With the introduction of legal online casinos in 2013 and online sports betting in 2018, New Jersey gamblers are enjoying a golden age of home entertainment. The online casinos are offering a huge selection of games including casino slots, blackjack and roulette.

Coupled with the wide selection of sports to bet on, the armchair gambler has never had it better.

Online Advantages

Many of you may be thinking – why would I give up the majestic casino atmosphere, the person to person interaction with other players and dealers, or that free steak dinner that the house comped me?

For starters, you might like to try some games as cheap as possible to see if you like them or not. Most online casinos have much lower minimums, with penny slots widely available. This is significantly less than the table minimum in live casinos.

Online slots have more options for the thrifty gambler than the brick & mortar casinos

Other notable benefits are the number of games available at the touch of a finger and the fact you can sit back in your favorite armchair and enjoy your online game of choice while chomping down on your husband or wife’s meatloaf (I hope they make a good meatloaf).

Your Bottom Line

More importantly, the houses edge at online casinos tends to be lower allowing players a better chance of a return on their play.

There are also many no-deposit bonuses available for those setting up accounts for the first time. All you have to do is register a new account and you get free credit. Most of these welcome offers have playthrough requirements which in some cases can be quite high but it still allows you to play around with different games without any cost to yourself.

Online casinos and sportsbooks often offer significant incentives to new customers

While there is no question the option to wager online has upsides, there are also some pitfalls. The most notable one is for problem gamblers who can access online betting sites 24/7.

If you think you may not be able to control your betting habits you would be advised to steer clear of any online gaming platform. And 800gambler is always there to help if you need it.

Licensed and Legal

Both live and online casinos also share some similar benefits. Both are safe and legal (provided you are playing on a site licensed by the NJDGE), they both generally have good loyalty promotions in place and both are a great source of entertainment for millions of people of all ages every year.

For anyone who enjoys the excitement of gambling, the New Jersey gaming scene is a good place to be right now, even without stepping foot out your front door.