In fact, the NJ gambling site is now offering the first online live dealer Casino Hold’em table in America. The new game launched Dec. 23, 2017.
An electronic version of this Texas Hold’em-based table game is one of more than 470 games available on Golden Nugget. Golden Nugget is the top-grossing online casino operator and one of the best NJ online casinos. Patrons can now play Casino Hold’em alongside blackjack, American Roulette, and Dragon Bonus Baccarat live dealer games online.
Patrons can play Golden Nugget’s live dealer games from a computer or smartphone anywhere inside NJ state lines.
How to play Casino Hold’em online
Casino Hold’em is a variant of the popular poker game Texas Hold’em, developed by Stephen Au-Yeung. However, the big difference is players go up against the dealer instead of each other.
The game uses a standard 52-card deck. Players make an ante bet to get in the game. Plus, they also have the option of making a bonus side bet that pays off when they make a big hand. Players and dealers get two cards each. The dealer spreads three board cards.
Players can fold and lose the ante bet or make an ante-win bet to continue. However, the ante-win bet is double the ante bet. The minimum ante bet on the new online live dealer Casino Hold’em table is $1.
The dealer spreads two more board cards, and the remaining players and dealer each make their best five-card poker hand. Players have to beat the dealer’s hand to win both bets.
However, the dealer must have a pair of fours or better to qualify. In fact, if the dealer does not qualify, the ante bet pays and the ante-win bet is a push.
The growing Golden Nugget NJ online live dealer game portfolio
With the addition of Casino Hold’em, Golden Nugget now offers up to seven online live dealer tables. However, there are plans to open more tables and games in the near future.
Online live dealer games are designed to create an immersive experience that allows patrons to play live table games from the privacy of their own homes. Plus, they can also play wherever they are in New Jersey using a computer or smartphone.
The games play out live from a studio inside of the Golden Nugget Atlantic City casino. The digital gaming platform features a live stream of the games with an electronic wagering interface. Players can place real-money bets and interact with real dealers in real time.
Ezugi NJ is the company that provides the technology for online live dealer games.
Golden Nugget continues to expand its online horizons
Thomas Winter, Golden Nugget’s senior vice president and general manager of online gaming, said in a press release the organization was proud to be industry leaders when it comes to this innovative casino game concept:
“Being the first to offer a live dealer version of the world’s most popular poker game in America, Casino Hold’em, shows our commitment to delivering on an innovative and world class product to our patrons. Our patrons have asked and we are happy to deliver on this request using our unique live dealer digital platform.”
Ezugi NJ CEO Kfir Kugler said adding poker to the Golden Nugget’s online live dealer game portfolio simply made sense:
“We are again honored to partner with GoldenNuggetCasino.com and Golden Nugget Atlantic City to bring the first ever online live dealer Casino Hold’em to America and New Jersey. 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.”
The live dealer Casino Hold’em table is operating alongside other live dealer games from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. local time, seven days a week, all year round.
The online live dealer technology allows Golden Nugget to service an unlimited number of players on the same table. According to Golden Nugget, the game is suitable for novice and experienced poker players alike.