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Finding a safe and reliable online casino can be tough for players based in the United States of America. Luckily, Harrah’s Mobile Casino is a legal and licensed online casino based out of New Jersey, USA. Licensed by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, Harrah’s Mobile Casino offers slots, blackjack, roulette and video poker. At Harrah’s, players 21 years of age or older, located within the state borders of New Jersey, may play for real money.
Registration is quite easy and can be done anywhere within the United States; once registered you are able to play the games for fun. However, to play for real money, players must be physically located within New Jersey's borders. You don't have to live in New Jersey and you are entitled to play the games for real while visiting, but you must be present in the state. In order to validate this, geolocation technology is used. There are specific restrictions on the Harrah’s Mobile Casino iPhone app, for example, which is only available via the U.S app store. Harrah’s casino was part of the first wave of regulated iGaming sites to launch in New Jersey back in November 2013. It’s part of the same group as the legendary Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and operates under Caesars Interactive Entertainment, utilising a platform provided by international iGaming powerhouse, 888.
The 888 group, also known as Random Logic, have years of experience and a catalogue of games that reflects such longevity. However, the game selection offered by Harrah’s Mobile Casino could be considered limited when compared to offshore sites, as each game on Harrah’s Mobile Casino has to undergo an individual testing and approval process with the New Jersey authorities before it can be made available. The flip side of this process is that all games are heavily audited and tested to ensure fairness. New Jersey licensed casinos are required to hold player funds in separate accounts to those used for the day to day operational funds of the casino. This means that they can't dip into players' money to fund marketing or promotional campaigns. However, the rules do not require the accounts to be trusts that are legally separated from the casino business. So in the unlikely event that Harrah’s Mobile Casino were to go bankrupt, player money would not be protected from seizure by the casino's creditors. This is the equivalent of the ‘Basic’ level of protection specified by the UK Gambling Commission.
Harrah’s Mobile Casino is generally regarded as a trustworthy site that maintains and protects the brand profile of the Caesar’s group. And Harrah’s can be considered a fully established member of that group, with players even able to withdraw winnings in person at the Caesar’s Atlantic City cashier cage (if requested via the desktop site).
How to get started at Harrah's Mobile Casino
Getting started on Harrah’s Mobile Casino is a straightforward process. Go to the Harrah’s website via the browser of your mobile device and select open account. From here you’ll be directed straight to the Apple App Store if using an iOS device, where you can download the Harrah’s Mobile Casino App. If using an Android device, the app can only be download through the Harrah’s Casino Mobile website as it is not available through Google Play. New users may be required to update phone security settings to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. Once that setting has been updated, the download process will start and you’ll be on your way to accessing Harrah’s Mobile Casino’s range of slots and table games. Once your details have been entered you’ll be required to verify your email address and upload documents for verification before you can play.
Welcome to New Jersey
Harrah’s Mobile Casino’s welcome bonus seems simple of the face of it; it’s a match bonus on your first deposit, up to a specified amount. However, dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that it’s a little more complicated than all that. For one, the bonus is released in small increments. And the wagering requirements are anything but straightforward with players being required to earn credits to release parts of their bonus. Slot players will benefit from the best release rate, followed by roulette, with blackjack and video poker players trailing far behind. The full bonus has to be released within 30 days.
If you want to be positive, you can see certain aspects of the Harrah’s Mobile Casino Welcome Bonus in a favourable light. The $300 bonus cap is on the higher end for New Jersey licensed casinos and the 30 day eligibility window is certainly not the shortest in the marketplace. Finally, if a player were to lose their initial deposit, they can redeposit during the eligibility period and still work towards unlocking their bonus. Harrah’s Mobile Casino also offers a no deposit bonus, although it’s pretty low on the scale when compared to rivals. Daily rewards have also been known to be offered at Harrah’s so keep an eye open for them.
Get mobile with Harrah’s Casino
Harrah’s Mobile Casino is available for both iOS and Android devices, so should be accessible to most players. If you’re using an iOS device you can search directly for Harrah’s Mobile Casino via the U.S App Store, or go straight to the Harrah’s website from the internet browser of your mobile device, where you’ll find yourself immediately transferred to the App Store. So getting online at Harrah’s Mobile Casino as an iOS user is a trouble free process. For Android users, the method to accessing the app is a little more convoluted as mentioned above. The app is unavailable on Google Play and will have to be downloaded via the website.
