Here come the live Game Shows.
After cementing an industry leading lineup of live baccarat, blackjack, roulette and poker tables, Evolution Gaming created the Game Show category. Since 2019 this had been a strong focus of their new game development.
Not to be outdone, and seeing how well players have responded to this category, Playtech have responded by developing their own range of game shows.
Many of the casinos carrying Playtech and Evolution’s games now have a Game Show category in their live casino lobby. The number of games you will find listed under this category is growing rapidly. The first half of 2019 in particular saw a flood of new games added here.
During 2020 Pragmatic Play and NetEnt entered this category also with Game Shows of their own.
Game Shows have a distinct ‘soft gambling’ feel to them. Not the type of games you will come across on the floor of a traditional casino. More the type of game you may happen across browsing channels during prime time TV. Indeed some, like Deal or No Deal, are adaptations of TV game shows. Others like MONOPOLY Live, borrow from the much loved (and trusted) Monopoly board game brand.
Don’t be fooled, though. These are all gambling games. You can lose (or win) just as much money playing the Game Shows as high stakes live baccarat tables. Losses are more likely, particularly with the lower theoretical returns applying to these games.
All the games are hosted by a live dealer. Although consistent with the nature of the games the dealers take on more of a presenter role.
You will also encounter more computer graphic elements, or RNG components playing these games.
Probably not for the gambling purists, but the growing legion of grey gamblers venturing online will no doubt enjoy them.
Game summaries, screen grabs and links to further details are contained in the below portfolio.
Game Shows from Evolution
Game Shows from Playtech
Game Shows from other providers
Some recorded action from Deal or No Deal…
And the far less complicated Lightning Dice…
Side Bet City also doesn’t take long to get the hang of…