Live casino is a relatively new phenomenon, and so far it is mostly the large, well-established game manufacturers who can deliver this type of casino game to online casinos. Of course, the largest and most popular game developers also deliver live games, and this includes Microgaming, NetEntertainment, Playtech and Evolution Gaming.
Microgaming is the giant among game developers. You were the first in the world to launch casino games online, and you are naturally also at the forefront when it comes to live casino. Today, Microgaming is one of the largest and most successful game manufacturers, and many of the online casinos present games from this developer. Microgaming’s live casino is broadcast via streaming from a studio in Riga, Latvia.
Microgaming offers roulette, blackjack and baccarat live, and you can choose a range of different bet levels on the different games. A bit special with Microgaming in particular is that, while waiting for your own seat at a blackjack table, you can play behind another player who is already sitting there. At Microgaming’s live casinos, you can also play at several tables at the same time, which is a specialty of this particular game manufacturer.
NetEnt is the largest Swedish game manufacturer, which has also managed to make a big name for itself on the international market. NetEnt launched its gaming platform for live casino as late as 2013. But, despite the short time on the market, the games have already managed to reach great popularity. The goal is to, just as in the case of regular online casino games, become a leading supplier also in the case of live dealer casino.
NetEnt broadcasts its live casino from a studio in Malta, and the streaming is in HD quality, something that has greatly contributed to making the games so popular so quickly. An absolutely outstanding quality of the streaming, of course, gives that little extra when playing. In NetEnt’s live casino there are tables for both French and European roulette, common draw blackjack and standard blackjack.
Playtech has been around for a long time and has a lot of experience with online casino games. The company was founded back in 1999 and has since developed into one of the industry’s largest suppliers, with lots of employees around the world.
Playtech has two studios from where live dealer casino streaming is broadcast. One is in the Latvian capital Riga, and the other in the Philippines. Playtech “Euro”, broadcast from the studio in Riga, offers gaming tables for roulette, blackjack and baccarat. At Playtech “Asia” from the Philippine studio, there is also the possibility to play Sic Bo, which is one of the most popular casino games in Asia. The range of live games is large, as Playtech offers five different variants of both baccarat and roulette online and two variants of blackjack.
Evolution Gaming has also chosen to relocate its studio to Riga in Latvia. Evolution Gaming is the game provider that currently offers by far the largest selection of games. As many as nineteen different variants you can choose from today, with roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino hold’em at all levels.
Beside these providers there are many more software manufacturers that did not make to our list as either they are fairly new on the market and we wait for the results or they are still small and looking for their place under online casino sun.