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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This article is all about the Playtech Live Casino product and where you can play their Live Casino Games.

They have 14 live games.

Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Dragon Tiger, Casino Hold’em, Casino Stud Poker, 3 Card Brag, Hi-Lo, Spin A Win, Heads Up Hold’em, Sette E Mezzo, Live Deal or No Deal The Big Draw, Sic Bo, Live Andar Bahar and Adventures Beyond Wonderland are streamed from studios in Latvia and the Philippines.

I’ve listed a good selection of online casinos below where you can try out the games against their live dealers.

Further down the article, you’ll find more information on each of the games, with details of the playing options, rules, and side bets that are available.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Playtech Live Casinos

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Live Casino Studios

All of the games are streamed from Playtech owned studios located in various parts of the world.

This means they can offer a wider range of gaming experiences to their customers.

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Latvia Studio

  • 29 Roulette tables including:
    • Quantum Roulette.
    • Spread-Bet Roulette.
    • American Roulette.
    • Spin & Win Roulette
    • Jackpot Roulette.
  • 83 Blackjack Tables.
    • Quantum.
    • All Bets
    • Unlimited Blackjack.
  • 5 x Baccarat Tables.
  • 1 x Spin a Win.
  • 1 x Hi Lo.
  • 1 x Buffalo Blitz Live Slots
  • 1 x God of Storms Live Slots
  • 1 x 3 Card Brag.
  • 1 Casino Stud Poker – Jackpot.
  • 1 Casino Hold’em.
  • 1 Dragon Tiger.
  • 1 Sic Bo Deluxe.
  • 1 Deal or No Deal the Big Draw.

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Philippines Studio

  • 4 Roulette Tables.
  • 1 Blackjack Tables.
  • 11 Baccarat Tables.
    • 1 Dragon Jackpot Baccarat.
    • 1 6 Scanner Baccarat.
    • 1 Squeeze Baccarat.
    • 1 Dragon Jackpot Baccarat.
  • 1 Dragon Tiger.
  • 1 Sic Bo.

Known as Emperor & Dragon Studios.

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Romania Studio

  • 6 Roulette table.
  • 9 Blackjack Tables.
  • 1 Casino Hold’em.

Known for Soho and Dedicated Tables.
Languages: Romanian, English, Spanish & Italian.

Spain Studio

  • 5 Roulette Table.
  • 1 Quantum Roulette.
  • 1 Slingshot Roulette.

Spanish Language.

Belgium Studio

  • 1 French Roulette Table.

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Playtech Live Casino Games

Playtech offers a full range of Live Casino games, with the exception of Live 3 card poker, which only Evolution Gaming currently offers. 3 Card Brag is Playtech’s alternative.

The good news for Playtech is that they are one of the few software providers who offer Live Sic Bo, which is a very popular game in the Asian Market.

The live casino solution is made up of:

All games are available on Mobile Devices.

Live Multi-Game exists that allows players to pick up to 3 different games to be displayed on one screen. This is in addition to Dual Roulette which allows you to view two roulette tables side by side.

“One Experiences” are also available in the Live Casino.

The first, Live Age of the Gods Roulette went live with a themed table that has 4 progressive jackpots.

It’s part of a branded experience aimed at improving the player experience. The Progressive jackpots are seeded from all the Age of the Gods games on the Playtech network, so they can grow to very large numbers.

Clients of Playtech can choose which games they take, so some of the more niche games like Sic Bo, Hi-Lo, Dragon Tiger, and 3 Card Brag are only found at a limited number of casinos.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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Live Blackjack

Five versions of Blackjack is offered at Playtech.

  • Unlimited, where one player hand is dealt and an unlimited number of players can bet on the outcome.
  • 7 Seat Euro Style Blackjack (the dealer takes one card).
  • 7 Seat Vegas-style Blackjack (the dealer takes two cards).
  • AllBets Blackjack is an Unlimited game, with 6 side bets.
    • All versions are played from an 8 Deck Shoe, which may be dealt from a manual shoe or a Shuffle Master shoe.
    • The cards are manually shuffled.
    • The dealer stands on soft 17.
    • You can double on any hand.
    • Pairs and Aces can be Split.
    • Splits can be Split and you can Double on splits.
    • Perfect Pair, Bet Behind, and 21+3 side bets.
    • Play Multi-Hand and at some tables multi-seat.
  • Quantum Blackjack is normal blackjack with multipliers up to 1000x on player wins.

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Live Roulette

It’s Live European Roulette with a single zero and an American Roulette version with double zero.

You’ve got several different types of Roulette tables at Playtech to choose from.

  • London Roulette has a dealer from London. ( The Dealer is based in Latvia but in English).
  • Dual Roulette has the ability to play two tables at once.
  • French Roulette – Has the French table layout but doesn’t offer La Partage.
  • French bets can be placed using the racetrack feature
  • Prestige Roulette – Streamed in HD with multiple camera angles, similar to Evolutions Immersive Roulette.
  • Speed Roulette for those that like a quicker game.
  • Spread Bet Roulette with Special Side Bets.
  • Quantum Roulette with it’s 500x Multipliers.

