Betfair Casino New Jersey Debuts Live Online Dealers
Betfair Casino NJ (New Jersey) has become the second online site serving the state's gamblers to offer "live" Internet wagering. Betfair NJ announced the official live launch of the new offerings this week in partnership with Golden Nugget Atlantic City, after having previously discussed the tables' pending introduction back in April.
The lobby for the new live dealer games officially opened on Thursday, hosted at www.betfaircasino.com. The site joins another GN offering (nj-casino.goldennuggetcasino.com) in offering live-dealer service to its online New Jersey players. The success of that initial Golden Nugget offering helped convince the Nugget and Betfair to bring the option to the Betfair Casino NJ site, where it will participate in a shared-liquidity arrangement.
Golden Nugget's initial offering at its own branded online site included six separate live-dealer tables, including the live-dealer lobby. Five of those six tables will now also be available through Betfair Casino NJ. The five official tables include the lobby area, two blackjack tables, and one table each for roulette and baccarat. A third blackjack table also offering live-dealer play remains available only through the Golden Nugget's home-brand site.
Here are some of the finer points of Betfair Casino NJ's live-dealer offerings:
- Hours of operation: Available for 12 hours per day, from 3 pm to 3 am;
- Bet minimums: $1 minimum bet on roulette and baccarat, and $10 on blackjack;
- Bet maximum: $1,000 in all three games
- Platform availability: Both PC and MAC on traditional computers, and Android/iOS for mobile play;
Loyalty rewards: 1 Tier Point and 1 Bonus Point for every dollar ($1) wagered.
So what happens in case of a disconnect? Such bugaboos are simply part of what can happen when playing "live" online, as any veteran online poker player could attest. Betfair Casino NJ realizes it's an unfortunate (though rare) part of the experience, and has taken pains to describe what occurs. From the site's recently updated TOC:
"Live Dealer Table Games:
"Due to Betfair Live Dealer games offering real-time wagering alongside other patrons, if a patron is disconnected during any active game round, the bets accepted by the Live Dealer system will be in play and the dealer will continue with the round as normal. There is no functionality for any Betfair Live Dealer games to wait for a disconnected patron to return to a table before continuing.
"Live Dealer Blackjack – if a patron is disconnected in an active game round, the Live Dealer system will automatically stand regardless of the cards showing until the patron returns or the round ends. If the round ends before the patron was able to return, the Live Dealer system will complete the round and payout according to the cards on the table. The outcome of the round can be validated in the Live Dealer Blackjack game history or by contacting Betfair Customer Service.
"Live Dealer Baccarat - if a patron is disconnected in an active game round, the Dealer will continue and complete the round. If the round ends before the patron was able to return to the table, the Live Dealer system will complete the round and payout according to the cards on the table. The outcome of the round can be validated in the Live Dealer Baccarat game history or by contacting Betfair Customer Service.
"Live Dealer Roulette - if a patron is disconnected in an active game round, the Dealer will continue and complete the round as normal. If the ball drops onto a number before the patron was able to return, the system will complete the round and payout according to the bets placed on the table. The outcome of the round can be validated in the Live Dealer Roulette game history or by contacting Betfair Customer Service."
In other words, your bet is in play, and you still have the ability to verify the results of that wager when you reconnect.
Golden Nugget and Betfair have kicked off the new addition to the Betfair Casino NJ site with the expected promotional and marketing push. "At BetfairCasino.com," reads a current offering, "[you can] get the real-life suspense of a physical Casino from wherever you are in New Jersey. With access to multiple Live Dealer tables, it’s like Atlantic City from the comfort of your home or mobile device."
"You can choose from Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Live Baccarat games," adds the promo, "to bring the real-life experience to the Betfair Online Casino."
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Betfair Casino NJ's "highly-trained Live Dealers" are available 12 hours every day to "guarantee edge-of-your-seat action at the press of a button." The site's new live-dealer tables also offer what's described as a "stunning" high-definition format, bringing as close to a true "live" casino experience to online customers as is currently possible.