Evolution Gaming, Playtech introduce online live dealer roulette variants

live-dealer-roulette-evolution-gaming-playtechLive dealer roulette is getting a makeover from a couple of online gambling technology providers.

Live dealer specialists Evolution Gaming launched their first Dual Play Roulette table this week at the Dragonara Casino in Malta. The Dual Play concept aims to marry online and brick-and-mortar roulette play by allowing online and land-based players to wager on spins of the same wheel.

Basically, the system at the Dragonara employs a similar audio-visual setup employed at Evolution’s main live dealer studios. Dragonara visitors wager as normal while an unlimited number of players can wager on the exact same game from the comfort of their homes via Evolution’s online feed, which is also playable throughout the casino via the Dragonara’s in-house WiFi system.

Evolution biz-dev director James Stern said the Dual Play concept “opens up highly scalable multiplayer revenue potential” while Dragonara Gaming Ltd biz-dev director Franco Degabriele said it was a great way for customers to “play online with dealers they are familiar with from our casino.”

Not to be outdone, technology providers Playtech have introduced Prestige Roulette, an online live dealer variant that allows players options in how their game play is depicted on screen. A multi-camera setup allows players to display or hide the bet table via a click or touch of their device’s screen, allowing full-screen views of the action.

The option also allows players to summon up instant replays of the action, in case a ball going round in a circle proves too complicated to follow the first time around. Playtech says Prestige Roulette also provides “revenue-enhancing quick-fire betting rounds” and is available in high resolution across all channels and platforms via Flash, HTML5 and native apps.