Resorts Online Casino Review
Resorts Casino Hotel was the first legal casino in the United States outside of Nevada when it opened its doors in 1978. The property has managed to survive up and down years, multiple changes of ownership and even a belated 2015 entry into New Jersey’s online gaming market. A powerful partnership with PokerStars and the Mohegan Sun brand helped Resorts Online Casino to quickly make up ground, however. The property is one of the best choices for slots players and also holds up pretty well in the other gaming categories.
Resorts Online Casino Games and Gaming Software
Resorts Online offers slots, various table games, video poker, Slingo and scratchers.
You’ll find a very respectable collection of 373 slots here. Some highlights include:
- The ever-popular Buffalo
- Triple Red Hot 777
- Day of the Dead
- Reel ‘Em In
- Kitty Glitter
- Van Gogh
As with all of the online properties under the Resorts umbrella, there is an odd lack of progressive jackpot games. These virtual casinos are great places to find the latest and greatest licensed games (like the Miami Vice-themed Hotline) but for whatever reason opt to have few to no progressives. The ones they do have on hand include Gong Xi Fa Cai and Divine Fortune.
Resorts Online Casino also has some exclusive slots under their roof (though some are shared with sister property Mohegan Sun):
- Dragon Wins
- Double Super Bet
- The Foxin’ series
- Cleo’s Wish
Table games are represented by nine types of blackjack, eight types of roulette, no commission baccarat, three card poker and Wheely Wheely Big Win. This lineup is identical to the one found at partner site Mohegan Sun Online.
The casino floor is rounded out by 19 types of video poker, nine types of Slingo and nine scratch cards.
Brand new to Resorts Online is sports betting, in partnership with DraftKings. The sportsbook is still being set up, but is expected to debut any day now. Details are still slim, but DraftKings has commented that they plan to offer a more traditional sportsbook rather than the fantasy game formats they have become known for. Resorts Online already has an existing fantasy sports game called FastPick, which allows bettors to assemble a roster of players who they think will rack up the most points that day.
Mobile Device Support
Resorts Online Casino is available for Android and Apple devices. The app roughly halves the number of available games, and it is still unclear how sports betting will be handled once it is introduced (possibly through a second DraftKings co-branded app). You’ll need at least version 4.4 of Android or version 8.0 of iOS to make the app work.
Resorts Online Casino Live Dealer Tables
Resorts Online does not currently offer live dealer games and has not announced any plans to do so.
Signup and Ongoing Bonuses
New players get a 100% free play match on their first deposit, up to a maximum of $1,000. Slots players will want to max this out if possible, as the wagering requirement is a relatively reasonable 20x and no slots titles are excluded. Any other game type has a massive 100x wagering requirement to withdraw any winnings from bonus funds.
All players also get a free daily spin on the prize wheel. The reward can be anything from some entries into the weekly $1,000 drawing to a cool $3,000,000 grand prize. There are no play requirements to take your spin, but do note that residents of several states are ineligible to claim the prize if they win it.
Ongoing promotions include rotating deposit bonuses and drawings for free trips. Entries for the drawings are usually earned by playing a particular slot with a theme that ties into the destination (for example, a trip to Miami for playing Hotline, or a trip to the southwest for playing Rawhide).
Resorts Online Casino Loyalty Program
The Resorts Rewards program is different from the STAR Card program used at the brick-and-mortar Resorts Casino, but you can still get comps and rewards online that can be used offline.
Reward Points (RPs) are earned for every wager and also count toward your tier score. You can redeem RPS for cash back. Advancing through the tiers can bring you some offline benefits, however. There are five levels in total, and your RP conversion rate improves with each one. At the third level (Gold), you start getting discounted rooms at Resorts Casino. Make it all the way to the fifth and final level (Diamond) and you’ll get a tier boost in the STAR Card program, luxury VIP gifts and a 15% discount on most services at Resorts Casino.
High rollers might also be interested in the exclusive Echelon Rewards program. This invitation-only program adds four tier levels with new benefits. If you’re accepted to the Echelon program, you’ll get a free device to play on and will be locked in to the best possible RP conversion rate. The most advanced tiers of Echelon bring you complimentary food and dining, regular free play rewards, tier boosts, VIP multipliers and free suite upgrades at Resorts Casino.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Banking options at Resorts Online include Visa, MasterCard, Instant Check, and in-person transactions at the Resorts Casino cashier’s cage.
Customer service is always available by all three of the provided contact methods. You can reach them at any time at their toll-free phone number (1-844-990-4263), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through a browser-based live text chat found at their website. Resorts Online also maintains a Facebook page that has a track record of responding to messages within minutes.
Resorts Online has a lot to offer to players who like to visit the Resorts Casino property in Atlantic City. There are some reports from higher-tier players of offers from owner Mohegan Sun’s other properties in Connecticut and Pennsylvania as well.
Slots fans should definitely check out the welcome bonus here, as 20x with no games restricted and a $1,000 cap is among the better terms in global online gaming right now. The overall selection of slots is also very respectable, but we would like to see more progressive jackpots added.
Once sports betting rolls in, the only big thing that will be missing here is a live dealer casino, although that’s something that most New Jersey online casinos have been slow to adopt for some reason.