Crockfords, located in London’s prestigious Mayfair district is one of the worlds most exclusive land based casinos. It’s been in existence since 1828 when it was established by William Crockford and is now owned by the Genting Group.
You’ve probably heard of Crockfords recently due to the very high profile court case when Phil Ivey was alleged to have cheated the casino when playing Baccarat. The court found in favour of the casino and so Phil wasn’t able to collect on the £7.7 Million pounds that he won.
Crocksfords have had a members only online live casino for a few years, but it’s been restricted to club members only.
However in early 2016 Genting invested heavily in a new online live casino from Evolution Gaming that included two dedicated areas for their players. A set of Genting branded tables and a small studio built with Crockfords styling with dedicated Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat tables for Crockfords and Genting VIP players.
You gain access to the Crockfords tables through the Genting Live Casino website with access controlled by the customer service agents. The area is reserved for VIP players so you have to have reached VIP status before you can gain access.
The tables are open between 5pm and 5am GMT, but if you want a table for private use outside of that time it can be requested through Customer Support.
The game is played with 8 decks under Vegas rules, where the dealer takes two cards. You can double on anything and split like pairs. Split Aces only get one card. Side bets of Pairs and 21+3 can be played along side the main hand.
Stakes range from £50 to £5000 a hand.
Crockfords live casino Baccarat has the new Squeeze facility, where the dealer squeezes the cards to a closeup camera. The game is streamed using the new user interface, which give a wide screen view and a more user friendly way of displaying all of the various playing options. A full set of Baccarat roadmaps are displayed across the bottom of the screen.
Stakes range from £25 to £25,000 a hand.
This is the classic European Roulette from Evolution.
Crockfords have not gone for the multi camera Immersive lite table yet, but I bet it’s on it’s way at some point.
Stakes range from £1 – £100,000.
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 used to mark each of the casinos. Hopefully, the categories and explanations make logical sense.
Playability – What is the overall impression of the casino. Did I have a good time?, are the dealers nice and chatty?, is everything easy to understand?. Does it have a good set of games, is there a comprehensive set of betting options? Are high stakes players taken care of?
Software – What is the software like to use, does it integrate well with the rest of the casino?. Are the images clear and 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 & 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?, 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?