Caesars Casino Review
Caesars Casino is an online casino established in 2013 with games supplied by Bally Technologies, Cryptologic, High 5 Games, and IGT. It is operated by Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey and is registered under the jurisdiction of New Jersey. Last updated: September 4, 2014.
Review of Caesars Casino
For several years the prospect of legalized online betting in the United States has been tossed around without much success. However in 2013 online gambling was passed into law in New Jersey, and punters located within the Garden State's borders can now legally play casino games and poker from their computers and smartphones. Operators offering these games in New Jersey are tightly regulated, and the sites must be hosted from a land based casino in Atlantic City. Based on the brick and mortar casino of the same name, Caesars Casino is an online casino that can be played for real money by anyone in the state of New Jersey. The money question is of course: does the online casino live up to the reputation of the famous land destination?
Software and game selection
As the casino offers games from IGT, Bally, and Cryptologic many of the same land based games you will find on the casino floor are also present online. Here you will find classic slot titles such as Da Vinci Diamonds, Cats, and Wolf Run, alongside licensed titles such as Ghostbusters and Monopoly Plus. In all, there are more than 50 slots currently available online. You won't find as many games on here though as online casinos that service players from other countries. The reason for this is that each game must be individually tested and approved by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission before it can be offered for play at licensed New Jersey casinos. So you can expect the game library to broaden as the months go by.
There are also a few progressive jackpots to be won on the slots, with Cryptologic games Sushi Express, Captain Nemo, Rags to Riches, Millionaire's Club II and Millionaire's Club III offering big cash prizes. The jackpots are not shared with the regular Cryptologic jackpots on the same games, and are only winnable by players in New Jersey.
Players who enjoy table games and video poker will be happy to know that Caesars Casino offers a nice selection of both. There are five variations of Blackjack on offer, two Roulette games, as well as Casino Poker, War, Pai Gow, and Baccarat being offered. Fifteen different video poker games also line the gaming library at Caesars Casino, offering a large amount of choices for punters.
All the games are playable inside your web browser. However due to the New Jersey authorities' strict licensing conditions, players are required to install a plugin for their computer (either PC or Mac) that is used to triangulate their location within the state using wifi (you will need to turn wifi on even if you are not using it). If the location detection believes that you are outside of New Jersey then you will not be allowed to play the games for real money. You can however play them with real money as soon as you move within the state borders.
Banking and Customer Support
Banking at Caesars Casino is a welcome relief for American players who may be used to the restrictions generally put on them by offshore operators. Players looking to deposit money at Caesars an do so via credit card, bank transfer, Neteller, PayNearMe, and via cash at a Caesars land casino cage. Punters looking to deposit at a casino cage can do so by picking up the phone and calling the site's customer service team. From there your identity will be verified, and you can then deposit cash to your account, which is reflected within a few minutes. The process is generally quite easy, even if it isn't as convenient as depositing in your own home.
Withdrawing money is easy, as players can be paid cash from the same casino cage, or have money credited to them via bank wire or check. These options take a few business days, while the cage pays out instantly.
Customer support is generally quite helpful, if a bit slow in getting answers to punters. Support is available 24/7 via chat, email, and telephone, and can provide assistance with just about any area of the site. We found them to be a bit slow to respond via chat, but helpful when it came to solving issues.
Caesars Casino is not a perfect online casino, but it does offer players in New Jersey a very good and reliable place to bet while online. There is a good selection of high quality games, many of which are the same that can be found in the land venues. The site's stable payments are a revelation for American punters used to restrictions by offshore operators. If you are in New Jersey and want to bet on your computer, Caesars Casino is a great spot to do just that.