NEW JERSEY poker players don’t even need to leave their couch for a land-based gaming experience, thanks to Atlantic City’s new live dealer variant.
While the rest of the world has been enjoying poker games streamed in real time to their devices, New Jersey residents have either had to make the trip to an AC casino or play in a poker forum, like PokerStars.
But now one of the licensed AC casinos, the Golden Nugget, has debuted live dealer Casino Hold’em. Based on the game of poker, players verse the dealer instead of each other in the Texas Hold’em variant.
The live dealer game, available between 3 pm and 3 am, seven days a week has $1 side bets available. There is no cap on the number of players, so there’s no wait time for a seat.
The game format is similar to what is available at other online casinos, though some live dealer sites have tables open 24/7.
Live dealer providers, such as Evolution Gaming, set up studios or sometimes get their dealers to play at land-based casinos. Golden Nugget has stationed their live dealer in a studio in Atlantic City and the tables are available to players inside the state of NJ.
The dealer is streamed via webcam technology in real time directly to the user’s desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and players make their bets by clicking or tapping the interface.
As with all live dealer games, there are several settings available to customise to suit your preferences, including screen display, bet size, resolution and more.
Golden Nugget has teamed up with live dealer software provider Ezugi, which used to supply G’day online casino with a range of real-time games including live keno and live lottery, before.
In 2016, the Golden Nugget and Ezugi rolled out Live Blackjack, American Roulette and Dragon Bonus Baccarat to its New Jersey online gambling sites.
The developer was the first to bring live dealer games to the US and Ezugi NJ CEO Kfir Kugler said they’re honoured to partner with the AC casino again.
“America is in love with poker, and by using the Live Dealer platform, the game retains its strong connection between the player and the dealer in a live environment,” he said.
Golden Nugget’s senior vice president and general manager of online gaming, Thomas Winter, told local media that being the first online casino in AC to offer live dealer games proves the casino’s “commitment to delivering on an innovative and world-class product to our patrons.”
The Golden Nugget is the only online casino, besides Tropicana Casino and Resort, that hasn’t teamed up with a global poker brand like WSOP or PokerStars. However, the Golden Nugget is considered to be NJ’s top online gambling operator for revenue.
Now all that’s left to add is a New Jersey sportsbook.
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