NetEnt and Mr Green offer a fully immersive 3D live casino experience. Image: YouTube/Mr Green
Unlike slot machines, new live dealer games are not launched that often. However, when they hit the market, they provide players with a fresh gaming experience which makes them worth waiting. In this article, we’ll recap some of the biggest inventions when it comes to live casino solutions that emerged in 2018.
Live Beyond Live by NetEnt and Mr Green
In February, NetEnt revealed a fully immersive 3D live casino experience at ICE Totally Gaming 2018. The innovation was implemented with Mr Green Casino providing players with a one of a kind live casino environment. Called Live Beyond Live, the virtual casino lobby is a multi-table environment with different tables hosted by live dealers. Players can choose from Roulette and Blackjack tables with the action streamed from different angles. What’s more, they can see the action taking place at other tables in the background which adds to the overall immersive experience.
The customizable live casino solution was initially launched with Mr Green allowing the casino to brand it. You can also see Mr Green himself moving around the tables, which takes the gameplay to a whole new level. The casino has exclusive rights to offer this virtual setting for 12 months. Although we hope that this period will be extended, hurry up and join the NetEnt tables if you haven’t done it yet. The good news is that Mr Green on a regular basis offers special promotions you can make use and experience Live Beyond Live to the fullest.
Arena and Blaze 2.0 by Authentic Gaming
In August, one of the leading live casino solutions providers Authentic Gaming launched a dedicated Live Roulette studio in Malta. With the action captured and streamed from multiple camera angles, Arena offers six Live Auto Roulette tables. They come in different game formats and include Classic Roulette, Speed Roulette, VIP Roulette and Blaze Roulette, the latest table launched by the provider.
Only a few months later, in November, the gaming company came up with an updated version of their Blaze Roulette. The table was upgraded from an Auto Roulette game to a live dealer table. Originally, Blaze Roulette was a semi-automated game operational 24/7 and hosted by real-life dealers between 7 pm and 1 am CEST. The revamped version, Blaze Roulette 2.0, keeps all the features of the original game captured from different angles with five HD cameras. You will join the table with a giant video wall creating a glitzy game-show backdrop but now it will be hosted by a live dealer. This is the first studio-based live dealer game by Authentic and a great addition to their suite of Live Roulette tables.
Lightning Roulette and Live Infinite Blackjack by Evolution Gaming
Lightning Roulette by Evolution Gaming is probably one of the live dealer games we mentioned most often throughout 2018. In this article, we just want to add that it is not our subjective impression that the game is a breath of fresh air on the market. As a matter of fact, it was named the Game of the Year at the EGR Operator Awards 2018.
Another innovative live dealer table launched by the leading live casino solutions provider in 2018 is Live Infinite Blackjack. Unlike other Blackjack tables powered by Evolution, this one offers an unlimited number of seats thus adding a unique twist of the traditional game. The game combines the live dealing of physical and virtual cards thus enabling all players to join it for a chance to beat the dealer. Just like other solutions listed in this article, Live Infinite Blackjack can be played from the comfort of home or on the go.