May 2024: Latest Brands to Launch

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May 2024: Latest Brands to Launch
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As iGaming continues to expand throughout the United States, new online casino operators are launching every month, offering robust welcome offers and promotions to first-time players. Whether a brand is making its virtual debut for the first time ever or surfacing in a brand new state, the Tribune has you covered with all of the latest information you’ll need to know regarding recent or upcoming launches.

Without further ado, below are the most recent online casino brands to go live in any of the six U.S states with access to regulated iGaming. If you have yet to create an account with any of the operators listed below, be sure to click on the link beneath the casino to claim the site’s welcome offer. In doing so, the offer will automatically be applied to your new account immediately after signup is complete!

Fanatics Casino West Virginia

Fanatics Casino product is officially live in West Virginia. There’s no clear welcome offer just yet, but we’ll update this page with the latest information on the new customer offer.

That said, the casino product is now live so if you’re visiting West Virginia or live in the Mountain State you can get started by clicking the module above.

There’s no promo code needed to sign up so new bettors can easily get started with the module above.

Tropicana Casino New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Caesars Entertainment recently made a big splash in two of the country’s largest iGaming markets when it officially resurrected Tropicana Online Casino in early April 2023.

Following a brief shutdown that started in June 2022 and forced all active Tropicana Casino users to move over to Caesars Casino, the brand’s parent company brought back Tropicana as a standalone product in New Jersey on April 5, 2023. By the end of the same month, the product expanded into Pennsylvania, going live on April 27 under Harrah’s Philadelphia’s license.

Players can now register and begin playing online casino games with Tropicana Casino in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, despite the fact that there is no new-user promotion up for grabs at the moment.

Wheel of Fortune Casino New Jersey

BetMGM made major waves in the online casino world when it announced the launch of Wheel of Fortune Casino NJ on March 8, 2023. A collaborative project with IGT, Wheel of Fortune Casino became the first brand-led casino to ever launch in the United States and is already off to a hot start in the Garden State.

Wheel of Fortune Casino is now available for download on both iOS and Android devices in New Jersey, as well as accessible online through its desktop website. Both platforms present a layout similar to BetMGM, along with a selection of games that looks and feels almost identical.

Considering Wheel of Fortune Casino is an entirely new operator in the space, first-time users based in NJ are likely eligible for the site’s latest signup bonus: deposit $10, get a $40 bonusjust for signing up. If interested, simply click on the link above, and the offer will automatically be applied upon registration! This offer expires seven days after signing up for a new account. There is a 5x wagering requirement and it is valid for 14 days.

Legal online casinos by state

Despite the high number of states to legalize online sports betting since 2018, iGaming legislation has struggled to pass in most areas around the United States. There are currently just six states in the nation that offer legal, regulated online casino wagering, but that number is expected to grow as time progresses and more states take notice of the benefits it has provided to those jurisdictions. Until then, the status of legal iGaming across the United States is as follows:

New casino promotions

There are countless different online casino promotions currently up for grabs to new customers, regardless of which iGaming state they reside in, from deposit matches to free spins on select slots.

Deposit bonuses are essentially a match on your deposit, up to a certain amount, provided by the casino. Match bonuses are an excellent way to increase your bankroll as they can be used on a variety of different games including slots or table games.

Despite each state’s individual restrictions, users are not required to be residents of an iGaming state in order to use an app or website or claim any bonuses. Instead, players must simply be located within the state’s borders at the time of play, which is verifiable through geolocation. As long as you are located in New Jersey or Pennsylvania (depending on which online casino you choose) at the time of wagering, the following offers are all yours for the taking:

888casino NJ

888casino has established itself as one of the best slot gaming options in New Jersey. With more than 1,000 different slots on offer including Irish Riches, the Leprechaun King, Wild Saloon and Pharoahs Dream, 888 is one of the best online casino operators around.

888casino has free-play slots, real money slots and live slots on tap, so regardless of what you’re looking for in slot gaming, 888 has you covered. Free-play slots are a great way for novice bettors to get familiarized with the nature of slot machine gambling while the live slots and real money slots give seasoned bettors a chance to win big.

888casino’s current new customer offer consists of a $500 deposit bonus plus an additional $20 in bonus funds with no deposit required. This promotion is redeemable without a bonus code, as players can claim it by simply clicking on the link above and following these three steps:

Register for an account using the link above to claim $20 on the house to start

Make a deposit of at least $20 (max of $500 for the promotion)

Begin placing wagers with 888casino!

888casino accepts a variety of different withdrawal methods including: ACH, PayPal, Play+ and others. For more information about the accepted withdrawal methods at 888casino, click here.

New Online Casinos FAQs

Below, we address some of the industry’s most common questions in regards to new online casino brands and iGaming websites in general. For further information on a specific brand or site, always refer to the FAQ section available on the brand’s app or website.

What is the benefit of an online casino?

Online gaming has become increasingly popular as users are realizing the benefits of being able to wager from their mobile device or computer. Rather than having to travel to a retail location to play slots or blackjack, bettors can now wager from the comfort of their own home.

Online casinos are also relatively new in general, as many states are seeing a burgeoning industry bloom in the wake of the 2018 Supreme Court decision. This has created a bit of a buyer’s market as various online casinos are jockeying for customers.

With all this competition, online casinos are constantly updating and expanding their welcome offers to best their rivals, which works out well for the average bettor who can claim heftier deposit matches and bonuses as the online casinos continue to vie for market share.

What qualifies as a new online casino?

A “new” online casino is relatively redundant because, as noted, online gaming is relatively new to the U.S. in general. However, in this context, “new” means any casino that has branched out into the online gaming space within the past year or so.

While big name brands like Caesars and BetMGM have had some variation of an online casino for a while, younger brands like betPARX Casino or even Bally Casino have only recently expanded to include online gaming here in the United States.

Is betting with an online casino safe?

Yes, betting with an online casino is just as safe as wagering at a retail casino. Nearly every online casino in the United States either serves as the mobile gaming arm for a brick-and-mortar location or has a licensing partnership with one, so your account and information will always be backed by a physical property. Furthermore, each iGaming state regulates all online casino operations that take place within its boundaries, ensuring that the player will never lose out in the case that any nefarious activity arrises.

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