Mohegan Sun Launches Online Casino in New JerseyPublished July 23, 2015 by Lee R
Mohegan Sun joins the iGaming wave, going online in New Jersey.
A big step forward for iGaming has taken place with the test launch of an online casino by a prominent land-based casino.
Mohegan Makes Move
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA), the operators of casinos Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania and managers of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, have entered a soft-launch testing period of their version of an online casino MoheganSunCasino.com. This trial period seeks to secure approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under the Resorts Casino Hotel’s online casino license. Services being tested include geo-restriction, player verification and payment processing.
US iGaming Impact
Such an online launch is always a huge step forward for iGaming in North America, as it represents the willingness of major thriving land-based casinos to offer an online version of their casino.
The Mohegan Sun online casino will feature a wide range of casino slots, video poker and table games along with reward programs for VIPs as well as loyal players. The online casino will be tailored to replicate the experience of the brick-and-mortar product that players have already been conditioned to from years of successful play.
Resorts Casino Hotel owner Morris Bailey emphasized Mohegan's commitment to partnering with trusted and respected brands, and it is clear that effective partnerships are the key to efficient adaptation of land-based casino brands to an online version. Players follow the brand they are comfortable with, and this should ease the transition to online play, as well as the legitimacy of online play in the United States.
This is not the first online casino in the US, but it is the first online casino sponsored by land-based casino, joining existing online casinos such as Rich Casino, Vegas Casino Online and Slotland Casino which already welcome US players.