After originally opening its virtual doors in New Jersey via a partnership with Golden Nugget, BetAmerica has spread out to Pennsylvania and Indiana with more expansion on the horizon. However, not all features are available in each state, and the folks of New Jersey have the benefit of once again being first – this time for BetAmerica’s Live Casino product.
BetAmerica is owned by Churchill Downs Inc. and has enjoyed considerable success so far. Let’s take a look at the live casino to see if BetAmerica can build off that success.
|Nearly a dozen live casino games||Limited live casino promotions|
|Impressive Responsible Gaming section||Live Casino not yet available in other states or on mobile|
Using the promo code “PLAY500”, players will get a 25 percent bonus on their initial deposit up to $500. In order to get that amount back, players must complete a 10x playthrough. Meaning, if a player deposits $100, in order to have access to the bonus $25, they must wager the initial deposit, plus the bonus, multiplied by 10. So, in this example, that would be $1250.
While that may sound high, keep in mind that a $500 deposit bonus is one of the more generous in the industry. Whenever we’ve seen an amount that high, it usually comes with an astronomical playthrough amount of 35x or higher.
The registration process at BetAmerica is a three-step process. Each step of the process asks for different information, including your name, address, email and social security number. This is all necessary information due to tax purposes.
Overall, the process takes no longer than just a couple of minutes. However, it appears you are unable to register unless you reside in the state in which you wish to play. If you are outside of New Jersey and click “Join Now”, you will receive an “Access Denied” message.
BetAmerica is technically offered on desktop, mobile web browsers and iOS and Android devices.
We say technically because, while you can log on to the site from there, the Live Casino is only offered on desktop. It’s unclear why this is, but it’s safe to say that BetAmerica plans to add this to mobile versions when it makes sense for them as an organization.
To access the Live Casino, you must enter the Casino portion of BetAmerica. From there, there is a link to the Live Casino on a menu which also has links to the Promotions, Blackjack and High Limit sections of the casino. On this page, you’ll also find the rest of the casino games.
The Live Casino streams are phenomenal, and we’ll talk more about that in the Game Variety section below. On the Live Casino page, however, the games are there with graphics and they can be sorted by the newest games or even alphabetically.
Lastly, the red, white and blue color scheme that BetAmerica has implemented is a nice complement to the casino name.
The live casino BetAmerica offers boils down to one word: Excellent.
Beyond the game offerings, the high definition, crystal-clear live casino streams, coupled with both male and female hosts who are exceedingly knowledgeable about the product and any other special offerings make it feel like you’re in Atlantic City, New Jersey yourself sitting at a real-life blackjack table.
Here is a list of the games offered:
Unfortunately, the betting limits information is not available until you enter the game. The only live casino game in which we know is the Unlimited 21 Blackjack Auto Split, which is a $1 minimum.
For the other 10 games, it’s not known until you enter the game, which is different and variable for each game.
BetAmerica does not currently offer a VIP Program at this time.
In total, you will find four different customer support services and options.
While the Responsible Gaming section is filled with plenty of important information, it’s not too often that we come across a section that stands out and is different from the rest.
First and foremost, you can find this Responsible Gaming section at the bottom of the page, or by clicking on the “RG” logo at the top of the homepage. Here, you’ll find hotlines and organizations that you can contact for helping and the different limitations that you can set for yourself, but there is plenty of information regarding the warning signs, myths, but also how problem gambling could impact your daily life.
What is welcoming with this Responsible Gaming section is that BetAmerica probably could have gotten away with less information, but rather chose to include this extra information.
Without wanting to run the risk of sounding like a broken record player, yes, the Live Casino is wonderful. Of course, we would love to see this feature offered on mobile devices as the gambling culture is headed more in that direction, but the content itself is superb.
The welcome bonus at BetAmerica also bodes well for Live Casino players, too. All in all, once the Live Casino is available on mobile and the other states BetAmerica has entered, this should be one of the more sought after Live Casino products on the market today.
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