Archive for December, 2010
Microgaming has recently launched a new platform called Quick Fire, which provides a rapid and cost efficient way to bring Microgaming’s premium content to players. It allows operators to select only those casino games titles they wanted rather than forcing the entire Microgaming range on them. Till now Quick Fire was offering only the Random Number Generator based casino games. Now, Microgaming has announced that Quick Fire has started offering its industry leading Live Dealer casino games as well.
Live Dealer casino games do not depend on computer simulation using Random Number Generator but the cards are dealt from a shoe or the roulette wheel is spun in a real casino environment and video streamed to the players’ computers by the gaming operators. The first operator to avail of this facility from Quick Fire is OddsRing, which is owned and operated by Leon Gaming. OddsRing was already offering its players a wide choice of casino games from a rapidly expanding portfolio of Microgaming’s premium titles through Quick Fire. The new Live Dealer content includes Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Multi-player Baccarat. Quick Fire is the exclusive provider of Random Number Generator casino games and Live Dealer casino games to OddsRing, which is the latest site from Leon Gaming. The Quick Fire platform will also provide OddsRing players with a fully integrated single wallet. This implies that the players can wager on Live Dealer casino games and Random Number Generator casino games by switching seamlessly between sites without the need for separate wallets.
Pamela Singh, Director of Leon Gaming was extremely impressed with the Quick Fire platform and praised its Live Dealer product as “an impressive addition to Microgaming’s leading suite of games”. She was also sure that the single wallet proposition of Quick Fire would “prove incredibly popular” among players at OddsRing. Ashley Sandyford-Sykes, Quick Fire spokesperson, said, “We are delighted to welcome OddsRing to Quick Fire. The success of the product is testament to the fact that Leon Gaming have chosen to expand their existing Quick Fire casino offering to include Live Dealer casino games.” Ashley added that Quick Fire has been delighted with the response from operators since its launch. He also praised the inclusion of a fully integrated single wallet that eliminates the need of logging into separate gaming accounts.
The Microgaming Live Dealer casino games that are being offered through Quick Fire have recently undergone a major upgrade. These games now feature High Definition video streaming, standalone multi-window games and multi-language functionality. The games are hosted from a brand new, state of the art studio, which has been approved by eCOGRA’ Seals Compliance Committee.
After several weeks of testing the at Sportsbook.com during their “soft launch” period they have finally launched it in full scale. Customers at Sportsbook.com will now be able to play live dealer casino games such as live dealer blackjack, live dealer roulette and live dealer baccarat using their current Sportsbook.com account.
New customers looking to try out the live casino at Sportsbook.com will be able to take part of a generous bonus of 10% up to $250 when making their first deposit.
Live casino games have been popular in the European market for quite a while now but players from the USA have been waiting for an alternative that accepts players from the USA and that’s why Sportsbook.com decided to cover the empty void with a US friendly live dealer casino.
One thing that we have been missing amongst the European live dealers casinos is a live dealer craps game but maybe that’s something that the people over at Sportsbook will be thinking of adding too (just speculation from our side), but it would be really cool if they did.