The Golden Nugget is staying busy, providing their customers with the best in gaming content, including moving their poker room and creating a sportsbook.
New Jersey continues to be the top provider of gambling content in the United States, easily gaining ground on Nevada. The state is number one when it comes to online casino and poker games as well as seeing the revitalization of Atlantic City. The state is also now offering sports betting, so players have access to even more gaming options than ever before. The Golden Nugget continues to be the top operator in the state, earning a ton of cash each month via online and land-based services. The brand has recently announced a few changes to their property to offer visitors even more.
What’s Going On?
The Golden Nugget is working on several changes to be able to offer their visitors a quality experience. The Poker Room of the brand is going to move to the fourth floor where a lounge area that was known as Wine & Wifi will be replaced. The poker room shut down on the 1st and will reopen tomorrow, hoping to improve the customer experience.
The new room will be an upgrade to what was originally offered, featuring free Wi-Fi and food service table side. There will be ten poker tables, offering poker games like Pot Limit Omaha, Texas Hold’em 3/6 Limit and Texas Hold’em No Limit 1/3 and 2/5. Promotions will also be on offer so that players can get the most for their money, such as Rake Back and a High Hand featuring a Money Wheel.
So, what is to come of the old poker room? Many visitors who frequent the Golden Nugget felt that the casino was going to use the old poker room as their new sportsbook. The brand had yet to announce any news on what they would be providing via sports betting, so many began to wonder if that was the case. After players began asking on Facebook, the Golden Nugget AC officials replied that yes, they were making the change.
Moving Forward with Sports Betting
The option to be able to offer sports betting came about in mid-May when the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was unconstitutional, opening the door to allowing individual states to begin creating legislation to start the industry within their borders. It was not until July that the Golden Nugget began working with the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement to get the ball rolling to offer the services themselves.
The Golden Nugget is expected to offer a physical sports book as well as a mobile one, but when they will launch either is still anyone’s guess. The fact that they seem to be moving their poker room to make way for the sportsbook is a good sign.
Once the Golden Nugget begins to offer sports betting, they will join several other gaming venues in the state that offers the option. Sports betting began in the state on June 14th when Governor Murphy made the first bet at the Monmouth Park William Hill Race & Sports Bar. On the same day, the Borgata Hotel & Casino began offering bets.
As far as online gambling is concerned, the state’s first and only operator is DraftKings. The brand began offering online options on August 1st with a soft launch and fully launched their offering on the 6th of this month. Other operators are expected to begin offering online gaming in the near future.