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  • Spin & Win Roulette with multipliers up to 100x for all straight-up numbers.
  • UK Roulette with a native UK dealer.
  • Asian & European Dealers depending on which studio you’re playing at.
  • Live Age of Gods Bonus Roulette with it’s 4 Progressive Jackpots.
  • Football Roulette with its lively football chat and unique “Goal” side bet.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Full Table stats can be viewed in the user interface and special bets can be placed by using the Racetrack icon. There is also a facility to save your favourite bets for reuse.

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Live Baccarat

There are Single & Multi-Player tables, with Baccarat Side Bets of Player / Banker Pair and Big / Small are available on all versions.

  • All Games are played with an 8 Deck Shoe.
  • Mini Baccarat – Normal baccarat with essentially quicker bet times
  • Progressive Baccarat – This offers an additional side bet for a progressive jackpot.
  • Baccarat Squeeze – Where the dealer will squeeze the cards for players to see.
  • VIP Baccarat – Higher stakes tables for high rollers.
  • All games have a complete set of Baccarat Roadmaps.

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Live Dragon Tiger

A Single Player game where you bet on whether the Dragon or Tiger will win.

  • The game is played with an 8 Deck Shoe.
  • One card is dealt to the Dragon and one to the Tiger.
  • The high card wins.
  • Side bets of Odd / Even /Big & Small can be played.
  • It’s a very simple game to pick up and play.
  • Baccarat style roadmaps are constructed as the shoe is played.

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Live Casino Hold’em

  • This is a one to many format game, i.e Dealer deals one player’s hand that multiple people can play at the same time.
  • It’s a Texas Hold’em style game, where you have to beat the dealer with a better 5 card poker hand than he has.
  • It’s played with 1 deck that is shuffled after each hand.
  • There’s an optional Pairs Plus side bet that pays out if you have a pair or better regardless of what the dealer gets.

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Live Sic Bo

A game where you bet on the outcome of 3 dice being rolled.

  • It’s only available in the Asian Dealing Studio.

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Live Hi Lo

  • Hi Lo is a six-deck game played with the 10’s removed.
  • You have to predict whether the next card dealt is higher, lower or the same as the previous one.
  • The game is dealt from a Shuffle Master dealing shoe.
  • The first three cards are burned for each hand, the fourth card is the one played with.
  • There is a range of betting options, with the more obscure outcomes having the higher payouts.
  • Full details on how to play and the payouts available are in my Hi-Lo review.

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Live 3 Card Brag

  • A one to many format game played with one deck of 52 Playing Cards.
  • Similar to Live 3 Card Poker. The dealer and player both get dealt 3 cards.
  • The best poker hand wins.
  • The highest hand possible in 3 card brag is a Prial (Three of a Kind) – this pays 40:1.
  • The deck is shuffled after each game round.
  • Pair Plus Side can be played by itself or alongside the Ante Bet.
  • The RTP 98% for the main bet and 97.86% for the Pair Plus bet.
  • You’ll find a more detailed review here.

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Live Spin A Win

  • This is a Wheel of Fortune type game, where you bet on which number the wheel will stop at.
  • There are 6 numbers represented on the wheel, with each occurring a different number of times.
  • 1 appears 23 times, 2 appears 15 times, 5 appears 7 times, 10 appears 3 times, 20 appears twice and 40 appears once.
  • A 2x and 7x multiplier can enhance wins dramatically.
  • Optional Side bets can be played, which in my opinion are the better bets to make.

See my Live Spin A Win review for details on the RTP of main game and side bets and watch my video review to get an ideal how how to play.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”26956″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Adventures Beyond Wonderland Live

  • This uses a 54 segment wheel containing 22 Ones, 15 twos, 5 Fives, 4 Tens, and 8 Bonus round sections.
  • You place a bet where you think the wheel will stop.
  • Number bets are paid as a multiple of the number.
  • 4 Bonus Rounds – 2 & 5 Wonderspins uses another wheel to build a multiplier win through spins.
  • The Magic Dice Bonus round uses dice numbers to advance along a prize grid, giving multipliers.
  • The Mystery Bous gives multipliers to the wheel or to your total bet on the betting grid.
  • This is a presenter led game, using physical and animated sequences.

See my Adventures Beyond Wonderland Live Review for details on the RTP, how to play, and a decent strategy to use.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”21469″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Live Casino Stud Poker

  • A 5 card poker game played against a live dealer.
  • Played with 1 deck.
  • Best 5 card poker hand wins.
  • Progressive Jackpot and 5+1 Bonus Side bet.
  • RTP – 96.29&, 98.18% for entire bet. 81.84% Jackpot Bet.

