PlayStar casino has officially launched its virtual gambling platform in New Jersey under the Ocean Casino Resort license. The operator has partnered with Light & Wonder, Evolution Gaming, and PariPlay as its main software providers. After a soft launch period in August, when bettors were able to test the games, the online casino is now slowly (but surely) making its way on the best NJ gambling sites list – with a 100% Deposit Match up to $1000 welcome offer, a wide range of slots, and a generous live dealer section that encompasses more than 15 table games variations.
Future plans include a greater addition of slots to its portfolio for the enjoyment of New Jersey bettors, as well as a further expansion in more U.S. markets. PlayStar casino PA is expected to go live at the end of 2022, but the operator is still waiting for a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board license after submitting its application on December 27, 2021.
The new NJ online casino is greeting you with a 100% Deposit Match Bonus up to $1000, the same promotion as its main license holder, Ocean casino NJ. Apart from that, by betting on its platform you’ll be able to enjoy community jackpots, free daily lotto deluxe games that can bring you prizes of up to $500 cash, as well as a soon-to-be launched VIP Program for which they’re giving away vouchers to 100 lucky winners. The available promotions do not have a promo code yet, but since PlayStar just made its debut, we’re expecting to see more bonuses and daily/weekly offers.
In terms of games, the PlayStar launch is one of a kind. The live dealer experience is offered by Evolution Gaming, a top-notch provider known worldwide for its impeccable streams. There are 17 titles available, which include blackjack, poker, baccarat, and roulette tables, as well as the beloved money wheel game Dream Catcher. You’ll be able to play round-the-clock, given that most of the lobbies are available 24/7. On the other hand, the PlayStar slots category is already quite generous, with more than 87 titles available, powered by software providers like PariPlay and Light & Wonder.
From classic slots like Starburst to more daring titles like Wheel of Fortune MegaWays, the NJ casino has put together a promising selection of games. The slingo category is also surprisingly good, encompassing 16 popular titles like Slingo Starburst, Slingo Extreme, and Slingo Sweet Bonanza. Card games lovers will be pleased to know PlayStar has also made a few titles available for this category. The PlayStar launch in New Jersey included a slick mobile app as well, so you can play all of these games for real money using their offical app compatible with iOS and Android devices.
According to PlayStar’s CEO, Per Hellberg, big plans are in store for the brand. In New Jersey, the operator wants to top the best gambling platforms in terms of games, but the main focus is to stand out through the overall user experience, promotions, and loyalty rewards, in order to make bettors in NJ feel appreciated. Around 400 slot titles are expected to be available on the casino’s website, with PariPlay being the main provider. In an interview with SBC Americas, Hellberg has discussed about the future plans for the brand after the PlayStar launch in New Jersey.
“Once up and running in New Jersey, we will then get ready for our second market launch in Pennsylvania. While there is a first mover advantage to be had, we are focused on the long term and when we do enter a market we want to go live with the best possible product. […] We plan to be in every viable U.S. state and are currently in discussions with various market access partners. We understand that not all U.S. states might be suitable for us, but we have an ambitious, comprehensive market access plan that we are working to.”Per Hellberg – PlayStar CEO
In December 2021, PlayStar applied for a license to operate in Pennsylvania and is still waiting for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s decision. The process might be delayed by its platform partner, GiG, which has yet to submit an accompanying application. It is unsure in what markets the company will make its services available next, but the PlayStar launch in New Jersey indicates a promising future.