Weekly Live Casino News Roundup #3
Welcome to the third edition of our weekly live dealer casino news roundup! This week we take a look at a couple of product launches from Evolution Gaming, some brand spanking new promotional competitions from Leo Vegas and Unibet and an interesting court case involving Rizk and Guts operator Gaming Innovation Group. So grab yourself a beverage, sit back and catch yourself up on the important news you might have missed out on last week!
Evolution Launches Two New Dual-Play Roulette Tables
This week, Evolution Gaming launched two new dual-play roulette tables streamed from land-based casinos in Malta and Georgia. These are:
- Casino Malta Roulette
- Casino Aviator Roulette
Both games allow physical land-based visitors and online gamers to play simultaneously, at the same table. This helps provide increased immersion for online players as the table fills up with the sound of shuffling chips and spinning wheels. Casino Aviator is located in a former Soviet-era printing house in Tbilisi, Georgia, which fits well with its art-deco inspired interior. It seems Evolution are putting some effort into the Georgian market, as this comes hot on the heels of the release of Georgian live roulette at Adjarabet that we reported on a few weeks ago.
Casino Malta Roulette meanwhile, is, as the name suggest, streamed from Casino Malta in – you guessed it – Malta. One of the Mediterranean island’s biggest casinos, Casino Malta is located underneath the Intercontinental Hotel in St Julian’s. It recently underwent a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, so the surroundings are something special to behold.
Unibet Starts Monthly Live Casino Tournament – Open Now!
From this Monday (the 5th of November 2018) Unibet will be running a week-long live casino tournament, in the first instance of a monthly ongoing promotion – with a £10,000 prize pool on the line.
To enter, all you have to do is play any live casino title, between this Monday (the 5th) and 23:59 on Sunday (the 11th), with a wager of £0.10 or more. At the end of the week the top 100 players with the highest turnover during that time will share the £10,000, with the winner bagging a cool £25000 cash. The top 200 players will also receive a prize pool ticket. This pool contains 20 £500 prizes, totalling another £10,000. The winners will be drawn on Unibet’s Private Blackjack Table 1 at 7pm on the Monday following the end of the promotion.
The whole thing will be repeated in the first week of each month until January. Simply visit the link below to join up if you don’t have an account, or sign in if you do. Oh, and good luck!
Maria Casino Drops Bonuses after Danish Government Pressure
Soon to come in January 2019, new legislation from the Danish government will cap casino bonuses for Danish players at 1000 DKK – or around £120. This has caused some concern amongst industry figures as they deliberate what (if any) changes they will have to make. However, it is Maria Casino that has been the first to take action.
From the end of October, Maria will be offering 10% weekly loss cashback rewards for all customers instead of bonuses – and this amount will scale for new players. Described as a ‘simpler, more transparent customer reward structure which could revolutionise the way online gaming platforms reward their customers’ in a press release, Maria also pointed out that one out of every three customer support requests they receive is bonus related.
So, this new scheme could also be a way to reduce that number as well. We’ll continue to monitor developments here, to see if similar offers will be rolled out across the Danish market in the coming months.
Win a Caribbean Cruise in Leo Vegas Live Roulette Draw
Started back in October, until the 25th of November you can win tickets into a Caribbean Cruise prize draw by playing Leo Vegas Roulette. Despite being a ‘pirate themed promotion’ ostensibly, Leo’s Exclusive Live Roulette Tables are included here.
Simply wager £100 or more on live roulette in any one day of the promotional period, to receive one ticket into the prize draw. There is a maximum of 40 tickets available per player per day. The prize pool contains two random Caribbean cruises, from the following list of four dates and locales:
- 7-day cruise with start 21st January 2019 from San Juan to Fort Lauderdale
- 10-day cruise with start 29th January 2019 from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan
- 7-day cruise with start 7th February 2019 from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan
- 7-nights cruise with start 5th January 2019 from Philipsburg to Bridgetown
A cash alternative of £10,000 will also be available to the winners – should they be unable or unwilling to take the cruise prize. Winners will be drawn on the 26th of November 2018, by email and phone. If uncontactable within 24 hours, the prize will be redrawn.
Guts & Rizk Owners Gaming Innovation Group Sued by Norwegian TV Host
Legendary Norwegian TV personality (and keen gambler) Hallvard Flatland is currently suing Gaming Innovation Group, over the allocation of nearly 3 million shares in the group – worth nearly NOK 10 million.
Mr Flatland, who has presented some of Norway’s most popular game shows and was one of their biggest screen stars in the 90’s, claims that a verbal agreement for the shares was reached with former GIG executive Kjetil Myrlid Aasen back in 2015. He claims the pair met in Bergen and negotiated a deal that would see Mr Flatland become the brand ambassador for GIG in the region.
Current GIG chairman, Herge Vilsen, told the court that the company declined a partnership with Mr Flatland after changing CEOs and that he could not see the commercial attraction of the deal from their point of view. The court case continues.