Top Online Casino Sites in NJ

Online gambling is well established in New Jersey with more than two dozen well-known brands serving the market. Nearly a dozen of them now offer more than 1000 games to choose from.

The competitive market in NJ along with oversight by the most well-respected gaming authority in the country leads to a perfect player situation:

Good games with better odds, higher payouts, and more promotions.

As of now, there are 29 online casinos in New Jersey. Here is the entire list.

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Best NJ Online Casinos

Rank Casino Sign-Up Bonus Features
# 1 BetRivers
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100% of real money losses up to $500 in first 24 hours back as 1x Bonus Money. Use code CASINOBACK.

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Strong on every front: Games, Promos, Rewards, Social.
# 2 Caesars

100% deposit match up to $2,500 + 2500 Reward Credits when you wager $25+.

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Earn Caesars Reward Credits for your online play, and use them at land-based casinos.
# 3 Betway

Receive a 50% First Deposit Match up to $1,000 as Casino Bonus.

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One of the newest names in New Jersey, and already with more than 500 games.
# 4 Virgin
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$10 credits, plus up to $100 real cash rebate.

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Best online table games variety in NJ.
# 5 Golden Nugget
Golden Nugget
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Get $50 Casino Credits with your deposit of at least $5.

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A massive number of games, including live dealer tables.
# 6 Bet365 Casino
Bet365 Casino

100% new player bonus up to $1000!

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More than twenty exclusive games not found elsewhere in NJ.
# 7 PartyCasino

Strong Offer! 200% Deposit Match, up to $200!

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Notable for the jackpot slots and loyalty program.
# 8 BetMGM

$25 casino bonus, then 100% first deposit match up to $1000.

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Weekly Rewards program lets you earn up to $250 in bonus play every week.
# 9 Borgata
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Get $20 casino bonus, plus a 100% deposit match up to $600.

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The star of Atlantic City, online.
# 10 Harrahs
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Get 20 spins, plus 100% match up to $100.

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Caesars Rewards: Earn comps online and spend at any Caesars casino.
# 11 Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune

Deposit $10, Get $40 in Bonus Dollars on Slots.

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Lots of Wheel of Fortune inspired promotions, with up to $25,000 up for grabs every week.

The Games Offered Online Are Better. Here's Why...

The most obvious advantage offered to players by online casinos is the convenience of playing from home. But you will find that the biggest advantage is that the games themselves are better.

The online market is very competitive, so the games offered usually have a lower house edge than land-based casinos. That makes sense because the casinos have lower overhead costs than in a land-based casino.

And, to keep a happy customer base, online casinos really have to offer good value because a competing brand is only a click away.

These factors create a market that offers better odds, higher payouts, and better promotions for players. In the NJ regulated market, players are also protected by the most well-respected gaming authority in the country (the NJ DGE). All together, this creates a strong value proposition for players.

All casinos listed at NJOC are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey DGE.

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What determines the "best" online casinos in New Jersey?

As someone who keeps a close eye on the online casino industry, I am often asked which casino is the best, or which is my favorite.

As with a lot of questions, the best answer is "It depends". What is most important to you?

Tables or slots?

I have friends who are only interested in playing table games, and a huge slot inventory makes no difference at all to them. Meanwhile other players rank diverse slot choices as their #1 criteria!

Is social important?

Many players absolutely love the social aspect of gambling, and surprisingly, some of the online casinos actually offer a pretty good experience in that regard. Who would have thought?! (I'm looking at you, BetRivers!)

Everyone's favorite criteria...

Of course everyone's favorite casino tends to be the one where they win more often!

That's fine, but do be careful. While you may have a lucky session and win big at a casino that has tighter payouts, your results will be much better in the long run if you can settle in at a casino that offers higher returns across the board.

I like to take a look at the video poker paytables at a casino to see how generous their payouts tend to be. If their video poker pays well according to the paytable, you can bet the slots will be better than average too.

More really is better

But in the end, I think if you really want to know what works best for you in particular, you need to be willing to try out several sites and see what feels right.

Besides, having accounts at a lot of different casinos means that you get a lot more offers in your email inbox, and promotions can really help stretch your gambling dollars.

If that appeals to you, you may want to check out our always-up-to-date NJ online casino list, which includes every approved operator. You can also sort the list to show the newest casinos at the top.

Who am I?

I am Kenneth R Smith, a professional gambler and blackjack tournament expert who has played, studied, and written about casino gambling for years. You may have seen me on CBS, the Travel Channel, or on all four seasons of GSN's World Series of Blackjack. For all the details, see my bio: About Ken Smith.

Must be 21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. You must be physically present in New Jersey to wager.

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