Stardust Online Casino
- 5$ on Million Dollar Slot Machine
- First deposit up to 500$
- Large number of deposit methods
While regular members must opt-in to recurring daily promotions, they automatically qualify for the casino’s attractive rewards program. The casino boasts nearly 300 slots and multiple RNG table games, including blackjack, roulette, and 21+ live dealer games from Evolution Gaming.
Stardust is among the greatest casinos along with popular Mohegan Sun online casino in New Jersey, and has a fast withdrawal approval time and supports multiple electronic, paper, and online payment methods for topping up/cashing out of a USD player account.
Stardust Welcome Bonus Package
The fun starts with a $25 Stardust free spins no deposit bonus for eligible new signups with an offer of $20 in casino money. After that, players can collect at least $5 more simply by taking a spin on the Stardust Casino $1,000,000 Slot Machine promo. It’s exciting because the top prize is $1M in cash, meaning no pesky playthrough requirement.
Afterward, a player can go on to collect up to three match deposit bonuses on the first three deposits ($500 max). He simply needs to select the corresponding Stardust Casino promo code:
- (FTD250) 1st deposit 100% match bonus of up to $250
- (BONUS2) 2nd deposit 50% match bonus of up to $200
- (BONUS3) 3rd deposit 25% match bonus of up to $50
Our Opinion of the Welcome Package
The $25 promotion is open to players 21 or over within the state. He mustn’t previously have a player account at Scores Casino or NJ Pala Casino. Additionally, he must start and complete the registration process on the same day. We liked three specific terms tied to the $25 no deposit bonus casino:
- It has a low 20x playthrough requirement (initial bonus & bonus winnings).
- It doesn’t cap the amount won or the amount withdrawable.
- No deposit is necessary to withdraw the winnings after completing the playthrough.
Likewise, we found the deposit bonus T&Cs fair. First, a qualifying deposit bonus requires a low minimum deposit of just $10. Deposits via PayNearMe or the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa cage may not qualify for the deposit bonus offer.
Furthermore, we liked that the deposit bonuses have a reasonable playthrough requirement of 20x deposit + bonus. Once again, the casino doesn’t cap how much a player can keep or withdraw.
Playthrough (Rollover) Requirement Weightings by Game Type:
- Slots (100% Contribution)
- $1 wagered = $1 of playthrough
- Note: Titles not listed below
- Slots (75% Contribution)
- $1 wagered = $0.75 of playthrough
- Apollo Pays
- Banana Splits
- Beer Barrel Bash
- Book of Slingo
- Captain Payback
- Captain Payback 2
- … [and so on]
- Slots (50% Contribution)
- $1 wagered = $0.50 of playthrough
- Blood Suckers 2
- Dead or Alive
- Dead or Alive 2
- … [and so on]
- Slots (20% Contribution)
- $1 wagered = $0.20 of playthrough
- Medusa Megaways
- Blood Suckers
- Table Games
- 0% contribution (no playthrough contribution)
Remember to use each bonus within 15 days of receipt, or it will expire.
Players can easily view the status of their active bonus under the Rewards→Bonuses→Casino bonus→active. It provides details, including the expiration date and the percentage of the rollover/playthrough completed.
Daily & Other Promotions
Regular members are not left out in the cold. When depositing, they can enter the Stardust casino promo code to claim a unique promotion corresponding to the day of the week. A promotion can include a variation of the following:
- Match bonus + Stardust Casino Million Dollar Slot extra spins
- Stardust Casino Million Dollar Slot extra spins
- Large match bonus + Stardust Casino Million Dollar Slot extra spins
Existing players might find other promotions, such as High Roller match bonuses or prize draws. Depositing is not always necessary to qualify for an offer, as we found out. A returning player who logs in on Saturday/Sunday can claim Million Dollar Slot extra spins (Million Dollar Weekends promo).
Loyalty Rewards Program
Players within New Jersey are automatically enrolled in the 5-tier Boyd Rewards program, where they earn points and credits simply by playing. Collecting enough points (redeemable for Hawaiian Airlines miles) will level up players to the next tier with better perks:
- Ruby: Upon signup
- Tailored offers, hotel stay & retail purchase discounts
- Sapphire: Upon collecting 750 points
- Food and FastPlay
- Emerald: Upon collecting 15,000 points
- Perks on a Holland America Line cruise, visit Boyds Rewards destinations once per quarter, on-site VIP amenities and services
- Onyx: Upon collecting 50,000 points
- Exclusive benefits on a Holland America Line cruise, Pualani (complimentary Gold status), visit Boyds Rewards destinations once per quarter, on-site VIP amenities & services, and a luxurious annual gift
- Titanium: Upon earning 200,000 points
- A Holland America Line cruise in an Ocean View Stateroom, Pualani (complimentary Elite status), visit Boyds Rewards destinations once per quarter, choice of luxury gift (annually), or memorable experiences
We didn’t like that a player’s tier status resets on January 1st of the following year. Also, the rewards program likely has less value to a player only interested in cash or bonus rewards. However, we did like that the program is inclusive of all players.
How to Sign Up & Claim a Stardust Casino NJ Bonus
Like in Resorts online casino in New Jersey, players can quickly and easily register for a new account using their Rewards Card or email. We’ve outlined the steps using the email method next:
Click the blue ‘Join now’ button in the top-right sticky header to open the first of a two-step signup window.
