BetfairCasino.com is a joint venture between UK-based gaming operator Betfair and the Golden Nugget Atlantic City.
First launched in November 2013, it is currently one of two real-money, regulated online gaming facilities operating under the Golden Nugget license. It currently offers only online casino games. (Its New Jersey-based online poker room closed in December 2014.)
Betfair Casino NJ has emerged as a player in the heavily competitive NJ market. This is due to its varied selection of game offerings, generous promotional offers, and strong casino platform. BetFair has managed to hold its own against more identifiable brands such as Caesars, Tropicana, and bwin.party.
LAYOUT E USER EXPERIENCE
The combination of Betfair’s veteran leadership, experience developing proprietary platforms and third-party partnerships with online gaming solutions providers, such as IGT, has resulted in a product that is as responsive and lightweight as it is intuitive.
Betfair’s New Jersey software is available for most computers and mobile devices:
- Browser-based: In order to experience everything Betfair NJ has to offer, log-on from a home computing device. The online casino runs smoothly on nearly all popular browsers, including Safari for Mac.
- Mobile: A smattering of Betfair’s most popular games are available via both Android and iOS applications. The Apple version requires iOS version 6.1 or later. Most Android users utilizing Android 2.1 or higher should have little trouble with the mobile app.
Betfair’s online casino app was clearly developed by seasoned programmers versed in optimizing web applications for mobile.
All of the basic (and most of the advanced) bells and whistles present on the desktop software are accessible via the Betfair online casino app. This includes cashiering functionality, account histories, responsible gaming functions, and promotional information.
In addition, the app makes navigation simple. Even the most remote reaches of the application are only a few touches away. Although some of the team’s design choices come across as visually disorienting.
As for the casino games, loading times are minimal and games run smoothly. Players can readily access information related to payout structures and game rules via the game options menu. We just wish there were more of them. At present, only about 30 of the 170 games available on the desktop are on mobile.
A couple of other minor annoyances:
- I did experience a couple of occasions where a game reloaded abruptly, sometimes mid-spin.
- Each time I exited and entered the application, I had to reenter my log-in credentials. In all fairness, this may be a safeguard and not an application flaw.
Betfair’s NJ online casino app is available for both Android and iOS-powered devices. See how the app compares to other NJ online casino mobile apps.
Claim your free $30 no deposit bonus, plus 100% up to $2,500 using Betfair bonus code PLAY30.
100% up to $2,500 deposit bonus – New depositors receive a match bonus of 100% up to $2,500. The minimum deposit is $10 for this offer. This deposit bonus must be wagered 20 times at slots within 90 days. Other games also qualify, but at a lower clearance rate.
Below is the wager requirement for games other than slots:
- Roulette: 40x
- All other table games: 200x
Free $30 – New Betfair New Jersey players receive a free $30 when creating an account and using Betfair promo code NJ PLAY30at signup, as shown below. There are no game restrictions.
This $30 must be used in play and cannot be withdrawn. However, any winnings earned from the signup bonus can be withdrawn once the recipient makes a successful real-money deposit. The free $30 only remains in player accounts for 60 days. Note that you MUST use the Betfair promo code for NJ (PLAY30) to receive this bonus.
TYPE OF GAMES
BetfairCasino.com offers one of the strongest game libraries in New Jersey. At present, customers have their choice of 149 virtual slot terminals. There is also 12 Atlantic City-style table games and eight video poker variants.
That brings the total number of available games up to 170—a number that seems to be growing by the month.
BetfairCasino.com also boasts the largest collection of site-exclusive games in the U.S. regulated market. This includes two rarely seen before table games (Hi-Lo Solitare and PokerBet) and a swatch of bonus-driven NJ online slots.