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Live Heads Up Hold’em

  • A 5 card poker game played heads up against the dealer.
  • Played with 1 deck.
  • The Best 5 card poker hand wins.
  • Bet after you seen the cards dealt in each round.
  • 2 Side Bets, Trips Plus and Bonus. Also Bad beats payout of the dealer beat your hand and you have at least a straight.
  • RTP – 97.64, 96.66% for the Trips Plus Side Bet, 95.48% for the Pocket Bonus.

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Live Sette e Mezzo

  • An Italian Card game using a 4 suit, 40 card deck of cards.
  • The player has to beat the value of the dealer’s hand by not going over seven and a half points.
  • Cross between Blackjack and Baccarat.
  • Two side bets – Partita Perfetta and Mano Di Poker (Perfect pairs and 21+3).
  • Multiplayer – all players play the same hand against the dealer.

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Deal or No Deal the Big Draw

  • A game show based on Bingo and Deal or No Deal.
  • 16 prizes in 16 Briefcases, what one will you end up with or take the banker’s offer?
  • Mini Bingo side bet, play up to 20 cards, max payout 1000x.
  • Game every three minutes.

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Live Andar Bahar

  • Popular Asian Card Game.
  • Choose which hand, Anadar or Bahar too win.
  • 3 Side Bets.
  • Played with one deck of 52 Playing Cards.
  • Match the main card to win.
  • Hindi speaking Live Dealer.

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The Software Lobby

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Each of the games has its own lobby showing the tables that can be played. You can filter them by stakes ranges, exclude full tables, or let the software take you to a random table.

Once at a table you get the following options:

  • Change table limits. You can select the limits you want to play.
  • Change the camera view from Mixed mode to full table mode.
  • Chat with the dealer.
  • Switch sounds on/off.
  • Enable auto confirm bets.
  • Switch on / off dealer voices.
  • Hide your bets.
  • View your game history.

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Multi Table Option

The Multi Table option allows you to play up to three different games on one playing interface.

Extremely useful if you’re playing multi-table Blackjack or roulette, but in my opinion a nightmare if you decide to mix your games.

There’s too much going on and I certainly found it difficult to keep up with playing on more than two tables.

This is certainly a popular option, with other live casino providers making it available as well.

I just wonder how many people actually use it.

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Mobile Live Casino

The games have been written in HTML5 so they can be played on any Mobile device.

You’ll be able to play Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Dragon/Tiger and Hi-Lo.

The pictures are from my Android Mobile phone.



Playtech was founded in 1999 and is now one of the leading casino software developers in the world, employing more than 3000 people across 12 countries.

They provide a whole range of services that include Information Management Systems, over 500 Casino, Poker and Bingo games, a Sportsbook, Poker, Online Bingo, Lottery, Retail, Binary Options, Social Gaming and of course Live Casino Games.

The Live Casino was first launched in 2003.

Like a lot of the early adopters, Playtech has gone through quite a journey in developing their live casino solution.

In early 2017 they completed a major redevelopment of their live casino platform and opened a brand new studio in Riga, Latvia.

It was something that was long overdue and only now brings their solution up to a level where they can really compete with the market leader Evolution Gaming.

General Details

The Live Casino games can be accessed from either a software download or through an internet browser.

There’s no difference in the games that you’ll play, the only thing you’ll notice is a slightly different lobby and quicker game load times on the download version.

I find that the browser version is more than satisfactory and follows the general trend of the industry.

Software downloads are now old technology and Playtech is one of the few brands that still has the capability. I don’t know how long it will be available for.

Dedicated Environments

Playtech provides customers who pay for it their own dedicated tables and studio areas.

These are normally fully customised areas within the Playtech studio that are branded and styled to the casinos requirements, right down to the clothing the dealers wear.

Both players and the casinos benefit from dedicated environments.

Players get a more personalised playing experience and it’s often easier to get a seat at the Blackjack tables.

The casinos are able to offer on table promotions that are specific to them and their players which increases loyalty.

The dealers are specially trained to deliver on brand casino play and may even be bilingual. Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, German, and French speaking dealers can be found at a some of the casinos listed below.

Playtech Live Casino Summary

The Playtech Live Casino has been going through a complete overhaul since the start of 2016.

A new playing interface has been developed, which is modern in feel and completely Mobile friendly.

A new studio has been built in Riga, Latvia and the tables and clients are slowly being migrated from the old to the new studio during 2017.

Playtech’s first completely new game, Live 3 Card Brag was launched in early 2017.

New versions of Baccarat and Roulette have been rolled out, which have given players more options and a better playing experience.

Blackjack players now have the choice of European & Vegas Rules and there’s now a full range of Blackjack side bets playable on the tables.

A new training facility has also been developed at the new studios. This has helped to roll out a number of improvements to the way games are dealt and the interactions the dealers have with players.

If you hadn’t noticed, the dealers are more chatty and have been given some extra freedoms that previously were frowned upon.

I’m really happy to recommend Playtech live casinos now.

They are a viable alternative to the games from Evolution Gaming.

The only downside for prospective clients is Playtech’s well-known dislike for sharing live casino space with other brands. They like to be the only Live Casino supplier at an online casino.