When it comes to online gambling, players want to easily deposit funds and get started playing for real money. In the state of New Jersey, players have a few options for deposit including Visa and MasterCard. By the fall, there will be one more option added to the list. The Game On card is a new option that should launch in October that offers a new way to fund a gaming account. The card can easily be used with a credit or debit card purchase to fund an online casino account.
What is Game On?
Basically, this new card is like a prepaid gift card. It can be used to deposit at an online casino or sportsbook in New Jersey. Retailers will start offering the option in the fall when it becomes available. To use the card, players will need to purchase a Game On card at a retailer. Brands that will be selling the card include Lowes, Albertsons, Safeway, Ahold and Giant Eagle.
The card was created by the Blackhawk Network, a company that recently spoke to PlayNJ. In an interview, they said that they will be adding more retailers in the future. Once players purchase the card and load funds on to it, they can use the card to make a deposit.
It is interesting to note that players can split up the funds on the card to use at various brands that offer this option as payment. For example, if a card has $100, then $50 of that can be used at BetMGM while the remaining $50 is used at FanDuel. This convenience factor allows players to easily pad an account with one card rather than multiple methods of payment.
Along with BetMGM and FanDuel, BetRivers, PlaySugarHouse, DraftKings and Parx Casino plan to use the card.
Element of Responsible Gaming
The Game On card will be a great option for all players, but especially those who wish to set limits for their gaming. With the card, it will only hold the amount of money place on it. if you want to set limits for responsible gaming, then only place the amount you wish to wager on the card.
The preset amount means you can only put so much into your online casino account. With other methods, you could continue to deposit which would rack up debt and put you in danger of losing more than you can afford.
This new payment method is just another example as to how the online gambling industry in New Jersey continues to grow. Not only is the industry still open to new operators, it continues to see new gaming content, new banking methods, site features and so much more.
This year has been a tough one overall for the gambling industry around the globe, and in New Jersey, the state’s online gambling industry has helped them stay afloat. The state continues to be one that lawmakers look to when considering online gambling legislation in any form.