Not A Tease: Scores And playMGM Launch New Jersey Online Casinos

Jessica Welman August 2, 2017
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This week marks the entree of not one but two new online casinos in New Jersey. One is not so surprising.

The other is from a group you probably do not think of when it comes to both New Jersey and iGaming.

playMGM soft launches NJ online casino and poker

This week, one of the biggest names in gaming put its name on both an online casino and online poker site. The new playMGM sites are in a five-day soft launch.

MGM Resorts is technically already in the New Jersey online gambling business. The company owns one of the top New Jersey casinos, Borgata, which already operates an online casino and the Borgata poker site.

The new playMGM operates under the same license as Borgata. Both PalaCasino and partypoker are on the Borgata online gaming license as well.

Early promos include $25 in free play, deposit match

As part of the launch, playMGM is offering a number of nice NJ online gambling promotions in an attempt to draw in customers.

The best deal has to be the $25 in free play players can earn just by downloading the playMGM app and starting an account. That way players can get a feel for the site on somebody else’s dime.

Should players choose to stay put though, MGM is also offering a 100 percent deposit match on up to $2,000. This is a high limit for a deposit match compared to other sites. If you’re a high-volume player, it is definitely something to look into taking advantage of.

Scores offers a place for gentlemen to wager

The other new kid on the online casino block is a little more unexpected. The name Scores is familiar to those with a penchant for nightlife and exotic dancing. To be fair though, the Trump Taj Mahal used to house a Scores inside its property. For fans of such things, there are currently no strip clubs in the remodel plans to turn the Taj into Hard Rock Casino.

Yet, Scores Casino and Scores Poker are now live and accepting New Jersey customers. The gentlemen’s club partnered with Pala Casino in California to launch the product. The casino and poker room are effectively skins of the existing Pala sites.

Rather than serve as another operator on the Borgata license, the site is part of the Pala network.

The site bests playMGM with its free play offer. Scores will give new users $30 in free play to work with once they sign up for an account. However, when it comes to deposit bonuses, playMGM has Scores’s $500 deposit match absolutely smoked.

Is there room for more players in the online casino game?

The question now is how big can the New Jersey online casino market really get?  There are now over 15 brands to choose from when it comes to online casinos. While the industry continues to grow, there might be a point in the not-so-distant future where we reach market saturation and some of these casinos will get lost in the shuffle.

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