There was plenty of action in New Jersey by the Hard Rock brand leading up to July 4th. The hotel and casino giant began with their new Atlantic City casino on June 28th just before going live with their new online casino in New Jersey on the 3rd. The new online casino is the 26th in New Jersey, and the only one to offer a multi-game option for endless play potential.
If you’ve ever wanted to play multiple online slots at once, the new Hard Rock online casino now has you covered. While multi-table poker isn’t unheard of, multi-table slots is currently unique to the Hard Rock. The new system, currently only available to those living in New Jersey, allows players to play up to 4 different online slots games at once.
When a player loads an online slots game, they’ll be given an option in the side bar to split the screen into two or four boxes. Once split, players can click an empty box and select another game. Players have to spin the slots manually, but most slots come with autoplay features to allow maximum efficiency on minimal effort.
If players want to play something with more skill, one can bring up video poker in another box while slots merrily autoplay away in the other boxes. With many of the online casino's games powered by NetEnt, the new multi-table feature will allow for plenty of mix-and-match options to meet any player’s wishes.
For now, the feature is only available on computers, as mobile support has yet to be added. To be fair the system is likely unfeasible for smartphones due to screen size, but tablet devices might be big enough to support two games in the future. However, single game options are available on mobile devices.
The brand new Atlantic City Hotel and Casino is another in the long line of high class entertainment brought forward by the Hard Rock Café brand. The new facility is spread out over 17 acres right on the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Hard Rock sank $500 million into reimagining the former Trump Taj Mahal, which closed back in October 2016. Decorated with the trademark memorabilia, the hotel boasts 2,000 guest rooms and offers such luxuries as personalized playlists, a monster collection of records, and a pop-up studio complete with Fender guitars and amplifiers for use in the rooms.
The new hotel and casino has already seen Pitbull, Carrie Underwood, and Third Eye Blind perform as part of the opening week. They also have Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult, and Bush lined up for early August.
Overshadowed slightly by the glitz and star power of the Hard Rock, the Ocean Resort Casino also held their grand opening just down the block. Formerly the Revel Casino Hotel, parent company AC Ocean Walk purchased the failed casino for $200 million back in January and joined the Hyatt bran in April. The former Revel opened in 2012 and stayed open for only two years before closing. It took another four years to find a buyer for the $2.4 billion facility.
The Ocean Resort Casino retains the massive 12,000 sq. meters of gaming space for gamblers to take advantage of and 1,399 hotel rooms. It also boasts a 3,700 sq. meter spa and Topgolf facility. They also announced the testing of their online casino, which they hope will go live later in 2018.
It was announced that internet gambling accounted for $245 million in revenue for Atlantic City’s casinos in 2017. The number seems slated only to rise with the United States lifting the ban on sports betting and the Hard Rock entering the New Jersey and sports gambling scene.