Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has today announced two new live games — Free Bet Blackjack and 2 Hand Casino Hold’em — that extend its already extensive line-up of Live Blackjack and Poker tables.
Free Bet Blackjack is the next game in Evolution’s ‘Infinite’ family of Live Blackjack games.
Like Infinite Blackjack, it offers unlimited seats for players at a single table while adding automatic Free Bets on selected Double Down and Split bets.
As in Infinite Blackjack, a single hand is dealt to all players. This is achieved with advanced software that combines the live dealing of physical and virtual cards directly to each individual player, irrespective of how many players are at the table at any given time.
Once the initial two cards have been dealt, each player is free to play their hand as they wish and make their own betting decisions.
During each game round Free Double Down bets on two-card hard 9, 10, 11 totals and Free Split bets on all pairs except 10s are automatically offered to the player whenever their hand qualifies.
The game also includes four optional side bets — Any Pair, 21+3, Hot 3 and Bust It — and the Six Card Charlie rule.
2 Hand Casino Hold’em is another unique poker variant from Evolution in which a virtually unlimited number of players play against the house and are dealt two separate hands.
As well as giving players the choice of playing one or two hands, and an optional AA Bonus bet, 2 Hand Casino Hold’em also results in more game rounds for players to enjoy.
Evolution says its game statistics show that the fast-paced two-hand game results in 70% more games in a typical gaming session compared with its standard Live Casino Hold’em game.
Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, commented:
“Our Free Bet Blackjack is based on one of the most popular modern varieties of Blackjack played in land-based casinos, so we are confident it will be a big hit with players.”
“In 2 Hand Casino Hold’em, meanwhile, two hands for every player means a doubly entertaining experience with increased fun, betting options and chances to win. If the player loses their hand in standard poker then the game is over. With two hands, however, the fun and the suspense keep on coming!”
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?