Bet365 Live CasinoPosted by LiveDealer on Jan 1, 2012 in Bet365, Featured, Live Dealer Casino Reviews, Playtech
Bet365 is one of the UK’s largest and most successful private organizations employing over 900 employees. Bet365 is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. Bet365 offers a full-featured casino, poker room, bingo hall and of course its bustling sportsbook, all with an integrated wallet. The Bet365 casino is powered by casino software giant Playtech Software and audited and certified by Technical Systems Testing Inc.
Bet365 Live Casino
In order to access the live dealers, the only requirement is that the player has a valid Bet365 account, and it is not necessary for that player to have opened that account through the casino. The live casino feature is integrated into the software client, so it’s ready for use and loads automatically when the player accesses it. Bet365 also offers all of its live dealer casino games by web browser via Flash. To access the live casino games via web browser, a player simply logs in at the Bet365 website, and then accesses the game through the site.
For those who have played other casino games at Bet365, the live games will seem familiar. The client condenses the playing table in order to make room for the video feed, but otherwise, it uses the same graphics and setup used in non-live games. The big difference between live and standard is that the dealers speaks throughout the game play to the players at your table. This definitely raises the immersion level of the experience.
Bet365 does not yet provide support for microphones so the dealer and the other players cannot hear you, but you can still communicate with them through the standard chat window. This could actually be a good thing because I had loud music on while I played. The Bet365 live casino is a great environment that really gives you the brick and mortar casino experience.
One issue we found is that many of the dealers are not native English speakers. They speak fluently, but their accents can be quite thick at times. However, after a few minutes, you get in tune with their cadence, and then the accent is no longer an issue; in fact, it added to the mystique for us.
One other minor issue was that the games seemed a little slow, there were delays in between deals, but maybe that was necessary due to the number of people on the tables.
Bet365 Live Casino Games
At the Bet365 live casino, players have the choice of an ‘Asian Live Dealer’ or ‘European Live Dealer.’
All of the dealers are well-dressed, attractive women, and players have their choice of any available dealer. Most tables have a number of seats, and if you want a table in particular, you won’t have to wait too long.
The biggest limitation currently is the Asian dealers offer some different game choices than the European dealers do. The Asian dealers offer Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette and Sic Bo. The European dealers offer Baccarat, Blackjack, Unlimited Blackjack, Roulette, Roulette Pro and VIP Roulette.
The big difference between Unlimited Blackjack and standard Blackjack is that in Unlimited, players can have up to five hands, regardless of the number of other players at the table. This is a one-to-many configuration, and it uses standard rules, 8 decks, 3:2, dealer stands at 17 and so forth, except there are special Split rules to account for the additional hands.
Standard live roulette includes wheels in both the American and European configurations. Roulette Pro, on the other hand, includes the French bets, which are four subsections within the wheel. Some refer to this as a French wheel to distinguish it from its European counterpart. VIP Roulette, which is usually just available in the European configuration, boasts much higher bet limits.
Bet365 Live Casino Bonus
The standard Bet365 casino bonus is also available to those who play at live dealer games. Simply open your account and make the initial deposit; Bet365 then matches that deposit by 100 percent up to $200 (or £150). The minimum deposit is $20, but in order to maximize the bonus, you’ll need to deposit $200. If you’re willing to deposit $400 or more, then Bet365 offers a VIP opening bonus. This bonus only matches your deposit by 50 percent, but it allows you to claim as much as $1,000 in bonus money by depositing $2,000.
With Bet365, you receive the bonus money right away. So if you deposit $100, you’ll have $200 in your account. However, before you can withdraw any of that bonus money, you’ll need to play through it 20 times. So if you deposited $20 and received the $20 bonus, you’ll need to wager $400 dollars before you can withdraw the $20 bonus. Bet365 also has a lucrative loyalty program, so while 20 times may seem high, the comp points earned during that process help to offset it.
Bet365 has many different bonus offers, because they provide a different welcome bonus depending on if you join through the poker room, sportsbook, or casino! Read this information about the Bet365 bonus details from Bonus Code Promos to learn more.