Hard Rock Casino Review

By Richard Janvrin

Alongside partner Gaming Innovation Group, Hard Rock Atlantic City went ahead and burst onto the scene back in June 2018, launching not only its online casino, but a brick-and-mortar one as well.

With just over a year in operation, Hard Rock has been aggressive in trying to bring attention to this product, and with the Hard Rock brand recognition, it can be done.

Licensed and regulated in the state of New Jersey, let’s take a closer look at this iteration of Hard Rock.

Deposit Methods

  • ACH/e-Check
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • PayNearMe
  • PayPal
  • Play+
  • Cash Cage

Withdrawal Methods

  • Bank Transfer
  • ACH/e-Check
  • Cash Cage

All funds that are being withdrawn will be available within two business days. If you are planning on visiting Hard Rock Atlantic City in person, please allow them 24 hours to get your money together.

Welcome Bonus

The welcome bonus at Hard Rock Atlantic City has a high monetary value of a 100 percent match up to $1,000, plus, there is a bonus 50 spins.

If you want to access the bonus money in the form of withdrawal, you must wager 20x the amount. Meaning, if you did the full $1,000, you would need to wager $20,000 on the site in order to withdraw the bonus $1,000.

We should note, though, that the 20x applies totally and complete to slot games. Video poker and table games account for 20 percent of that, meaning that $5 on one of these platforms is equivalent to $1.



  • Unique registration process
  • Fantastic welcome bonus
  • Beautiful site


  • A bit behind in terms of establishing themselves as a brand in Atlantic City

Desktop/Mobile Experience

From the Hard Rock Atlantic City home page you can access the casino by clicking “Games” on the on the left side of the page. That lands you on the online casino’s main page, where you can use the search bar to locate specific titles. Below that search bar game types are listed, which as de facto filters.

The games are on a menu that you can slide left and right. When you make a selection, the games appear below this, with the graphics as well.

Not only is this casino available on desktop, but it’s also available on Android and iOS. You can download the Android version straight through the site and iOS through the App Store.

The mobile app and mobile web browser version both run well, with the menu on the left-hand side on the desktop version appearing at the bottom, strictly with icons.

Everything is really the same, minus necessary formatting to fit everything on to the smaller sized screen.

The registration process consists of numerous steps. While this may sound like a lot, Hard Rock Atlantic City does this on purpose. Each step is associated with gaining more free spins. You get 50 for signing up and each step of the registration process you earn more and more. It’s fun and interactive. Here are the steps:

  • 1. Email/Password
  • 2. Provide your name, date of birth and best contact number
  • 3. Complete address
  • 4. Gender and created security question
  • 5. Confirm terms of service
  • 6. Last four of your social security number

Game Variety at Hard Rock Casino

With top-tier software providers such as NetEnt, IGT and Evolution Gaming on board, Hard Rock Atlantic City has enlisted the best of the best to put its best foot forward with its product.

There are over 400 titles to choose from the following game types:

  • Video Poker
  • Instant Win Games
  • Table Games: Hold ‘Em, 3 Wheel Roulette, Double Bonus Spin Roulette, Blackjack, Roulette Master and a traditional Roulette game
  • Live Dealer Games: Playable from 11 a.m. - 3 a.m. Eastern time, include Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, Three Card Poker and Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Slots: Hundreds of titles including prominent titles like Gorilla Go Wild and a jackpot casino, Cleopatra, which is now north of $700,000

Betting Limits

Unfortunately, there is no layout to speak of that covers the betting limits for each game type on Hard Rock Atlantic City. You can easily find out and discover this information upon visiting the specific games you are interested in, though. There are simply too many titles on the site to have this information displayed.

Customer Support

On top of the live chat function being available in the bottom left-hand corner of the page no matter where you are on the site, you can access more forms of contact by clicking on “Contact Us” at the bottom of the page.

Here, the site displays the live chat once again, but also email and phone. This is all in addition to the FAQ section.

Responsible Gambling Features

At the bottom of the page and at the top of the page there are links to the Responsible Gaming page.

On top of organizations, hotlines and disputing certain myths and stigmas about gambling/gambling addiction, Hard Rock Atlantic City also has information on things done in-house.

These include setting session, deposit and spending limits and ways to prevent minors from gambling, too. You can also make yourself a self-exclusion period if you feel like you need to step away from the game, but don’t have the will power to quite turn it off on your own free will. These systems are here to help you and protect you.

Our Verdict

There’s really not a lot bad to be said here. Hard Rock Atlantic City has it all. Hard Rock Atlantic City has a great welcome offer, there are mobile apps and live dealer games.

Really, as we said, the only thing here is that it just launched over a year ago. Hard Rock Atlantic City haven’t been in this system that has had casinos for years and years. The Hard Rock name may be attached to them, but some people have the casinos they like and stick with them.

Once Hard Rock Atlantic City is able to convince people in The Garden State to give them a chance, these customers will never leave. They will be in awe of this product, no questions asked.


I combine my sports, casino and gambling interests to put new US casino websites through the paces to give consumers an unbiased assessment of every site's strengths and weaknesses.

Cited by leading media organizations, such as: