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Evolution Gaming Teams Up With Paddy Power & Betfair in Latest Live Casino Deal

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The entire real money casino gambling industry is in a major state of flux. New technology and innovation have been the driving force of change for the past few decades. However, more recent developments in online gaming software applications have quickened the pace.

Large gaming companies have also fueled the fire with strategic partnerships to expand global presence. The biggest winners in this constant state of change are the actual players. The quantity and quality of real money gambling options have never been better. This pertains to play as a glamorous land-based resort as well a highly sophisticated online casino gambling site.

One of the biggest movers and shakers in the gaming industry is Evolution Gaming. This company is always looking for ways to expand and improve the products and services it offers. This has recently been highlighted by what could be called a “ landmark” collaboration for its Live Casino brand.

This “major Live Casino deal” as referred to by Evolution was detailed on the company website, www.evolutiongaming.com. Evolution is joining forces with Flutter Entertainment brands Paddy Power and Betfair.

Anyone who is familiar with online sports betting in the UK and beyond will immediately recognize both of these brand names. Flutter Entertainment is a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider. It boasts an impressive product and brand portfolio that reaches millions of players worldwide.

Through this new deal, Paddy Power and Betfair will be able to offer Evolution’s entire Live Casino game portfolio. This includes some of the most popular titles such as Deal or No Deal Live and Lightning Roulette. Also included is its international Roulette package.

Sebastian Johannisson is the Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution Gaming. He weighed in on this exciting development with the comments:

“This is a landmark agreement for Evolution. A significant deal that we have been working towards for a number of years. We are thrilled at the prospect of Flutter Entertainment’s powerhouse brands Paddy Power and Betfair presenting our world-leading Live Casino offering. And we are sure that their players will relish our live game shows offering.”

He went on to add in the official company release:

“We are honored to be working with Flutter Entertainment. Our companies are very well matched in terms of ambition and culture. And we are confident that we are the perfect partner to take their Live Casino offering to the next level.” Also adding his thoughts to the new deal was Mike Phelan. He is the Commercial Director for Paddy Power. He stated:

“We have seen the strong performance from Evolution’s product line over recent years. We are incredibly excited to be able to extend our offering in the Live Casino space. By offering our players exclusive big brands live games such as Deal or No Deal Live and Lightning Roulette, to name just two of the big attractions in the Evolution games portfolio.” The company press release was dated Oct. 22. There was no mention when Evolution’s expanded Live Casino offerings will be up and running on either site.

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Live Gaming Applications With NetEnt Live

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Real money online gambling continues to evolve. Many of the first sites simply concentrated on slot machines. These games could be played through a desktop or laptop using an internet connection. The online casino industry branched out into mobile betting platforms as another way to play the games.

Online gaming giants continued to raise the bar in recent years. The primary goal was to close the gap between land-based casino venues and accessing the same games online. Part of that goal was enhancing the gameplay experience through innovative game design.

Today’s driving force in the real money online casino industry is live gaming applications. Players all around the world can now play their favorite table games with the help of a live dealer. All the gambling action is streamed live from actual production studios.

When you are talking about the biggest players in the casino gaming industry, NetEnt would rank rather high on the list. One of this company’s biggest priorities these days is NetEnt Live. The full story on its capabilities can be found on the company website.

The stated company goal as a B2B partner to online casino operators is:

“Innovating and driving change in the live gaming market with customized digital solutions which allow your casino to offer an enriched player experience.”

Many industry insiders point to live gaming options as the future of the entire online casino industry. It appears that the future is now with NetEnt’s impressive commitment to this segment of the gaming world.

Another stated company goal is working together with strategic partners to become a player’s favorite mobile live casino. NetEnt has designed a portfolio for mobile applications with strong input from the players themselves. The process used their insight while staying focused on their needs and demands. The result is a gameplay experience that is truly unique.

The NetEnt Live portfolio “transcends the physical confines of casinos to offer a rich digital experience”. This experience attempts to immerse players into the games.

