Magic Number: Golden Nugget NJ Becomes First Gambling Site To Hit 500 Games

Golden Nugget knows how to do online casinos.

This past week, the company announced that it reached a never-before-seen milestone by launching its 500th desktop game. When added to the New Jersey casino’s tally of 300 mobile games, it is now the first US online casino to hit the 500/300 mark.

In a press release, Golden Nugget’s online gaming general manager and senior vice president Thomas Winter said the milestone was the result of the casino’s commitment to providing its players the best NJ online gambling experience.

“We added no less than 136 new games in 2017. This year will be no different and in the last few weeks we’ve already launched innovative games such as Live Dealer Casino Hold’em, Slingo and Virtual Sports,” Winter said. “Our market-leading offer more than ever positions as the online destination of choice for authentic casino players.”

Divine Fortune is Golden Nugget NJ’s marquee online game

The majority of’s games are slots — 437 at the time of publishing. Arguably the most famous of those 437 games is Divine Fortune.

This one virtual slot machine accounted for multiple $75,000+ wins in 2017, none bigger than the $271,268.06 jackpot it paid out this past August.

Golden Nugget online casino’s Divine Fortune paid out a $100,000+ jackpot three other times during the year, too: $224,357 in December, $146,418 in September, and $119,627 in May.

Those wins weren’t limited to Golden Nugget NJ either. The Nugget has a licensing agreement with two other sites: Betfair online casino (now FanDuel online casino) and SugarHouse. Both sites offer Divine Fortune and both paid out big in 2017:

  • Sept. 17: – $121,547
  • Sept. 11: – $91,681
  • July 7: – $132,396

At the time of publishing, noted another Divine Fortune jackpot: a $115,705.23 progressive win on March 1.

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Breakdown of Golden Nugget NJ’s other games

Slots are the unquestionable revenue generator for Golden Nugget because they make up nearly 90 percent of’s online gambling games.

Of the 67 non-slots games on the site, 15 are blackjack, 29 are table games, four are jackpots, 21 are video poker, and there is a pair of keno games.

At the time of publishing, the following developers offered games on the site:

  • WMS
  • bally
  • SHFL
  • Netent
  • IGT
  • NextGen
  • Slingo
  • Konami
  • Everi
  • H5G
  • Spin
  • Aristocrat

Golden Nugget leading the way in NJ online gambling

Since legal New Jersey online gambling started in 2013, Golden Nugget NJ has led the way in growth and excellence.

The casino won iGaming North America’s Operator of the Year three times in a row from 2015 to 2017 and was named eGaming Review North America’s Mobile Gaming Product of the Year in 2017.

Awards aside, the Nugget’s NJ online gambling enterprise continues to be New Jersey’s leading source of online gambling revenue.

The casino’s main website took home more than $6 million in revenue for three consecutive months at the end of 2017, the first time the feat was accomplished by an NJ online gambling website.

The casino saw a 27 percent growth rate from 2016 to 2017, a number which led the market this past year, too.

About the Author

J.R. Duren

A three-time winner of the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism contest, J.R. Duren works as a freelance writer with a focus on the NJ online gambling and online casino industry. He writes for a number of publications, including Bespoke Post, Our Amazing Norway, Barcelona Metropolitan, Snooth, and the Villages Daily Sun.