Weekly Live Casino News Roundup #4
Welcome, dear reader, to the fourth of edition of our weekly live casino news series – covering all the stories you need to know about in the world of live dealer technology. This week we take a look at some great new promotional offers from Unibet and Mr Green, new partnerships from Ezugi and some regulatory changes in Malaysia that will be affecting Genting Casino Group.
Mr Green Launches Club Royale VIP Scheme
Just a week after their big-news acquisition by William Hill, Mr Green has just launched a promising new scheme for their most valued players. As with many true VIP programmes, details are a bit thin on the ground at the moment. What we do know, is that the exclusive Club Royale will operate an invite-only membership scheme – meaning only the crème de la crème of the Green Gentlemen’s customers will get a call up. Although, if you feel you should be on the list – there’s no harm in getting in contact to ask!
Potential benefits of the scheme include, but are not limited to:
- Instant withdrawals
- Increased deposit limits
- Lower wagering requirements
- Bespoke promotions
- Exclusive hosted events
- Personal account managers
The exact requirements for inclusion have not yet been made clear, but if you’re a high rolling player at Mr Green be sure to keep an eye on your inbox over the following weeks as they roll this latest promotion out.
£20,000 Raffle for Live Casino Players at Unibet
Hot on the heels of their monthly live casino tournament scheme that began last week, Unibet are now offering live dealer fans the opportunity to grab tickets to a £20,000 jackpot. From Monday the 12th of November 2018 until the 20th of November, every £50 wagered on Unibet’s exclusive live casino tables will net players one ticket into this prize draw.
The prize structure on this opt-in promotion is as follows:
- £5,000 cash
- £4,000 cash
- £3,000 cash
- £2,000 cash
- £1,000 cash
- 10 x £500 cash
Prize winners will be drawn on the 21st of November in a live draw streamed at Evolution’s Unibet Roulette table one at 7pm.
Blue Ribbon & Ezugi Team Up for Live Casino Promotions
Live casino stalwart Ezugi has this week teamed up with software provider BlueRibbon to provide exclusive jackpot promotions for their tables. Of course, this is not an entirely new phenomenon. Evolution and PlayTech already offer limited jackpot functionality for live casino players – but hopefully this new partnership will take the idea to a new level.
The collaboration will allow Ezugi to offer exclusive promotions to players at their live casino tables, including custom jackpots and prizes offered across all Ezugi tables.
Genting to Face Higher Taxes in Native Malaysia
Genting is an online casino operator with physical casinos all over the world, including the UK. Their live casino offering has been a regular fixture of these pages. However, they may have to scale back some of their operations in immediate future, as income taxes in their home-country rise 10% up to 35%.
On Wednesday, Genting Group released a press statement in which they said that they are “assessing the full implications” of the additional fees and that they will take “the appropriate next course of action. What this means for fans of live dealer games at Genting’s online casinos is not certain.
However, it is doubtful that these changes will impact in any meaningful way on existing services. Genting’s statement corroborated expert opinion, that if any cuts were to fall on sections of Genting’s operation it will be the marketing department that suffers. Just don’t expect any big new acquisitions for Genting’s live casino division in the next few months as the group adjusts to their new financial situation.
William Hill Launches NetEnt Live Casino Games
William Hill has always received positive reviews from us here at LiveDealers.com, so it can only be good news for players that they have decided to expand their live casino selection even further. Despite being partners with Playtech, WH has added live roulette and blackjack titles from Swedish developer NetEnt to their collection.
This brings up the total number of live casino providers they work with up to three. These are:
Although they will only provide two kinds of live casino games to Mr Hill, NetEnt are a well-known and respected developer. All their titles should retain the impeccable quality and standard of presentation you already expect from William Hill’s live casino operation.
This moves comes as part of a concentrated campaign from NetEnt to improve their live casino market penetration in the United Kingdom. With William Hill’s position as one of the most trusted and visible casino gaming brands in the UK, this seems like a smart move from NetEnt.
Players will also benefit from increased choice, innovation and competition – that will hopefully spur all four companies onto greater things. You can play NetEnt’s new William Hill titles here, and they should be adding more options over the coming months.