After surprising the community by opening early the night before, Hard Rock Atlantic City held a ceremonial guitar smash and plenty of other razzmatazz on June 28, 2018.
More quietly, the Hard Rock online casino launched the same day after its partner, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), got the all clear from New Jersey regulators.
Hard Rock is licensed and regulated by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Hard Rock offers an online casino and poker client that is easy to navigate, pleasing to the eye, and includes several value-added features for players. A no-download, browser-based interface is available for all PC and Mac users, and it should be compatible with Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers.
Of course, players expected to install a geolocation plug-in to make sure the site can tell they are inside New Jersey when they play. The plug-in is easy and quick ad determining location.
The Golden Nugget online casino has taken over the lead in the battle to offer the New Jersey online casino industry’s largest selection of games and casino content. The Golden Nugget’s roadmap to success is clear: Bigger is better.
The new Hard Rock online casino has a long way to go to catch up.
Hard Rock offers a wide range of NJ online casino games.
Hard Rock offers a variety of video poker games in both mobile and desktop mode. Many casino favorites are included, such as:
The Hard Rock NJ online casino also offers a few NJ online blackjack games:
To compete in the already slot-saturated market in New Jersey, Hard Rock had no other choice but to offer hundreds of slot titles. Fortunately, Hard Rock has the right to use some fan favorites, that are hard to find in other casinos:
Hard Rock made the decision to offer bonus games of the Instant Win variety. Some fans were surprised by this choice, given their other options. However, many fans are loving the different games available on both the mobile and desktop platforms:
The Hard Rock NJ mobile gaming application is as robust as the desktop version of the online casino. Currently, players on Android devices can download the app through the main casino site on a smartphone or tablet.
Mobile gaming provides a big opportunity for new entries into the NJ online casino market, as most have yet to tap its full potential.
Hard Rock has provided a comprehensive, yet successful mobile gaming experience, that’s close to what desktop users find. The layout is easy to navigate, and the app includes substantial account management features.
The only downside is that some of the selection is notably cut down between the mobile and desktop platforms.
Hard Rock has separated itself from other competitors in the NJ online casino market by offering a mobile version of the casino software that’s filled with over 200 games. There are plenty of different slots, blackjack, table games, video poker and Instant Win variants to keep players entertained.
The Hard Rock online casino’s deposit options are as follows:
The Hard Rock online casino’s withdrawal options are as follows:
The Hard Rock online casino platform offers around-the-clock support, including:
Hard Rock Atlantic City includes a casino with more than 2,000 slots and 120 table games. The interior is completely redesigned and features first-class food and beverage concepts. The Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City moved into a new 400-seat venue in the center of the property.
The newly renovated property also includes Hard Rock International’s notable design and branding, featuring pieces from the world’s largest and most priceless music memorabilia collection.
Hard Rock brass indicated early on an interest in contributing to the revitalization of Atlantic City.
Hard Rock International should understand that competing in the growing Atlantic City online casino market will require offering one of the biggest and most comprehensive libraries of slots, video poker, and casino games available.
While they opened their digital doors and have had success, the continual updating should update their library further.
Fortunately, Hard Rock brought their crowd-pleasing amplifiers to their deposit bonus breakdown.
Nevertheless, the existing online casinos in New Jersey have had a few years’ head start. This means Hard Rock will have to work hard to offer a massive variety of casino games and competitive bonuses to attract and keep their players feeling like VIPs.
Hard Rock International already runs a very popular and successful casino player loyalty program at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida, and four other smaller Native American casino locations throughout Florida.
The Seminole Wild Card program allows players to earn Comp Dollars at every Seminole Casino and Hard Rock property. Further perks include invitations to exclusive events, giveaways, and concert ticket offers. Players earn Comp Dollars playing live poker, casino games, and slots.
Players 21 years and older can sign up for free with a photo ID. The Wild Card can also be used for:
After garnering approval from the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City now allows players entry into the same Seminole Wild Card program offered at its Florida properties.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is the new name for the former Trump Taj Mahal, which closed in October 2016. The new owners, Hard Rock International, spent $500 million on renovations to the property before opening June 28, 2018.
Built at a cost of more than $1 billion, Trump Taj Mahal first opened in 1990. It was the largest casino in the world at the time.
Financial issues plagued the property from the beginning. Despite being the top-grossing casino in Atlantic City prior to the opening of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in 2003, Trump Taj Mahal underwent numerous bankruptcy proceedings and ownership changes over its quarter-century of operation.
Trump Taj Mahal itself closed on Oct. 10, 2016, in the middle of a labor dispute.