Unibet Adds New NetEnt Virtual Live Experience Tables
Following hot on the heels of Mr Green’s Live Beyond Live Experience, the king of private tables Unibet has partnered with NetEnt Live to create their own virtual casino floor. Unibet’s Virtual Studio tables provide a new way to experience live casino gambling.
Essentially this offers multiple tables of blackjack and roulette across a simulated studio, with other tables in the background. You can hear and see all the other tables as you play, creating an immersive atmosphere that replicates that of a land-based casino. You can also switch between tables on the fly, without taking you out of the game.
Game Type: 6-deck European
Limits: £5 – £2500 per hand
Game Type: European
Limits: £0.50 – £75,000 per spin
Contrasted & Compared
It must be said that, while still providing all the casino gaming thrill of standard blackjack and roulette, these tables are not quite up to the standard of Mr Green’s original offering. The Unibet Virtual Studio lacks the penthouse casino glamour of the Green gentlemen’s experience. The little extras, such as the mascot himself wandering around the tables or animated helicopters flying past outside the virtual windows, are sadly lacking and the hosts were not as attentive in our experience.
However, the fact Unibet have promoted for the player-friendly European Roulette and Blackjack is promising – as both of these game varieties offer higher Return to Player percentages than their American counterparts. These are also good tables for high-rollers as they offer very high betting limits, especially on roulette.
What they lack in immersion the Unibet Virtual studio does somewhat make up for in pure aesthetics, with a clean & futuristic black-green colour scheme. They look similar to the Unibet Private Branded Tables that we have reviewed before on this site – which is to say they look excellent. However, a few interchangeable camera angles wouldn’t have gone amiss. Especially when the live croupier on the roulette table often blocks the screen behind them that shows the wheel spinning at better angle for the player. The extra animations that Mr Green puts into the game as you switch tables would also have been an easy but impactful addition for Unibet. Instead right now you just get a Unibet logo on a loading screen.
At the moment they only have three tables, compared to Mr Green’s four, but we are sure they will expand on this in the future. Common to both games is the mildly annoying fact that this games sound automatically starts muted and you have to turn it on yourself. Not a game-breaking feature, but still a little hitch that makes a difference.
In conclusion Unibet’s Virtual Studio is a promising idea but with flawed execution. Seeing as only one other casino on the market is offering a similar experience right now, with a little more polish this new concept could become a sure-fire hit.