It’s Feast Or Famine For New Games At NJ Online Casinos In October

Susan Brady November 6, 2018
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It was feast or famine during October for most of the NJ online casinos.

Either they added a fair number of new games to their arsenal or they added none (or next to none). That being said, the new games at NJ online casinos that have been added are intriguing, many with cool bonus features.

We’ve also got one casino that broke the 600-game barrier, providing quite the broad variety to players, and leading the pack in most slots, most blackjack variations, and the most table games.

Let’s take a look and see what’s new this month.

Kudos to Golden Nugget

During October, Golden Nugget added a whopping 19 new slot titles, pushing its gaming library right over the edge to 603. As noted above, it continues to be the most prolific NJ online gambling site in total game count, slots (543), blackjack (19), table games (19), and even Live Dealer table options.

The casino has something for everyone, and many of its newest slots are super cool, too.

Among its newest offerings, these are the ones we think you’ll like best. At the time of this writing, these slot titles were only being offered at Golden Nugget online casino:

  • AbraCardabra: This is a poker-style slot that utilizes playing cards with fruit symbols. Each bet gives you five cards, of which you may hold one or more. Pressing the Draw button removes any unwanted cards and deals replacement cards. Three or more matching and you win. This slot has a random Magician’s Hat that helps making winning combos, and an AbraCardabra Bonus that plays differently than any other bonus we’ve ever seen.
  • Jackpot Jester 200000: This game makes you feel like you’re sitting in front of a brick-and-mortar slot machine and even features old-school symbols like bells, cherries, lemons, 7s, diamonds, strawberries, and a Jester Wild. The bottom half of the machine is your base game, while the upper half is the Super Game. Every win in the base game is transferred to the Super Game. You can choose to cash out the winnings at any time or play the Super Game (for 100 credits per spin) for bigger wins.
  • Daimyo: This slot incorporates warriors, mystic pagodas, weapons, potions and Japanese characters as symbols. You’ll find Stacked Symbols, a Respin feature and three bonus features: Extra Wilds Feature, Mighty Daimyo Feature or the Shogun Feature. Each feature provides free games — each with their own twist — and each can be retriggered.
  • Crazy Money II: This slot takes your average cash money and turns it on its head, literally. Symbols are primarily bills — some of which will be facing normally, while others will be turned to an angle or folded in half making a V (both of which can become Angle Pay Lines). Three or more Bonus Scatters will trigger the Money Wheel Bonus. The Wheel has 8 sections, each with its own prize, and can include 1-10x your bet, the Mint Bonus and the Money Catch Bonus. This is also a Progressive slot with four jackpots: Little Crazy, More Crazy, Major Crazy, and Super Crazy.
  • Snow Monkeys: With 720 ways to win and a max payout of $988,800 possible, this could just land you almost a million bucks. The game takes place on a reel floating in a Japanese hot spring, a favorite place for that country’s snow monkeys. Symbols include three different snow monkeys (including an adorable baby) and five types of flower, as well as your Wild, Scatter, and Free Games symbols. The Free Games symbol appearing in any position on all five reels will trigger the Free Games Bonus. You’ll get eight free games on a different reelset. Free games can be retriggered up to 240 games.

It’s a feast at these casinos

Pala

October brought 18 new slots to Pala Casino, leaving it just one game shy of having 300. All 18 were slot titles, bringing that total to 282 games. Pala also has four blackjack variations, eight video poker games, and five table games.

Most of the slots that they added have been around for a while, but in the spirit of the season there were quite a few titles that were appropriate for Halloween:

  • Witchcraft Academy: NetEnt’s take on the Harry Potter/Hogwarts theme that features an Elements Bonus, Armour Guards, and a Free Spins Bonus.
  • Bloodsuckers 2: Enter the Vampire Castle where the new generation of vampires is upon us. According to the legend, young Vampiress Amilia arrives to find the treasure of her ancestors. The game features Blood Rose Free Spins and a Hidden Treasure Bonus Game.
  • Magic Portals: Enter the world or wizardry and encounter mystical beings and a Magic Portal, which leads to the bonus feature. This game also features a high return-to-player (RTP) percentage of 96.6 percent.
  • Monster Wins: This game has a frighteningly good 1,024 ways to win, a high RTP of 97.12 percent and an Unleash the Boss Monster feature.
  • Merlin’s Magic Respins: The famed wizard from King Arthur’s legend is our main character in this slot, which has a Super Bet feature, Wild Free Spins and a Free Spins Bonus.

Resorts

Resorts brought out 10 new slot titles, as well as one blackjack variation and one video poker game in October. This makes Resorts the second-largest NJ online casino with 555 games, behind only Golden Nugget.

Among its 513 slots are the following newbies:

  • Triple Hoot
  • Great Balloon Adventure
  • Polterheist
  • Baking Bonanza
  • Triple Topaz
  • Tiny Treasures
  • Warrior Maiden
  • Moon Warriors
  • One Red Cent
  • Red Fortune

Mohegan Sun

Resorts’ sister casino, Mohegan Sun, had almost identical additions last month with the addition of nine new slots, one new blackjack game, and one new video poker variation. It’s running 11 games shy of Resorts, however, with 544 total games.

The difference is in the slot category. Mohegan Sun currently carries 502 slot titles, including the same newbies:

  • Triple Hoot
  • Great Balloon Adventure
  • Polterheist
  • Baking Bonanza
  • Triple Topaz
  • Tiny Treasures
  • Warrior Maiden
  • Moon Warriors
  • One Red Cent
  • Red Fortune

Caesars

Caesars Casino debuted 10 new slots last month and is firmly ensconced in the 500-game realm. The casino now offers 470 slot titles, 10 blackjack variations, 22 video poker games, and 10 table games.

