Mohegan Sun Online Casino is one of the newest online casinos operating in New Jersey.
Mohegansuncasino.com is the newest fully licensed state-operated online casino gambling option for New Jersey players. The site, which has the now also approved Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City as its Atlantic City casino partner, received the requisite license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) and officially opened for business on 7/29/15. With the availability of the new online casino, players can choose between two Resorts affiliated online gambling casinos, the other one being www.resortscasino.com, which has been officially open for business since April, 2015. Neither site offers any poker games as yet.
At the beginning of July, 2015, there were a total of 10 state-run licensed casino gambling websites up and running in New Jersey. By the end of that month that number became a lucky 11 with the official launch of the state’s newest online casino, www.mohegansuncasino.com. There are 12 licensed sites in New Jersey as of March 2016.
The original land-based Mohegan Sun Casino, located on Indian reservation land in Uncasville, CT, was established in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut. The facility has since grown into a world class hotel and casino resort that is home to three separate casinos, the Casino of the Earth (with 2,800 slot machines and 130 table games), the Casino of the Sky (with 2,000 slot machines and 100 table games), and the Casino of the Wind (with 500 slot machines, 25 table games, and a 43 table poker room). In addition to gambling, the resort’s amenities include a 1,200 room luxury hotel, indoor swimming pool and spa, three entertainment venues, convention center, 40 restaurants, bars, and lounges, numerous shops, and the world’s largest indoor planetarium. Unsurprisingly, the property attracts visitors from all over the world.
In 2005, after acquiring ownership rights to Downs Racing, a harness track in Plains Township, PA in the Poconos, the Mohegan tribe opened a second gambling facility called Mohegan Sun Pocono on the same site. The Mohegan Sun Pocono includes 2,300 slot machines and more than 90 table games, including an 18 table poker room.
Along with casino games, poker and harness racing, the Pocono facility also houses a 238 room hotel and spa, convention center, and dining, shopping and entertainment options.
More recently, in the wake of the growing popularity of Internet gambling and the legislation passed in nearby New Jersey permitting state-run online casinos and poker rooms, the Mohegan Sun became interested in expanding its own operations to include online gambling. With that goal in mind, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which operates the Mohegan Sun Casinos, chose Resorts Casino, Atlantic City’s first land-based casino, to be its new partner. Resorts, which was already struggling to stay afloat with all the competition from newer casinos, not only in New Jersey, but in neighboring states, was especially hard hit after the death of former co-owner and CEO Dennis Gomes in February, 2012. Therefore, Resorts saw the liaison with Mohegan Sun Casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania as a golden opportunity, through pooling of the three casinos’ loyalty rewards programs and cross-casino marketing, to add new players to its own customer base. The partnership between the Mohegan Sun and Resorts, including Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority becoming the new manager of Resorts, became effective in August, 2012.
The plan for the Mohegan Sun-Resorts partnership to also include online gambling was delayed, however, due to the fact that the New Jersey Division of Gambling Enforcement (NJDGE) denied Resorts’ own application for a license. The problem was not Resorts’ partnership with Mohegan Sun, but its partnership with Pokersites.com. As a result, while other online casinos were able to open their virtual doors on the official launch day, November 26, 2013, Resorts was not. In fact, www.resortscasino.com did not obtain its license to operate until 2015. Finally on April 16, 2015, after a successful test run, the website was officially launched along with the first of its kind iGaming lounge on the casino floor of the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City.
Then, on July 20, 2015, Mohegan Sun entered the New Jersey market, too, not with another land-based facility, but with the long awaited soft launch of its online casino with Resorts as its Atlantic City casino partner. The soft launch was successful, and July 29, 2015 marked the official opening of the NJDGE licensed www.mohegansuncasino.com.
