Golden Nugget will start offering live dealers on its New Jersey online platform for table games.

It’s the first time in the US that online gamblers can play their favorite games with live dealers.

Live dealers, but online

The newest innovation for NJ online gambling is live dealers, which the Golden Nugget is introducing this week.

Live dealing for online table games is not new in the international market, of course, but it is new in the regulated New Jersey market. Online gambling sites like Betfair and PokerStars offer live dealers for their online games in other countries.

The launch for the live dealer studio is taking place at the atrium of the Golden Nugget AC on Thursday for invited guests.

Live dealers will always be broadcast from the new Golden Nugget studio.

How does live dealing work?

Anyone with a real-money account at Golden Nugget can play with live dealers, using a computer or a smartphone.

The games you can play, currently, include:

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Baccarat

Golden Nugget says that other games will be available in the near future.

The platform is interactive; players can chat with the dealers and other players in real time, just like one would in a land-based casino.

Golden Nugget, looking to build on its NJ lead

Golden Nugget is the current market leader in New Jersey for online gambling revenue, after a strong month in June.

It’s a new position for the casino, after Borgata ceded the lead on the online casino games side. (With online poker included, Borgata still leads the state.)

The online casino set a record for revenue in the state, with $3.5 million in monthly casino revenue. The numbers for July aren’t out yet, so it will be interesting to see if it holds onto the position.

The novelty of online dealers should help the bottom line in August at Golden Nugget’s online operation and perhaps attract some new players.