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What I liked


American & European Blackjack and Roulette
Blackjack Early Payout
Low Stakes
Regular Promotions

What I didn't like


No good for high rollers


Review Summary

American and European version of Roulette & Blackjack, with Early Payout as an option, with 2 versions of Baccarat with all the side bets you could want make Celtic Casino a worthy addition on LiveCasinoComparer!!

Posted March 17, 2015 by

 
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YesPlayers from Czechia are accepted.

Celtic Casino – An Introduction

I’m pretty excited to add Celtic Casino to my Live Casino Reviews.

They are one of the few online casinos that are dedicated purely to Live Casino games, which means they are focused on what players want and are therefore better able to offer promotions and bonuses that are tailored specifically for live casino.

In terms of the standard live casino games of Blackjack, Roulette & Baccarat, they have the most comprehensive set of options of any live casinos I’ve reviewed and what’s more you can Play For Free! to try them out. You will need to register first though.

Live Blackjack

There are two great options for Blackjack.

  • American Blackjack

    This is a standard 7 seat game that uses 6 decks in a manual dealing shoe. The dealer takes two cards as per American / Vegas Rules. Pairs, Rummy (21-3) & bet behind side bets can also be played. You can also double on anything and also double after a split!

    Recently introduced is Blackjack HD where you get to play against the dealer in full screen, rather than in the classic mixed mode of the dealer with computer generated interface.

  • Blackjack with Early Payout

    This version uses a 6 card dealing shoe and you can play up to 3 community hands. The dealer only takes one card as per European rules. Blackjack side bets of Pairs, Rummy (21-3) and Bet Behind can be played. The best thing about this version of live blackjack is the Early Payout feature. You get to choose whether to cash out your hand before the dealer has completed theirs. A cash out value is displayed after each card is dealt to your hand. This is a great option for players as you’re able to reduce your losses on those marginal hands. My Blackjack strategy charts show what hands you should take the early payout on.

Live Roulette

There are two Live Roulette options.

  • European Roulette

    This plays with a single Zero.

  • American Roulette

    This plays with a single and double Zero.

Live Baccarat

There are two versions of Baccarat.

  • Baccarat

    This is the normal live casino Baccarat with Baccarat side bets Dragon and Pairs.

  • Baccarat Super 6

    This is the same game as normal Baccarat but with the addition of the Super 6 side bet where you bet on the banker getting a 6.

The only downside is that high rollers are not very well catered for. Maximum stakes for all the games is 500. However low rollers can play blackjack from as little as 0.50 a hand!

So whats it like at Celtic Casino

Celtic Casino runs on Visionary iGaming live casino software and the live casino games are streamed from studios in Costa Rica. The main table language is English but you’ll often hear the dealers speaking in Spanish as well. The chat is clear unlike some live casinos where you can hardly hear what is being said.

The dealing studio is relatively noisy, you’ll hear background chat from the other tables (it’s not too bad) and music playing in the background. I thought I wouldn’t like the noise level, but it actually grows on you and to be honest when I’m playing I didn’t really notice it.

Software

The software is provided by Visionary iGaming, who also supply Fairway Live Casino. The user interface is made up of a video streaming window, where you see the dealer and the cards being dealt.

Wrapped around this is a computer generated image of the table and this is where you place your bets and see in close up the cards that have been dealt. Dealer chat is enabled so you can chat with the dealer in real time and the casino volume can be adjusted using the slider in the video window.

Options for all the side bets are clearly marked. You can re-bet the last bet or set auto bet up to play the same bet automatically for each hand / spin. Sound volume can be controlled and the video stream can be paused if you don’t want to watch it.

Each game has its own set of bet limits & games rules. Baccarat has a full set of Roadmaps – Big Road, Big Eye Road, Cockroach Road & Small Road, whilst Roulette shows the history of the last spins, the area of the wheel the ball landed etc.

Game Options

Games Stakes Dedicated Table Side Bets No.Decks Multi Hand Multi Player Free Play
Baccarat 1 – 2500 No Pairs / Dragon 6 No Yes Yes
Baccarat Super 6 1 – 2500 No Pairs / Dragon / Super 6 6 No Yes Yes
Blackjack HD 5 – 1000 No PP / 21+3 / BB 6 Yes Yes No
American Blackjack 5 – 100 No PP / 21+3 / BB 6 Yes Yes No
Blackjack Early Payout 0.50 – 2500 No PP / 21+3 / BB 6 Yes Yes Yes
European Roulette 0.10 – 2000 No n/a n/a n/a No Yes
American Roulette 0.10 – 2000 No n/a n/a n/a No Yes

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Payment Options

Payment options are comprehensive to say the least. Check out my list above. You can deposit and withdraw using debit and credit cards, online payment wallets and bank transfers.  Be ready to verify yourself when making a withdrawal, you’ll need two forms of Government id (passport, driving licence etc & details of the credit / debit card used to deposit if that’s relevant).

Bonuses + Promotions

New Players have the opportunity to get 50% cash back on their losses during the first week of play up to £100.  The cash back acts like a bonus and when it’s put in your account it attracts a 35 x Bonus + Deposit wagering requirement before the bonus can be withdrawn. You can play any game to meet the wagering requirements, when I last played the T&C’s said you could only use Roulette. Support told me that was wrong and the website would be updated.   So always best to confirm bonus terms with support before you take them!

In terms of promotions Celtic Casino run regular tournaments where your play on the site racks up points for every bet you place. If you rack up enough points then you can win a very generous cash prize.!

Support

Support is available 24 x 7 and they can be contacted by email, phone or live chat. The response times for email are rather slow, so if your issue is important to you then use the live chat facility. It’s instant and you should get a good response.

Summary

The early payout version of Blackjack has a RTP (return to player) of 99.4% and is the best out there, so if you’re a blackjack player this is the only place to play.!  Roulette players get both European and American versions. With regular promotions and tournaments from a casino that targets just live casino players it’s difficult to fault. If you don’t believe me then register and play for free.

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