MGM Resorts, one of the biggest land based casino operators in the world has decided to venture into New Jersey’s online gambling industry with the launch of an online poker and online casino website on August 1. The company had a soft launch for playMGMcasino.com and playMGMpoker.com at the start of the month and allowed state regulators to inspect the two websites and confirm that everything was in order.
playMGMcasino.com & playMGMpoker.com
The two MGM online gambling websites are now live and New Jersey residents will have more options to play their favorite online casino and poker games. MGM Resorts partnered with GVC Holdings to use their poker software for playMGMpoker.com. Online gambling is banned throughout the United States and only New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have so far lifted the online gambling ban.
In a statement, Corey Sanders, MGM Resorts International, Chief Operating Officer said “We are thrilled to be entering the online gaming landscape in New Jersey with the expansion of our playMGM.com platform to include both casino and poker games. The ability to effectively bring Las Vegas to New Jersey via an online experience is an exciting undertaking, especially as we continue to develop our presence on the East Coast with the recent acquisition of Borgata, the opening of MGM National Harbor and the pending 2018 opening of MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.”
New Jersey’s online gambling market has experienced strong growth in the last 12 months after getting off to a sluggish start once the ban was lifted. There were concerns from land based casino operators in Atlantic City that the online casino industry would cannibalize their revenues but the opposite has happened. Online casinos have helped land based casinos in Atlantic City by introducing more people to casino games and also giving them the option to access online casino games from land based casinos.
MGM Must Compete With PokerStars & 888poker
PokerStars and 888poker are the two biggest online poker operators in New Jersey and dominate most of the market share. MGM Resorts will have to compete with the big guns in order to get a piece of the market and to do that, they will have to come up with new promotions, innovative online tournament formats and offer players an experience that is superior or different to their rivals.
MGM Resorts does have an advantage as its brand is well known throughout the United States and online gamblers will be curious to see what playMGMcasino.com and playMGMpoker.com have to offer. The two websites are expected to run a number of cross-promotions with its Vegas properties and give players unique opportunities and promotions.
Special Bonuses
The company is currently a $25 sign-up bonus for new players who make a real money deposit. While most online casinos offer a sing-up bonus, there is always a number of wagering requirements attached to the free deposit. The two MGM websites have only one wagering requirement which is very minimal. The bonus comes with $15 as tournament money and the remaining $10 as free money cash.
The two websites are also offering players a 100 percent deposit match bonus with the ceiling fixed at $2,000. However there are a number of wagering requirements attached to this bonus offer and players are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully in order not to be disappointed in the end. This bonus is valid only for a period of 7 days and the bonus will be released in ten percent increments only.
playMGMpoker.com
The online poker website has a simple design and is easy to navigate. There is are downloadable version available for both Windows and Mac operating systems. Players who would like to play on the go, can download the app from the Apple or Google Play store.
playMGMcasino.com
The online casino has clear categories displayed on its home page, making it easy for players to find what they are looking for. playMGMcasino.com a total of 199 slot games, 7 jackpot slots and a total of 20 table games which include blackjack, multi-hand blackjack, craps, European roulette and Deuces Wild.
Only players who are physically located within the state of New Jersey will be allowed access to playMGMcasino.com and playMGMpoker.com
 
 

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