Input your first & last name, birth date, phone number, and two security questions/answers. You’ll also need to enter the last four digits of your social security card number and complete address. Finally, click the last six boxes to confirm acceptance of the additional terms, followed by the blue ‘Submit’ button.
Deposits & Withdrawals
The Stardust cashier section offers one of the better range of choices for making electronic, online, or physical US$ payments. We also like that there are no payment processing fees on deposits and withdrawals.
Stardust Casino NJ withdrawal approval times are fast, with the majority (95%) taking 12 hours or less. However, the casino reserves the right to process a request within three business days, which is still reasonable. We’ve summarized payment details in the table below:
|Payment Type||Payment Provider||Deposit Time||Deposit Min limit/trans||Deposit Max limit/trans||Withdrawals Time||Withdrawals Max limit/trans|
|Debit/Credit Card||Visa, Mastercard||Instant||$10||$10,000||–||–|
|Prepaid Card||Play+ (Stardust branded)||Instant||$10||$2,000||Instant||n/a|
|Physical locations: 7-Eleven, CVS, Family Dollar||PayNearMe||Instant||$10||$500||–||–|
|Electronic wire transfer||Banks/Transfer Agents||Instant||$2,000||$250,000||–||–|
|Online Banking||Trustly||Instant||$10||$10,000||1-4 business days||$10,000|
|Cage Cashier||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Atlantic City||Instant||$10||$1M||48 hours||n/a|
|ACH Bank Transfer||VIP e-check||Instant||$10||Determined by VIP Preferred||1-4 business days||$10,000|
We counted nearly 400 casino games from 12+ providers, including popular ones like SG Digital, Everi, Pragmatic Play, and Relax Gaming. As huge NetEnt, Red Tiger, and BTG fans, we were especially pleased to see familiar branded/unbranded content from the providers. The table below presents examples of some great games we spotted.
|Studio Provider||Game Type||Title||RTP|
|NetEnt||Slot||Narcos, Gonzo’s Quest||96.23%, 95.97%|
|Red Tiger Gaming||Slot||Piggy Riches Megaways||93.07%|
|IGT||Table||Double Bonus Spin Roulette, Ultimate X Poker Video Poker||98.02%, 96.66%|
|NetEnt||Table||Blackjack with Surrender, American Roulette||99.65%, 94.74%|
|SG Digital||Table||Texas Hold’em Plus, Ultimate Texas Hold’em||97.01%, 99.47%|
Disappointingly, there’s little in the way of larger network progressive jackpot slots at Stardust, like Mega Moolah or Mega Fortune. However, we were happy to see fan favorites Divine Fortune and Mega Joker. Aside from a respectable collection of roulette, video poker, and blackjack variants, we were impressed by 30+ Megaways slots and nearly 40 Slingo games.
Live Dealer Games
Stardust live casino consists of a modest number of 21+ live dealer tables from industry-leader Evolution Gaming. Besides a Speed Baccarat and Craps table, our team pleasantly noted Lightning Roulette, which only recently launched in New Jersey in July 2023. It’s one of the fantastic games streamed from Evolution’s live studio in Atlantic City.
The rest of the live tables are heavily skewed towards (8) Blackjack Live, (5) Speed Blackjack, and (1) Infinite Blackjack. We hope to see the addition of more table games and live game shows soon.
We noted that a convenient mobile Stardust casino app NJ for Android or iOS is available to players 21 or older playing within New Jersey state lines. Our team effortlessly downloaded and installed geolocation software, enabling the casino to confirm our location as NJ law requires.
We viewed the app’s tablet and smartphone usability as straightforward and were impressed that none of the desktop functionality was lost. Just about every link we could imagine was tucked away under a handy burger menu.
Sticky headers made it easy to flip through slots and promotions, and instructing payments was just as easy.
Safety & Security
Our team views Stardust Casino as transparent, safe, and trustworthy. Stardust NJ online casino is a New Jersey-DGE licensed website belonging to Las Vegas, Nevada-based Stardust Resort and Casino. It previously went by Pala Casino until rebranding in May 2023.
New Jersey-based Marina District Development Company, LLC (MDDC) operates the site through a partnership agreement. MDCC is also authorized by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), as are all Stardust Casino game providers.
State regulations require a Stardust player to be 21 or over and physically present within state lines, which it clearly takes seriously. The website uses TLS (1.2) 128-bit encryption, making the interception of sensitive info between the site and the player extremely difficult.
Stardust provides a set of familiar tools allowing players to set financial limits, time limits, or both:
- Deposit/loss limits within a specified period
- A daily time limit
- Account suspension for at least 72 hours
- Self-exclusion for a minimum of 1/5 years
- Six months/one-year account statement of activity by request
New Jersey players can also place themselves on the New Jersey Casino Gambling Self-Exclusion Program list for 1-5 years.
Stardust casino online NJ gets full marks for its informative support center with FAQs covering the most relevant topics. These include deposits, withdrawals, bonuses & promotions, responsible gaming, rewards, and geolocation.
If the answer to a question isn’t available here, we identified four ways of contacting Stardust NJ customer support 24/7. The first and fastest is a convenient live chat with a response time of under two minutes. Two additional options are to email [email protected] or submit a ticket/complete a contact form. It was good to see that the fourth option was to dial Stardust’s toll-free line at 1-855-243-6444.