NJ online casinos can offer a wide variety of casino games. Just about everything you might typically enjoy at a live casino can be played online in New Jersey – and often on your phone or tablet.
The only exception to that rule is sports betting, which is not legal in New Jersey yet – but state legislators are working to give in-state casinos the ability to run sportsbooks. When they do, sports bets will almost certainly be available online in short order as well.
Here’s everything that you can do online, including games that can be played with live dealers like the ones at the Golden Nugget NJ.
The first category of casino game is table games. This section includes all of the games that would typically be played at a table in a casino – excluding player vs. player poker which we’ll get into more separately.
Baccarat is a game that originates from France. The game’s name means zero in English and French. However, the origin is often debated because other countries also stake the claim that they are the origin place of this incredibly popular game.
Baccarat is strictly a game of chance, meaning other than playing by the rules there is no way to manipulate the games odds. Although there is no real skill in baccarat, the game still has one of the lowest house edges in any casino. The house edge in baccarat is typically around an astounding 1.06%.
There are several variations of baccarat that are commonly featured in online casinos. This review will cover the most common variation of online baccarat, American (classic).
- Classic Baccarat – In classic baccarat, two hands are dealt with. The two hands dealt are one for the banker (house), and one for the player. The entire goal of this game is to bet correctly on which hand you think will score closer to nine. All bets in a baccarat game are made before the dealer even deals the first card. Players also have the option to bet that both the player and the house will tie.
Table limits vary from online casino to online casino, but players can bet anywhere between one dollar and one hundred dollars. Player payouts also vary, here are standard payouts that you might see in a New Jersey online casino:
|Banker Bets (non-8 hand)
|Banker Bets (8 hand)
At most online casinos baccarat is a solo sport unlike when you would play in a live casino. However, some casinos are now offering multi-player table games that emulate the same vibe you would get in a live casino.
Baccarat is the first of three table games being offered for live dealer play at the Golden Nugget.
Many think online blackjack is simpler than playing in a live casino. Online blackjack offers a lot of direction, so if you are unsure when you can double down the software will always alert you when it’s an option.
Blackjack is incredibly popular on online casinos, and due to its popularity, there are often many variations of the game available. Usually, the largest difference between blackjack games is the number of decks used during black. Listed below are typical blackjack games that some online casinos offer:
- Classic Blackjack – Classic blackjack uses four decks of cards. Even if an online casino doesn’t have many table games, this version of blackjack will almost always be offered.
- Atlantic City Blackjack – All AC blackjack rules are the same as classic blackjack rules except, this variation utilizes eight decks of cards instead of four.
- European Blackjack – This version of blackjack is the most unique out of the three types listed here. There are only two decks of cards used in the European blackjack. There are also several rules that are specific to this version.
All of the above-listed types of blackjack can be played at a variety of stakes. Stakes range from micro (less than $1) up to $1,000 per hand. This makes it simple to find a version of blackjack that fits your bankroll.
Blackjack is the most popular table game in the United States, and it joins baccarat as a game being offered for live dealer play at the Golden Nugget NJ.
Online roulette is almost the same as it would be in a live casino, and there are usually multiple variations offered at various online casinos.
One big negative about online roulette is that sometimes it feels mindless. Roulette is a social game, and when playing online it takes away the excitement of having a crowd as the wheel spins around.
However, GoldenNuggetCasino.com is helping to change that by making roulette the third and final game with live dealer tables. The interaction with real human dealers and other players truly improves the game online.
Like blackjack, it is typical for there to be more than one version of the recognizable casino game. Roulette variations often have similar rules but have different numbers listed on the wheel. Here are the two commonly offered types of roulette offered at online casinos:
- American Roulette – American roulette, or double zero roulette, is the most popular kind of roulette game. This version obviously offers a double zero space on its wheel.
- European Roulette – European roulette is often referred to as single zero roulette because of the lack of double zero on its wheel.
Despite American Roulette being the more popular version, we still recommend you avoid it. European roulette offers far better odds for players.
The only reason American Roulette is more popular is that casinos prefer having those tables on their floors to capitalize on the bigger house edge.
Other Table Games
Table games are gaining popularity in online casinos everywhere, and casinos are expanding their selections with increased demand.
It’s common to see titles like Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow, and HI-LO and many of them are either already able to be played online or will certainly make an appearance soon.
The majority of online casinos in New Jersey offer extensive selections of video poker. Most games offered are the same as you would see and play in a live casino.
Video poker can be an extremely low house edge game if you play optimally, so it’s always a good idea to brush up on strategy before playing.
Here are some of the most common video poker games available at online casinos:
- Deuces Wild
- Jacks or Better
- Five Play Draw Poker
- Double Bonus Poker
Keno is the one game that hasn’t quite caught on in NJ online casinos yet. When it’s available, it’s most frequently offered in one of these two forms:
- Keno – This is traditional keno where you can select up to 15 spots on the board. The online version of this keno game usually allows bets from 20 cents per picked spot, up to five dollars per spot.
- Fortune Teller Keno – This one is quite a bit cooler than the traditional keno game. The interface features a woman fortune teller looking into a crystal ball, and above her is the keno board. Just like the traditional game you pick 1 to 15 spots on the keno board. The stakes are the exact same as the above-listed keno game.
NJ online slot machines
Online slots, just like live slots, are most frequently played by gamblers. Online slot technology has really become quite developed over the last five years, and it’s common to see incredibly detailed themed slots just like you would in a live casino.
It’s also becoming standard to see big-name slot developers making these games. NextGen, IGT, NYX, and NetEnt are the largest online slot developers within the state of New Jersey.
Progressive jackpots are commonly seen in live casinos, but NJ online casinos have been a little slower to catch on. The majority of slot machines do not feature progressives.
In February 2015, a record-breaking jackpot was hit in NJ on Betfair’s online casino. The machine being played was Let It Ride, and the progressive hit was at $1.52 million. Obviously, this is excellent advertising for online casinos, so it can be expected that more casinos will start offering additional progressive slots sooner rather than later.
NJ online poker
Online poker has been legalized and regulated in New Jersey Since 2013. Right now there are five operating online poker rooms in New Jersey. They all offer a variety of cash games, tournaments, and promotions.
In comparison to other areas of online gambling, online poker rooms haven’t had quite as much success since the legalization of online gambling in NJ.
Traffic has been a huge issue, and limited player pools due to population constraints haven’t helped. Due to the serious lack of traffic, online poker rooms often attempt to bring in players by offering big tournaments with guaranteed prize pools.
The biggest tournaments typically run on Sundays, but online poker tournaments can be found around the clock if you’re interested in playing with a smaller field and for less money.
Cash games at online poker rooms are limited but not due to lack of types of games. Online poker rooms struggle with traffic, so the most active types of poker games are limit and no limit Texas Hold’em. Other games that are commonly available at NJ online poker rooms are:
- Texas Hold’em
- 7 -Card Stud
Limits for the above-listed games can be as low as $0.01/$0.02 and often reach as high as $10/$20.
Play online on your computer or on your phone
The majority of online casinos located in New Jersey have very functional mobile apps. These mobile apps are incredibly secure and offer a huge selection of online slots.
While most NJ online casinos offer mobile apps, they do vary somewhat in quality. Some offer their complete range of games for mobile, while others have a limited selection compared to their desktop client.
Online gambling is constantly evolving in New Jersey, and new innovations are happening all the time. The Golden Nugget’s online casino recently implemented live dealer table games. Roulette, baccarat, and blackjack can all be played via a live dealer, and the site’s impressive mobile app does include these new tables.