It’s official, New Jersey has become the first US state to legalise online bingo. Although not the first state to legalise online gambling, the garden state is the first to add online bingo games into the mix. New Jersey began its drive to bring real money bingo games to the web at the beginning of April. The state is definitely making their mark as the most innovative in the online gambling market, of late. Could this spark the beginning of an online bingo USA avalanche?
Delaware was the first state to legalise online gambling in the United States. The state of Nevada, home to the famous gambling city of Las Vegas, quickly followed suit. However, neither of these states then went on to make the same strides as New Jersey. Since the legalisation of online gambling, the state has continually found ways to innovate and bring more to its new consumers.
Pala Interactive is the team behind the garden state’s first online bingo website. They are a California-based tribe of Native American Indians. At present, their site in only in the beta stages of development. In order to make the necessary amendments, the makers of the site are inviting the first 400 players to register to play with $25 each day for free. In return, the player will be asked for feedback on the features which need improvement. It’s hoped that it won’t take too long for the site to become accessible to the public at large.
At present, Pala Interactive only have plans to launch a 90 ball bingo site. Therefore, those looking to play the 75 ball or speed varieties of the game will be out of luck. However, there is hope that should their first online bingo venture be successful that the team will look to opening up their initiative to other varieties of bingo.
TV personality Kathy Wakile has been hired as the spokesperson for Pala Interactive. Many of you may be familiar with her from her role in reality TV show, the Real Housewives of New Jersey. She will be tasked with hosting a monthly bingo night on the first Monday of every month. So make sure that you’re ready to bingo once the games become fully accessible.
PalaBingoUSA.com is set to offer players some excellent promotions. As a welcome bonus, new players will receive a 100% bonus on their first deposit up to a max of $100. Then it’s time to head to the promos for existing player. One of these is the 500K Dream Call Jackpot. Players could get their hands on £50,000 if they cover all 15 numbers in 30 calls or less. The Full House 50 gives players a chance to win $200. All they have to do is play 6pm-10pm each night and land a full house in 50 calls or less. Fridays nights feature a $500 bingo dollar giveaway.
It looks like bingo has come to New Jersey with a bang. Playing online bingo for real money is already hugely popular in other parts of the world, such as the UK. Could New Jersey become a stateside trendsetter?