The Sweden-based Evolution Gaming, established in 2006, is the leading supplier of live casino games. The company provides real-life games operated by professional and charming dealers, streamed live directly to computers or mobile devices.
They have offices and production studios in the UK, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Malta and Latvia, with the majority of their 1,300 staff based in these last 2 countries. Players can watch all the action happen in front of their eyes as they place their bets, just like they would do in standard RNG games, or while they interact with the dealer or fellow players via the chat box. Live casino has become so popular that most operators nowadays offer such service, and online casinos know that they have to have it if they want to stay competitive.
Licensing & Testing
Licences that allow Evolution Gaming to provide live casino solutions are issued by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Malta Gaming Authority and UK Gambling Commission. The company is also certified by authorities in Italy, Spain and Denmark as well as being the first live casino merchant to attain Preliminary Waiver Approval to supply games to regulated casinos in New Jersey, USA. Finally, the Sweden-based company is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.
All decks used in card games are shuffled and cut on screen, while roulette games are played on real physical wheels, which means no RNG to be tested. All games have a reference number, and all shuffles and equipment are verified and documented to conform to the company’s online licences and local regulations in the countries where the games physically take place, Malta and Latvia.
Blackjack is the most popular card game available on Evolution’s live casino platform as well as the one which provides players with the widest number of options to choose from. The majority of live dealer lobbies feature several blackjack tables seating 7 players each and allowing stakes between $5 and $5,000.
The provider also offers something very innovative and unique called Party Blackjack, with bets starting from $0.50. Here players can bet on the player they feel will win the hand, without having any involvement in how the hand is played. Even though the table this still seats 7 players, plenty more can join and ‘bet behind’.
Other Table Games
In the rest of the games from Evolution, players are grouped into a pool where they are given a limited time in which to act. This is standard practice in roulette games and most players are accustomed to placing their bets within the allocated time, before the wheel is spun.
One cool type of roulette offered by EG is the award winning ‘Immersive’, which features multiple cameras to deliver a playing experience like no other. With regard to the other card games, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em and Three Card Poker, the dealer deals one player hand per table and continues playing until the end.
Players then place their own bets or choose to fold, before time runs out. When it comes to alternative card games, usually only one or two tables are available as opposed to the many available for Roulette. Encouragingly the limits are well spread, as no one is affected by other players’ bets.