Among its latest slots are:

  • One Red Cent Deluxe: This is a Progressive slot that requires you to max bet and get 5 or more Scatter symbols to win it. However, even four of those Scatter symbols will pay out a minimum of 32x your bet, which isn’t too shabby. There’s also a Red Cent Bonus, which reveals a set of doors, with coins and multipliers (up to 160x) behind each.
  • Ambassador: This slot has two sections: the lower section is your reeled slot, while the upper portion contains a Gamble option, a Supermeter, the Fruit Win Bonus and the Ambassador Wheel Bonus. Lots of chances for fun and bonuses on this one!
  • Baking Bonanza: Here your goal is to collect all the correct ingredient symbols to bake the cake displayed on the screen. Much like Slingo games, one bet will provide multiple spins — in this case, five. During each spin, usable ingredients are placed next to their respective cake recipes. At the end of five spins, you’ll win any cakes that are completed. If you’re close to a win, you have the option to buy extra spins to complete recipes.

SugarHouse

SugarHouse is closing in on 500 games and should hit that by year’s end at the rate it’s going. Right now the NJ online casino has 451 slot titles, five blackjack variations, 15 video poker games, and seven table games. Its total stands at 478, including the nine new slot titles it added in the last 30 days.

Those new titles included:

  • Great Balloon Adventure
  • Tiny Treasures
  • Triple Hoot
  • Warrior Maiden
  • Jungle Jack
  • The Three Graces
  • Red Fortune
  • Jumanji
  • One Red Cent Deluxe

PlayMGM

In addition to seven new slot titles, playMGM added one new blackjack variation in October — Unlimited Blackjack. This game utilizes eight decks of cards and an unlimited number of players can play the same hand.

Among its newest slot offerings are:

  • Ghost Pirates: Looking very much like a movie poster for Pirates of the Caribbean, Ghost Pirates takes place out on the open ocean on a haunted pirate ship. The game offers 243 ways to win, Wilds, Multipliers, a Free Spins bonus round, and characters like One-Eyed Ed, Peggy Rotten, Polly the parrot, and Mad Monkey.
  • Kingdom’s Edge: This fantasy slot features a Wild Gold King and Wild Silver King, along with four heroes: male warrior, female warrior, dwarf warrior (reminiscent of Gimli in Lord of the Rings), and a witch/sorceress. The game includes two bonus features: Rally the Troops and Defend the Gates, both of which offer free spins and one other special feature.
  • Treasures of the Deep: Dive right into this nautically themed game that takes place under the deep blue sea. This is a very simplistic slot with only nine paylines, but there is a Jackpot symbol, which can pay out 10,000 coins when you land five. Free Spins come with a 2x multiplier and a guaranteed win (and can be retriggered).

PlayMGM now offers 381 options in their gaming library, including 360 slots, four blackjack variations, 12 video poker games, and five table games.

Borgata

Borgata is in the same position as playMGM with the same new blackjack title — Unlimited Blackjack — and seven new slot titles:

  • Chili Chili Fire
  • Kingdom’s Edge
  • Legend of Fortune
  • Cleo’s Wish
  • Treasures of the Deep
  • Ever After
  • Ghost Pirates

Borgata ended last month with 365 total titles, including 344 slots, five blackjack, 12 video poker, and four table games.

NJ online casinos that left us wanting more

Four NJ online casinos slowed their roll last month, adding four or fewer new titles. Even worse was three casinos that did not add any new titles at all.

Ocean Online Casino

One of New Jersey’s newest online casinos, Ocean Resort added two new slot titles and two blackjack variations, bringing its gaming total up to 124. In addition to Blackjack and Blackjack Classic, the casino added the following new slot titles:

  • Gypsy Riches: This slot features 5 reels and 25 paylines, as well as Stacked symbols, including the Gypsy Wild. A Gypsy Caravan acts as the Scatter, leading players to the Free Spins round. During this round, every Wild adds to the Crystal Ball Meter. Fill up the meter and earn Gold Spins, where you can win the Crystal Ball Meter multiple times, increasing your bonus win.
  • One Red Cent Deluxe: This is a Progressive slot that requires you to max bet and get 5 or more Scatter symbols to win it. However, even 4 of those Scatter symbols will pay out a minimum of 32x your bet, which isn’t too shabby. There’s also a Red Cent Bonus, which reveals a set of doors, with coins and multipliers (up to 160x) behind each.

Hard Rock AC online casino

Our second new casino, Hard Rock, raced out of the gate with 264 games but slowed its roll during October, adding just one new slot: One Red Cent Deluxe. It currently offers 263 slot titles and two blackjack variations for a total of 265 games.

Tropicana/Virgin

Sister sites Tropicana and Virgin each added one game during October: Ghost Pirates.

This new NetEnt slot looks very much like a movie poster for Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise. The slot takes place out on the open ocean on a haunted pirate ship and features Wilds, Multipliers and a Treasure Chest Scatter. Spin your way to three or more Scatter symbols, which appear in a row from left to right, and you’ll enter the Free Spins round, which can be retriggered. Probably the best parts of this slot are the 243 ways to win and an RTP of 96.8 percent.

Tropicana ended the month with 242 slots, while Virgin trails slightly with 235.

888/Betfair/Harrahs

These three casinos look like they’re on a diet to make room for Thanksgiving, with no new games appearing on their site.

888 Casino is standing still at 200 (but a big addition is on the horizon); Betfair sits with 372 games; and Harrah’s holds at 103.