The online casino of the Golden Nugget Atlantic City last month became the first U.S. online site to initiate live-dealer online table games.
Led by Tillman Fertitta, chairman and CEO of Golden Nugget parent company Landry’s, Inc., the casino officially cut the ribbon on its exclusive Online Live Dealer studio, which is now sending live-dealer games of blackjack, American roulette and Dragon Bonus Baccarat through cyberspace to laptops or smartphones via GoldenNuggetCasino.com, which is New Jersey’s leading online casino.
The state-of-the-art video studio is located along the walkway from the casino’s parking garage to the main atrium, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving passersby a view of the games as they are broadcasted. The live-dealer games are active online from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily.
Providing the online digital gaming platform for the operation was Ezugi NJ. The games are run in real time so players can place real-money bets and interact with real dealers from the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, as well as other players at the table—as if they are all on the casino floor.
The wagering, playability and payout are all calculated in microseconds and displayed in real time on the players’ screens.
Fertitta said the games will “absolutely” be expanded at some point beyond the initial three offerings.
Live-dealer games have been offered by European online casinos for some time, and are a staple in stadium-style setups in Asia, where real-time video is streamed to individual game terminals. The Golden Nugget is the first to apply the technology to one of the newly regulated U.S. internet casinos.