July 2016 – Grosvenor Casino have moved their dedicated Live Casino tables from Evolutions Riga Studios to a new purpose built facility in Malta. New Branding and dealers in new uniforms with more tables give the live area more of a land based and players a better playing experience.
Leo Vegas have opened their own live casino studio with dedicated Blackjack and Roulette tables. Known as Chambre Separee it’s based at Evolution Gamings Riga Studios.
Evolution Gaming have been named EGR Live Casino Supplier of the year at the EGR 2016 Awards. This is the 7th time they have won the award against strong competition from NetEnt, Extreme Live Gaming, MediaLive , Ezugi and Playetch.
April 2016 – Playtech has added the Egalite Extra side bet to its Live Baccarat. You can now bet on specific ties at enhanced odds.
I have tried to be objective and consistent with all my live casino reviews. Hopefully, they will strike a chord with you, but I thought it might be helpful to explain the criteria I use to mark each of the casinos. Hopefully, the categories and explanations make sense.
Playability – What is the overall impression of the casino? Did I have a good time? are the dealers nice and chatty and is everything easy to understand? Does it have a good set of games and is there a comprehensive set of betting options? Are high stakes players taken care of?
Software – What is the software like to use and does it integrate well with the rest of the casino?. Are the images clear and is the video streaming fast? Have they taken more than the default shared tables? Is it available on mobile?
Payment Options – Does the casino have a good variety of payment options? Do they payout quickly and on time?
Security – How good is the reputation of the casino amongst other players? Do they hold a valid gaming license? Are they transparent about the security measures they have in place? Are they regularly audited? Do they publish this information?
Support – Do they have multiple methods for communication with me? Is support available 24×7? Do they have instant chat and are they quick to respond? Are they able to help me immediately? Do they have an online FAQ and self-help library? Are the support people knowledgeable about the product I’m playing?
Bonuses – Do they have bonuses?. How strict are the wagering requirements? Do they offer repeat bonuses?. Do they offer loyalty points and can they be redeemed for cash or playing credits?
After all that, would I play there regularly?