Evolution Live Casino Software

evo-logoEvolution Software was established in 2006 and have won a number of industry awards for the development of their online live casino hardware and software solutions.

They develop a range of software and hardware solutions that enable Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat (with Live Baccarat Squeeze), Live Casino Hold’em, Live 3 Card Poker, Live Caribbean Stud Poker & Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em to be streamed over the internet.

They can also provide online casinos with a wide range of services to support the operation of the live casino, which gives a prospective customer the opportunity to pick exactly the right mix when designing their live casino offering.

It’s not my intention in this article to do a sales pitch for Evolution Gaming.  They are however one of my favourite Live Casino operators and you’ll see that in my live casino reviews. I’m happy to recommend their product from a players perspective.

What I’ve done is to explain the options that are available to the online casino, which in turn will explain why you are unlikely to see exactly the same deployment of the Evolution live casino software across multiple online casinos. I guess it’s up to us to judge whether the casinos have chosen wisely.

If you’re just interested in data the grid below summarises the options that each of the online casinos I’ve reviewed has chosen.

The reviews are worth reading, just to see how I think the casinos have performed. The play now button will take you directly to the casino, so you can sign up and see for yourself how the Evolution live casino has been deployed.

If you’re interested in reading more you should check out my trip report of when I visited the Live Casino Studios in Malta in 2016. 

The Best Evolution Live Casinos

Casino Games & Stakes Dedicated Tables Bonuses Country Accepted Play
Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.50 – 10k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 1.5k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1.5k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 500
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 10k
Royal Panda Blackjack
Royal Panda Blackjack VIP
Royal Panda Roulette
100% Welcome Bonus up to £100. Live Games contribute 10% to 35x wagering.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.50 – 75k
Baccarat 1 – 35k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 7.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 10k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 3k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 500
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 2.5k
Leo Vegas Blackjack
Leo Vegas Celebrity Blackjack
Dansk Celebrity Blackjack
Leo Vegas Roulette
100% Match up to £250. Wagering is 70x the Bonus and the contribution towards wagering is 100% on all Live Games.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 25k
Roulette 0.50 – 50k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 1.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 10k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1.5k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 500
BetVictor Blackjack Deposit match bonus of 200% up to £200

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.50 – 4k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 6k
3 Card Poker 1 – 5k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1.5K
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 500
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 10k
ComeOn Blackjack 100% Welcome Bonus up to £25 with 35 x wagering requirements.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 500
Roulette 0.10 – 50k
Baccarat 5 – 500
Casino Hold’em 1 – 50
3 Card Poker 1 – 300
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 250
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 250
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 1k
Genting 3 Card Poker
Genting Live Baccarat
Genting Live Blackjack
Genting Live Roulette
100% up to £1000 for UK players only. 25x Deposit and Bonus wagering requirements.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 50k
Baccarat 2 – 5k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 2.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 10k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 3k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 500
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 1k
Grosvenor Blackjack
Grosvenor Blackjack
Grosvenor Blackjack Gold
Grosvenor Blackjack VIP
Grosvenor Roulette
No Live Casino Bonus

