With The Launch Of Jackpot Shores, Pala Casino Takes A “Progressive” Step In The Right Direction

Pala online NJ Jackpot Shores
Beginning this week, Pala Casino invites real-money gamblers hailing from New Jersey to trade in their snowshoes and earmuffs for beach towels and shades.

The NJ online casino operator recently launched Jackpot Shores, a new progressive slot themed around the lazy, carefree days of summer.

In a press release announcing the launch, Pala Interactive CEO Jim Ryan had this to say:

“Even in the dead of winter, players at PalaCasino.com can escape to the Shore to find a beach-themed progressive slot machine with pleasing graphics, an interactive bonus round and the opportunity to win a life-changing progressive jackpot.”

How life-changing? Try $100,000 at minimum.

This in-house developed slot is exclusive to Pala Casino, and based on our early impressions, should help the upstart further differentiate itself from what has become a very crowded NJ online gambling site pack.

A progressive so bright, you gotta wear shades

There’s little denying that significant care went into developing Jackpot Shores. From the bright and cohesive graphics, to the well-crafted bonuses, and added quality of life features, everything about this game screams “polished.”

The first facet of the game players will probably notice are the three progressive jackpots:

  • Rapid Jackpot
  • Super Jackpot
  • Mega Jackpot

Players can win a shot at these prizes by accumulating three Wheel Bonus symbols during gameplay.

From that point, they’ll be whisked away to a three-tiered wheel. From the outer wheel, players can either win a cash prize or land on an arrow, the latter of which grants them access to the middle wheel. The middle wheel boasts bigger cash prizes, and two Rapid Jackpot symbols.

Players lucky enough to land on a second arrow, will trigger the vaulted inner wheel — where even larger cash prizes and one Super Jackpot symbol await.

Land on a third arrow, and win the Mega Jackpot, worth at bare minimum, $100,000.

Here’s a video illustrating how it works.

More ways to “shore” up a win

Jackpot Shores grants players a few other opportunities to pad their bankroll:

  • Free Spins: Score three or more Free Spins symbols anywhere on the screen and activate the Free Spins feature. The number of Free Spins awarded are variable, and depend upon which Free Spins icon the player chooses.
  • Multipliers: Players lucky enough to win Free Spins can also win a multiplier bonus, whereby all free spin pays will be amplified. The biggest Free Spin multiplier is currently set at 10x.
  • Wilds: Wild symbols substitute for any symbol but the Wheel Bonus symbol.

Other features

  • 5 reels, 3 rows and 27 pay lines
  • Interactive video bonus round
  • Integrated auto spin functionality
  • Feature preview and general tutorial
  • Sound on/off toggle

Any major drawbacks?

While we wouldn’t necessarily call it a drawback, progressive slots tend toward the volatile side. Reason being that so much of the return is locked up in the jackpot amounts.

It’s a double edged sword really; for as quickly as progressives can eat away bankrolls, they’re also the only NJ online slots where patrons can turn small investments into otherworldly sums.

Thus, for those on a limited budget, progressives might not be the best choice. But for the legion of online gambling aficionados that crave action, there’s nothing better.

One drawback we did notice is that the bet per line is fixed at $0.25, meaning that in order to reap the benefits of all 27 pay lines, players must wager exactly $6.75 per spin. That amount might prove too high (or too low) for some.

But that being said, players can adjust the number of pay lines, from 1 to 27, technically allowing them to play for as little as $0.25 per spin.

Get started for free

Players can try out Jackpot Shores, and hundreds of other featured Pala Casino slots and table games, by taking advantage of the site’s $30 no deposit bonus offer.

The site also offers a 100 percent match up to $500 on all first-time deposits, as well as daily promotions.

Just be sure to have some funds ready to go by next Friday. Because beginning Jan. 13, Pala will be upping the ante with an exclusive Jackpot Shores promotion:

To celebrate the launch of Jackpot Shores, PalaCasino.com will offer players an opportunity to win a trip to the California shore through the Jackpot Shores California Getaway.

The promotion which kicks off on Friday, January 13th features a trip for two to Southern California and a three night stay at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort.

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Robert DellaFave


Robert is a game designer and avid poker player. He is a contributor to numerous online publications focused on legal online gambling sites in New Jersey. He also writes about the legal US online poker market.