6 Live Casino Software Providers
Live Online Dealers - What's It All About?
internet connections get faster and better, the Live Casino phenomenon is becoming an essential part of the online gambling experience. Thanks to
HD quality video streaming from studios around the world, we can kid
ourselves that we’re
actually sitting at a table in a brick-and-mortar casino, without
having to first wash our hair and put a nice frock on. Many of the
live games run around the clock so you can join in whenever you feel
like it. Some of us also appreciate being able to keep our privacy
as, while we can communicate with the dealer and often with the other
players as well, none of them can actually see us. Comes in handy
when you can’t
be bothered to shave or put some make up on, right? And another
important point: online, you will always get a seat and never find the tables fully occupied by the time you arrive (don’t
you just hate that?). So we agree it’s
an attractive proposition, but where to play and which developer to
have a look at what I consider to be the top 6, maybe it will make
your decision a bit easier.
Evolution's Live Casino Software - wow
in 2006 as an exclusive live games developer, Evolution Gaming has
firmly established its reputation as the leading Live Casino
solutions provider. They are not only my personal favourite but also
the preferred choice of about a gazillion other online gamers out
there. Being highly innovative and tailoring their products to
needs, Evolution Gaming is today a trusted partner of many reputable
online casinos. They’ve
been named EGR B2B Live Casino Supplier of the Year for 7 consecutive
years in a row and that certainly speaks volumes.
company employs an army of 800+ trained, professional,
native-speaking dealers who are able to communicate clearly
(helpful!) and establish a good rapport with players. Games are
delivered via fast-loading and intuitive interface, and highly
evolved streaming technology enables an uninterrupted gameplay, even
if your connection speed is less than optimal. On-the-go experience
can be equally satisfying as games are adapted to smaller screens of
iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets.
Live Roulette comes in multiple game variants and offers innovations
such as the Immersive Roulette which gets players ‘up
the action, Live Double Ball Roulette with two balls which deliver
two winning numbers from a single spin, and Mini Live Roulette which
allows you to play two or more games simultaneously. A fantastic
innovation is delivered via Dual Play Roulette, allowing an unlimited
number of online players to join the ones in a land-based casino and
play the same game at the same table. I’m
truly impressed by that one. Plus, you get to enjoy a choice of game
views and features such as Chat, Game History, Statistics, Hot and
Cold numbers and more.
Blackjack games also provide added-value features, such as
Pre-Decision, Side Bets, and Bet Behind which allows you to bet
behind 7 players already seated while you’re
waiting for one of them to get up and leave. A choice of Baccarat
Squeeze games includes special bets such as Pairs side bets, extra
statistics and the ability to view competitors’
Baccarat Control Squeeze allows you to take control of the squeeze
yourself. If you’re
a poker fan, you can play Live Casino Hold’em,
Three Card Poker with 2 optional side bets, Caribbean Stud with 5+1
Bonus Bet and Ultimate Texas Hold’em
with optional Trips bonus bet.
these wonders can be enjoyed with a piece of mind knowing that
Evolution Gaming is licensed and regulated by Alderney Gambling
Control Commission, Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling
Commission. Try it out for yourself at MrGreen, 888
Casino or Betway.
Net Ent's Live Casino Software featuring Blackjack
Live Casino was launched in February of 2013 and this relatively late
entry means they now have some catching up to do, especially where
the range of games is concerned. The company designs and develops
their live games in collaboration with real players, resulting in,
among other things, game rules which are considered to be favourable
to the gamer.
interface is easy to navigate and games function seamlessly, though
their Chroma technology might make you feel like you’re
playing at an isolated table rather than on a genuine casino floor.
Live Chat feature allows you to chat with friendly, professional and
well-trained dealers. They will offer assistance with game rules but
also gladly chat about weather or any other mundane subject you feel
like talking about.
Live French and European Roulette is available in multiple languages
on desktop and mobile, and the latter can be enjoyed both in
landscape or portrait mode. Low and high limit Live Blackjack offers
table statistics and on-screen history of the dealer’s
last 10 hands. There is no bet behind option, however, the kind
see in Evolution Gaming. Live Common Draw Blackjack is NetEnt’s
execution of unlimited-number-of-players Blackjack game.
Player-friendly aspect I mentioned earlier comes across in a lower
house edge than in competitive products, plus letting you double down
on any two cards and dealer standing on soft 17.
is licensed by the Malta MGA and UK Gambling Commission, which really
makes it as safe as it gets. If NetEnt’s
iOS and Android playable games sound like something you might enjoy,
Station or Casino
Playtech's Live Baccarat Dealers, nice
broadcast their games from the studio in Philippines which caters to
Asian markets and was launched in 2003, and studio in Latvia which
has been operating since 2009 and offers games targeted at Europeans.
