Available to players within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey, the name alone is likely to ensure Golden Nugget's online casino becomes a favorite, particularly with slots players. Instead of modifying an existing platform like several other NJ online casinos have done, Golden Nugget seems to have accepted the challenge of creating their own platform from the ground up and the effort has yeilded a relatively user-friendly interface with all the important information and options right at the top of the homepage, meaning you can view your balance, access banking and help features and view promotional details without scrolling down the page or going through menus.PLAYING FOR REAL MONEY
Registering an account at Golden Nugget Casino is straightforward and simple.
Obviously you will have to enter the usual information to establish identity and as per the norm, you will be required to enter your cellphone number and download and install their geo-location software. Both these items are used to ensure you are within the State of New Jersey and are required by law so all the New Jersey online casinos insist on this, not just these guys.
Players residing outside the State of New Jersey may register an account and play any of the games in 'fun play' mode but you must be located within the State boundaries to make a deposit or wager real money. Non-New Jersey residents who are considering playing here should get their registration done and inquire with support to be sure they are good to go.BANKING OPTIONS
For depositing, debit cards work the best and provide instant funding.
They also offer many options including their own branded pre-paid card, Bank Transfer, cage deposit at any Golden Nugget Casino or you can even mail them a check.
Withdrawals may require you to submit additional verification documents and are subject to a maximum of 48 hours processing after which funds can be transferred instantly to their prepaid card or to any Golden Nugget Casino Cage cashier in the United States. Other withdrawal options include ACH, bank transfer or mailed check.SLOT GAMES
The heart of Golden Nugget is the slot games and they currently offer 28 titles from Bally, IGT, Amaya and iSoft Bet
The Bally games are what currently makes Golden Nugget unique in the New Jersey online casino scene and are faithfully recreated from Brick and Mortor casino favorites with titles like Vegas Hits, Quick Hit Platinum and Big Vegas. The games are comparable to those at Betfair's online casino although the latter has Ainsworth games like 50 Dolphins in place of the Bally games found here.
There are a few stability problems with the slot games lagging, spinning for longer than normal and occasional disconnects but these problems are bound to be being addressed and there has already been signs of improvement in the short time I have been playing.TABLE GAMES
Other games offered here include 6 variations of Video Poker with wagering from $0.10 to $40 per hand, single and double zero Roulette starting at $1, 4 versions of Blackjack with bet sizes from $1 to $500 per hand and a 'no commmission' Baccarat. Notably missing are the table pokers like Texas Hold Em, Pai Gow and Three Card Poker.CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Any problems here seems to be dealt with efficiently enough by their clearly trained-up support staff. In fact, all their agents seem to be connected in such a way that they all know what the others have been doing making dealing with ongoing issues a breeze and negates having to describe your particular issue over and over again should that need should ever arise.
For the slot player, Golden Nugget is certainly one of the best choices amongst the new crop of New Jersey real-play online casinos although if you are just looking for free-play games or are from out-of-State, then Foxwoods casino is probably going to offer you more.