As of this writing, the Atlantic City casinos have been closed for over a month, and how soon they will be permitted to reopen is anybody’s guess. However, all NJ online casinos remain open, and this alternative gambling option is proving more popular than ever.
If you enjoy NJ online casino gambling, you can play many of the same games that the AC casinos offer but from the convenience of your own home. On top of the prospect of winning real money, you can also earn loyalty rewards and access bonuses and promotions. So what’s not to like?
NJ online casino gambling–in moderation–can be a great alternative to the AC casinos
Many people who never played casino games online before are now discovering that this activity can be fun, exciting, and profitable.
However, at the same time, we cannot overemphasize the importance of using the online casino gambling option sensibly.
Don’t spend hours on end on any form of gambling, and limit your real money wagers to what you can comfortably afford. In other words, apply the rule of thumb “All things in moderation” to everything you do, including gambling.
Other highly recommended activities for NJ online casino players and sports bettors that won’t cost you a cent
We know that the temptation to spend more time and money gambling online than you should can be hard to resist. That is why this article by someone who can empathize might be very helpful
In a nutshell, the seven activities described here are all highly enjoyable things that I do and will continue to do to become a better player. And so should you. And all seven are FREE or nearly free!
1. Play NJ online casino games in demo mode.
Did you know that you can play virtually all NJ online casino games except live dealer games with no risk to your bankroll whatsoever? Simply choose the demo mode option. It’s a great way to try a different slot game for the first time to see if you enjoy it and want to risk real money on it.
Or if you need to brush up on your video poker or blackjack skills, playing in demo mode allows you to get all the practice you need for free. You can learn from your mistakes without paying the price, unlike you would if you are betting real money.
I especially recommend Golden Nugget Online Casino for your free play. The option is open to all NJ players, whether you’re registered with the site or not. And for every game, you can check the “i” tab for a detailed description, including rules, betting limits, and return to player (RTP).
2. Learn or review blackjack basic strategy.
Speaking of practicing your favorite online casino games for free, one game where the familiar saying “practice makes perfect” surely applies is blackjack. When played according to the correct basic strategy, blackjack has a lower house edge than any other casino game. That’s why it is the most popular table game by far at both brick and mortar and online casinos.
Of course, poor players occasionally get lucky and win. Conversely, skilled players sometimes lose. But in the long run, incorrect play in this game can be very costly to one’s bankroll. There are excellent resources online to teach you how to play blackjack properly. You can also bring a basic strategy chart to the table to refer to as needed.
3. Improve your poker skills.
Poker is another popular game where both luck and skill come into play. Even professional players are continually studying to try to improve their game. So whatever level of player you are from beginner to advanced, you can always become a better player.
Start with Texas Hold’em since that’s the most popular poker game nowadays by far. There’s a ton of reading material online, and the tournaments shown on TV are both entertaining and educational.
4. Prepare for the upcoming football season.
The NJ online sportsbooks remain open but with slim pickings. Yes, you can still bet on darts. But a far better option is to save your sports betting bankroll for wagers that you have a good chance to win.
Football season will be here sooner than you think. So now, during the offseason, you have a perfect opportunity to get ready.
Organize your records of each team’s performance last season including the results of your own bets, if applicable. If you used power ratings and/or systems in your handicapping, review them to see what worked and what needs fine-tuning.
For the NFL, get up-to-date on important trades, new players, and players who were sidelined due to injury last season and have since recovered. For college football, know which teams are now missing former star players due to graduation.
5. Study the evergreen content on PlayNJ.com and NJGamblingWebsites.com.
Online casino promotions come and go, but these websites also offer a wealth of evergreen content that casino players and sports bettors can access anytime. This material is there for one purpose only–to provide you with the needed resources to make you a better player.
The comprehensive and unbiased casino and sportsbook reviews on both sites will help you choose the NJ gambling websites that best meet your needs. The Barb’s Best Bets articles on NJ Gambling Websites will clue you in on some of the top paying online slots available to NJ players.
6. Watch gambling-related movies.
See my 10/16/19 article on NJ Gambling Websites called “Top 10 Gambling Movies That You Must See.” Then rent or live-stream those you haven’t seen yet or want to see again. Or watch or rewatch your own favorite films about gambling.
7. Play free sports or casino trivia games online.
Also, put your sports and casino knowledge to the test with other free to play online gambling trivia quizzes.
Or make up your own set of sports or casino trivia questions to email to your friends, and have them send you theirs. Whoever gets the most questions right wins bragging right
*Bet with your head, not over it. If you have a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.