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Golden Nugget Casino Review

Golden Nugget is a regulated online casino in New Jersey State, owned by Golden Nugget Atlantic City Casino. iGaming North America awarded this casino the Operator of the Year for 3 straight years. That’s a significant assurance that your money will be safe, and your winnings assured.

With such a highly reputed casino, you can expect a large section of games, with extremely high returns. Their slots, in particular, have an average 95% return.

Let’s dig deeper and find out what more the casino has to offer.

Game Variety

The seemingly endless list of games in this casino is breathtaking.

i.               Slot Games

The site offers 478 slot games from such providers as Slingo, NextGen, NetENT, IGT, Everi, H5G, Spin, Konami, Bally, WMS and Aristocrat.

About 90% of all the games are actually slot games, due to the massive popularity of such games.

The “Steppers” category is quite interesting since players have an average rating of 3.5 stars. These games differ from other slot games by having multipliers on the outer reels, as well as stacks of multipliers on the inner reels. That creates the potential of massive wins if you get all multipliers simultaneously.

There are also 5 slot games which have an attached progressive jackpot that can range from $11,000 to as much as $490,000.

ii.              Table Games

You’ll get as many as 34 primary tables on offer, including Roulette, Let It Ride, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, and Baccarat. But you won’t get such tables as War, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Hold’Em, and Mississippi Stud.

Blackjack and roulette are the main focus since they make up over two-thirds of the table games.

iii.            Baccarat

The site only offers the No-Commission Baccarat outside the Live Dealer games. And it has a 4-star player rating.

iv.            Blackjack

Here, you have a selection of 12 different blackjack games, including:

  • Blackjack Pro Multi-Hand Low
  • Classic Blackjack
  • Blackjack Pro Multi-Hand
  • Blackjack Pro Atlantic City Single Hand Micro
  • Multi-Hand Blackjack
  • Blackjack Pro Atlantic City Single Hand
  • Sidebet Blackjack
  • Blackjack Pro Atlantic City Single Hand VIP
  • Vegas Blackjack
  • Blackjack Micro Limit

It certainly is a broad enough collection, although single-deck and double-deck blackjack variations are missing.

v.              Roulette

Golden Nugget lets you choose between the following 7 types of roulette: 3-Wheel Roulette, American Roulette (2 offered), Roulette Advanced, European Roulette (2 provided), Classic Roulette, Double Bonus Spin Roulette, and Roulette Master.

Out of those 7, two are listed twice, perhaps since they are the most popular.

The minimum bet requirement is a low $1 with a maximum limit of $1,000.

vi.            Video Poker Games

Golden Nuggets is undoubtedly in the same league as Caesars Casino in terms of the video poker selections.

Just have a look at the titles on offer:

  • Double Double Bonus Poker (2)
  • Double Double Regal Poker
  • Five Play Draw Poker Multi-Hand
  • Jacks or Better (2)
  • Triple Play Draw Poker Multi-Hand
  • Deuces Wild (2)
  • Tens or Better
  • Deuces Wild Elite
  • Regal Poker
  • Regal Poker Deluxe
  • Double Regal Poker
  • Aces and Faces
  • All American Poker
  • Jester Poker
  • Double Bonus Poker (2)

Here, the minimum bets are super low standing at $0.01, to a maximum of $50 or even a maximum of $500 for Aces and Faces.

vii.           Specialty Games

The casino does have its unique offering in the form of 24 specialty games.

The titles you can try out include Virtual Horses, Virtual Cars, Virtual Motorcycles, Virtual Greyhounds, Virtual Soccer, Empire Action, Slingo Extreme, Fireball Action, Slingo Fortunes, Slingo XXXtreme, Slingo Showdown, Slingo Riches, and 12 Scratch Cards.

Here too, the minimum bets are super low, starting at $0.01 for the scratch cards.

viii.         Live Dealer Games

Golden Nugget stands out as the first to add Live Dealer games in August 2016, out of all existing New Jersey’s regulated online casinos.

The site continues to live up to its expectations with the variety of live dealer game selections, which are dominated by roulette and blackjack: Blackjack (5), Casino Hold’Em, Multiview Roulette, Roulette, Baccarat, and Casino Floor Roulette.

With play rating on all these games being 4 or 5 stars, you’re sure to enjoy the experience.

Although a couple of the blackjack games have a high $25 – $50 minimum bet requirement, most of the other games have a low $1 minimum. And the maximum bet is mostly as high as $2,000.

ix.            Mobile Games

With Wi-Fi and GPS enabled, you can download the Golden Nugget casino app to your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. It’s completely free to use but has limited selections of games to play.

You’ll be glad to know that the mobile app does feature many of the video poker and slot games. The downside is the app has just a few of the table games like blackjack and roulette.

Surprisingly, all 11 popular Live Dealer games are mobile compatible.

Game Software

Golden Nugget has such robust software that you can comfortably enjoy using the site on any web browser.

You’ll have a smooth and seamless experience playing the 533 games right on the browser. That’s because the games have been developed by well-known and notable software firms like Bally Technologies, NetEnt, WMS Gaming, Aristocrat, IGT, NextGen, HSG, SHFL, Spin, Konami, Slingo, and Everi.

If you have a slow computer and you fear that it might not handle the advanced graphics of these games, you shouldn’t worry. The software designers have actually catered to all types of devices so the games can function superbly regardless of the computer capacity. You can simply click on the “options” button within any game to select one of 4 different graphics levels.

Take note, if you have a high capacity computer, you should manually change the graphics level to the highest option, to get the best quality. That’s because the default setting is one level below that.

Best of all, the game developers featured a demo version for every game so you can practice with any game you want without paying. Of course, this option isn’t available for Live Dealer games.


The games that offer multipliers are a key feature of this online casino. If you want big wins, you’ll certainly be attracted to the platform.