Who Can Play
MoheganSunCasino.com is required to abide by the same NJDGE rules as all of the other New Jersey based online casinos regarding who is allowed to play. There are two basic requirements. The first is that in order to play, you must be at least 21 years old age, which is the same minimum age for gambling not only in all of the Atlantic City casinos, but also in the Mohegan Sun land-based casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The second requirement is that you wish to gamble at this casino for real money, you must be physically situated in New Jersey for the entire time you are logged on to play. It doesn’t matter whether you live in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or any other state, but if you are traveling from outside New Jersey, you need to wait until you are within state borders to start playing. Some Connecticut and Pennsylvania residents may erroneously assume that because there is a Mohegan Sun land-based casino in their state, they can play online games for real money while in that state, too. That is incorrect. Like everyone else, they have to be in New Jersey.
It is pointless to disregard this rule because MoheganSun.com, like all of the other New Jersey regulated online gambling sites, uses Geo Locate software to immediately detect your whereabouts. If you are not in New Jersey, you will receive an error message to that effect. You might possibly be able to play select games for free or perform other limited functions, but that is all. You will be unable to access any bonuses, promotions, or player rewards.
Security and Fairness
As of this writing, you can choose from 11 different New Jersey-based online casinos to play at. Despite many similarities, each is somewhat different from the others in terms of game choice, banking options, and bonuses, promotions, and loyalty rewards. It is up to you, the player, to sort them out and try to pick the site that best suits your needs and playing preferences. However, one characteristic that applies to all of them is that prior to receiving their online gambling license, all of the operators and their partners have been carefully scrutinized by the NJDGE and have been found to meet that organization’s very strict standards. At some online casinos, you could be taking a chance on the security and fairness of the site, but with these 12 New Jersey online casinos, there is no question that you are playing on a secure site and that the games give you a fair chance to win.
Furthermore, the Mohegan Sun has been in the gambling business since 1996, and operates two highly successful casinos of its own addition to managing Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. Certainly, Resorts Casino would not have chosen the Mohegan Sun as both its offline and online partner if it had any doubts as to its trustworthiness. Nor would Mohegan Sun risk its excellent reputation by not abiding by the rules and acting responsibly.
Mohegan Sun Online Casino Software
Many of the MoheganSun.com games, like those at ResortsCasino.com, come from the casinos’ software partner SNG Interactive, which provides games from Sporttech and NYX. In addition, there are various slots and table games from IGT. While ResortsCasino.com is still hoping to be able to launch a separate site for poker, there is no immediate plan to do the same at MoheganSunCasino.com.
The Mohegan Sun website is both colorful and informative, but not overly cluttered. Even if you are new to online gambling, you should not have a problem because the website is very well organized and easy to navigate. Another advantage is that there is no need to download the software. All of the games are instantly accessible, either in demo mode, with or without an account, for play money, or if you have an account, for either play money or real money, as you wish. The site can be accessed on any browser so you have the flexibility of playing away from home, if that is more convenient.
As long as you are still in New Jersey, you should not have a problem. However, the website does state that gameplay works best with Google Chrome. The software is also compatible with the latest versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer, but players are advised that “they might not work as well as Chrome.” You also need a geolocation plug in.
Since it was not clear from the website whether or not MoheganSun.com also offers a mobile play option, this reviewer called Customer Support. Surprisingly, the representative did not know the answer either. First he said that he did not think any games could be played on mobile devices as yet, but said to wait while he checked with someone else. He then returned to the phone and said that MoheganSun.com has a mobile app (available from the App Store) which can be used to play all of the games, though presumably just on iOS devices.
If this is the case, clearly the website should include information to that effect. While it is possible, that all of the MoheganSunCasino.com (and ResortsCasino.com) games, including more than 100 slot games, have been optimized for mobile play, to this reviewer, it seems unlikely. Some of the New Jersey casinos that have been online since day 1 (11/26/13) still only have a few games that can be played on mobile devices and only on iOS and Android phones and tablets, not on all models. Based on the lack of sufficient information, new players are advised to set up their accounts and make their initial deposits on the computer, rather than to attempt to do so on their mobile device, and then check out the mobile possibilities at a later date. Another suggestion would be to visit the iGaming Lounge at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. Hopefully, the area is not just self-service, but also has a trained staff person on hand to provide assistance and answer any questions. Keep in mind that MoheganSunCasino.com, like ResortsCasino.com, is still quite new, so it is not surprising that the mobile platform would still be a work in progress. However, regardless of its status, prospective mobile players should have their options clearly communicated.
