Pragmatic Play aren’t new to online gambling. They have been supplying a range of RNG games for some time now, counting 888, William Hill, GVC Holdings and Flutter (Paddy Power & Betfair) among quite a long list of big name clients.

Their RNG games have won them a number of EGR B2B awards. Their license credentials are solid.

Pragmatic Play’s foray into live casino gaming began in the first half of 2019, when they began operating a newly built dealer studio located in Bucharest Romania. The studio has a capacity for over 40 tables.

This is considerably more than their current table/game range, so it is safe to assume that many more tables and games are on the way.

Presently (as at March 2020) they offered a handful of 7 seat blackjack tables and European Roulette (regular, speed and local language tables, as presented below). Game range is limited. But what they do have, is presented very well.

Actually, first impressions playing these games is that look and play similarly to those of Evolution Gaming. User interface commands, multiple camera angle capture, studio backdrop and the tables themselves have a familiarity about them. The recently introduced baccarat tables in particular have unashamedly taken all design cues from Evolution.

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the house rules applied on Pragmatic Play’s blackjack tables mirrors those on Evolutions. Theoretical return is an identical 99.28%.

An advantage of late entry to a niche, is that you know the winning formula and are able to copy rather than create with less certainty as to what the punters want.

Having said that, copies can be close and appear genuine. They can also be way off the mark and inferior.

Pragmatic’s games, although still limited number, are closer to the former.


Website: www.pragmaticplay.com

Studio: Bucharest, Romania.

Regulator license: Malta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission

Licensee casinos (live games, not RNG) include: Leo Vegas

Number of tables: 0-10 | 11-20 | 20-50 | 50-100 | 100-250 | 250-500 | 500+


above average

average

below average


game range

European Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat

device compatibility

PC and mobile (iOS, Android)

dealers

Won’t find as many smiles as on the Latvian tables. Get the job done though.

studio ambience

As mentioned above, looks like an Evolution studio, captured with Evolution quality cameras. We like.

interface intuitiveness

Everything is easy reasonably to find. Everything works smoothly.

interface effectiveness

Only beef here is the chip selector which is a little clumsy. Otherwise very good.

video quality

Hard to fault. Full screen, multi-camera capture. High resolution with no lag.

audio quality

No issues with audio. Default on load is silent. You get to turn it up.

languages

English, German, Russian and Italian language tables.