Live Casino (EOL)
NetEnt Live Casino is EOL (End of Life) and we refer you to Evolution Gaming: Evolution.
It’s not even two decades ago that almost nobody heard of an online casino, as we were just online and online casino games weren’t available yet. Besides that, it took a lot of patience to go online in the first place. Who doesn’t remember the joyful sound when going online as if you were listening to a damaged techno LP record.
I do remember, even though these memories faded over the years. Mainly due to the fast-growing technology involving telephones, television, and computers. The same goes for the innovations in the iGaming industry.
The birth of an industry
Halfway through the 90s, the first online casinos were founded. Not much longer they started to pop up like mushrooms in autumn. It took a while though before the internet became more and more accepted as a channel for consumption, including online casino games. Still, the iGaming industry has a long way to go before fully accepted. Many countries are in the process of regulating online gambling.
Regulation extends the market’s potential, with a great expected business upside for the operators. It’s also an important source of tax revenues for the governments.
Meanwhile, the technology grows faster than ever. Not only concerning the online casinos, but also when it comes to mobile casino games and the live casino. The mobile casino is definitely on the rise. Just as NetEnt was one of the pioneers in online gaming, it is a trendsetter in mobile gaming too.
In between the online casinos and the mobile casinos, we’ll find another innovation called the live casino. This trend has already been there for quite a few years but is growing steadily and still does not get the respect it deserves. But as the technology grows faster, the live casino industry is as well, just as the quality and speed of the live casinos. But what is a live casino? What’s the difference between a live casino and an online casino? And what casino games are available in this live environment?
What is a live casino?
Those who have been playing a table game in a land-based casino, probably know what a live table game looks like. There aren’t many differences between a table game in the casino and a live casino game. The same table games are available in a live casino, including the table, the live dealer and even the chit chats. How can you play these same live casino games without going to a land-based casino?
The fast-growing technology gave us the internet and the webcam, the perfect combination for a live casino. NetEnt is using the current speed of the internet, the quality of the webcams and the online casino games to offer the live casino games. The speed of the internet is important for the quality. NetEnt uses webcams to show the live dealers and parts of the animated online casino games, like the tables. These tables are used for players to make a bet. NetEnt also offers a way to communicate with the live dealer and other players well-known as the live chat.
Different to an online casino
While an online casino offers you all sorts of NetEnt games such as slots, video slots and a wide range of table games, a live casino offers just a few casino games like Roulette and Blackjack. Sometimes also Baccarat and Casino Hold’em are available.
There’s something very special going on with these games. Automatic dealers became real live dealers. This is why the live casino games are getting more and more popular as you get the chance to play real live table games without even leaving the house.
And even though it’s impossible to create the exact same atmosphere as in a land-based casino, the Netent designers are trying their very best to create a warm atmosphere, not only if it comes to the design of the live casino games, but most of all by hiring adequate live dealers giving you a wonderful time thanks to their enthusiasm and gentleness. An excellent reason to give the Live Roulette and Live Blackjack at the NetEnt Casinos a serious try.
Also called live croupiers, live dealers are the persons dealing your cards while you are playing Live Blackjack or controlling the roulette wheel after you’ve placed your bets playing Live Roulette. Not only is Netent perfectionistic during the designing process, also when it comes to the selection of the live dealers.
The result is a great team of enthusiastic live dealers so enormously important for the atmosphere at the live tables. Besides that, they are always available for a chit chat about daily activities, the news or about the weather if you feel the need. This all is possible thanks to the live chat. If you have questions about the games, they will try their best to help you out and if they don’t manage, a very friendly customer support agent will.
Live casino games
Founded by one of Scandinavia’s leading off-line casino operators in 1996, NetEnt has a long history which goes more than 50 years back. This experience runs through all online casino games, mobile games, and live casino games.
As one of the most successful online casino software suppliers, I’m 100% sure this Swedish design house won’t stop before it achieves similar results in live gaming. Starting with Live Blackjack and Live Roulette, it would not surprise if the number of live casino games doubles in just a short period of time.
As one of the most popular table games in online casinos and offline casinos, Live Roulette must be available. Players can choose between European Roulette and French Roulette, both offered as an automatic game or with a live dealer and live chat. Not only does Netent offer a high-resolution streaming, the game also ensures a low latency and you’ll have the possibility to bet during the spin. This means that there are hardly any differences with a land based casino roulette.
A new innovative game designed by the Swedish developer is Common Draw Blackjack, a version of the world’s most popular table game. The biggest advantage? You will always find yourself a seat at the table. While standard Blackjack rules apply, a card shuffler is available for faster game rounds and just as Live Roulette, this game offers a low latency as well. This version provides an opportunity to play low limit Blackjack, perfect for all players.
If you prefer to play standard Live Blackjack, but no seats are available, Common Draw Blackjack is a perfect alternative while waiting for a seat at the standard Live Blackjack table. The standard Blackjack game is a game that must be there. NetEnt wouldn’t be a pioneer in the iGaming industry if it doesn’t offer an outstanding gameplay, modern design and innovative streaming technology. Live Blackjack is a traditional table game which creates instant familiarity among blackjack players of any level, including you.
Live Casino FAQ
A Live Casino are games like Roulette or Blackjack that are being streamed online to your devise in real-time. This means that you are seeing exactly what is happening with only a few seconds delay, depending on the speed of your internet connection. This in turn means that you can for example, make a decision to take an extra card when playing Blackjack and watch this event happen live.
When it comes to NetEnt and Evolution, the games are 100% live and NEVER pre-recorded.
When playing any of NetEnts Live Casino games everything is real-time and live, This means that you are seeing everything that is happening at a table which makes it virtually impossible for any tampering to take place. Besides that, NetEnt is a stock listed company which cannot afford to manipulate any outcomes and it has no reason to as every Live Casino game has a house edge.
Evolution offers the following games in as a live version; Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Live Craps, Live Baccarat, Live Sico Bo and Poker.
Yes, during any live game you can chat with both the dealer and other players. The dealer will talk back to you and other players will type back through the chat screen provided.