Casino Games at Mohegan Sun Online Casino
MoheganSunCasino.com bears no more resemblance to the Mohegan Sun Casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, which are huge, than ResortsCasino.com does to the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. In fact, no online casino offers anywhere close to 2,000+ slot machines or all the other gambling options that the large land-based casinos provide. However, the Mohegan Sun Online Casino, like the very similar Resorts Online Casino, offers well over 100 games, which is a respectable number compared to the number of games that are available in some of the other New Jersey online casinos. Again, keeping in mind that MoheganSunCasino.com is still very new, it is reasonable to expect that more games will be added in the near future. Here is the breakdown for the current total of 145 games: 128 slots, 10 video poker games, 4 blackjack games, and 3 roulette games. There is no craps or baccarat. Other games frequently found in larger online casinos like casino table poker, Red Dog, Let ‘Em Ride, Casino War, keno, and scratch cards are also not available. There are no live dealer games either. Let’s now take a more detailed look at your options in slots, video poker, blackjack, and roulette.
Slots at Mohegan Sun Online Casino NJ
Slots are clearly where the emphasis at this casino lies, so if you are a slots player, you won’t be disappointed. There is a wide enough selection to appeal to almost any slot player, so you can choose the themes, special features, and bet range you prefer. Some slot machines take wagers that are so small anyone can afford them (i.e., for much less than a dollar), while there are others where a single spin can cost over $50. Whether you are a penny player or a high roller, or anything in between, you can select the stakes you prefer and the number of lines you would like to have working for you.
Another great option, which is especially helpful if you are considering a game that is new to you, but you are unsure if you want to risk real money on it, is to try it out in demo mode first. You can also click on the Information tab to learn more about the game. Then, after taking advantage of the play money option, if you find you like the game, you can switch to playing for real money. For your convenience, the lobby includes the names and descriptions of all 128 slots organized alphabetically. Select slots are also categorized as “featured games” and “new games.” Thus, you can scroll through the various choices and quickly locate the game you want to play. Unfortunately, there are no progressive jackpot slots.
The following are some special features that some of the Mohegan Sun slot games offer. They can be very entertaining and add an extra element of excitement to the game.
- Gamble Feature – Each time you win you have the opportunity, if you wish, to try to double or even quadruple your winnings. Simply click on the “gamble” button. Then pick either the color (red or black) or the suit of a randomly drawn playing card. If you guess the color correctly, you double your winnings, and if you guess the correct suit, you quadruple your winnings! Now here’s the bad news—if you guess wrong, you lose your original winnings.
- SuperBet – After placing your main bet, click the SuperBet button, which will automatically activate every payline. Several symbols will then randomly turn wild!
- Slide A Wild – You can move the Wild symbol from the first reel to another reel of your choice.
- Up Wild – Sometimes the Wild symbol climbs upward to create more Wild symbols.
- Select-A-Play – You decide which you would prefer, a larger number of free spins with a lower prize multiple or fewer free spins with a higher prize multiple. The choice is yours.
There are a total of 10 variations of video poker at mohegansuncasino.com, probably enough to satisfy any avid video poker player.
- Deuces Wild
- Regal Poker
- Double and Double Double Regal Poker
- Bonus Poker
- Double and Double Double Bonus Poker
- Jester Poker
- Jacks or Better (2 versions)
If you decide on Jacks or Better, we recommend the Game King version from IGT which is a hard-to-find 9-6 game. The other Jacks or Better game also pays 9-1 for a Full House, but only 5-1 for a Flush.
