Live Casino Software
Just like all other regular casino games, live casino games are made by a number of different companies.
It's similar to how Boeing and Airbus both make aeroplanes but airlines such as Virgin, British Airways and Emirates use them.
There tends to be two types of live casino software companies. Some also make regular online casino games and are trusted names such as Playtech and Microgaming. But there are others who specialise in live casino games and therefore have the advantage of focusing solely on these games.
Evolution Gaming is the biggest company dedicated to creating live casino software. With a large list of casino partners, high quality stream and a large range of games, they are the market leaders in live casino gaming. In fact, Evolution Gaming is so popular that they've had to move studios twice in recent times so that they can add more tables.
The Alderney-licensed company claim to have the fastest live blackjack online and have live VIP games as well. Roulette is another area where they have a particularly strong offering with five different versions including games based in London and in Venezia. Another plus is their native speaking dealers for plenty of languages. Finally, they have also created a live slot where the interactive bonus feature is played in the studio.
After rapidly making ground on their regular software competitors, the Israeli company set about creating live casino games back in 2003.
Over time they've been able to improve their live casino game offering and have tweaked the presentation to provide a sleek looking skin. They have a wide range of games including live Casino Hold'em, mahjong pai gow, sic bo, keno and many more. Their games are created specifically for European and Asian players and they have the dealers to match.
Ten years after the company formed, Microgaming live casino games hit the market in 2006. The company have chosen to stick to blackjack, roulette and baccarat games but at the rate that they roll out new games it would be no surprise if this selection increases.
A feature of the Microgaming live casino games is that they provide multi-table options on their roulette and baccarat games. Oddly though, they've opted to not have a live roulette croupier and instead a laser beam is used to provide exact readings – which all sounds very sci-fi to us.
CWC Gaming claim to be 'the oldest, largest and most reliable live dealer casino provider on the internet'. While they do still have a fair number of casino partners, they're not exactly a big name in the industry.
In spite of this, they do still offer a wide range of games including blackjack, baccarat, poker, roulette and sic bo. One of the major benefits of playing CWC Gaming live casino games is that you have the opportunity to play for free with baccarat, roulette and sic bo meaning that you can try them out before risking your own money.
Since the company bears the name of Stanley Ho, China's biggest casino magnate, we knew that HOGaming was going to be a force to be reckoned with in the live casino stakes. The company finally began offering their new live dealer software system in the UK in October 2012.
Having provided live dealer software in Asia since the turn of the millennium, HOGaming have adapted to the UK market very well. Their game selection includes roulette, blackjack, baccarat and sic bo, many of which come in multi-player versions and all look very impressive.
Showing games live out of their studio in Latvia, EuroLive tend to keep a low profile opting instead to stick to providing their clients with some of the best live dealer games around. In fact, they're so hard to get hold of that we couldn't even get their company logo!
Multiple variations of blackjack and roulette as well as baccarat are available so EuroLive has the most popular games covered. Live Unlimited Blackjack is a particular highlight of the EuroLive games and allows an unlimited number of players to bet on any of the hands that are in play.