William Hill Casino Club Live CasinoPosted by LiveDealer on May 16, 2012 in Live Dealer Casino Reviews, Playtech, William Hill
William Hill is one of the most prestigious gambling outfits in the UK, and all of that great success has translated to the Internet. Online, William Hill is a casino, card room and sportsbook, and clients deal with them with great confidence backed up by nearly a century of integrity. Recently, William Hill expanded the options for its clients by adding live dealer games at the William Hill Casino Club.
William Hill Casino Club Live Casino
William Hill powers the Casino Club with the popular Playtech software platform. It’s worth noting that the William Hill Casino Club live casino is different from their other live casino running under Evloution Gaming at casino.williamhill.com. The experience found there is quite different from the Playtech-powered one we’re reviewing here, however both live casinos are excellent choices for an exciting time. Read other William Hill Live Casino review here.
The goal of any live dealer setup is to provide as much of the casino experience as is possible online. William Hill and Playtech accomplish this through a combination of a graphical user interface and a live video stream of the dealer and table. Available both in the client and in the browser, via Flash, one of the nicest aspects of Casino Club is that it’s stream-centric, and the GUI elements take a back seat.
The stream has audio too, so you can actually hear the dealer great you and respond to your questions. You can also hear cards hitting the felt and the ball spinning around the roulette wheel. The audio, however, does not work both ways. Players achieve communication through a chat window that’s very similar to the chat windows found in most of Playtech’s online table games.
In 2011, Playtech upgraded its live site, and the improvements are remarkable. For starters, the environment looks amazing, and you really feel as if you’re sitting at a table in a world-class casino. The other great improvement is the HD broadcast, which requires a robust Internet connection. The video is simply stunning. We used to play in the GUI-heavy mode because it was easier to read the table, but that wasn’t necessary at all this time around.
Compared to other live dealer sites we’ve reviewed, William Hill Casino Club powered by Playtech is one of the best. The dealers, who are all beautiful women, are highly skilled and enunciate clearly. Traffic is high, but even during the peak hours we had no trouble finding a seat. Also, the client has an array of customization options, so it possible to tweak the combination of video and GUI to suit your tastes perfectly.
William Hill Casino Club Live Dealer Games
The William Hill Casino Club offers Baccarat, Blackjack, Casino Hold ‘em, European roulette and Unlimited Blackjack. The standard bet limits on Blackjack and Baccarat are $5 to $50 and $0.10 to $1,000 on Roulette.
Higher bet limits are available via application. Ultimate Blackjack lets each player play up to five hands at a time, and Playtech guarantees an open seat. There is also a wide range of language support: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
William Hill Casino Club Bonus
William Hill Casino Club offers a welcome bonus on all first deposits by new clients, and this bonus applies to the live dealer games. The standard bonus is 150 percent up to £150, and the minimum deposit to receive the bonus is £35. There are also upgrades to the bonus for new clients who are willing to deposit more:
• Mid-Roller: £350 bonus on a £500 deposit
• High-Roller: £500 bonus on a £1,00 deposit
• VIP: £1,000 bonus on a £3,000 deposit
All of the above bonuses include a clearing requirement of 20 times for both the deposit and the bonus. If you deposit £100 to receive the £150 bonus, you would have to wager £5,000 before you could withdraw any of that £150 bonus.
On your second deposit, William Casino Club offers a 60 percent match bonus up to £500. This bonus only has a clear requirement of 15 times. Beyond the second deposit, the Club continues to provide you with a 20 percent up to £100 once every month for up to a year. These bonuses also have only a 15 rather than 20 times clear requirement.
William Hill offers some other fantastic bonuses via their other services. Get the William Hill Free Bet of £25 from the sportsbook, or up to £1250 from William Hill Poker when using the William Hill Promo Code “1250FREE”