This time around, the hours of operation have been lengthened to a full twelve hours a day, suggesting that player demand for Golden Nugget’s exclusive format is indeed exceeding supply.
Round the half-clock action
Previously, Live Dealer tables were open for business between the hours of 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Saturdays and Sundays featured slightly longer hours (4 p.m. – 3 a.m.), presumably to combat the heavier weekend traffic.
Going forward, Live Dealer games will run from 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. seven days per week. These extended hours also apply to the Live Dealer Blackjack 3 table, which up until now, ran at slightly different times than the site’s other four live streamed games.
For the time being the table minimums will remain the same:
- Live Dealer Blackjack 1 & 2: $10 minimum wager
- Live Dealer Blackjack 3: $20 minimum bet
- Live Dealer Roulette: $1 min
- Live Dealer Baccarat: $1 min
Worth noting, is that Golden Nugget VIPs are now permitted to bet up to $1,000 per hand at the Live Dealer Baccarat table. The rest of us common folk are only permitted to wager a maximum of $500.
Why is this significant?
Based on the looks of the Live Dealer lobby, the site’s blackjack games were experiencing heavy foot traffic.
Live Dealer Blackjack 1 is even listed in the final eight of the site’s March: Games Madness promotion, which allows players to earn Golden Point multipliers on the site’s biggest games.
The overwhelming success of Live Dealer is noteworthy for a few reasons. Primarily, it’s introducing brick & mortar casino players to the online gambling world without asking them to jump feet first.
Also, it’s lending credence to the notion that Live Dealer games will one day become an integral facet of the NJ online casino industry, eventually featuring multiple sites that support the format.
Granted, Live Dealer Games are probably not the sole reason why Golden Nugget AC revenue eclipsed the $5 million barrier in February, but they’re not exactly working against the industry leader either.
Bonus area gets a fresh coat of paint
In other news, Golden Nugget has made a significant upgrade to its interface. Going forward, players will gain access to a special bonus tab.
There they can view the following:
- Active bonuses, and their bonus balance
- Available bonuses
- Expired bonuses, and how much money was collected via each bonus
In addition, there is a field by which players can enter a promo code and view the details of a promotion. They can then choose to forgo to claim the bonus.
What’s particularly nice about the new bonus tab is that players won’t miss out on any offers, as all eligible promotions are clearly listed with a large icon.
That’s good news for value hunters, who will be better able to stretch their gambling dollar when a promotional event is active.