More than a few innovative technical advances have gone into NetEnt Live. Chroma Key technology provides an endless number of possibilities to enhance and innovate gameplay. This also contributes to the best user experience (UX/UI) in the gaming industry. Product features include:

  1. Easy-to-use interface
  2. Portrait and landscape mode
  3. Seamless graphics and sound
  4. Unique differentiation opportunities

From the B2B perspective, there are numerous customized promotional opportunities. The product offers outstanding acquisition and retention tools. Games are available in more than 25 different languages and currencies. NetEnt Live also creates a number of cross-selling opportunities for its casino operators.

Summing up the NetEnt Live vision is the statement:

“We’re changing live casino by partnering with operators to drive new innovations. We’re relentless in our quest to find new ways to create the players’ favorite mobile live casino.”

Simply put, NetEnt Live seeks to create “Better Live Gaming”. The two primary table games this live casino has focused on so far are blackjack, and Roulette. Tying everything together for operators is NetEnt Live Rewards as a key promotional tool.

• Source: NetEnt Live From Netent.com On October 14, 2019.

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Playtech Ups the Ante With Three New Live Casino Games

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The real money online casino industry continues to expand at a rapid pace. More and more individual states in the US are taking legal gambling online through their land-based operations. On a global scale, more and more countries are opening regulated markets to online casino operators.

One major gaming company leading the charge is Playtech. Viewed as a true innovator in real money casino gambling, it is making the most of its live-dealer table games. Live Casino applications are revolutionizing the industry. The gap between playing Blackjack in a Las Vegas casino and in the comfort of your own home continues to close. Studios featuring live dealers is rapidly becoming an extremely popular way to gamble at the most popular table games.

Playtech has released three new live-dealer table games:

  1. Quantum Roulette
  2. Heads Up Hold’em
  3. AllBets Blackjack

Over the past few months, these games have been rolled out at BetFair Live Casino. The current expansion plans include other Playtech casino affiliations such as BetFair, Bet365 and William Hill Live Casino.

Playtech’s entire portfolio of Live Casino games has 11 different offerings. They cover Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat as three of the most popular casino table games. Along with a few different versions of Poker, you will find live dealers for Spin A Win, Card Brag and Sic Bo.

All the company’s Live Casino games are streamed from studios in Latvia and the Philippines.

Taking a closer look at Playtech’s latest offerings, Quantum Roulette was officially launched on Sept. 11. This is this company’s answer to Evolution’s Lightning Roulette as a primary competitor in the realm of Live Casino table games.

The biggest feature of Quantum Roulette is multipliers up to 500x on straight-up number bets. The two different multipliers are referred to as Quantum Boost and Quantum Leap. The game uses a standard European Roulette format. The multipliers are delivered in 50x increments all the way up to a max of 500x.

Classic Poker Game Texas Holdem With Side Bets

Heads Up Hold’em is a slight variation of the classic poker game Texas Hold’em. The primary difference is the maximum payout on side bets. Players continue to build their bet as each round of cards are dealt. One of the most attractive features is possible side-bet payouts on losing hands.

This is a single-deck poker game with the player pitted directly against the dealer. The return to player (RTP) is set at 97.64% on the original Ante Bet. It does drop lower for various side bet opportunities.

The third release, AllBets Blackjack is played to Las Vegas rules. The main attraction of this live offering is the ability to make up to seven side bets along with the main hand. The game is played with an eight-deck shoe and it can be played by an unlimited amount of participants.

The unique aspect this Blackjack version is that one hand is played individually by all participants. Each player makes their own decisions independent of the rest of the table. The seven possible side bets are also in play.

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New Fast-Paced Live Blackjack At Pragmatic Play

Fast-Paced Live Blackjack at Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play has grown to become a major player in Live Casino games. This concept pertains to playing popular casino table games online with the use of a live dealer. Modern technology and specialized online gaming software have made this type of real money gambling possible. It has also bridged the gap between land-based casino venues and online casino sites.

Two new Live Casino Blackjack games were recently featured on the company website. Players can now choose between two new Live Blackjack tables. The first is “Auto-Stand” and the other is “Deal Now”. With the use of recent upgrades to the software, these are two of the fastest Live Blackjack games.

Pragmatic Play Releases A Fresh, New Version Of Live Blackjack

While Pragmatic Play is relatively new to the Live Casino market, its growth has been phenomenal. As a multi-product provider to the iGaming industry, the company remains committed to constantly improving its products. It is also committed to expanding its offerings on a continual basis as well.

