May & June 2016 are busy months at Evolution Gaming as they continue to make improvements.
It’s taken it’s while to appear and Evolution are not the first in having a “Deal Now” button for Live Blackjack.
Players playing at a table on their own no longer have to wait for the timer to count down before being able to play their hand. Now you can hit the “Deal Now” button as soon as you’ve placed your bet. That response is then sent to the Evolution server and the dealing can start.
It’s more likely to be of value to VIP and High Rollers playing for larger stakes as quite often these tables have less players on them. I doubt very much you’ll be in a position to see it on one of the lower stakes tables as generally they are very busy.
The facility is only available on tables that are using the new UI.
The facility is also available on mobile.
The game was created in partnership with Scientific Games and has been a big success on the desktop. Now it’s available on tablet and smartphone.
The game uses the new UI so there is consistency between the desktop and mobile. You get all the features of the desktop game with mobile play including the Pairs Plus and Six Card Bonus bets.
You’ve probably already noticed that the new UI is being rolled out. It’s being done in a logical manner and so far we’ve seen it rolled out as follows.
To meet the projected additional demand during Euro 2016 (10 June–10 July) — eight new shared Blackjack tables are being added.
The new additions include four low stake Live Blackjack tables, three additional Silver VIP Live Blackjack tables and a new 24/7 Grand VIP Live Blackjack table with a minimum betting limit of €500.
In addition, the minimum bet will be lowered on all but one existing Blackjack table and two mainstream tables will have their opening hours extended to 24/7.
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?