NJ Online Casinos Start The New Year With A Slow Climb In New Games

Susan Brady Updated on January 4, 2019
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The year 2018 delivered two new online casinos (Hard Rock and Ocean), the advent of sports betting in New Jersey, and a myriad of new games at NJ online casinos for you to enjoy year-round.

We think 2019 will be no different, with lots of exciting choices and innovations.

Let’s start the new year by looking at each NJ online casino, starting with those that offer the most games and working our way down the list.

1. Golden Nugget

Last year at this time, our top NJ online casino had 463 total games. During the year, Golden Nugget broke the 600-game barrier; however, due to the expiration of a content license, it lost quite a few games in November.

With the addition of 20 new games in December, the casino entered the new year with 573 titles in its gaming library, landing Golden Nugget squarely in first place. It remains the largest amongst all NJ online casinos.

It added one new blackjack variation, along with 19 slot titles, which include:

  • Astronomical Magic
  • Big Spinner
  • Dino Dollars
  • Harley Davidson Freedom Tour
  • Ninja Gold
  • Shields of the Wild
  • Temple of the Golden Monkey

2. Resorts

Resorts casino is in second place with 522 gaming titles, which is up from 460 a year ago.

However, it had the second-largest game purge in November losing 59 titles, yet averaged about 10 new titles per month. December brought 19 new additions, including four table games.

The casino now has 488 slots, 16 video poker titles, 12 table games and six blackjack variations available to players.

You’ll find several popular game additions on the site, such as Chili Chili Fire and Crazy Money II, as well as newer titles such as A Visit from St. Nick, Shields of the Wild, Celestial King and Soldier of Rome.

3. Mohegan Sun

Like sister site Resorts, Mohegan Sun lost 59 titles in November but bounced back in December with the addition of 13 new titles. The online casino now has 522 total games in its library, up from 423 a year ago.

You’ll find one new blackjack variation, two new table games and 10 new slot titles on the site:

  • Big Spinner
  • Chili Chili Fire
  • Daimyo
  • Goddess of Valhalla
  • Himalayas: Roof of the World
  • Huolong Valley
  • Legend of Fortune
  • Shields of the Wild
  • Soldier of Rome
  • Sparkling Roses

4. SugarHouse

SugarHouse ended the year with 480 games, up 17 over the previous month, and 90 over this same time last year.

The casino was a bit luckier in the November purge, losing only 15 titles. Currently, it stands with 453 slots, 15 video poker titles, seven table games, and five blackjack variation, putting the online casino in fourth place overall among NJ online casinos.

Those 17 additions are:

  • Astronomical Magic
  • Baking Bonanza
  • Berry Burst
  • Cool Loot
  • Dollar Llama
  • Elephant King
  • Fantastic Fireworks
  • Gong Xi Fa Cai
  • Icy Wilds
  • King Kong Fury
  • Kingdom’s Edge
  • Slingo Carnival
  • Solar Disc
  • Triple Topaz
  • A Visit from St Nick
  • Volts and Bolts
  • Wild Play Superbet

5. Caesars

Caesars ended 2018 with almost 80 games more than it started with, which is pretty impressive since it lost 76 games in November — the most of any NJ online casino.

The online casino went from 388 to 467 titles throughout the year, adding 12 new titles in December. It now has 437 slots, 15 video poker titles, 10 table games and five blackjack variations.

In addition to French roulette, there were 11 new slot titles added, including:

  • Astronomical Magic
  • Berry Burst
  • Berry Burst Max
  • Destiny Poker
  • Double Stacks
  • Temple of the Golden Monkey

6. playMGM

December’s game additions brought playMGM’s library to the 400-title mark, up from 236 a year ago.

Eight new slot additions and one new blackjack variation during December bring the totals to 378 slots, 12 video poker titles, five blackjack variations, and five table games.

The eight new slot titles are:

  • Astronomical Magic
  • Ambassador
  • Double Stacks
  • Harley Davidson Freedom Tour
  • Legend of the White Buffalo
  • Soldier of Rome
  • Very Fruity
  • Wild Play Superbet

7. Borgata

Borgata worked hard during 2018 to pump up the volume. It started with 255 titles and ended the year with 384 titles, including eight new slots and one new blackjack variation added in December.