If you wish to play blackjack, you have two basic options, either the IGT game, Player’s Suite Blackjack (with a bet range of $1-$1,000) or a game from NextGen Gaming called Atlantic City Blackjack. The latter is offered in your choice of high limit ($25-$1,000 bets), low limit ($1-$50 bets), or micro-limit ($1-$10 bets). All four blackjack games are single player, single hand with the cards reshuffled after every hand. These are the additional rules to keep in mind.
Player’s Suite Blackjack
- 6 decks
- Dealer stands on soft 17.
- Double down on any two cards
- Double after splits and resplits
- Player can draw up to 8 cards. An 8-card player hand is an automatic winner.
Atlantic City Blackjack
- 8 decks
- Dealer stands on soft 17.
- Double down on any two cards.
- Double after splits allowed, but no resplits
- Late Surrender: After the cards are dealt, before playing your hand, you have the option to surrender your hand and get back half of your bet. However, if the dealer has an Ace or 10 upcard (and thus a possible blackjack), Surrender is available only after the dealer first checks for a blackjack and does not have it.
The Late Surrender option is a good one, but not as good as Early Surrender, which is taken before the dealer’s hole card is checked and still valid even if the dealer does have a blackjack. Although the Atlantic City casinos used to offer Late Surrender, the option was discontinued a long time ago. No Atlantic City land-based casino currently offers it.
Various customizable options are offered for these blackjack games like turning the sound on or off and changing the speed of the game. This reviewer tried both the Player’s Suite game and the Atlantic City High Limit game, using play money, both at the “normal” speed, which was much too slow, and in the speeded up version which was still too slow. While micro-stakes players just learning the game might welcome the slow pace, most high stakes blackjack players are accustomed to playing quite rapidly.
Another feature that is somewhat annoying is the difficulty changing your bet size, especially if you have just placed a bet and decide, before the cards are dealt, that you want to increase or decrease it. In addition, periodically, cards would get stuck and the player would initially receive only one card instead of two or one of the cards from the previous hand would still remain after the next hand was dealt.. Also, many players like the option to play more than one hand at a time, and that option is not available.
Roulette is another very popular casino game you can play at Mohegan Sun Online Casino, although your options, just like for blackjack, are limited. The three roulette variations available to you, which are described briefly below, are all Player’s Suite games from IGT. The minimum bet is $1 and the maximum is $100. All of the Mohegan Sun roulette games offer a variety customizable features so you can adjust speed, sound, and other aspects of the game according to your own personal preferences.
- “American” Roulette
This game is incorrectly described on the website as American Roulette, but it is in fact European Roulette. The difference is that it only has a single zero on the wheel instead of both a single and double zero. Since the payouts are the same on both games, European Roulette is a better game for the player.
- Double Bonus Spin Roulette
This game does have a double zero on the wheel along with a single zero. The wheel also has an extra-wide yellow section. When the ball lands on yellow, the Double Bonus Spin is triggered, giving you two new free chances to win your existing bet. If the ball lands on yellow and you have a bet on yellow, you could win 1,200x your bet!
- 3 Wheel Roulette
Roulette players who are looking for more action will definitely find plenty in this game with three wheels spinning for you simultaneously! An optional color up bonus bet can produce even more ways to win if certain (unlikely) combinations of results come up on the three wheels. Three Wheel Roulette is a single zero only game.
Mohegan Sun Online Casino Bonus & Promo Code
The Mohegan Sun Online Casino is currently the only New Jersey-based online casino besides Betfair which offers a 100% Welcome Bonus with a $1,000 maximum. The bonuses at all of the other casinos have a lower cap. Resorts offers the second biggest bonus (a 3-part 100% bonus up to $600, while the other casino’s Welcome Bonuses are capped at $300 or less.The Betfair bonus can be as much as $1,000, but in order to qualify, you will have to meet some hefty wagering requirements. That is not the case with the Mohegan Sun Online Casino Welcome Bonus. The terms are fantastic, and you will not find a better deal anywhere. Here is how the Mohegan Sun Online Casino works.
First deposit –
- 100% match bonus up to $1,000.
