PokerStars continue their journey into the world of online casino with the launch of a live dealer product, across .com, .eu, and .uk sites, in partnership with Evolution Gaming.
The PokerStars online experience just got that little bit richer with the introduction of online casino games featuring live dealers.
The world’s largest online poker room has partnered with Latvia’s Evolution Gaming to provide their customers with a live casino experience specifically catered to their individual needs.
The option to gamble in the presence of live dealers will be added to the current suite of online casino options, to be available through the online poker client. Games include roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and casino style Hold’em.
The dealers and the live room will be based in Evolution’s Riga studios, but the room itself has been specifically created by Pokerstars for its customers. The launch on the .com, .eu and .uk sites comes a month after live casino games were successfully launched on the PokerStars.es network in Spain.
Amaya Gaming first launched live casino games on Full Tilt back in October 2014, and one assumes that the use and feedback was positive enough to see a full roll out on their premier site.
It makes sense.
People prefer to interact with human beings, rather than machines. This is why Live Chat functionality is so popular amongst customer service sections of all the great companies. It makes you feel like your problems can be solved quicker. It also creates trust with the company. Seeing flesh and blood whilst gambling can only help improve the confidence of new players who are slightly concerned about investing their money in an online gambling site.
Sam Hobcraft, Director of Casino for the Rational Group, said, “PokerStars is already viewed as an authentic, honest and trusted brand in gaming. We’re now bringing the same customer-first principles and practices to the Live Casino experience. Players will enjoy the convenience of playing poker, casino and Live Casino games in the same place, with the same protection of player funds, the same fast payment processing and the same trust that they have come to expect from PokerStars.”
Immersive Lite Roulette
PokerStars will also launch a new live casino game called “Immersive Lite Roulette.”
The product has been created by Evolution and is roulette jazzed up with a series of HD cameras that are positioned in various places around the wheel and the dealer, providing its users with a more immersive experience. By all accounts the close up views and auto-cut scenes are pretty impressive.
The new games are initially available via the downloadable Windows-based PokerStars 7 poker client. Mobile devices and Apple computers will follow suit at a later date.