Stardust Casino

Stardust Online Casino

$25 Free Spins No Deposit Bonus
Overall rating
Rating
4.5
/5
Bonus
Rating
4.5
Mobile App
Rating
4.7
Banking
Rating
4.4
Games Variety
Rating
4.5

Stardust is a New Jersey-licensed mobile online casino welcoming players 21 and older within The Garden State. Not only does this include New Jerseyans but out-of-state visitors too! All new signups are greeted with a fair & generous welcome package, including a $25 Stardust casino no deposit bonus and match bonuses of up to $500 on the first three deposits.

  • 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.

Stardust casino welcome bonus
Stardust Casino Welcome Bonus

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: 

Stardust No Deposit bonus
Stardust No Deposit bonus
  1. It has a low 20x playthrough requirement (initial bonus & bonus winnings).
  2. It doesn’t cap the amount won or the amount withdrawable.
  3. 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:

  1. Slots (100% Contribution)
    • $1 wagered = $1 of playthrough
    • Note: Titles not listed below
  2. Slots (75% Contribution)
    • $1 wagered = $0.75 of playthrough
    • Titles:
      • Apollo Pays
      • Banana Splits
      • Beer Barrel Bash
      • Book of Slingo
      • Captain Payback
      • Captain Payback 2
      • … [and so on]
  3. Slots (50% Contribution)
    • $1 wagered = $0.50 of playthrough
    • Titles:
      • Blood Suckers 2
      • Dead or Alive
      • Dead or Alive 2
      • … [and so on]
  4. Slots (20% Contribution)
    • $1 wagered = $0.20 of playthrough
    • Titles:
      • Medusa Megaways
      • Blood Suckers
  5. 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:

Stardust casino other promotions
Stardust Casino Other Promotions
  • 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:

Stardust casino rewards
Stardust Casino Rewards
  • 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:

  1. Step 1

    Click the blue ‘Join now’ button in the top-right sticky header to open the first of a two-step signup window.

  2. Step 2

    Decide whether to opt-in to the welcome bonus by choosing the appropriate box. Enter & reconfirm your email, and create & reconfirm a password. Click the two boxes at the bottom to confirm eligibility and that you’ve read the T&Cs & privacy policy. The latter will open the Terms, Conditions, and Privacy, which we strongly recommend you read before clicking the pink ‘I Agree’ and ‘Continue’ buttons.

  3. Step 3

    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. 

Payment methods at Stardust casino
Payment Methods at Stardust Casino

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 TypePayment ProviderDeposit TimeDeposit Min limit/transDeposit Max limit/transWithdrawals TimeWithdrawals Max limit/trans
e-walletPayPalInstant$10$10,000Instant$10,000
e-walletVenmoInstant$10$2,999Instant$10,000
Debit/Credit CardVisa, MastercardInstant$10$10,000
Prepaid CardPlay+ (Stardust branded)Instant$10$2,000Instantn/a
Physical locations: 7-Eleven, CVS, Family DollarPayNearMeInstant$10$500
Electronic wire transferBanks/Transfer AgentsInstant$2,000$250,000
Online Banking TrustlyInstant$10$10,0001-4 business days$10,000
Cage CashierBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa Atlantic CityInstant$10$1M48 hoursn/a
ACH Bank TransferVIP e-checkInstant$10Determined by VIP Preferred1-4 business days$10,000
Banking Methods at Stardust Casino

Casino Games

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.

Stardust casino slots
Stardust Casino Slots
Studio ProviderGame TypeTitleRTP
NetEntSlotNarcos, Gonzo’s Quest96.23%, 95.97%
Red Tiger GamingSlotPiggy Riches Megaways93.07%
BTGSlotChristmas Bonanza96.01%
SlingoTableBlackjack X-Change97.50%
IGTTableDouble Bonus Spin Roulette, Ultimate X Poker Video Poker98.02%, 96.66%
NetEntTableBlackjack with Surrender, American Roulette99.65%, 94.74%
SG DigitalTableTexas Hold’em Plus, Ultimate Texas Hold’em97.01%, 99.47%
Casino Games at Stardust

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.

Mobile Compatibility

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.

Rating:
Rating
3.5
Rating:
Rating
3.4

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.  

Responsible Gaming

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.

Customer Support

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.

Stardust Casino FAQ

Is Stardust Casino a better option than offshore gambling sites?

It most certainly is. It’s better regulated, safer, and more legitimate overall. Also, it offers standalone apps for iOS and Android — something that’s almost never available from offshore casinos.

Do I need to download any kind of software to play at Stardust Casino?

No, you can do it directly in your mobile or desktop browser. In case you’re looking for a bit more personalized experience, you have the option to download the app for iOS or Android.

Can I play at Stardust Casino from outside New Jersey?

You can play at Stardust only in those states where the casino has been legalized — New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This goes for both desktop and mobile users.

How quickly can I get my winnings from Stardust Casino?

Depends on the chosen method. PayPal and casino prepaid cards have the fastest processing time. On the other hand, withdrawals via checks usually take a bit longer, around seven to 10 business days.”