Weekly Live Casino News Roundup #16
Evolution Gaming Launches Two New Titles
It’s already been a busy year for the top-dog live casino provider. Last month they launched Monopoly LIVE and S
ic Bo. This month saw the debut of Deal or No Deal LIVE, and now two more titles to add to the ever-expanding list – namely:
- Free Bet Blackjack
- 2-Hand Casino Hold ‘Em
Free Bet Blackjack is a variant on Evo’s existing Infinite Blackjack Table. Uniquely among live casino games, to our knowledge, it offers free bets. You can double down for free on 9, 10 or 11 and you also get a free split on all pairs except 10s and above.
There’s a couple of extra side bets, including Hot-3 and Bust It – where you bet on the number of cards the dealer will go bust by.
2-Hand Casino Hold ‘Em is very similar to Evolution’s existing Hold ‘Em, except you can choose which one of two hands to bet on – both combining with the flop cards to try and beat the house. There’s two round of betting, so you can always double down (or more) on the better hand, before the dealer’s cards are revealed.
Keep an eye out here for full reviews of these two games, coming soon.
Guts’ Goes Big on Blackjacks
This whole month, Guts Casino is offering top prizes for those lucky enough to pull two or more blackjacks in a row. Simply pull up at one of Evolution’s live blackjack tables and make a bet, to get involved.
You can go as low as the table allows too, with no minimum. Oh, and the prizes are cash too – so you can withdraw the winnings directly if you so wish.
Prizes start at £20 for two blackjacks in a row, £200 for three and a massive £400 for five blackjacks in a row. Plus, whatever your bets were on each hand.
Just hope you don’t get a push, as they sadly don’t count towards the streak.
UK Labour’s Tom Watson Calls for Gambling Licence Reregistration
If you follow UK politics, you’ll know that the Labour Party’s Tom Watson has seemingly been on an anti-gambling crusade over the past year or two.
Most recently he wrote a letter to the head of the UKGC (UK’s Gambling Commission) Neil McArthur and Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright, in which he suggested any operator that registered after 2014 should have to reapply for a license.
That could prove an annoyance (at best) for many of the newer names that have joined the UKGC. Although, as only a shadow minister, for now), Watson has limited power to push any new legislation through directly.
£75,000 Live Casino Tournament at Unibet
From 00:01 today (the 20th of May) until the 23:59 on the 31st, Unibet is running a live casino tournament that will have 400 winners.
The top players, based on total turnover in this period, will win a share of the £75,000 prize pool. That includes £15,000 and £10,000 for the first two places.
Although, the top player already sits on £240,000 after not even a day. Still, even the bottom 100 players get £10 and the 100th to the 50th get £50.
So, there’s definitely all to play for still – just remember to opt in first before you start playing.
Pragmatic Play Makes a Deal with Interwetten
We reported on Pragmatic Play’s new live studio opening a while back, and this seems like it will be their first opportunity to showcase it on a large scale. The Austrian-founded online casino, Interwetten, is one of the oldest sites out there – having been established way back in 1990.
“Pragmatic Play has forged a sterling reputation in the igaming industry, and we are delighted to be one of the first operators to offer its high-quality live casino games,” said an Interwetten spokesman.
Hopefully we’ll see Pragmatic roll their brand new games out across more casinos in the upcoming months.