Harrah's Mobile Casino Review
What’s Harrah’s Mobile Casino all about? Our review
If you’ve ever been to Atlantic City, you probably know all about Harrah’s wealth of experience in the rich brick n’ mortar casino industry. If you haven’t been to Atlantic City, chances are you’ve heard of Harrah’s nonetheless! Harrah’s is a big name in gaming, and has teamed up with 888 Holdings to expand its services into online casino gaming, becoming a large and ever-growing name in this space too. Harrah’s Online Casino brings that brick n’ mortar feeling to your screen, allowing you to play your preferred casino game from the comfort of your own home or even while on the go.
The latter is made possible through Harrah’s dedicated mobile application, which is available for download through the AppStore on iPhone and iPad. That’s right, it’s only made available to Apple users, so if your mobile device runs on Android or Windows Phone operating systems - simply use your smartphone's browser to access the casino.
There have been many whispers in the proverbial grapevine with regards to the imminent launch of Harrah’s mobile application on PlayStore, but Ceasers Interactive Entertainment Inc, the company behind Harrah’s Mobile Casino, has not, as at the time of writing this review, given any indications as to when that will happen.
Harrah’s Mobile Casino is an online mobile casino catering exclusively for players whose IP address emanates from within the American State of New Jersey. US Players often have a hard time locating an online casino that suits their needs and desires, due to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), enacted nationally by the United States’ Congress in 2006. But the State of New Jersey happens to be one of two states that has unilaterally and explicitly legalised online casino gaming and it has in turn created the necessary legal framework to support an online casino gaming industry.
At the heart of that industry lies the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), a thorough and highly respected regulatory authority for online gaming, which happens to supply Ceasers Interactive Entertainment Inc with its licenses to operate Harrah’s Mobile Casino.
Seeing as Harrah’s Mobile Casino is not available to anyone hailing from outside the American State of New Jersey, the casino’s software is only made available in the English language and the only currency accepted is the US Dollar.
Harrah’s Mobile Casino does not publish its RTP Rating.
Is Harrah’s Mobile Casino Safe?
Yes, it is. In fact, playing at Harrah’s Mobile Casino is as safe as online casino gaming can be. Firstly, Harrah’s is licensed and fully regulated to operate by the NJDGE, so players may rest assured that they’re not dealing with some rogue entity. The NJDGE is a respected regulatory authority that is known for its stringent rules and regulations, many of which are in place in order to protect players’ interests. So, Harrah’s license base serves as the first safety and security check for players.
Secondly, even though Harrah’s Mobile Casino does not publish any RNG Certificates on its official website, it does use, as specified within its terms and conditions of use, a Random Number Generator (RNG) in order to determine the outcome of all of its virtual casino games. This means that players may rest assured that all game results, whether determined by a card hand or a reel spin, are truly random.
Thirdly, Harrah’s Mobile Casino makes use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology in order to ensure the protection and encoding of any information players pass on to the casino, whether personal or financial. The casino also assures all players that it will not pass on player information to third parties for any financial gain and that player information will only be used for the casino to provide that player with its complete service package.
Additionally, Harrah’s Mobile Casino operates under a solid Responsible Gaming policy, as required by the NJDGE. In accordance with this policy, Harrah’s Mobile Casino provides players with information as to how to detect a gambling problem, provides direct links to help sites for compulsive gambling, employs measures to restrict people under the age of 21 from using its services, provides the facility for players to self-impose playing time-, deposit- and loss-limits, provides the possibility for players to request cooling-off periods, and provides all players with the possibility for permanent self-exclusion.
And last but not least, should a player have a dispute to resolve with Harrah’s, he/she may always take it up with the NJDGE directly, by filling in a dispute form made available on the NJDGE’s website. So yes, players may rest assured that they’re in safe hands when playing at Harrah’s Mobile Casino.
What Mobile Casino Games will I find at Harrah’s?
One of the first noticeable aspects of Harrah’s Online Casino, upon visiting the site for the first time, is the lack of depth in its assortment of games on offer. With only 37 casino games making up its entire games portfolio, Harrah’s Casino simply doesn’t match its main competition in the games range department.
And we’re talking about the desktop version here. Everybody knows that casinos almost always make far less games available on mobile than they do on desktop. Well, Harrah’s Mobile casino is no maverick in this regard. It only makes ten games available on its mobile application and nine of them are video Slots. The other? Classic Blackjack. Moreover, it’s most sought after Progressive Slot, Millionaire Genie, is omitted from its mobile offering.
Yep, you’ve read right. Harrah’s Mobile Casino sports 10 mobile casino games in total and if you’re looking to play a game of Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Casino Poker, Keno, Bingo, or anything else other than video Slots or Classic Blackjack while on the go, you’ll have to do it elsewhere. And Harrah’s Casino does not offer live dealer games either, whether on desktop or mobile.
But let’s talk about what it offers rather than what is lacks. Since the latest update of the mobile application in December 2015, the games on offer run as smoothly as a proverbial knife through butter. And if it’s mobile Slots you’re after, Harrah’s offering is fun and quality-packed despite its lack of depth. You may enjoy some of Harrah’s most popular numbers through its mobile app, including Casino Reels, City Life, Cash Pigs and Freaky Fruit.
Who’s behind Harrah’s Mobile Software?
In its attempt to expand into the online casino market, Harrah’s Casino teamed up with 888 Holdings, with the latter providing the online platform and games for Harrah’s. Specifically it’s Dragonfish, a subsidiary of 888 Holdings, that supplies the software platform and games to Harrah’s Mobile Casino.
