HARRAH'S CASINO REVIEW

Review by: John U. (NJ)
“Hello? Hello? Is anybody there? There does not appear to be anybody operating Harrah's casino, the second online property owned by Caesars Interactive Entertainment.”
OVERALL RATING: 2.2/5
OVERVIEW
Harrah's Casino - Home Page

Harrah's have teamed up with long-time online casino operator 888 for their New Jersey offering and are using 888's own platform. The result is what you might expect if McDonalds teamed up with Burger King, the menu is cheap but adequate, the service is so-so and with a little effort you can easily find a much more satisfying place to dine.

One gets the feeling Harrah's casino is running on a computer in a closet somewhere and the management checks in on it 2 or 3 times a week, or, it is being used as a temporary placeholder for the license. Basically, it is a place you can gamble on-line if you are within the State of New Jersey but it's not a patch on some of the others in the list of New Jersey online casinos so far offering their services to State residents.

REGISTERING

Registering an account at Harrah's casino involves selecting a username and password and entering your personal details.

You will likely be required to upload a scan of your ID before you can make your second deposit. You must also provide your cellular phone number, this is required by State law and together with their geo-location tool will verify that you are located inside the borders of the State of New Jersey before you will be allowed to deposit or wager real money.

SLOT GAMES Harrah's Casino - Slot Games

There are 20 slot games in the inaugral Harrah's casino with several of the slots being clones of others. Gamees like 'Dino Stampede' and 'Doctors Orders' feature the same mechanism for triggering the free spins and the same 'combo completer' feature in which the player collects certain symbols which are used to complete only minimal line wins. Unfortunately, you won't find the big name IGT, Bally or WMS slots here: I'd suggest a visit to Betfair casino or Golden Nugget for those.

Many of the slots use the same paytable and game rules with only the symbols differing and the line bet sizes go from $0.01 right to $0.05 then right to $0.10 and up so most slots can be played at $0.25 or $1.25 or $2.50 per spin. Low rollers may find this unsuitable to their style of play as you can not bet $0.50 or $0.75 per spin, however, the slots do spin smoothly and features and freespins occur frequently enough and pay decently.

TABLE GAMES Harrah's Casino - Table Games

Table games at Harrah's casino are a scarce commodity.

Single zero Roulette is only available in a 'Premium' version with minimum bet of $5 up to $2000 while the double zero Roulette has wagering from $1 to $300.

European Blackjack in regular and 'Premium' allows wagering from $1 to $10,000 per hand and one incarnation of Video Poker, Jacks or Higher, with bets from $0.25 to $25 per deal complete the offerings here. This is in stark contrast to Harrahs Atlantic City which is normally praised for the variety of table games and bet limits they offer in their land based casino.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT Harrah's Casino - Customer Support

Live support at Harrah's casino consists of a pop-up asking you if you need help depositing.

Clicking on the support icon brings you to their FAQ section and eventually an option which looks like a chat window to live support but actually initiates an e-mail to their support. This is answered immediately to your e-mail with...an auto generated link back to their FAQ and a promise that you will get an actual response within 3 days.

CONCLUSION

All in all, Harrah's New Jersey casino site has the look and feel of an 'entry level' white label casino with just the basic features and very little customization. You will struggle to even find the words, "New Jersey" anywhere except in the small print. When Americans were bombarded by spam for 888Casino we were shown a casino which had a huge variety of slot games from multiple providers, Harrah's casino bears no resembalance to that model and will have trouble attracting and retaining discerning players.

REVIEW RATINGS
INTERFACE 2
SUPPORT 1
BANKING OPTIONS 3
SLOT GAMES VARIETY 2
OTHER GAMES VARIETY 1
STABILITY 4
OVERALL 2.2