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 250k
Baccarat 1 – 25k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 3.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 5k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 1 – 1k
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 5k
Unibet Blackjack
Unibet Flemish Blackjack
Unibet Svensk Blackjack
Unibet Flemish Casino Hold’em
Unibet Roulette
Unibet Flemish Roulette
Unibet Francais Roulette
100% Welcome bonus up to £200.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 4k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 1.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 2.5k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 250
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 2.5k
Blackjack 100% Deposit Match up to £300 or 10% Cashback on wins and losses during the first week.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 10k
Roulette 0.10 – 500k
Baccarat 1 – 25k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 7.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 10k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 3k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 1 – 1k
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 2.5k
Mayfair 3 Card Poker
Mayfair Baccarat
Macau Squeeze Baccarat
Mayfair Blackjack
Mayfair VIP Blackjack
Mayfair Salle Privee
Macau Blackjack
Vegas Blackjack
Genie Blackjack
William Hill Blackjack
Hearts Blackjack
Mayfair Casino Hold’em
Mayfair Roulette
Macau Roulette
Vegas Roulette
Vegas Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Deposit more than £25, play it through 8 times to claim £25.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 5k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 3k
3 Card Poker 1 – 3k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 1k
Betway Live Blackjack
Hippodrome Roulette
1st Deposit – 100% match up to 250, 2nd Deposit – 25% Match up to 250, 3rd Deposit – 50% Match up to 500.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 2.5k- 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 200k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 3.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 2.5k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1.5k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 500
Unibet Blackjack
Unibet Flemish Blackjack
Unibet Svensk Blackjack
Unibet Flemish Hold’em
Unibet Roulette
Unibet Flemish Roulette
Unibet Francais Roulette
Unibet Franstalig Roulette
Unibet Vlaamse Roulette
No Bonus for Live Casino Games.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 2.5k
Roulette 0.10 – 2k
Baccarat 1 – 5k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 4.5k
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 1k
None No Bonus on Live Casino Games

Yes

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Blackjack 5 – 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 2k
Baccarat 1 – 25k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 4.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 2.5k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 3k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 250
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 1k
Dublin Blackjack 100% up to £100. Wagering of 30x deposit and bonus.

No

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.50 – 50k
Baccarat 1 – 35k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 4.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 4k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 3k
Ultimate Texas Hold’em 0.50 – 500
Blackjack Promo £32 for every £10 deposited up to £160.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 80k
Baccarat 1 – 15k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 7.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 10k
Dreamcatcher 0.10 – 2.5k
None No Bonus for Live Casino Games.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 2k
Baccarat 1 – 2k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 1k
3 Card Poker 1 – 2.5k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1k
None No Bonus for Live Casino Games

No

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Blackjack 0.50 – 10k
Roulette 0.10 – 2k
Baccarat 1 – 15k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 3k
3 Card Poker 1 – 5k
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1k
Man Utd Blackjack (Russian)
Man Utd Blackjack (English)
Man Utd Roulette
No Bonus for Live Casino Games.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 2k
Roulette 0.10 – 50k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 0.50 – 1.5k
3 Card Poker 1 – 1.5k
None No Bonus for Live Casino Games.

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 5k
Roulette 0.10 – 2k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 1 – 3k
None No Bonus for Live Casino Games

No

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Blackjack 0.50 – 1k
Roulette 0.50 – 1.8k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 1- 500
None No live casino bonus

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 1k
Roulette 0.50 – 1.8k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 1- 500
None No live casino bonus

Yes

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Blackjack 0.50 – 1k
Roulette 0.50 – 1.8k
Baccarat 1 – 10k
Casino Hold’em 1- 500
None No live casino bonus

Yes

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The options

As I mentioned above, online casinos are able to mix and match individual components to create exactly the right gaming experience for their brand. I’ve summarised the most important ones below which will give you a bit of an insight of where an online casino can spend their budget on creating a live casino.

So the options are:Evolution Live Casino Studio

  • Generic Live tables

    This is the entry level solution where casinos share the live casino environment with each other. The dealing studio is located in Riga, Latvia and has centralised monitoring, shared dealers and infrastructure. The casino is able to customise the live lobby and betting limits.

  • Dedicated tables and environments

    This allows the casino to personalise the customisation of tables, cards, staff attire, backdrops and availability hours with the added attraction of having native speaking dealers.

  • Streaming of live games

    From either a purpose built Live Casino Studio or from within a land-based casino. An online casino can host its own dealing studio from within their own land based casino. They might do this if they are in a country where there are restrictions for online gaming.

  • Specialised Spanish Live roulette

    A solution is available from a purpose-built Live Studio at Casino Rincon de Pepe, which is located in Murcia, Spain. This is a specialised solution for Spanish speaking countries that are heavily regulated.

  • Inter-resort Live Casino

    This is a solution that enables the streaming of land based casino games within the same resort.  This is particularly useful for US based Casino resorts that cannot take advantage of online internet streaming due to in-country restrictions.

