Golden Nugget Casino, located in Atlantic City, has made history, having just gone live with America’s very first online live dealer games via its instate-only online casino. The fully-regulated games launched this past Thursday, August 11th.
The games will be accessible only to New Jersey residents, in addition to visitors within the state’s borders. Players will have the opportunity to access titles such as American Roulette, Blackjack, and Dragon Bonus Baccarat, by use of mobile devices or tablets, in addition to poolside at resorts or via in-room Wi-Fi.
According to the casino’s iGaming rep, Warren Steven, this idea has been in the works for quite some time now. Warren commented, “Golden Nugget continues to focus on pushing innovation into the New Jersey market, the next step for us was always going to be Live Dealer due to its land-based convergence opportunities and providing our new and existing customers with a full casino offering.”
Warren continued, “Live Dealer truly brings the casino floor into your living room, office or commute. People are now fully accustomed to streaming movies and videos to their favorite devices. Our Live Dealer technology uses the same tried and tested video streaming technology but in real-time, allowing customers to play live Blackjack, Live Roulette, or Live Dragon Bonus Baccarat from anywhere in New Jersey.”
While its newest idea has officially come to life, the company is not finished just yet. In fact, the casino hopes to push the envelope just a bit more, with plans to expand its offering to include added side bets, particularly for blackjack. This, along with other additions are expected to become available by the end of 2016.
Tilman J. Fertitta, Company Chairman and CEO, stated, “We are excited to be the first domestic online gaming operator to bring Live Dealer to the US. This will clearly differentiate us from all other operators in the market, and we invite all online players to try this new and exciting online live gaming experience.”
Vice President of Online Gaming for Golden Nugget, Thomas Winter, added “With the largest selection of online slots and now Online Live Dealer, GoldenNuggetCasino.com is more than ever the destination of choice for New Jersey online players. Online Live Dealer creates true convergence between the casino floor at Golden Nugget Atlantic City and our online casino, which will appeal to the more traditional casino players who have yet to enjoy online real-money gaming.”