Article published on December 5, 2013
Playtech Live Casino on MobileBy: Harper Whitefield
What's the next best thing to being able to play live dealer casino games from your computer? Well, it's playing live dealer casino games from your mobile device!
This is what Playtech has now made available, as it is premiering at bet365.
These live games include blackjack, roulette and baccarat, as well as variations thereof, and they are right there for the taking for anyone who wants to download the mobile app and open an account to play the live casino.
In case you are not aware, the live dealer casino allows an online casino customer to play against actual dealers through a live video feed on their screen. The games are conducted in real time, and there is the possibility of actual two-way communication through the chat apparatus.
That these games are now being expanded to inclusion in the mobile world represents a huge breakthrough.
We say that because these games have become an absolute sensation. They are, by nature, "stickier" than their download casino counterparts, holding the interest of customers for a longer period of time. And it bears mentioning that players also wager more on these games, which make them especially attractive; well, about as attractive as the female dealers who run the show!
They operate out of a remote, brick and mortar location in which there are physical tables. The games are dealt just as they would be in a Las Vegas casino. The only thing that is missing is the noise and the atmosphere.
The live games from Playtech are now available for those using an iPhone, an iPad or an Android, which covers most of the spectrum of mobile use. It would have seemed almost inconceivable that players could actually do this, but things are advancing rapidly, as you can imagine.
With the live conversion to mobile, "Playtech transforms the capabilities of on-the-go gaming in all markets throughout Europe and Asia, providing its licensees with a strong competitive advantage," according to Aviv Nankin, who is spearheading Playtech's initiative in this area.
And on the mobile app, customers can do a host of other things, even if they don't involves the live games. For example, they can compete in a slot tournament literally while they are walking around with the iPhone in hand.
Playtech is one of the most well-established online casino software companies in the business, and is very experienced in many different areas of gaming, from online casinos to mobile, from sportsbooks to poker rooms. And here they are, taking the lead again.