  • Mobile Gaming Solutions

    All of the Evolution Live Casino games can be played on mobile devices. No App is required. The interface is slick and the games easy to find.

  • Live Casino on TV

    The streaming of dedicated services onto TV from the live casino studio in Riga.

  • Integration Solutions

    Services that allow for the integration of 3rd party products such as payment wallets and funds transfer solutions.

The Games

The most important bit of any live casino software are the games and the player experience. Without both, it’s difficult for any provider to make their mark and stand out from the crowd. Evolution continues to push the boundaries of both the games and playing options and quite honestly they are the currently the Gold Standard in the industry.

The Lobby

All of the games are listed in the lobby and the number of tables displayed under each game is dependent on the package that the casino has taken.

This can include dedicated tables, branded to the casinos’ requirements, multi-language tables and special VIP tables for higher rollers.

Selecting one of the games along the bottom displayed the tables and stakes available to the player.


Live Blackjack

  • There are two viewing modes Classic and 3D, the picture is the classic view.
  • 7 Seat Blackjack played under Vegas rules (dealer takes 2 cards).
  • Played with 8 Decks from a manual shoe.
  • Dealer stands on all 17’s.
  • Double on anything.
  • No doubles on splits.
  • One card to split Aces.
  • Perfect Pairs, Bet Behind and 21+3 blackjack side bets.
  • Pre-decision before it’s your turn.
  • Icon displaying the number of consecutive hands won.
  • Ability to repeat your bet.
  • No need to re-confirm bets.

Read my in-depth review of Evolution Live Blackjack.


Live Roulette

  • 3 versions of Roulette are available; Immersive, Immersive Lite and regular roulette (in 3D and Classic modes).
  • European single Zero.
  • Automatic Roulette.
  • La Partage on French Roulette tables.
  • Multi-Language Tables.
  • Race Track Betting.
  • Special bets.
  • Save favourite bets.
  • Wheel history

Live Baccarat

  • 2 views, Classic and 3D.
  • Played with 8 decks from a manual shoe.
  • Optional Bankers and Players Pairs Side Bets.
  • Baccarat Roadmaps – Big Road, Small Road, Big Eye Boy & Cockroach Road.
  • One hand to many players.
  • Live Baccarat Squeeze. 
  • Immersive Baccarat.
  • Player Controlled Baccarat Squeeze.
  • Speed Baccarat.

Live Casino Hold’em

  • 2 views, Classic and 3D.
  • Played with one deck that is shuffled after each hand.
  • Bonus Bets available.
  • One hand to many players.
  • Comes with an optional Progressive Jackpot, Jumbo 7.

Live 3 Card Poker

  • 2 views, Classic and 3D.
  • Played with one deck that is shuffled after each hand.
  • Pairs Plus and 6 Card Bonus side bets.
  • One hand to many players.

Live Caribbean Stud Poker

  • 1 playing view.
  • Played with one deck that is shuffled after each hand.
  • One hand to many players.
  • 5 +1 Bonus Side Bet.
  • Progressive Jackpot.

Live Ultimate Texas Holdem

  • 1 playing view.
  • Played with one deck that is shuffled after each hand.
  • One hand to many players.
  • Trips Bonus Side Bet.
  • Ability to Bet after each dealing round up to a maximum of 4x the initial Ante Bet.

Dreamcatcher

  • Bet on a Wheel of Fortune.
  • Only 6 numbers to choose from in 52 segments.
  • 2x and 7x multipliers can be applied to win.
  • Runs 24 x7.
  • Live presenter spins the wheel and has all the chat.
  • Detailed Dreamcatcher review.

Multi Screen Option

  • You have the ability to display up to 4 screens.
  • It’s best in Full-screen mode.
  • Immersive Roulette cannot be one of the options.
  • Best of luck if you choose to play like this!

Summary

Evolution has a comprehensive product offering. While each casino may have the same games, some will have dedicated tables, others will use the generic solutions and bets limits will all be different.

If you’re interested is seeing what the games look like and what options are available I recommend checking out the best Evolution Gaming Casinos page that holds all the details and images.