Live casino games are developed just like slots by different companies, which we call game developers. Almost all game developers make slots, but it is not as common that they have live casino games and services in the range. Here we go through some of the biggest and best game developers on the market today.
The Swedish company NetEnt is one of the really big giants in the live casino industry. They have a product they call NetEnt Live, and it includes lots of live games such as NetEnt Live Common Draw Blackjack, Perfect Blackjack and Live Roulette, and more.
You will find NetEnt Live in most casinos, and in Swedish casinos we would like to say that they are the most common after Evoltion Gaming’s set of live games
NetEnt has won several awards from EGR, which can be seen as the gaming industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. However, their live casino products have not won any awards yet, but they have mostly been rewarded for their mobile games and their innovativeness.
Of course, you can play NetEnt Live on your mobile if you’re on the move. They offer their range of blackjack and roulette in the small format, which fits perfectly in your smartphone or tablet when you are on the bus or why not the beach.
This developer focuses solely on live casino games, which has earned them a very good reputation and become the biggest in the industry. They have so much more than just live roulette and live blackjack.
Live sic bo, baccarat, several different types of live poker to choose from, plus more quirky games like Live Dream Catcher, Live Lightning Roulette and even Monopoly and a Football studio.
If you play in a large casino, you can count on them having live games from Evolution Gaming. What makes them so special is that they not only live stream the games from dedicated locations from for example Lithuania and Malta, but they also have cameras exposed in regular casinos around the world, so you can really feel like you are in a regular casino despite that you are at home in front of the computer.
Evolution Gaming can be proud to have taken home lots of awards from industry galas. EGR has been giving them awards for Best Products, Best Innovations and Best Games Provider for many years now, most recently in 2019 when they took home a whole host of awards.
Of course, you can also enjoy Evolution Gaming’s games on your mobile and tablet. This applies to both iOS and Android, and you can use an app if you prefer to play in one instead of in the browser.
The live casino games from BetGames are not as well known to us in Sweden, but they are more popular in South America and parts of Asia. In addition to the usual live games, they have wheel of fortune and various forms of lotto games in the range.
It can be difficult to find BetGames’ live games in Swedish casinos, which are dominated by NetEnt’s and Evolution Gaming’s live products. They haven’t won as many awards as the two heavyweights, but you can of course play their games in mobile format if you find a casino that has BetGames games.
Ezugi is a young company that was founded in 2012, but offers around 20 games in live casino. It can be a bit tricky to find them in Swedish casinos today, but their plan is to expand on the Scandinavian market shortly.
They have several interesting variants of roulette and blackjack, but also baccarat and lottery games such as Keno. Being the little upstart that they are, they haven’t managed to win a lot of awards yet, but that will hopefully come later.
You can also play their games on mobile, where the HTML5 format means that the games fit well regardless of screen size. Feel free to try Blackjack Bet Behind on mobile, which is one of their novelties.
Extreme Live Gaming
This is also a young company that started in 2013, and since then has gone from strength to strength and in 2018 was acquired by Pragmatic Play. They offer all the classic live casino games such as roulette and blackjack.
After they were bought by the giants Pragmatic Play, they got a wider spread of their games, so it is not at all impossible that you have tested their live games, which are streamed from London, in your casino.
The goal when they were founded was to take live casino games to a new level, and although they don’t have the biggest selection, their games are very well made, and you get solid versions of blackjack, roulette, baccarat and something they call Live Box.
You can play Extreme Live Gaming’s games on your portable device, as the games are in HTML5 format. You can choose whether to play in portrait or landscape mode and the layout will automatically change depending on how big your screen is.
This game developer has a product they call Live Dealer. They broadcast live from different studios, where you can play blackjack, roulette, baccarat, sic bo and poker.
The live games are only a small part of Microgaming’s offering, so they are not that big in this particular department. They mostly have slots, but casinos that have Microgaming’s slots in their range also have their live casino product in some cases.
What makes Microgaming unique in live casino is that they have so-called playboy dealers, which can certainly enhance the experience for a lot of players. However, this is hardly something for which you win industry awards, but you can in any case play their live casino games on your mobile.
Playtech is one of the absolute largest game providers in the world and their live casino range consists of Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and slightly more odd games such as Unlimited Blackjack, Prestige Roulette and Baccarat as well as Casino Hold’em.
You can mainly find Playtech’s live casino games in British casinos, such as Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power and more. They have been awarded for the quality, which is recognized by their high-end HD cameras that stream all the action from Riga and other locations around Europe.
If you want to play live on your smartphone, it will of course work perfectly, because Playtech’s mobile casino works flawlessly on both Apple’s and Google’s operating systems, and on almost all devices.
Another example of a game developer that makes live casino games is Lucky Streak. As they are one of the smaller companies in this category, it is not that likely that you will find their games in Swedish casinos, nor do they have as large a selection of games as the ones we described above.
They offer the biggest table games such as blackjack, roulette and baccarat, but they don’t have much more than that in their live range. In any case, it is possible to play on mobile if you prefer.
The difference between different live casino software
Different game developers use different software for their live casinos. Then you might wonder why you need software for something that is broadcast live via a camera? When you make your bets in, for example, roulette, this is done digitally, and therefore a computer program is needed for this.
All of the software works pretty much the same way, and you as a player don’t notice much difference apart from the layout, so it’s mostly a matter of taste which one you like.