NuWorks Blackjack Casinos
Like Wager Gaming Systems, there’s not a whole lot to tell about NuWorks. They don’t have a legit website, nor do they share much about their company.
What we do know about them is that they’re a division of Realtime Gaming. So you’ll notice that their games look identical, and that the screenshots a couple of their casinos use are branded with RTG’s logo. All 3 of their casinos accept US players, too.
That’s about it. So instead of telling you about the company, what I’ll do now is share some details about NuWorks blackjack game, software and the improvements I feel that they can make as a software company.
Types of Blackjack Games at NuWorks Casinos
From what I could tell there only appears to be 1 blackjack game at each of the 3 casinos – classic blackjack. I didn’t download the software at any of these casinos to see what their rules are. What I did instead was check out the blackjack game at Bovada since they run the same software. So here is what I would expect the rules to be at a NuWorks casino.
- The dealer hits soft 17.
- You can double down on any two cards dealt to you.
- You can split aces once.
- You can split up to 3 hands, except for aces.
The table limits will vary, at least according to the images at each casino. At one casino the limits appear to be $1-$250, while at another they are $1-$100. Using Bovada as a benchmark, I wouldn’t be surprised to see table limits ranging from $1-$500 per hand.
Considering that NuWorks is a division of Realtime Gaming, there’s not too much to say about their software. I would expect similar games, rules and settings to be available. In fact, you could play any free game in the Bovada Flash casino to get an idea as to what to expect at a NuWorks’ casino.
The one thing I will say is that all 3 casinos only offer their software in a download. That means only Windows users will be able to play here. This is a surprise considering that that Realtime Gaming has a Flash casino. So, unfortunately, Mac and Linux blackjack players will not be able to play at one of these casinos. Buzzluck Casino does have an “Instant Play Coming Soon” sign on their website, but there’s no date mentioned. Hopefully it’ll be available sooner rather than later.
Casinos That Use NuWorks Software
Currently there are 3 casinos that use NuWorks software. Here are their banking and promotion details.
- Buzzluck – Buzzluck has been in business since 2004. Their banking options include credit cards, Instadebit, Eco, Click2Pay, Neteller, Moneybookers (Skrill) and MyPaylinq. Their promotions include a 100% welcome bonus up to $868, comp points and daily specials.
- Lucky Club – Lucky Club’s banking options include credit/debit card, Neteller, Moneybookers (Skrill), Click2Pay, Money Transfer, Eco, Instadebit, Paysafecard, MyPaylinq and Ukash. Their promotions include a $100 welcome bonus and $200 lucky Thursday, reward and midmonth offers.
- Begado – Begado’s promotions include a $9,999 slots bonus, $1,000 table games bonus and weekly match offers. Their banking options include Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, Neteller, Moneybookers (Skrill) and Wire Transfer.
Improvements That NuWorks Should Make
After taking a look at NuWorks’ software there is a lot left to be desired. I think they will need to make a number of improvements in the near future if they have plans to be a player of any level in this industry.
Here’s where I think they need to improve, in no particular order:
- Add a Flash (or Java) casino. By only having a download they’re excluding a lot of players.
- Add a mobile casino or app. More and more players are using their phones and tablets over their desk and laptop computers.
- More blackjack games. They only have one blackjack game. Most (if not all) of their competitors have a minimum of 3-4 blackjack games. Even Realtime Gaming has 7. To appeal to the blackjack crowd they definitely need to add a couple more games/variations.
Those are the universal improvements I think the software can (should) make as a whole. Individually, Begado could use more banking options, and Lucky Club could use a larger bonus offer. It’s tiny when compared to the other two casinos.
Hopefully these improvements are made sooner than later. NuWorks has been around for 1.5 years now – what are they waiting for? US players definitely have better options, and considering Realtime Gaming is identical, there’s no incentive to sign up to one of these casinos. But with a little bit of effort I think NuWorks could do well in an otherwise underserved US market. They just need to step up their game a little.