Press Release – 27th June 2019
Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has announced the launch of Side Bet City, a unique 1980s-themed poker room that extends the company’s already extensive line-up of online live dealer poker variants.
Promising to transport players back to 1985, Side Bet City is a Las Vegas-themed poker room in a stunning setting complete with bright neon lights for an authentic late night, big city buzz.
Side Bet City is a fun, fast-paced poker game designed to be played not against the dealer but against a pay table for an unlimited number of online players.
Players simply bet on whether they will win on a 3 Card Hand, a 5 Card Hand or a 7 Card Hand, or on the ‘All Lose’ option. The player can bet on any combination of these bets.
Winning hands are based on all the usual poker hands and no decisions are needed by the player after placing their chosen bets.
If the player’s bet wins, a winning message appears on-screen. This is poker made easy.
Commenting on this latest game launch, Evolution’s Chief Product Officer Todd Haushalter said:
“We are very excited by the potential of Side Bet City because it adds something very different and distinctive to our already wide choice of poker variants. Side Bet City is a fast, simple live poker game with big payouts, all wrapped in a 1980s’ theme.”
“We feel the game will attract the widest range of players with the way the game plays out. Players new to poker will love it because it’s an easy and entertaining introduction to the game. More experienced poker players, meanwhile, will also find the game huge fun because it presents a different kind of poker challenge and also because there are big payouts on offer of up to 1000 to 1.”
Press Release Ends
This is the last of the major game releases that Evolution Gaming announced back in February at ICE 2019.
It’s been quite a 6 months keeping up all with all the new releases.
This last one, is innovative and requires no skill to play.
I’ve yet to find the hook, it has the feel of 3 card poker and Casino Hold’em poker, but without the main hand being played.
I’m sure it will find it’s niche within the table games, but for me it’s a bit gimmicky and moving away from the traditional casino table games.
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?