New features and a wider array of tables are part of the plan. This also works to add diversity for players looking to play live-dealer table games. The next step of the process was to make its Live Blackjack table games the fastest in the marketplace. The use of the “Auto-Stand” feature is unique to the live casino world.

By optimizing the Blackjack game time, the Auto-Stand feature cuts the game’s duration by 25 percent. Players can preset the minimum value of cards. The Auto-Stand feature will automatically select this option to keep hands below the set threshold.

The Deal-Now feature gives players more control of a live table. This feature optimizes the betting time once all bets have been placed. This also incorporates the Early Decisions feature. This allows player to select certain options ahead of their turn to play. This will visibly optimizes the time involved in the decision making process.

Along with enhancing game features, Pragmatic Play is also extended partnerships with major operators.

A few of the more recent Live Casino deals have been with:

  1. Interwetten
  2. 1xBet
  3. Parimatch
  4. BetConstruct

The Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play is Yosso Barzely. His thoughts on the process were:

“Our Live Casino offering is one of the most modern and exciting in the market. And we are delighted to further strengthen it with the addition of our two new Blackjack titles. We cater to all Blackjack needs with these new additions, from casual players to high rollers. And we look forward to giving our operator partners a truly exciting and innovative live Casino product.”

Pragmatic Play offers a wide selection of video slots, bingo and other games along with its Live Casino portfolio. All of its products are available to operators through a single API. The company continues to have a passion for premium entertainment as part of its mission statement. The goal remains to offer a “most engaging and evocative experience for all customers.” This extends across a wide range of products such as slots, bingo and Live Casino.

• Source: Pragmatic Play’s Live Blackjack: The Fastest on the Market From Pragmaticplay.com/ On October 3, 2019.

Live! Casino & Hotel Gives Back Close to $20 Million in Community Projects

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Real money gambling at land-based properties and online sites tends to get bad press for the problems they cause. Gambling addition and related issues are a downside in the gaming industry. However, the good this industry does on the local community level should also be noted.

A recent post on www.capitalgazette.com did just that. The post recognized Live! Casino & Hotel in Maryland for its recent efforts to financially support the local community. All told, the casino distributed $18.8 million to community groups as part an arrangement with the state.

A grant totaling $3 million will be used to build an intergenerational center for seniors and children in Severn. The Severn Intergenerational Center will house a senior activity facility. There will also be space for the Boys and Girls Clubs on Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

This new center will be similar to existing Wiley H. Bates Center. This is also located in Annapolis. Arundel Community Development Services Inc.’s Executive Director is Kathleen Koch. Her organization is in charge of the primary aspects of this project as far as financing and construction. The total estimated cost of the new community center is $12 million.

Maryland state law mandates that 4.51 percent of casino revenue is shared with the property’s county. The money is distributed through local impact grants. The Local Development Council has an advisory role in how the money is spent.

The complete breakdown of Live! Casino’s $18.8 million for 2020 includes:

  1. $3 million for the new community center
  2. $5.2 million for the county fire department
  3. $3.4 million for the local police
  4. $1.7 million for the Anne Arundel Community College

The casino previously committed $2.7 million to the community center project along with a $1 million grant from the federal government. It was noted that the need for this project was identified quite a while ago.

County Executive Steuart Pittman noted this is his favorite project included in the fiscal 2020 capital budget. Residents in this community have been working towards this cause for more than 30 years.

Pittman noted that he would like to see further community involvement as the project progresses. He hopes to see the plans unfold “so it becomes what these folks have envisioned.” Last year, the county’s Boys and Girls Clubs served 210 children ages 6 to 18. Acting as CEO for the organization, Lisa Mondoro stated:

“Right now we are at capacity. We can’t go any further. We can’t serve any more youth.”

Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by Cordish Companies. Principal Joe Weinberg noted that his company has invested $250 million into the casino over the past 18 months. This includes a new hotel with a new events center opening in the near future.

With over 4000 employees, the company will continue to invest in both the property and local community. Weinberg added:

“We look forward to having many, many years of events like this where we can continue to reinvest in a very worthy community.”