnings as well. With mobile options popping up for sports betting as well, the overall gaming numbers in New Jersey should soar over the coming months as the year comes to an end.
It will be interesting to see if the Ocean Resort has more success in October, November and December, revealing if the app is a big driver of traffic as it seems to be.