The mobile experience as a whole is solid if unspectacular. The Harrah’s Mobile Casino site mirrors that of main site, and is therefore as uninspiring as it’s desktop based counterpart. It also has even less games than the main site and doesn’t feature arguably the casino’s biggest draw, Ultimate Genie. The problems with the Harrah’s Mobile Casino app extend beyond the game library alone. Although there are plenty of account management features supposedly available on the app, most of them aren’t built directly into the application and instead are found following a redirection to an outside browser. Also missing from the app is the Total Rewards sub-menu, which on the desktop software allows players to view their loyalty points balance and value. If there’s one positive about the mobile experience, it’s that players can conduct basic cashiering functions from the app. You can also bank on pretty solid security measures given the stringent guidelines set for New Jersey casinos such as Harrah’s Mobile Casino.
Total Rewards are totally rewarding
Whilst it may be missing direct access from the app itself, the fact that the Total Rewards program is in play for users of Harrah’s Mobile Casino is a major positive. Total Rewards is one of the most renowned and lucrative casino loyalty programs available today. So if you’re an existing member of Total Rewards, you’ll already know that it is one of the gaming industry’s leading loyalty programs and your key to earning and redeeming rewards at nearly 40 resorts and casinos around the world. The Total Rewards Program is a unique feature of Caesars Entertainment owned casinos that takes all of your play at participating casinos and pools it together. You don’t have to use your earned rewards at the same casino where you earned them and can even use online earned points in land based casinos. The program is completely free to join, and even smaller stakes players can earn enough points to cash in or enjoy a free meal. You can join for free online at the Total Rewards website, so be sure to link your Harrah’s Mobile Casino and Total Rewards accounts while you’re there. If you plan to play online regularly at Harrah’s Mobile Casino - or any (or all) of the Caesars Interactive Entertainment online casinos in New Jersey - you’d be wise to sign up before you start playing, so you can maximize any benefits and enjoy all the added value that being a Total Rewards member can offer.
By playing online at Harrah’s Mobile Casino you can earn Rewards Credits that can be used both in land-based venues and online. Benefits include the ability to use points for discounted room nights, dining credit, show tickets and merchandise across all Caesars properties. You may also redeem Reward Credits for instant cash. Receive $1 for every 100 Reward Credits. As well as being able to earn loyalty benefits for your online casino play, you will also be able to earn Reward Credits toward your Tier status. Tier credits, which reset yearly, determine your standing in the 4-tiered loyalty program. The four levels are Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Seven Stars and are earned with the following amounts: Each tier level brings extra rewards and privileges. Top tier players receive their own personal host, access to the Diamond Club or Seven Stars Lounge, comped shows and hotel stays, priority service, special gifts, getaway vacations, and invitations to exclusive events. At Harrah’s Mobile Casino, one tier and reward credit is earned for every $20 wagered, on any game. For the most part, this rate lags behind that found at Caesars’ land-based casinos, but the gap isn’t much, especially for video poker players. Once players link their online account to their Total Rewards, their online Tier Credit contributions will be automatically applied to their TR Tier Score. This process takes place at the end of each month.
Harrah’s Casino Mobile - The Games
As mentioned earlier, there’s not a huge selection of games to choose from at Harrah’s Mobile Casino. Who are we kidding, the game selection is tiny. Slots players are best catered for with various games in play, including the opportunity to strike at progressive jackpots. In total, the iOS app features 19 games: 8x regular slots, 9x progressive slots (some of which appear to be exclusive to mobile), 1x blackjack variant and 1x roulette game.
Caesar's-level customer support
You can reach customer support by phone (available 24/7), live chat (available 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. EST) and via email. While contacting Harrah’s support team via any of these methods will generally lead to very quick response times, feedback shows that phone representatives prove the most helpful. Before contacting support, you can also try to find answers to your queries from the site’s very extensive FAQ page.
Making deposits and withdrawing money
The options to deposit and withdraw money directly via the Harrah’s Mobile Casino app are limited: Bank Wire, Visa, Mastercard and Neteller. All withdrawals are pending for 48 hours.
A casino fit for an emperor?
Whilst Harrah’s Mobile Casino may be part of the Caesar’s casino group, the mobile experience isn’t exactly fit for an emperor. If you’re in New Jersey state, there’s much to like: the trusted brand name, rigorous testing, regulation and licensing systems from NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, Total Rewards program that can be used in land based casino. It’s just that the big drawback is, well, a big drawback. It’s the tiny game selection. It’s also annoying that you have to use an app. Many online casinos now let you play via the browser of your mobile device and we think it’s high time that Harrah’s Mobile Casino caught up with the competition and did the same.
Terms and conditions apply to this offer.
Part of the reputable and experienced Caesar’s group.
Easy iOS app download.
Access to the Total Rewards program.
Only available to U.S players in the State of New Jersey.
Limited game selection compared to offshore sites.
48 hours pending period before you can withdraw.
Software & Graphics9/10
Deposit Withdrawal Options8/10