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As is the case in the RNG gaming world, few casinos offering live gambling do so with an ‘in-house’ developed software solution. In most cases the live dealer software platform and all associated services like the video feed technology, dealer studio and dealers themselves are outsourced to a third party provider. Of course there are exceptions  but in the main, the interface and dealers you find at one casino are unlikely to be exclusive to that casino.

In many respects your choice of live dealer casino should hinge largely on the platform provider and the attributes of its offering.

Two of the large RNG software developers, Microgaming and Playtech have aggressively entered the live gaming space offering live dealer services to their licensee casinos. A number of live dealer ‘pure plays’ have also emerged  - organizations specializing in this technology to the exclusion of any RNG games.

The below takes a brief look at the emerging players in live dealer gaming and what we like/dislike about their offerings.
[Note: the below are Livedealer.org editorial ratings. For casino player ratings click here]

Platform provider: We like We don’t like Licensee Casinos
Evolution Gaming
  • impressive licensee base;
  • dedicated to live dealer gaming;
  • ‘TV’ quality large video stream;
  • stream tolerant to slower connection speeds;
  • player controllable stream views;
  • browser based games;
  • large table/dealer range 24/7 (100+ studio tables);
  • studio ambience, variety;
  • fast blackjack deal (8s);
  • iPad, Android  (4.1+) enabled HTML5 games;
  • large private casino branded rooms;
  • multiple simultaneous table play;
  • full disclosure of house rules & RTP %;
  • live studio support for players (rather than being referred to casino support)
  • robust license & regulation;
  • dealers
  • no free play option
888 Live
William Hill
Unibet
Grosvenor
PartyCasino
Bwin
Betvictor
Betsson
Paf
FullTilt
PokerStars
Playtech
  • impressive licensee base;
  • size, reputation, operating history;
  • browser based games available;
  • game range – blackjack, baccarat, roulette, sicbo, casino hold’em, baccarat variations;
  • video clarity (when working) – especially from new European dealer room;
  • studio ambience, variety;
  • platform probity and security – TST audited and compliant;
  • large table/dealer range 24/7;
  • dual platform, Euro and Asian dealer games;
  • iPad, Android (4.1+) enabled games
  • multiple simultaneous table play
  • full disclosure of house rules
  • robust license & regulation;
  • dealers
  • no free play option;
  • occasional bugs with audio & video & game load on PC;
  • frequent audio and video bugs for mobile play
bet365
William Hill
EuroGrand
PaddyPower
Betfair
Gala Casino
Sky Casino
BetFred
Europa
Tropez
Titan
Ladbrokes
Microgaming
  • size, reputation, operating history;
  • platform probity and security – eCOGRA audited and compliant;
  • game range – roulette, baccarat, blackjack, hold’em poker
  • play multiple games concurrently.
  • bet behind and fast play (15s b/w deals) for blackjack;
  • video quality adjustable, game view options.
  • robust license & regulation
  • no free play option;
  • studio ambience;
  • robotic dealers
32Red
Betway
Royal Vegas
Roxy Palace
Media Live Casino
  • reasonable game range;
  • extensive regulator certification;
  • simple, uncluttered interface;
  • very good video and audio quality;
  • mobile compatible (iOS, Android, Windows)
  • no free play option;
  • limited number of tables
Betvictor
710Live Casino
Net Entertainment
  • size, reputation, operating history;
  • simple, uncluttered interface;
  • playable at well known operators;
  • free play available (on limited basis);
  • good video and audio quality
  • robust license & regulation
  • limited game range;
  • use of shufflemaster;
  • studio ambience
Unibet
Betvictor
Betsson
Smart Live
Amaya/HoGaming
  • reasonable game range;
  • simple, uncluttered interface;
  • good video and audio quality;
  • playable at well known operators;
  • reasonable table & dealer range available 24/7
  • no free play option;
  • studio ambience;
  • video not tolerant to slow connections
Intercasino
138.com
Opus Gaming
  • massive game range (Asian flavour);
  • large table/dealer range 24/7
  • information rich lobby;
  • information rich, intuitive play interface;
  • other table state of play updates;
  • big limit range;
  • mobile compatible;
  • good video quality
  • no free play option;
  • no dealer chat;
  • no 7 seat blackjack
M88
Portomaso Gaming / Wirex
  • robust certification and licensing;
  • studio and in-casino games;
  • simple, uncluttered interface;
  • mobile playable;
  • high quality video for studio games
  • no free play option;
  • studio games not available 24/7;
  • video problematic on mobile
Portomaso Live
Visionary iGaming
  • free play option available;
  • browser based;
  • game range;
  • simple, uncluttered interface;
  • entertaining dealers;
  • US players OK (@ 5dimes)
  • Costa Rica based;
  • small, inset video;
  • not mobile compatible;
  • video low res and not tolerant to slow connections
Fairway
Celtic
5dimes
Castle
Bodog Asia
  • free play option available;
  • game range (Asian flavour);
  • information rich lobby;
  • other table state of play updates;
  • mobile compatible;
  • fast deal options
  • no dealer chat;
  • no 7 seat blackjack;
  • average video stream
Bodog88
Vera&John
Netplay TV
  • free play option available;
  • UK Gambling Commission regulated/licensed;
  • information rich lobby;
  • TV quality video stream;
  • mobile compatible (1st real money casino App in UK App Store);
  • playable at well known, reputable operators
  • roulette only;
  • game show look & feel;
  • not available 24/7
Supercasino
Jackpot 247
Xpro Gaming
  • impressive game range;
  • large table/dealer range 24/7;
  • mobile compatible;
  • nice studio;
  • reasonable video and audio stream
  • no free play option;
  • game house rules not provided;
  • lack of transparency on regulatory license/certification credentials
EveryMatrix casinos
EntwineTech
  • game range;
  • large bet ranges and bet limits for high rollers;
  • large table/dealer range 24/7;
  • playable at well known operators
  • no free play option
  • busy interface;
  • video quality and deal lag
188Bet
Smart Live Gaming
  • UK Gambling Commission license;
  • ‘TV’ quality large video stream;
  • browser based games available;
  • free play option available
  • games not available 24/7;
  • limited dealer/table/game range
Smart Live
Global Gaming Labs
  • reasonable game range;
  • good limit range;
  • busty dealers;
  • good video quality;
  • browser based games available;
  • US players OK
  • no free play option;
  • Costa Rica based;
  • bad audio;
  • occasional bugs with interface selections (including bet placement);
  • not mobile compatible
BetOnline
Vivo Gaming
  • outstanding game range (including craps, they claim);
  • large table/dealer range 24/7;
  • mobile (Android) compatible;
  • multiple studios to choose from
  • game house rules not provided;
  • lack of transparency with operation details;
  • clunky play interface
EveryMatrix casinos
Vuetec
  • free play option available;
  • vision streamed from a real ‘bricks and mortar’ casino;
  • able to preview games before registering an account;
  • video tolerant to slow net connections
  • CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
  • Java based interface & graphics a little clunky;
  • limited game range;
  • size of video feed;
  • video quality at fast Internet connections
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