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Hard Rock Atlantic City goes live, and so does its online casino

The Trump Taj Mahal officially became The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on June 28, 2018, with a ceremonial guitar smash and lots of fanfare and fireworks. The celebration that lasted for most of the morning was followed quietly by the soft launch of the Hard Rock online casino.

Earlier in 2018, Hard Rock Atlantic City partnered with Gaming Innovation Group to power its NJ online casino platform. Look for more detail about the Hard Rock online casino soon. 

Brief history of Trump Taj Mahal

The Trump Taj Mahal closed in October 2016 and Hard Rock International acquired the property in early 2017. The organization unveiled plans for a $375 million renovation in April.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will include a casino with 2,400 slots and 130 table games. The interior will be redesigned to include Hard Rock International’s uniquely themed design and branding.

Trump Taj Mahal was actually among the first casinos to obtain an NJ online gambling operator’s license. Through a partnership with Ultimate Gaming, a subsidiary of Las Vegas’ Station Casinos, Trump Taj Mahal launched Ultimate Casino in November 2013.

Within a year, Ultimate Gaming pulled out, blaming Trump Taj Mahal’s financial issues.

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Possible games available at Hard Rock’s NJ online casino

When Hard Rock enters the market it will likely do so with a lot of similar NJ online casino games as are offered at existing sites. This includes a huge variety of online slots, progressive jackpot slots and a selection of classic casino games, including:

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Baccarat

Considering the success poker events have found at the organization’s Florida casino properties, Hard Rock may also develop its own NJ online poker site.

Of course, on the online casino side, Hard Rock is likely to offer a full slate of video poker games. This will probably include:

  • Bonus Poker
  • Double Double Bonus Poker
  • Jacks or Better
  • Deuces Wild

The software at a Hard Rock online casino

Hard Rock partnered with GiG in February as part of its plan to launch a NJ gambling site in 2018.

GiG was founded in 2012 and to date has been focused on European iGaming markets. This is its first foray into the still-developing US market.

Other online gaming software partners already operating in the New Jersey market include:

  • NYX
  • Gamesys
  • IGT
  • NextGen
  • NetEnt
  • High 5 Games
  • WMS
  • Bally
  • Aristocrat
  • Spin
  • Scientific Games Corporation
  • GAN
  • GVC (bwin.party)

Will Hard Rock have an app for phones and tablets?

There’s little doubt a Hard Rock New Jersey online casino will want to enter the market with its own mobile gaming app. Expect the app to be available for smartphone and tablet users on the iOS and Android operating systems.

Hard Rock’s mobile gaming app should provide players all types of slots, table games and video poker options. The app should have a user friendly interface, regularly provide new NJ online casino games, and include Hard Rock’s unique branding signature.

The Hard Rock NJ online casino bonus code

Like most NJ online casinos, the Hard Rock NJ online casino will most likely launch featuring a no-deposit bonus and first-deposit bonus.

These bonuses have not been defined as of yet, but when they are, expect Hard Rock to use a NJ online casino promo code allowing players access to the bonus.

Most of the NJ online casino market offers a 100 percent deposit bonus of up to a minimum of $100. Players should expect at least that from Hard Rock.

You can view currently available NJ online casino bonus codes here.

Hard Rock’s online welcome bonus

Most New Jersey online casino sites offer bonuses and run regular NJ online gambling promotions. This can include everything from no-deposit and deposit bonuses to specific game challenges.

Players can expect the Hard Rock New Jersey online casino to offer something similar.

New Jersey online casino sites often offer loyalty programs as well, rewarding players for putting in the volume. Hard Rock online casino is a sure bet to offer a loyalty program to its players the same way it does at its land-based casinos.

Hard Rock online casino September 2018 updates

Mid-August brought the Live Dealer format to Hard Rock’s online casino. They’ve set up their own studio, called The Evolution, within the Hard Rock AC. The studio is only the second one in New Jersey, with Golden Nugget’s Ezugi studio powering the Live Dealer format for multiple online casinos (Betfair, Borgata, and playMGM among them).

You have until September 13th to take advantage of Hard Rock’s latest promotion, where you can grab your tickets to paradise. They’ll be giving away a trip for 2 to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, including airfare, a suite at the Hard Rock Punta Cana, and all inclusive food and beverages. For your chance to win this great vacation, play their new MegaJackpots games and you’ll receive 1 sweepstakes entry for every $5 you wager.

There are two MegaJackpots titles: MegaJackpots Cleopatra and MegaJackpots Siberian Storm. With these games, you are feeding the jackpot along with players from other online casinos. This makes for a larger jackpot (with a minimum of $500k). Both are adaptations of popular slots that have developed a following from decades of use in brick-and-mortar casinos, and more recently in online venues as well. Symbols are very similar as is play, including a Free Spins bonus round.

Watch our NJ casino news section for updates on Hard Rock’s online casino plans.