The team operating Ultimate Casino have strict guidelines regarding the games that will be featured on their platform, their website states, "As we looked at core software platforms and possible acquisitions, we drew a hard line in ensuring that our software was 100% clean and void of any black marks due to operating in any illegal jurisdictions."
Among the new breed of New Jersey on-line casinos Ultimate Casino is the only one that can say they are 100% Made in the USA and as of this writing they are the only New Jersey casino with a representative on the popular Casinomeister website.PLAYING FOR REAL MONEY
Point your browser to Ultimate Casino and you will be presented with a homepage which conveys a feeling of professionalism.
Registering an account here requires you to enter the usual details including your cellular phone number. Upon completetion their system will check your details against public records and will be able to verify nearly all new registrants without any further documentation being required.
The first time you log in to your account you will be prompted to download and install their geo-location tool which along with your cellular phone ensures that you are located within the State of New Jersey before you can wager real funds. All new members are given a $5 no deposit, no restiction bonus plus $20 which can only be wagered in their poker client.
There is also a 100% match bonus on your first deposit up to $500, however, the bonus funds are held and released in $50 increments as you meet their playthrough requirements which is approximately $2500 on slots for the first $50 and they give you 90 days to release it all.BANKING OPTIONS
In the banking section at Ultimate Casino you will find many popular deposit options available to fund your account including Visa and Mastercard debit, credit or gift cards.
Instant checks and checks by mail are accepted and they also have one unique method which allows you to deposit cash through your local 7-11 convenience store. For withdrawal they currently only offer check by mail.
Both methods are subject to a 24 to 72 hour processing time and they warn that cashouts over $5000 could be subject to extra time for processing.SLOT GAMES
Ultimate Casino's strict guidelines have severly limited the selection of slot games available here and currently you will only find 11 titles, all from IGT. Obviously Ultimate is a real-money casino in contrast to the free-play only Foxwoods casino for example but the latter doesn't have IGT slots, even though it accepts US players from any State.
These games are all unique with interesting bonus rounds and are best described as medium varience with a good balance of playtime and big hit potential and are the same selection of IGT games found online at several other NJ casinos like Betfair.
All have been faithfully recreated by IGT for online players and with titles like Star Trek, Monopoly Plus, Kitty Glitter and Ghostbusters, the small selection will only be short-term as their team is working to release more titles. Ultimate Casino also has a working relationship with SHFL, a subsidiary of Bally Technologies, so it would not be a surprise to see Bally slot games offered here in the near future (you will also find Bally slots online at Golden Nugget).TABLE GAMES
An impressive array of 14 table games are available for play.
All the popular table pokers are here with bet sizes from $1 to $500 per hand. You will find games like Texas Hold Em, Pai Gow, Three Card Poker along with some interesting varients provided by SHFL Entertainment who are the developers of Let it Ride Poker.
There is a single zero Roulette starting at $1 and 3 versions of Blackjack including IGT's Win Win Blackjack, a very entertaining combination of Blackjack and Poker. All Blackjack games have wagering from 1$ all the way up to $1000 per hand.CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Have a problem or technical question at Ultimate Casino?
There is a well organized FAQ section in the Player Care section which can answer most questions. There is also a live chat available 24 hours a day to deal with any issues that may arise and you will find the support staff here are well versed, well trained and personable and define how customer service should be done.CONCLUSION
With all the big names jockeying for position in the new New Jersey on-line gaming market, when the dust settles, look for Ultimate gaming and Ultimate Casino to rise to the top. They appear to have a solid business model and are certainly one of the strongest advocates for on-line gaming in the United States.