Dragonfish was launched by 888 in 2007, having been formed out of the disbandment of 888’s previous software arm, Random Logic. Dragonfish offers the works in terms of software; it’s a Business-to-Business arm of 888 Holdings that offers not only games, but also a back-office support platform and an e-payment system to online casinos, poker rooms and bingo sites through its CasinoFlex platform, making it a possible one-stop-shop for any gaming site.
Dragonfish also supplies a full range of casino games, including classic 3-reel Slots, Video Slots, Progressive Slots, table games, Video Poker and variety games too. It also offers sportsbook, lotteries and bingo, as well as a live dealer platform for online and mobile casinos.
Needless to say therefore, that it’s not because of a lack of prowess on its software provider’s part that Harrah’s Mobile Casino does not offer a full range of casino games.
How Can I Bank at Harrah’s Mobile Casino?
Banking at Harrah’s Mobile Casino is an absolute cinch! And many basic cashier functions are executable through the mobile application itself. When things get a little hairy however, expect to be redirected to the main site.
Once you’ve registered an account with Harrah’s Mobile Casino, affecting a deposit is not only easy but can also be done using a number of different methods. Simply launch Harrah’s Mobile Casino and log in using the details you gave when registering your account. Click on the ‘cashier’ button and select a deposit option from the list provided. Then, follow the simple on-screen instructions provided for your choice of payment after having specified the amount you would like to deposit.
The deposit options available include Visa and MasterCard credit cards, Visa Debit, Ceasers Atlantic City cage, ACH Bank Transfer, Neteller, PayNearMe and Online Banking Transfer.
Withdrawing from your Harrah’s Mobile Casino account is just as streamlined a process. At the cashier’s option, choose ‘withdraw’, specify the amount you wish to withdraw and choose your cash-out method. The methods available include ACH Bank Transfer, Bank Draft, Paypal, Neteller and Ceasers Atlantic City cage. Withdrawal times vary according to the player’s chosen method. For ACH Bank Transfers, players should allow up to 5 business days. For bank drafts, processing time varies between 5 and 8 business days. For Neteller withdrawals, players are asked to allow 3 business days and at Ceasers Atlantic City cage, withdrawals may be made in person, on the spot.
The minimum deposit amount dictated by Harrah’s Mobile Casino is of $25, while the minimum withdrawal amount depends on the withdrawal method chosen by the player. Through Bank Transfers, the minimum amount one may withdraw is $10. Through Bank Draft, the minimum amount is $50 and through Neteller, the minimum is of $20. There’s no minimum set for withdrawing from Ceasers cage.
There’s a maximum withdrawal amount enforced on the Ceasers cage method however, which is of $500 for the first withdrawal, following which, the player must wait 24 hours before affecting another withdrawal.
Will I be Greeted with a Welcome Bonus?
Yes you will. When depositing for the first time at Harrah’s Mobile Casino, your deposit amount is matched by 100%, up to a maximum of $300 in bonus funds. Your bonus funds will be released into your Harrah’s Casino account in increments of $10. In order for $10 of bonus funds to be released into a player’s bankroll, that player must earn a total of 10 Tier Credits. And how can a player earn 10 Tier Credits? Players can earn a single Tier Credit by wagering $20 at Harrah’s Mobile Casino. To earn 10 Tier Credits, a player must wager $200 on Slots or $2,000 on Blackjack. This is because Slots wagers contribute to the wagering requirements at a rate of 100%, while Blackjack wagers contribute at a rate of 10%.
Once you’ve wagered your $200 on Slots, $10 of bonus funds will be released into your bankroll, and you’ve got 30 days to release your entire bonus funds into your bankroll. In other words, in order to release $300 of bonus funds into your bankroll, you must first wager $6,000 on Slots, or $60,000 on Blackjack and you must do that within 30 days of your first deposit.
Harrah’s Casino also offers 20 free spins in conjunction with its welcome bonus, but these are not available on mobile.
Harrah’s Mobile Casino also runs a loyalty or Comp Points programme known as Total Rewards. Earning Tier Credits is equivalent to earning what Harrah’s calls Reward Credits (1 Tier Credit = 1 Reward Credit). For every 100 Reward Credits earned, a player may redeem $1 in cash.
Does Harrah’s offer Client Support?
Of course it does. Harrah’s Casino offers client support through a dedicated e-mail address as well as a toll-free telephone helpline for those calling from within the State of New Jersey. For e-mail support, Harrah’s promises to get back to clients within 72-hours, which is a longer period than that promised by several online casinos out there (24-hours on average).
Harrah’s also offers clients the facility to launch a formal complaint through a different e-mail address to the support email mentioned above. Once a client has launched a formal complaint that the casino is not able to resolve, he/she may also revert to launching an Internet Gaming Dispute with the NJDGE, as long as he/she can provide proof of attempting to resolve the issue with the casino directly.
Why Choose Harrah’s Mobile Casino?
As stated at the outset of this review, ever since the UIGEA of 2006, US players have found it difficult to enjoy their favourite past time online. Harrah’s Mobile Casino is as legitimate a place for US players to do just that.
So, if you happen to reside within – or are just visiting – the State of New Jersey and happen to own an iPhone or iPad, Harrah’s Mobile Casino is a perfectly legitimate, fully regulated mobile casino at which to place a few wagers on Slots or Blackjack while on the go. It’s fun and best of all, it’s perfectly legal!
- Safe & Secure
- Integrates Social Media
- Welcomes US Players
- Multiple Payment Methods
- Trusted and World-Renowned Brand
- Mobile Casino
- Strong Software Supplier
- Free Spins not offered on mobile
- Not available on Android or Windows Mobile Devices
- No Live Chat
- Not available to players outside New Jersey