Hey Garden State Stools, the wait is finally over as New Jersey bettors can now download the Sportsbook & Casino bar stool application.
When did this happen, you ask?
The soft launch or testing phase began Thursday afternoon and is expected to continue through Monday. Call it a state-required all systems check Gambling Law Enforcement Division.
Of course, it didn’t take long to Dave portnoy, aka “El Presidente”, to tweet the big news, a “bit early”:
However, this smart marketing impulse may resonate better with the New Jersey Sports Betting crowd, and more precisely, Soprano Fans. Who can forget the blow HBO New Jersey-based drama?
Barstool Casino is connected to an Atlantic City casino
Now, in order to offer online casino games in NJ, Barstool needed to find a land partner in Atlantic City. Although Penn National owns part of Barstool and Tour in full ownership, New Jersey racetracks are only allowed to have NJ online sports betting partnerships. So that was the easy part.
Half of the slot machines and table games in the app fall under the Digital stations license, which is affiliated with Resorts in Atlantic City.
It turns out that there was still one slot left as there is a maximum of five NJ online casino apps or skins per licensee. The others are:
- DraftKings Casino
- Mohegan Sun
Make it 20 NJ Sports Betting Apps, For Now
After several months of rumors of sports betting launching in NJ, but no action, the Garden State market is experiencing a surge in late summer or pre-NFL betting season.
Earlier this week, Monday to be exact, New Jersey was allowed to start its soft launch period, which is expected to end today.
This means that Barstool and Betway will be officially live next week, pending any technical or regulatory issues.
Overall, August has been a busy and exciting month for the NJ market. Two weeks ago, the William Hill mobile app reappeared as renamed Caesars Sportsbook & Casino.
From Barstool / Penn National’s perspective, finally being among the top performing online gambling jurisdictions in the country is a big deal. Here’s what Penn National said PlayNJ.com regarding the New Jersey launch:
“NJ is the nation’s largest online sports betting and iCasino state. All the major players operate in the market, Barstool is strong in New Jersey and the state is pretty much right in the backyard of Barstool.
What’s wrong with this smooth launch of Barstool?
Then the Sportsbook & Casino bar stool IOS and Android apps are available for download. Additionally, users can access the product through a web browser. However, immediate access is not guaranteed.
When opening the app, users will find a gradual launch message which appears in the upper left corner of the lobby.
It starts with:
We’re excited to bring Barstool Sportsbook and Casino to New Jersey. When we first launch, we will operate under special conditions to meet state regulations. These conditions will only affect players while they are in New Jersey.
Here are some of the other restrictions:
- A limited number of players will be allowed to connect to the platform every day.
- A player can Register for a new account, but will only be connected if there is free capacity.
- Authorization to connect is issued on a First come, first served at the start of each day’s playing hours.
- Once you have the login permission, you will retain access for the rest of the playing hours of the day.
For August 20, playing hours are expected to end at 10 p.m. The Saturday schedule (August 21) is also limited from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The last two days of the testing period are 24/7.
Launch of Barstool Casino with table games, live dealer and slots
NJ online casino players will find the Casino NJ bar stool has a large menu of options right out of the door. The locations The menu is divided by popular titles, the main trends as well as an alphabetical list. Here are a few players players may be familiar with:
- Divine fortune
- Cleopatra Gold
- Hell’s Kitchen
- street fighter
- Football Champions Cup
The table games The lobby is divided into specific games, such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and poker.
For those who prefer live dealer games, Several options are available to you :
- Live Dream Catcher
- Three card poker
- Texas holdem
- Roulette slingshot