Happy Luke is a sister site to Live Casino House. The two brands share many similarities. Happy Luke seems to be more confident in its presentation, as it claims on its website to be “the best thing since sliced bread”. The site was established in 2015 and has quickly gained a reputation of one of Asia’s top trusted online gaming sites. The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority regulates gaming operations on the site which, apart from a remarkable live dealer section, contains slot machines, blackjack, poker, roulette and scratch cards.
All information shared by the users is encrypted using a 256-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. The casino also limits transmitting credit card information over the internet. All data is stored on Happy Luke's secure servers. A blue and pink colour scheme makes the website appear fun and accommodating, which it is. Despite looking lightweight, the interface is heavily organised and all the games are sorted into proper sectors for easier browsing. A mobile version of the platform covers tablets and smartphones and there are convenient payment methods on offer, as well as decent bonuses.
Before you premiere at Happy Luke online casino, you can treat yourself to a flattering bonus. Set up an account and make a deposit of at least 10 USD / 100 CNY / 300 THB and your balance will be credited with a 300% match bonus. Well, to be precise, the offer is divided into three bonuses, one for each of the first three deposits. The first deposit is rewarded with a 100% deposit bonus up to $500, the second payment brings a 50% deposit bonus up to $500 and the third and final match is a 100% deposit bonus up to $500. The wagering requirement is 40 times the bonus amount before withdrawal.
Happy Luke customers can take advantage of the Weekly Rebate promo, earn bonuses on their birthdays and refer friends to obtain loyalty coins. The VIP Club is also strong, offering exclusive VIP promotions, special anniversary gifts, a dedicated VIP Manager, more flexible withdrawal and deposit terms and several other perks, but to join the club you need to receive invitation which is only possible after having a turnover of 86,000 USD and a deposit of 8,000 USD in a month.
Similarly to Live Casino House, live dealer games at Happy Luke are presented in several live casino rooms, or casino floors, whatever you want to call them. Each separate section is supplied by a different provider, like so:
- Casino Manila - Microgaming
- Casino Macau - Gameplay Interactive
- Casino Jeju - EntwineTech
- Casino Reno - Ezugi
- Casino Vegas - Asia Gaming
- Casino Paris - Evolution Gaming
- Casino Tokyo - Gold Deluxe
- Casino Beijing - Vivo Gaming
- Casino Singapore - Ho Gaming
- Casino Shanghai - SA Gaming
The game range goes from typical roulette versions and standard blackjack to Live Sic Bo, Fantan, Live Money Wheel and baccarat or all shapes and sizes. The studios load quite fast and each comes with a set of useful tools and features to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Almost every provider allows full-screen view, adjusting video feed quality, changing interface language and quick access to other titles from the same lobby.
If you’re looking for European-feel blackjack, you don’t need to go further than Casino Paris. This department is powered by Evolution gaming and features top live dealer blackjack games such as Live Blackjack Party, Deluxe Blackjack with bet behind, Free Bet Blackjack, Live Blackjack VIP and Salon Prive Blackjack. There are dozens of tables and potential options. At Casino Reno, you can play Ezugi’s standard 7-seat blackjack, Turkish Blackjack, Blackjack Gold & Platinum, and also Unlimited Blackjack where there are as many seats as there are players. Ezugi’s blackjack stakes start at 0.50$, same as for Evolution’s Blackjack Party, although other games mostly feature table limits from $5 up.
Casino Reno has 9 roulette tables, Casino Paris has 18. You can enjoy Lightning Roulette, Speed Roulette, French Roulette Gold, Live Dragonara Roulette, Live Double Ball Roulette, Live Immersive Roulette and many, many other possibilities. SA Gaming delivers one roulette variant in Casino Shanghai and about half a dozen tables by Vivo in Casino Beijing, including Portomaso, Oracle and Oracle 360 tables. There are enough alternatives for players who like to try out a bit of everything before they decide on their favourites.
What really sparked our interest was the Microgaming Playboy live dealer portfolio which has been in hiding for a while now. The lobby seems to be thriving at Happy Luke’s Casino Manila where you can play Bonus Baccarat and Live Baccarat hosted by live dealers dressed like Playboy Bunnies. Asian-oriented suppliers have nearly perfected this game, so if you want variety you should visit Gameplay Interactive’s gaming room, as well as SA Gaming’s lobby. These offer impressive live baccarat products such as Squeeze Baccarat, Speed Baccarat, Lucky Baccarat, Fabulous 4 Baccarat, Super 98 Baccarat and a plethora of follow-up options.
Asian players are probably delighted to have the opportunity to play live dealer versions of Sic Bo, Fish Prawn Crab, Super Color Sic Bo, Super Hi Lo, Super Fantan, Dragon Tiger, Andar Bahar, Super 3 Pictures and Live Money Wheel. All these titles are available at Happy Luke live casino. Since the website incorporates Evolution Gaming’s library, you can also expect to see Live Deal or no Deal, Monopoly Live, Live Dream Catcher and Side Bet City.
Search for high-stakes tables and you shall find them. There is a range of VIP options with Evolution and also the Salon Prive series where bets begin at $500 and go up to $10,000. VIP roulette is not as exigent, as you can start at $2 and max out at $2,000 per spin. Of course, these values can be found at one of the ten available rooms, so you may come across different options at a different casino floor.
Happy Luke is available in Chinese, English, Vietnamese and Thai. There are live dealer games and lobbies with their own language settings, so each of the sections is a mini-universe with its own set of rules. Evolution’s dealers are mainly English-speaking Europeans, whereas Microgaming, Gold Deluxe, SA Gaming, Ho Gaming and EntwineTech, for instance, mostly feature native Asian dealers who speak Mandarin and other Asian dominant languages. Any problems you may have, take them to the Help Centre page and try to find an answer among the FAQs. Alternatively, you can contact support through the 24/7 email and live chat service.
Happy Luke is certainly not “the best thing since sliced bread” but from a perspective of a live casino enthusiast with a sweet tooth for Asian-friendly games it comes pretty close. No doubt about it, the live casino vertical is the strongest aspect of the Happy Luke brand, one that maintains it afloat. There’s room for improvement, but as it is, the site is still very recommendable to players from the Asian Pacific region.
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