The online casino lands squarely in the middle of the pack with 12 video poker titles, six blackjack variations, and four table games.

It has 362 slot titles, which include these newbies:

  • Ambassador
  • Astronomical Magic
  • Double Stacks
  • Harley Davidson Freedom Tour
  • Legend of the White Buffalo
  • Shikibu
  • Soldier of Rome
  • Very Fruity

8. Betfair

Betfair began 2018 with 242 titles in its gaming library but ended up with a very respectable 367 games. That’s up 125, even with the 16 slot titles that were lost in November. The casino now has 335 slots, seven blackjack variations, 11 video poker titles, and 14 table games.

During December there was only one slot addition, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. This take on the famous 1995 and 2017 movies of the same name is loaded with features and multiple bonus games.

There’s the Sticky Vines feature, Monsoon Wilds, Monkey Mayhem, and the Wild Stampede. Each feature also has a free spins game that comes into play when you get to the “Jumanji” board game. This game is a whole lot of fun with a return to player of 96.33 percent.

9. Pala

Like Betfair, Pala lost 16 games in the November purge but added 10 new slot titles in December.

That brings the casino’s 2018 game total to 293, up from 236 at the beginning of the year. Pala now has 276 slots, eight video poker titles, five table games, and four blackjack variations.

Its newest slot titles are:

  • Baking Bonanza
  • Bar X XL
  • Black Diamond
  • Blackjack X Change
  • Dragon’s Gems
  • Gypsy Riches
  • Money Rain
  • Riverboat Queen
  • Slingo Carnival
  • Smoking Hot Gems

10. Hard Rock

Hard Rock’s NJ online casino debuted in July with about 250 titles and has been slow to add new ones, which is not surprising. It now stands at 266 games, with no new additions in December.

The good news is that it didn’t lose any games in November. And now that it’s up and running, we expect the casino to add games steadily throughout 2019. Whether it will move up in rankings is anyone’s guess, but Hard Rock has a great site with a variety of slots for your enjoyment.

11. 888

November brought 35 new titles to 888 Casino, while December saw another 16 hit the site. That brings the online casino’s total to 251 games, double what it had last year at this time.

The casino is a bit light on blackjack with four varieties, five video poker titles, and five table games. It does have 237 slot titles, which include these new titles:

  • Celestial King
  • Dancing Drums
  • Dragon Spin
  • Ghost Pirates
  • Himalayas Roof of the World
  • Kingdom’s Edge
  • Lock It Link Night Life
  • Soldier of Rome
  • Volts and Bolts
  • Wilds Super Play Bet

12. Tropicana

Tropicana’s online casino had slow growth during 2018, starting the year with 202 games and ending the year with a gaming library of 245.

Since it had no purges like many of the other casinos, that’s an addition of 43 titles, less than four per month. December brought only one new title, Double Stacks, a slightly retro-looking slot featuring diamonds, 7s, bars, bells, and cherries.

Tropicana ended the year with 219 slots, 10 table games, eight blackjack variations, and eight video poker titles.

13. Virgin

Tropicana’s sister site, Virgin, is in much the same boat. Starting the year with 198, it added just 40 new titles in 12 months, signing off 2018 with 238 games, including 216 slots, 10 table games, six blackjack variations, and six video poker titles.

The NJ online casino also added the same one new title in December: Double Stacks.

14. Ocean

Our second newcomer of 2018, Ocean Online Casino started in July with 120 titles but has quickly ramped up, ending the year with 190 games, four of which are blackjack and the remaining 186 slots.

The majority of those new games came in December when the casino added a whopping 58 games, most of which are slots.

The bulk of the additions are tried-and-true titles that you’ll recognize, such as Golden Mane, Manic Millions, Merlin’s Magic Respins, Prosperity Twin, Spin Sorcerers, and Volcano Eruption. Make sure you check the whole list on its site.

15. Harrah’s

Bringing up the rear is Harrah’s, which had 85 titles at this time last year and only added 18 titles in 12 months. In fact, it has not added a title in more than six months, ending 2018 with 103 games.

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