The brand new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City opened its doors for real money gambling to great fanfare at the end of June. As one of two new real money casinos to make their debut in this coastal New Jersey casino gambling town, the $500 million-dollar renovation of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal is expected to lead the charge to a rebirth of Atlantic City.
According to a recent Associated Press article by Wayne Parry on Northjersey.com, Hard Rock Atlantic City has also opened up its real money casino gambling online over the past few days. Atlantic City casinos have already built a very successful business with their online gambling options and that market is expected to keep expanding with the addition of online betting capabilities at Hard Rock.
When Did The Hard Rock Casino In Atlantic City Launch Online Gambling?
Operators of the new Hard Rock wasted little time basking in the success of the grand opening of its land-based casino with online access up and running just five days later. David Rebuck is the director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. He told the Associated Press that the casino’s internet gaming equipment and operating systems had successfully passed any necessary tests and deemed ready to start accepting online betting action.
Hard Rock Atlantic City’s president is Matt Harkness and he was quoted as saying, “Our online gaming team has done an amazing job launching one of the most dynamic online gaming experience in the industry.” He went on to add, “We’re excited to extend the Hard Rock brand beyond the Boardwalk and let casino players (play) across the garden State.” The actual online casino website is www.hardrockcasino.com and it is New Jersey’s 26th legal online internet gambling site.
The other new casino on Atlantic City’s fabled Boardwalk is The Ocean Resort Casino. This is a reinvention of the failed Revel Casino, which closed its doors just two years after it opened back in 2012. The new casino opened its doors for business on June 28 and it continues to prepare for expansion into internet gambling in the coming weeks. The online casino site is in place, but it remains in the testing phase with the state’s gambling regulators.
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What Games Can I Play For Money At Hard Rock Casino In Atlantic City Online?
Right now there are six Atlantic City casinos with internet gambling capabilities through their existing casino license. Borgata leads the way as the biggest casino in town based on total gambling revenue. Also on the list are Golden Nugget, Resorts, Tropicana and now Hard Rock. Caesars Interactive-NJ handles the online operation for Caesars and Harrah’s. There are a few other outside gambling companies that partner with the other Atlantic City casinos to help operate their internet gambling websites.
New Jersey first approved internet gambling in 2013 and the overall business has steadily grown over the past five years. According to this report, the revenue generated by the state’s online Atlantic City casino sites was $245 million in 2017. This represents 10 percent of the total gambling revenue for last year.
The latest betting option in New Jersey is legal sports betting in its casinos and race tracks. With on-site sportsbooks and online sports betting in the works, both options should push New Jersey gaming revenue figures even higher over the coming months.