- Playthrough requirements: 20x bonus for slots, 100x bonus for any other game
- Maximum time to redeem bonus: 30 days
The required playthrough is based just on the bonus, not on the bonus + deposit, and you can play any game you wish and it will count. The wagering requirements based on slot play are miniscule, and even though they are higher for video poker and table games, they are still very reasonable. As soon as all required wagering has been completed, the bonus and any related winnings are available for withdrawal.
In order to access the bonus, simply sign into your online account, go to My Account, click on Redeem Coupons, and enter the code MOHEGAN. Then click on Details and follow the instructions.
Banking at MoheganSunCasino.com, like at all of the New Jersey online casinos, is fast, safe, and secure. While some of the other casinos offer more options like e-wallets, most players should find the accepted methods for deposit and withdrawal at MoheganSunCasino.com adequate. Even if your bank won’t let you use your MasterCard or Visa, you have other options, the best of which is to simply visit the Resorts Casino cashier’s cage in Atlantic City. The deposit and withdrawal methods you can use on mohegansuncasino.com are as follows:
- Online bank transfer
- E-Checks (ACH)
- MasterCard and Visa
- Resorts Casino Hotel Cashier’s Cage
Withdrawal Methods / Time Frames
- Instant Check / Bank Transfer – 3-5 business days
- Resorts Casino Hotel Cage – Instantly
Every time you play online for real money, you earn both “gems” and “momentum dollars.” While all play counts, gems are earned at the fastest rate for slots, where for every $10 wagered, you earn 1 gem. It takes $20 to earn 1 gem playing roulette and $40 playing video poker or blackjack. Your “gems” are worth money; they are exchangeable for cash, when you have accumulated enough of them. Momentum dollars are comps which are credited to your account the first of every month based on your play the preceding month. Momentum dollars can be used just like cash at the Mohegan Sun Casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania or at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
If you are already enrolled in the Momentum Program at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut or Pennsylvania, you should email [email protected] with your Momentum Rewards Number. You can then have the additional rewards you earn online from your MoheganCasino.com play added to your rewards earned at the land-based casino. Presumably, the same tier status (see below) you have at the land-based casino would carry over to your online play, too, but double check to make sure. You can also redeem your rewards, not only at the Connecticut and Pennsylvania casinos, but also at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City!
The casino also has a VIP program. Tier status is determined monthly, based on the number of gems earned the previous month. The six tiers and the minimum number of gems needed to quality are as follows:
|Tier||Gems Minimum (previous month)|
|Amber||0 (Starting Level)|
Automatic Tier Upgrades
Here is more good news. As a new player, you can probably bypass both the Amber and Garnet levels completely and start at day 1 at the Amethyst level! Since MoheganSunCasino.com is a relatively new addition for New Jersey online players, the casino is giving anyone who already has an account with any of the other regulated online casinos in New Jersey an automatic tier upgrade to Amethyst status! Your Amethyst membership includes special bonus offers and entitles you to discounted prices on hotel rooms and meals at both Mohegan Sun Casinos and at Resorts. See the website for details.
Higher Tier Benefits
Another advantage of higher tier status is that when exchanging your gems for cash, the higher your level, the fewer gems you will need for each dollar of cash redeemed. For example, Amber level players receive $1 for each 100 gems, Amethyst level players (which would be your starting level—as long as you have an online account with another New Jersey licensed casino)—receive $1 for each 33 gems, and Sapphire level players receive $1 for each 14 gems.
Sapphire players receive many additional benefits and rewards, including all of the following:
- VIP concierge
- $300 welcome dinner at the Mohegan Sun or Resorts restaurant of their choice
- Free hotel stays at the Mohegan Sun or Resorts Casino Hotel
- Exclusive bonuses, cashback offers, and point multiplier promotions
- Other exclusive VIP promotions and luxury gifts
- Complimentary or discounted shows and concerts
- Complimentary nightclub admission at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut
- Complimentary round of golf at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club
Mohegan Sun Casino appreciates all of its players, and will show you that with its many special promotions, whether you are a high roller or not. Here are some that are ongoing right now.
