New Zealanders play casino games for different reasons. For some, it’s the satisfaction that comes from playing the games, like surfing a big wave. Others play just to have a laugh and escape from the every-day routine – much like going to the movies or the bowling alley. For a lot of people, it’s the connection with other people that makes a session around the table so interesting. In many ways, the experience of playing the game is more important than the potential win. Of course, nobody is going to complain if they do beat the dealer or hit the jackpot – that would be a little odd – and there are plenty of gamers who do deliberately have a go at potentially winning.
Those are the ones who have done their homework, budgeted responsibly and decided to take a chance. All of these come together in River Belle’s live dealer casino. Multiply a casino by the Internet: the satisfactions of traditional casino games combine with the convenience of modern technology to create an authentic casino experience courtesy of Evolution Gaming. To participate in an honest-to-goodness real-time live Blackjack, live Roulette or Baccarat game with a real-life dealer in the comfort of your own parlour – what a time to be alive!
Take your seat at a virtual table
Evolution live dealer Blackjack is the biggest game in town. Take one of 7 seats at a live table with a friendly, professional dealer who interacts with you and the other players throughout the game while dealing real cards. If the tables are full, you can use the Bet Behind feature to bet on other players at a table.
For added interest, try the Perfect Pairs and 21+3 Side Bets options – potentially win increasing payouts if the first two cards you are dealt are a Mixed, Coloured or Perfect Pair, or potentially win on an array of Poker-style card combinations made up of your first two cards and the upcard in the dealer’s hand.
The Pre-Decision features streamlines the game by removing the need to wait for other players to make their betting decisions before you choose to Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split. For more streamlined action, try Speed Blackjack, a variation on regular Blackjack with a twist. After each player’s first two cards are dealt, all players are given the chance to Hit, Double Down or Split at once. If you’re more interested in letting your hair down than beating the dealer, Blackjack Party is a low-stakes game designed for maximum fun, with music and a game-show atmosphere curated by the dealer and host or hostess.
More ways to play with live roulette
Evolution Live Roulette is a spectacle you’ll want to witness more than once. Enjoy a world-class live European, French or American Roulette game with a choice of views streamed to your phone in HD video quality.
Get up close to the action with the award-winning Immersive Roulette game. Hollywood-style multiple cameras let you view and follow every movement of the ball as the live dealer spins the wheel. This is a casino game you can even enjoy without betting because it’s so spectacular.
Players who want more games often play Speed Roulette – each game takes just 25 seconds from one spin to the next, half the time of a standard game.
Try a new way to bet with Double Ball Roulette. In this unique new variant, the live dealer presses a button to fire two balls from a patented device and deliver two potentially winning numbers from just one spin for payouts of up to 1300 to 1.
Control the squeeze
Few games have such an aura of glamour as Baccarat, the card game associated with international spies, playboys and the great gambling city of Macau. You don’t need to fly to Macau for the full James Bond experience – Evolution’s Live Baccarat is like being transported to a gaming table at an elite Asian casino. Try regular Baccarat, where the dealer initially deals two cards face-up to the player and the banker, or try the Squeeze variation, where the dealer deals the cards face down and turns them over slowly, revealing their faces bit by bit in an agonising ritual of waiting!
In the Control Squeeze variation, the dealer deals the cards face down on the table. Cameras stream the real card faces to your screen – filtered so you can’t see them – and you click or tap the card edges and corners to reveal the value of the card. Thanks to technology, playing Baccarat Control Squeeze live is just as satisfying as playing Baccarat in a real casino.