Jackpocket Casino Is Live in New Jersey, Bringing Online Casino Games to Lottery Players

Jackpocket Casino officially launched as New Jersey’s latest online casino app on Jan. 31. The company best known in the US for its lottery ticket courier app, also named Jackpocket, tells Bonus that its online casino gamblers will be able to “move between the two apps with ease.”

Jackpocket‘s Jan. 29 announcement reads:

Every new casino user will receive both a casino and a lottery bonus offer after registering and making a first casino deposit. Through this connection, Jackpocket Casino will also amplify visibility and awareness of new lottery winners, games, prizes, and causes the lottery supports in New Jersey and across the country.

However, it’s unclear how that toggling will work. Because Bonus looked at Jackpocket Casino on Jan. 29 in New Jersey and saw what appeared to be a standalone casino app.

The site’s home page offers three drop-down menus:

  • Casino
  • Live Dealer
  • Offers

The newest New Jersey online casino does refer to its parent company’s lottery roots in offers like this one:

First deposit match: Up to $500, +$10 in lottery credits

Conversely, the lottery ticket courier app has a casino tab at the bottom of the screen. When Bonus tapped the casino tab, this image appeared:

Jackpocket's lottery ticket courier app refers users to the New Jersey Jackpocket Casino app

Jackpocket didn’t immediately reply to those questions from Bonus on Jan. 29.

However, the company posted this on X:

New Jersey! Welcome to @JackpocketCas. 👋

🎰 Scratch and spin your way to real money prizes anytime, anywhere in NJ with Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, and live dealer games.

🎰 Available now on iOS, Android, and https://t.co/dF1kE1mi2s pic.twitter.com/mLgUySE4RQ

— Jackpocket (@Jackpocket) January 31, 2024

UPDATE: 02/05/2024

On Jan. 17, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) authorized Jackpocket Casino to “commence full implementation of its online casino wagering operations.”

That DGE document also showed the state’s newest online casino was permitted to “terminate” its “soft play” operations. Soft launches allow the regulator to monitor the iGaming platform before authorizing a full launch.

On Feb. 5, the app remained at more than 1,000 downloads in Google Play. However, it moved up in the App Store from No. 139 to No. 137 in the “Casino” category.

Jackpocket iGaming Will Expand

Jackpocket Casino is starting in New Jersey, but the company plans to offer legal online casino games in other states.

That may not happen immediately, considering Jackpocket announced its New Jersey online casino plans back on Dec. 14, 2021.

Then Jackpocket Casino soft-launched last month on the Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City retail casino license. “Soft launches” of online casino sites must happen before operators receive regulator approval for full launches.

However, that expansion can’t match its lottery ticket courier footprint because not all of those jurisdictions offer legal iGaming.

The lottery ticket courier app is active in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, and West Virginia.

The relevant state for Jackpocket Casino beyond New Jersey is West Virginia.

Legal online casino states that aren’t on the current lottery ticket courier app availability list are:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Michigan
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island

Jackpocket Casino NJ Games

On the Jackpocket Casino home page, online slots are listed first in the “casino” tab.

If the “Top 10” category was updated in real-time on Jan. 31, New Jerseyans prefer:

  • 88 Fortunes
  • Blackjack
  • European Roulette
  • Cash Eruption
  • Blackjack 7
  • Capital Gains
  • Blackjack 3
  • Cash Machine: Win What You See
  • Ultimate Poker: Five Play
  • Blackjack 1

The top live dealer games — provided by Evolution (Evolution AB (publ) 4,48 -0,67%) — appear to have some crossover:

  • Blackjack 1
  • Craps Live
  • Baccarat First Person
  • Football Studio First Person
  • American Roulette First Person
  • Blackjack First Person
  • Blackjack 2
  • Blackjack 3
  • Blackjack 4
  • Blackjack 5

In addition, Jackpocket announced on Jan. 29 that the online casino has in-house games:

Jackpocket-branded games like blackjack, roulette, and slots.

On Jan. 29, Google Play tallied more than 1,000 Jackpocket Casino app downloads as of noon. The App Store listed it as No. 139 in the “Casino” category.

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Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher is Lead Writer at Bonus, concentrating on online casino coverage. She specializes in breaking news, legislative coverage, and gambling marketing strategy overviews. To reach Heather with a news tip, email [email protected].
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