Golden Nugget Launches Live Roulette Online in New Jersey
By Bob Garcia
Golden Nugget in Atlantic City launched a new game on their live dealer casino floor offering for New Jersey’s online gaming market. Live dealer roulette debuted on March 21 as a soft launch and became an official game on the site as of March 28.
The game is real, and it represents a national first. Unlike online “computer games,” a real dealer can be seen spinning the roulette wheel live on the casino floor. The realness of the game is its biggest selling point in the virtual world of online gambling, which can feel suspiciously fake and detached for players.
Some players come in through the door and at Golden Nugget, some come in through the window. Online live dealer roulette lets players peer directly into the casino floor, where they can see and participate with actual real people playing in the casino at that moment.
Golden Nugget increased its hours of operation with the start of the new game and added a fifth live dealer blackjack table to their lineup this week. The casino and its online site are winning big in New Jersey’s online market, and appear to anticipate a flood of new traffic along with the new live dealer games.
As exciting as it is, there are downsides to the live version of online games. For starters, they are slower than their regular online counterparts. The site also offers live dealer blackjack, multiview roulette, live dealer baccarat, and casino hold’em. Only the new casino floor roulette will be available around the clock.