The Atlantic City casinos have been shut down for several weeks now, but New Jersey online casinos are open for business and have seen a big spike in popularity during the COVID-19 crisis. There are many real money casino games to play, while you can also earn loyalty points and take advantage of special bonuses and promotions.
Although playing for real cash is the ultimate online gaming experience, we must remember to gamble responsibly. You don’t always have to play for real stakes, and there are plenty of free activities and resources available at online casinos and sportsbooks that can help you become a better gambler.
Play online casino games for free
Just about all New Jersey online casinos allow you to play their games for free in demo mode. The only games that do not have a free-play option are the live casino games. Playing games for free is great if you want to get to know the game and try out different strategies before playing with real money. The Golden Nugget Online Casino allows players to try out games in demo mode even before they have registered. If you click on the ‘i’ link when playing in demo mode, you can see such things as a description of the game, rules, betting limits, and the return-to-player percentage (RTP).
Learn basic blackjack strategy
Blackjack is one of the most popular games at New Jersey online casinos, largely because it has the lowest house edge of any table game. However, to get the best value out of a game, you have to use a basic blackjack strategy. If you don’t know basic strategy, the odds of winning tilt heavily in the house’s favor. This is where demo mode is a blessing, because you can practice basic strategy on your favorite online blackjack games without spending a dime.
Get ready for football season
With the 2020 NFL Draft done and dusted, now is a great time to start handicapping teams for the upcoming campaign. Also, while the daily sports betting options at New Jersey sportsbooks are slim, there are still many futures bets available for the NFL and NCAA seasons. You can look at such things as which NFL teams filled needs with the recently completed draft, what trades took place, and which injured players from last season will available this year. For college football, you can look at key players that graduated, how strong the freshman class, and how good the stocks are in the skill positions.
Study online gambling guides
You can find a ton of evergreen content online that will help make you a better player. This includes a wide variety of free resources at New Jersey bookmakers and online casinos, such as FAQs, how-to guides and strategy tips. The more you know, the better your chances, so take advantage of whatever information and insight you can find.
Read New Jersey casino and sportsbook reviews
If you are a New Jersey bettor who is looking to sign up with an online casino or sportsbook, do your research and read some reviews. Make sure you read several reviews from different sources so you get a clear picture of the gambling site in question and how it operates. Read some of NJSB’s own New Jersey sportsbook reviews to get started.
Play virtual sport and trivia games online
New Jersey casino sites have come up with a heap of different ways to keep gamblers entertained during the coronavirus lockdown. At BetMGM, for example, there is a free daily trivia quiz with hundreds of dollars up for grabs. Online casinos also have a stack of virtual sport and horse racing games for those who miss the real thing.