Atlantic City Online Casino Now Offers Real-Life Dealers on a Texas Hold’em-Style Game

Posted on January 15th, 2018 by Jon Pineda
Atlantic City Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget’s online casino in Atlantic City now offers a Texas hold’em-style game with real-life dealers. (Image: gamingtoday.com)

Golden Nugget’s online casino in New Jersey now offers something for every type of poker player.

Whether you enjoy the live dealer aspect of the game or prefer playing the game you love from the comfort of your own home, you can get both.

The Atlantic City gambling site, one of five online casinos in the city, recently launched “Live Casino Hold’em,” which is a live dealer Texas hold’em-style poker game.

So, if play online through Golden Nugget, you’ll experience real dealers. The dealers operate from a studio within the land-based casino. They deal cards just as if there were real players sitting at the table.

Golden Nugget becomes the first casino to offer virtual dealers in the United States. But all customers must be located within the Garden State’s borders, although you aren’t required to be a resident.

“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,” Thomas Winter, Golden Nugget’s senior vice president and general manager of online gaming said in an interview with Press of Atlantic City.

New Jersey is one of three states that currently have licensed and operating online poker sites (Nevada, Delaware). Late in 2017, Pennsylvania passed legislation and will soon become the fourth state.

Sort of New Concept

The real-life dealer concept isn’t new to online gambling, only in the United States. Many online casinos have been using this popular feature for years.

There are even some Twitch streamers, such as poker player Parker “tonkaaaap” Talbot, who once livestreamed a blackjack session while intoxicated and won thousands of dollars.

And there are many non-poker players, but avid gamblers, who love to record a live dealer online blackjack or roulette session on YouTube. This phenomenon has been going on for years.

State of Online Poker

Online poker in the US appears to be on the rise after Pennsylvania recently passed legislation and will soon have licensed poker sites in operation. The Keystone State’s decision to legalize internet gambling may convince other states to follow suit.

New York, for example, is currently considering an online gambling bill. The same bill passed a state Senate vote the past two years but never made it through the Assembly, which is required for passage. Third time’s a charm? Let’s hope.

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