Unibet Casino is one of the newest gambling sites open to players in New Jersey. It opened its virtual doors in 2019 as a collaboration between European hard hitter Unibet Interactive and the land-based Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
And while Hard Rock already has an existing regulated online casino in NJ, Unibet has the experience and firepower to make a success of their own project. Can this Unibet NJ project compare to the best casinos in the Garden State? Let’s explore a little more.
Unibet welcome bonus
As a new casino coming to market, Unibet needs to compete with its rivals on welcome bonuses. Luckily, the Unibet Casino welcome offer is comparable with other legal NJ sites.
There are two bonuses up for grabs for new players: a no-deposit offer and a standard deposit match.
The free bonus offer upon registration is worth $25, and to claim winnings you will have to wager the $25 25x on all games. Table games contribute 20% towards the wagering requirement.
The deposit match bonus is worth 100% up to $500. However, if you make your deposit via PayNearMe or the Hard Rock Casino Cage you won’t be eligible to take up the offer. The bonus wagering requirement is 15x on all games. 100% of all slots play contributes toward the bonus total, but only 20% of table game play is eligible toward the bonus.
Who can play at Unibet US Online Casino?
Players aged 21 or over and located within NJ state lines are eligible to play at Unibet Casino. As per NJ DGE rules, you will need to undergo an age verification process when you sign up and make a deposit.
Unibet uses GeoComply to ensure that all legal-age customers are within New Jersey borders. You will need your WiFi enabled so that the site can access your location data.
Unibet browser-based casino software
Unibet already has experience operating a successful global casino site. Until 2019, US players were excluded from enjoying Unibet’s slick software and user-friendly lobby. Not anymore.
Unibet works on a Flash-powered platform and there is no need to download any software when you begin. Simply log in via the homepage and start playing your favorite games.
The casino lobby at Unibet is easy to navigate, and the extra information on table games and slots is a definite advantage. All NJ online casinos should have RTP and betting limits displayed on their games.
Unibet Casino smartphone application
Unibet NJ is so new that it’s still catching up with other casinos in the state with its mobile offerings. For example, mobile web browsers cannot be used to play real money slots and games, so you will have to download an app.
In 2019, mobile customers on Android can install a dedicated app directly from the NJ Unibet site. However, an iOS app is yet to appear on the App Store (although Unibet promises it is coming soon).
The mobile client is solid and just what you would expect from an operator who has been producing casino software overseas for years. There are around 75 games available on the Android app, and you can use the mobile Cashier to make quick deposits and withdrawals.
Mobile payments are verified by Mazooma, one of the leading sources for verified payments in online gambling in the US.
Games at Unibet Casino
There are currently around 250 games to play on the Unibet NJ site. Most are admittedly slots, but more table games are being added all the time. There are no live casino games but there is a tiny selection of scratchers to play for real money. Make sure you install the latest Adobe Flash Player so you can access every game.
Unibet Casino has 200+ slots to play through a standard web browser. The lobby helpfully supplies information on all slots before you load a game. You can read details on RTP, and min and max bets and max payouts. All slots are available to try in Demo Play and Real Money versions.
Unibet has a decent range of classic and 5-reel slots. For example, you can pick old-school AWP titles like Ambassador from BetDigital or go for a big jackpot in NetEnt’s Divine Fortune. The number of progressives could and should be a lot higher, but over time we expect Unibet to add more jackpot games.
- Double Da Vinci Diamonds (IGT)
- Divine Fortune (NetEnt)
- Big Foot (SG)
- Planet of the Apes (NetEnt)
Online Video poker
Currently, Unibet has no video poker games on its site.
There are three blackjack variants on the Unibet Casino site. NetEnt’s classic blackjack lets you play single hands from $1-200 a game. There are two Blackjack Pro Atlantic City variants, in single hand and multi-hand, but the $25 minimum stakes favor the higher-limit gamblers.
- Blackjack Pro Atlantic City Single Hand
- Blackjack Pro Atlantic City Multi-Hand
Unibet has launched with almost a full roster of roulette variants, and starting stakes are low on most games at $0.10 a spin. Roulette Advanced from NetEnt lets you personalize your games and track your favorite bets.
- Roulette Advanced
- French Roulette
- Roulette Master
- American Roulette
It’s early days at Unibet NJ and the 2019 games lobby is looking a little light. There is no live dealer lobby to speak of, and other than Three Card Poker, no alternative table games either. There is a fair selection of scratchers — about four in total — like Merlin’s Millions Scratch and Oil Mania Scratch from NextGen.
- Three Card Poker
- Merlin’s Millions Scratch
VIP program and cashback at Unibet Casino
As of July 2019, Unibet Casino Online did not offer any loyalty programs. But if Unibet wants to compete with other NJ casinos, we fully expect a robust rewards scheme to emerge during the year.
Deposit options at Unibet
Unibet NJ accepts a range of usual deposit methods for US players. You can load your account with a valid VISA credit card or Mastercard, but acceptance rates are still too low to recommend them. We prefer the ACH/e-Check option which lets you move money from your checking or savings account straight to your Unibet account. It’s also offered by around a dozen US banks.
The PayPal e-Wallet is a solid alternative if you like anonymous online payments, but you will have to pay fees when you make a deposit request.
- VIP Preferred (ACH/e-check)
- Online Bank Transfer
- Hard Rock Hotel Casino Cage AC
Withdrawal options at Unibet Casino
There are just three ways to withdraw funds from your Unibet account. However, you can cash out as little as $10 on the cashier page.
If you live near Atlantic City, you can rock up to the Hard Rock Casino cage and cash out money in person. Alternatively, you can use PayPal if you used it previously to make a deposit.
- VIP Preferred (ACH/e-check)
- Hard Rock Casino Cage AC
- Online Banking
Unibet customer support
Support at Unibet NJ is available 24/7, and can be accessed on email, live chat, or toll-free telephone. We did find that it took a while to get through the live chat queues, but the staff were very helpful.
Live chat: 24 hours
Unibet Casino history overview
Unibet has roots stretching back to the mid-1990s. Set up by Anders Strom, Unibet began operating online in 1998 from its London base. Unibet’s casino, poker, and sports betting sites can now be accessed by players in dozens of countries. Unibet also forms part of the giant Kindred Group, which consists of a dozen casino, bingo, and poker brands.
In 2018, Kindred Group announced its deal with the brick ‘n’ mortar Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, who had also opened its doors the same year. The partnership marks the Kindred Group’s first venture into the legal US market.