In May 2017, the Betfair jumped aboard the NJ online casino list, offering it’s players the same live dealer games. The two sites immediately began sharing live dealer game liquidity with one exception. There is still a single live dealer blackjack game offered exclusively on Golden Nugget.
The games are broadcast live from a studio inside the Golden Nugget Atlantic City land-based casino. They run everyday from 3 p.m to 3 a.m. local time.
Live dealer games at NJ online casinos
Online live dealer games essentially create an immersive experience allowing gamblers to play live table games from home. Plus, they can also play them from wherever they are inside New Jersey on their smartphones. The games bring the live casino experience online.
Ezugi NJ is the company that provides the technology for the games. Its live dealers run the games in real time from the studio inside the Golden Nugget using traditional casino equipment such as cards and roulette wheels.
This is real human beings dealing real cards and spinning real roulette wheels, not a random number generator and graphic interface like other online casino games employ.
The only thing missing is the chips. Instead, players can place real-money bets on the games online using an electronic wagering interface. The betting is really the only part of these games that resembles online gambling.
The bonus for players is that payouts are a much faster and more accurate process than they would ever be in a traditional live casino setting.
How live-streamed casino action works
It’s something akin to watching a live stream of the action inside a casino. However, players can place bets on the action instead of just watching it. Plus, players can interact with the dealers in real time online, the same way they would in a traditional live casino setting.
The games look and feel the same as they do inside a brick and mortar casino. In fact, they are the same games. The only real difference is how you place bets online. However, an element of trust is added to the online experience because it’s a real person determining the outcome of the games, not a computer.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement also provides oversight and tests the games for fairness, the same way it does for all online and live casino games in the state. Plus, the fact you can watch it all play out in real-time with real dealers through your computer or smartphone ensures a certain level of game integrity.
A traditional NJ casino experience online
The live dealer game experience more closely resembles what you’ll find in a traditional casino than any other online table games. In fact, it truly bridges the gap between online and land-based casinos.
For players who don’t have the time or inclination to leave home to visit the casino, but still want a casino experience, online live dealer games are the answer.
The live dealer blackjack games are dealt from a traditional eight-deck shoe. Rules include:
- Blackjack pays 3:2
- Dealers hit on soft 17
- Double down on any two cards
- Double after split
- No re-splits
- No late surrender
The minimum wager is $10 and the maximum is $1,000.
Two side bets are also available. This includes Perfect Pairs and 21+3. Perfect Pairs pays out when your first two cards dealt pair up. Payouts on 21+3 are for a variety of card combinations including three-of-a-kind and flushes.
The live dealer roulette games are played on an American Roulette wheel that features a 0 and 00.
The live dealer baccarat games are a version of Dragon Bonus Baccarat. This includes a standard 5 percent commission rule. It also features a Dragon Bonus player side bet that pays out on natural and non-natural wins where the player wins by at least 4 points.