$3,000,000 Daily Spin Wheel
- This offer is open to all MoheganSunCasino.com account holders. Every day, from now through July 20, 2016, all you have to do is log on for a free spin of the wheel for your chance to win up to $3 million in cash! No deposit or play is required, and every spin is a winner. At the very least, you win either 5 or 10 gems or $20 in bonus dollars. Of, if you’re really lucky, $5,000, $25,000, or the top prize of $3,000,000!
- Winning prizes must be cashed the same day. The gems and bonus dollar prizes have wagering requirements for withdrawal.
- Every day of the week is an equally good one to log onto your Mohegan Sun online account, especially when you consider all of these extra giveaways you can snag just for playing your favorite games. You can check out all the exciting details on at www.mohegansuncasino.com and on the website http://www.njonlinecasinos.com where the Mohegan Sun Online Casino Daily Promotions are the featured Best Bet for September, 2015.
Customer Support is available 24/7 via live chat, phone, or email to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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Frequently Asked Questions about MoheganSunCasino.com
I don’t live in New Jersey. Can I still play at MoheganSunCasino.com?
You can still play, but in order to play for real money, you must be physically situated within the borders of New Jersey.
I live in Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Can I still play at MoheganSunCasino.com?
Yes, you can play, but not in your home state for real money. For that, like everyone else, you will need to be physically situated in New Jersey. The fact that a land-based Mohegan Sun Casino is in your state is immaterial. However, the momentum dollars you earn playing at the Mohegan Sun Casino online can be combined with those you already have from your play at the brick and mortar casino. Be sure to send an email to [email protected] so your offline and online play can be linked. And while you are in New Jersey, you can stop by Resorts Casino Hotel and redeem your rewards!
What types of games are offered at MoheganSunCasino.com?
Slots, video poker, blackjack, and roulette.
What games are offered on the MoheganSunCasino.com mobile platform?
If you have a current version of an iOS device (iPhone or iPad), it should work with any of the games. However, as with your computer play, you need to be physically located in the State of New Jersey at the time. You can also access the games at the iGaming Lounge at Resorts Casino.
What kind of a Welcome Bonus can a new MoheganSunCasino.com player receive?
A great one. As soon as you open an account and make your first real money deposit, the casino will match it 100% up to $1,000. There is a playthrough requirement, but it is very reasonable and all games count.
Does Mohegan Sun Online Casino have a loyalty rewards program?
Yes, you earn “gem” points for all of your play, which can be accumulated and redeemed for cash. You also earn momentum dollars which can be used as comp dollars towards such items as rooms, meals, entertainment, and shopping at the two Mohegan Sun Casino Hotels and Resorts Casino Hotel. The higher your VIP tier (based on gem points), the more your momentum dollars are worth and the more extra benefits you receive. If you are new to MoheganSunCasino.com but already have an account with another New Jersey online casino, you will be automatically upgraded to Amethyst tier status, bypassing the two lower tiers.
Is there any difference between MoheganSunCasino.com and ResortsCasino.com?
The software and most of the games are identical, but the bonuses, promotions, and loyalty rewards programs are different.
What is the fastest and easiest way to make deposits to and withdrawals from my MoheganSunCasino.com account?
If you plan to be in the vicinity of Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, both deposits and withdrawals can be made at the casino cashier’s cage 24/7. The funds are available instantly.
Mohegan Sun Casino Bonus Code
New depositors will receive a 100% bonus on their first deposit up to $1,000. The bonus clears at a rate of 20x the bonus if you play slots and 100x the bonus if you play table games or video poker.
In order to receive this bonus, you must use the Promo Code MAXBONUS
|Mohegan Sun Bonus Code||MAXBONUS|
|Bonus description||100% bonus up to $1,000|
|Launch date||July 23, 2015|
|Available to||Adults 21 or over located in New Jersey|