Live online casinos

There are plenty of online casinos now offering live games.  We prefer the below listed casinos because they ALL satisfy ALL of the following criteria:

  • Over 1 million customers served
  • Holding company market capitalization in excess of $100 million
  • Live dealer casino games powered by well known and respected platform developer -
    Microgaming | Playtech | Evolution Gaming

With just under a thousand employees, and a registered customer base of almost 3 million, bet365 are one of the largest online gambling operators in the world.  They are primarily a sports betting business, but also run an online casino powered by Playtech which includes live dealer games streamed from Playtech’s Asia based dealer studio.

Live game range:
Blackjack | Roulette (European, French) | Baccarat (Mini, Progressive, In-running, VIP) | Sic Bo | Mahjong Paigow

More on bet365′s live casino here is owned by 888 Holdings, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.  They claim to be the largest online casino in the world by player registration numbers and are widely considered as one of the most recognized online gambling brands.  Their live casino is powered by Evolution Gaming, who operate a large dealer studio in Riga Latvia, and count Ladbrokes, Blue Square, Expekt, Unibet and PartyGaming amongst their other casino clients.

Live game range:
Blackjack | Roulette (European, French) | Baccarat (Standard, Pairs)

Detailed review of 888 live casino here

Few UK residents with any interest in wagering would be unaware of the name William Hill.  Another London Stock Exchange listed company, William Hill operates over two thousand betting shops throughout Great Britain and also an online casino which is co-owned by joint venture partners Playtech.  Naturally, the online casino is Playtech powered, and includes live games streamed from Playtech’s European based dealer studio which was launched in early 2009.

Live game range:
Blackjack | Roulette (European, French) | Baccarat

More on William Hill’s live casinos (Live and Vegas) here

Unibet service its over 3.3 million registered customers with a staff of nearly 500.  They hold the honor of being the inaugural winner of EGR’s “European Live Gaming Operator of the Year 2009″ award.  There live games are powered by Evolution Gaming (see above). Full Unibet live casino review

Live game range:
Blackjack | Roulette (European, French) | Baccarat

Another High Street legend, Ladbrokes have been operating retail betting outlets throughout the UK for many decades.  Their live casino is an interesting one.  They were very early adopters of this new gaming platform and licensed their live games from one of the pioneer platform developers – CWC Gaming.  In 2009 they decided to upgrade to the higher quality offering provided by Evolution Gaming. For full details on Ladbrokes live casinos click here

Live game range:
Blackjack | Roulette (European, French) | Baccarat | Sic Bo

A novel concept, Dublinbet takes its stream not from a specially built dealer studio/room, but from an existing casino.  Games are streamed from Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Card Club and Casino.  The casino is owned by Vuetec who developed the platform that Dublinbet (and now a bunch of other casinos) runs on.

Live game range:
Blackjack (Basic strategy with early payout) | Roulette (European) | Baccarat | Sic Bo

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