After iGaming went live in New Jersey, Live Dealers was first launched at the Golden Nugget three years later. A year later, Betfair, Borgata, and other sites soon followed. Live Dealer has proven to be a success over time. Evolution Gaming provides one of the most advanced live dealer portfolios for casinos online, which have become more popular in the state.
Live Dealer is known throughout the world but did not appear in New Jersey until 2016. This was due to the Golden Nugget opening its’ own partnership with a software provider called Ezugi. Because Golden Nugget started the Live Dealer scene, they held all of the cards and leased Live Dealer to others.
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However, this summer the scene changed. Atlantic City’s Hard Rock had a grand opening on the former Trump Taj Mahal. The Hard Rock will be the location for Evolution's New Jersey Live Dealer Operations; they will call it Live Casino and it will be operational at more casinos starting this summer. Outside of Golden Nugget, Hard Rock was the first to go live with Live Dealer.
888 and Play Sugar House rolled out their own Evolution software within the past year. Ocean Online Casino and Resorts Casino are partnering with Evolution and will launch their Live Dealer soon. Evolution is spreading; other casinos like Caesars and Resorts will not be far off to get involved. Evolution, the software company, is ready for the future and is prepared for more business.
They are branding it for each player by being more creative. Examples are Live Tables and Dual Play Roulette tables, the online players feel like they are in the casino playing and they can bet alongside gamblers at the tables. The online players can have a specific location set while playing as well. Many casino officials hope this will attract new players to the games.
Golden Nugget has become the top earner for online gambling, even though a specific amount of each casino is not known. It went live in August of 2016, and the revenue jumped millions. It became so in demand that the Golden Nugget and Betfair had to extend operating hours and add more tables for new customers.
Because of the high success of Live Dealer, Golden Nugget made more than $9 million in gaming revenue. The Borgata broke their revenue record this past spring which was the first month it was up and running. The Golden Nugget has beaten out their competitor, Borgata with the help of Live Dealer.
As with any new technology, only time will tell how people will pick which type of gaming to use. People are anxiously waiting to see if more people will be heading to the new casinos in Atlantic City or playing more online. Either way, the next few years will be very intense for the Boardwalk.