Playtech was the very first company to offer a live dealer casino, launching all the way back in 2003. All those years later and Playtech is still one of the leading providers of live dealer software, and with millions more people having access to high-speed internet connections live dealer casinos have never been so popular.
Apart from the standard live dealer games of blackjack, roulette and baccarat, Playtech offer a few tasty alternatives to the casinos they service. Casino Hold ‘Em is fast becoming a popular addition to live dealer casinos, and Playtech offer this among their live dealer output. They also have a version of Sic Bo, which is huge with Asian players. Finally Playtech are the only software provider currently offering a version of Hi-Lo at live casinos, although expect the competition to follow their lead if the popularity of this live game takes off.
Playtech services some of the biggest names in the online gambling industry, names like bet365, Betfair, Gala, William Hill, betFred, Titan and Paddy Power, to name just a few. In fact Playtech are second only to Evolution Gaming in terms of the amount of casinos they provide live dealer games for, and arguably boast a more impressive client list in terms of the volume of players using their casinos.
Pros and Cons
Playtech games do not offer a free play version of their live dealer games, so when you sit down to play get your game face on because you will be playing for real cash money. However, what you can count on from Playtech is superb picture and audio quality along with a massive range of gaming tables available 24/7 every day of the year. Playtech offer both European and Asian tables, making sure that they cater for the ever-expanding and extremely lucrative Asian market. There are professional and highly trained dealers at their Latvia and Philippines studios catering for both of these markets, and the Playtech sites are licensed by the very respected UK Gambling Commission.
Playtech are the originals when it comes to live dealer casinos, and in many people’s opinion they are still the best.