New Jersey residents now have another place to play online casino games, courtesy of Mohegan Sun.

Welcome, Mohegan Sun

The Mohegan Sun Casino site went live last week and is operating under the Resorts online gaming license. It will be the second online casino opened with that license, out of a maximum of five. The online casino is apparently in a “soft launch” phase, which could wrap up this week.

Like most online casinos, the site has a lot of the games you would expect to see:

  • A variety of slots
  • Several versions of video poker
  • Roulette
  • Blackjack

Mohegan Sun is offering a 100 percent bonus — up to $1,000 — at launch; the bonus unlocks at a rate of 20 percent of money wagered.

Why is Mohegan Sun in New Jersey?

The Mohegan tribe manages Resorts AC. The Mohegan Sun brand, even without a named resort and casino in New Jersey, is well known in the state, and could be a boon to Resorts. Online gambling is not available in Connecticut, where Mohegan is headquartered.

Bobby Soper, president of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, believes there is still room in the market for the new offering, according to The Press of Atlantic City:

But “we definitely see growth opportunity here,” Soper said, describing analysts’ generally underwhelmed take on the industry as a product of overblown expectations. “We’re bullish on the potential,” he said.

The latest online casino to open

Mohegan Sun’s online casino opened just a few days ago, giving bettors in New Jersey an 11th option for playing online casino games.

It joins these casinos that are already in the market:

Mohegan Sun will not offer online poker, which has struggled while online casinos have grown. PokerStars is believed to be entering the New Jersey online poker market sometime this month.

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Dustin Gouker

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Aside from his role as editor at LegalSportsReport.com, Dustin Gouker writes extensively about the legal online gaming and US online poker industries, having played poker recreationally for his entire adult life. He has also covered sports for The Washington Post and the D.C. Examiner, among others.