BetAmerica has produced an impressive online casino for those in New Jersey in its initial foray into the US market and is now expanding its reach. In 2020, it opened its doors in Pennsylvania as well.
Powered by SBTech, BetAmerica has partnered with retail juggernaut Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA to bring its content to the online space. Being backed by such reputable names is quite the endorsement.
How does it execute on it? Let’s examine further.
Available methods may differ per state, but here's a general overview of methods that can be used at BetAmerica Casino.
The welcome bonus at BetAmerica is quite generous for players in New Jersey & Pennsylvania and simply requires being a new player and a promo code to take advantage of it.
Using promo code “PLAY500”, players will receive a 25 percent deposit bonus up to $500. This is amount is quite competitive compared to what other online casinos are offering. Usually, the higher the amount, the higher the playthrough, but here, the playthrough is 10x, which is on the lower end—we’ve seen it as high as 45x in some places before.
So, in order to take advantage of the full $500, players must wager $25,000 on BetAmerica. This comes from the initial deposit, added to the bonus, multiplied by 10.
Players can access BetAmerica on desktop, mobile web browsers and apps from Android and iOS.
Starting with desktop, the layout is similar to most online casino—links to the live casino, promotions and blackjack at the top of the screen, with the game options and a search bar below that to follow.
On the menu, the games are listed in an order, and that’s how they are presented, with graphics, on the main game page, starting with the featured games.
Yes, there is a filter option, which filters games by popularity, alphabetical order, newest offerings and also by provider if you’re more particular.
Luckily for the user, the mobile versions are nearly identical. At the bottom of the app there are links to the home page, sports, casino and open bets, which is dedicated to sports.
Like the desktop version, the app is very much geared toward the sportsbook, but what’s important is that users will get a similar experience, regardless of choice of platform.
In working with top-level game developers such as Konami, NetEnt, Everi, Ezugi, IGT and SNFT-Bally, BetAmerica has an impressive collection of casino games for players to choose from. Below, is a complete list on the game types and amounts offered.
Unfortunately, the games lobby is significantly smaller in Pennsylvania, but considering the casino has only just launched, we're positive more games will be added shortly.
Information in terms of betting limits are not readily identifiable at BetAmerica. However, each game does let the player know once it is accessed.
However, there are some $1 minimum blackjack games, but other than that, no games present the minimum and maximum wager amounts up front.
BetAmerica has invested heavily into its customer service, offering four options to players, including a FAQ section, a live chat, 24/7 email support, and phone support, which is available from 9am -11pm eastern time.
Found at the bottom of the home page and through the clickable “RG” logo at the top of the home page, you will find the Responsible Gaming section at BetAmerica.
Here, BetAmerica covers what exactly problem gambling is, the warning signs, and ways you can set limits on yourself while playing at BetAmerica including wager limits, session limits, limits with time on the site and loss limits.
In addition, BetAmerica includes potential gambling risks such as with family, health and relationships, which are very real topics that need to be discussed, but are not something we typically see at online casinos, which tells us that BetAmerica cares more about the well-being of users as opposed to making a quick buck.
BetAmerica really wants players to have fun and enjoy playing its product as another form of entertainment. As evidenced by the Responsible Gaming section, this is not a malicious entity that wants to make money and get out of dodge. BetAmerica has a healthy game library and offers a great welcome offer.
The only downside is the lack of promotions for the casino as compared to the sportsbook, though its somewhat understandable as the sportsbook is probably the larger source of income for BetAmerica and a larger user base.