The company provides a decent range of feature-rich games with
intuitive interface and great video quality, though the latter
requires good connection speed.
feature allows you to interact with professional and friendly,
individually-trained croupiers. Native-speaking dealers for the UK,
Italy and Spain are sure to make gamers from these countries feel at
home. You can also interact with other players at the same table by
using the chat box. Games library includes classic Blackjack,
Baccarat, European and French Roulette, but also Casino Hold’em
and Sic Bo. Within the last year the company has launched Prestige
Roulette and Prestige Baccarat with five dynamic camera views and an
instant replay of previous winning hands.
Unlimited Blackjack supports Perfect Pairs side bet and can
accommodate an endless number of players. Innovative Dual Roulette
gives you the opportunity to play at two tables at once and on the
same screen, and even duplicate the bet you’ve
placed on one table onto the other. If you wish, you can also play
these games in a separate VIP area, The Ruby Room, a perfect choice
for high-rollers .
unique Playtech feature is TV gaming. TV games can be played
simultaneously via Web interface, IVR (voice telephony), mobile
remote controller, SMS and dedicated TV app. Mobile access to a full
suite of Playtech casino games is available to owners of iPhones,
iPads and Android devices.
developer is licensed by the Isle of Man GSC and UK Gambling
Commission, so you can feel confident of security and fairness of the
gaming environment. To get a taste of Playtech experience, head over
to Ladbrokes, William
Hill or Paddy
Ezugi's Live Blackjack
is another 2013 entry, a provider certified by the Curacao E-gaming
Licensing Committee and specialising in live dealer casino gaming.
Their software is optimised for full-screen viewing and enables
different camera views, though the studio ambiance is not the best
around and video quality tends to vary depending on the location the
game is streamed from.
platform has embedded social features allowing you to invite your
friends to join, chat with them via Facebook chat and use Twitter
feature to brag when you’re
winning. How fun is that, right?!
games offered include classic Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and
Caribbean Stud Poker, as well as variants like Double Ball Roulette
and Hybrid Blackjack. Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker includes a side bet
option, as do Perfect Pairs and 21+3 Blackjack games, with Bet Behind
and live chat features supported. Knockout Baccarat is an interesting
variety which offers side bet options called Natural Win, Winning
Total and Ante/Wager, in addition to typical Baccarat bets.
the real differentiating factor are Ezugi’s
innovative games such as Live Keno, Live Lottery, and Wheel of Dice
which operates similarly to the well-known Wheel of Fortune. To see
how well this developer delivers a live-casino experience, visit Leo
Vegas or Miami
Extreme Live Casino with Golden Ball Roulette
The year 2013 was clearly a good period for the live gaming market, as this
is when yet another reputable provider launched its operations. About
a year later, the company was bought by Novomatic and subsequent
investments have made it what it is today.
by the Malta Gaming Authority and UK Gambling Commission, Extreme
Live Gaming offers London Studio based Blackjack, Baccarat and
Roulette, plus Roulette streamed from a land-based casino in
Gibraltar. Games load fast, feature user-friendly interface and the
quality of video and audio is excellent. They’re
use on iOS and Android mobile devices regardless of their size.
are delivered through games such as tournament-based Golden Ball
Roulette which rewards the highest betting player with cash back or
prizes every 20 spins. Reel Roulette offers unique side bets which
allow for cross promotion with Slot Games (Lucky Lady’s
Charm Roulette, Dolphins Pearl Roulette etc). Other live games
include Blackjack with bet-behind-extra-side-bets and several
Baccarat varieties, namely VIP, Classic, Standard and Super 6. In
addition to standard bets, the latter also lets you wager on Super 6
and other side bets.
Live Gaming products are available for you to enjoy at Leo
Authentic Gaming's Live Roulette
Gaming has been founded as recently as 2015 and is therefore a rookie
in this company. But even though they’re
new, their ability to recreate a “real
high video stream quality, unique functionalities and demonstrated
attention to detail, indicate there’s
good times ahead for this particular developer. Games have been
developed with mobile-first philosophy which you’ll
grasp as soon as you launch any of them via your iOS or Android
mobile device. Authentic Live Tables are delivered from several
luxurious Casinos & Resorts, and their croupiers, floor managers
and pit-bosses boast extensive casino experience.
online for such a short time, you can imagine their range is still
very limited. Currently you get to play 5 versions of Authentic
Roulette, with live Baccarat supposed to be launched in not too
distant future. Authentic Roulette Turbo is streamed live 18 hours
per day from Casino International, Hilton Batumi, with the ball
launched in the beginning of the game and all betting taking place
while the wheel is spinning. Authentic Roulette Professional gives a
wide view of the casino floor and multiple tables which adds
massively to the land based casino feel. Roulette Double Wheel is a
variety resembling that of Playtech.
on Stats is one of the really unique features Authentic games
include. It provides a different view of the traditional betting
table by, get this, replacing the numbers with the “hit
each number for the last X of spins, the X ranging from 50 to 500.
You might find this useful or not, but you have to admit it’s
pretty cool. In any case, Authentic is certainly one to watch out
for. If you want to check the gaming quality of this new and upcoming
live gaming star, take a seat at one of the tables at Leo
spread the love