The Golden Nugget no longer has a monopoly on live dealer games in New Jersey, as the Borgata soft-launched its own live dealer games this week.
For nearly two years, the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City has held a monopoly on live dealer casino games online. The brand’s online casino in New Jersey, along with Betfair New Jersey, were the only sites in the state to offer live dealer gaming. However, that changed this week when the Borgata soft-launched its own set of games quietly, without any fanfare. Players who visit the Borgata Casino online, as well as PartyCasino and playMGM, will find four live dealer games on offer. All three platforms operate on the Borgata online casino network in New Jersey.
Four live dealer games
A “Live Casino” tab can be found at the top of each casino site, with four games listed: American Blackjack Live, American Roulette Live, Baccarat Dragon Bonus Live, and Casino Hold’em Live. Players simply click on the game of choice and they are taken to the lobby to begin.
The live dealer games can be accessed via desktop or mobile device, with mobile gaming compatible with iOS or Android devices. The Borgata offers players on their network an iOS app or an in-browser gaming option.
According to PlayNJ.com, it appears that the Borgata is using the live dealer game studio of the Golden Nugget to offer games. It would seem that the brand is using the studio for the soft launch and, if it is successful, would most likely consider creating their own in-house studio to stream live gaming.
Popularity of live dealer
Live dealer games have proven to be quite popular in New Jersey, with the Golden Nugget seeing great success from its offerings. Live dealer games are a more realistic gaming option that players can enjoy online. With live dealer games, the online casino uses a studio to stream footage of live game play. Players are able to take part in wagering from home, interacting with the dealer of the games while playing in real time.
At the Golden Nugget, the brand first launched live dealer roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and casino hold’em games, and saw the games quickly becoming a popular option for their members. Because of the success of their live dealer content, the Golden Nugget decided to launch a new and innovative live dealer title last month. The Live Casino Floor Roulette is a new option at the online casino, offering players live game play directly from the casino floor.
Live Casino Floor Roulette is an exclusive game offered only at the Golden Nugget and a first for the live dealer category. The game is located on the casino floor instead of in a studio and cameras are set up for footage to be streamed directly to online gamers. Players who choose this game will be able to play alongside customers at the casino, taking part in a more immersive live dealer experience.
Over the coming weeks, Borgata should complete the testing phase of their live dealer games. It will be interesting to see if the brand decides to add more live dealer options or if they open their own studio to produce their own streaming services for customers.