Live Casino Game Releases 2020

‘2020 Live Dealer Games Celebration – A Year of Success’ (Image source: www.pragmaticplay.com)

As 2021 draws to a close, it certainly was not a year to remember as far as our offline lifestyles are concerned, but one that was both amazingly successful and uniquely interesting online leading us to our 2020 ‘Live Dealer Games Celebration’!

We saw a flurry of top live dealer casino games hit the Web, which is always music to our ears, and in this news piece, we are going to celebrate the release of many of those brand-new games by reflecting back on some of the most notable live dealer titles released by the most well-known live casino manufacturers in the business over 2020.

There were over 30 new live dealer games across numerous live casino brands over the course of the year, while sadly we also lost a few as Evolution’s acquisition of NetEnt meant the end for NetEnt’s live dealer studio in Malta and the end of top live dealer titles such as ‘Perfect Blackjack’.

Nonetheless, an aggressive rollout of games from a flurry of live casino manufacturers made up for the loss. Evolution released 12 titles, while we saw new entrant Pragmatic Play roll out 9 new live casino games. This year was also the rise of newcomer BetGamesTV, while Playtech Live, BetConstruct, SA Gaming, and Real Live Dealer Studios also contributed to the massive rise in live dealer titles over 2020 which softens the blow from the disappointment of the regretful loss of NetEnt’s live tables.

Not only did we see plenty of new game releases, but we also saw an avalanche of new deals struck by top live casino manufacturers signing agreements with online casino brand operators and casino platform aggregators. With these new deals, multiple online casinos have extended their live dealer portfolios adding live games from not just one, but multiple live casino platforms. This trend is a reflection of the video slots vertical whereby online casinos offer members slot titles from multiple brands. We are now seeing the live casino scene following the same path, adding diversity to the live table gaming niche sector.

Long may this expansion, success, and introduction of new live tables continue into the foreseeable future. And as with every successive year, 2021 is sure to crack the iGaming scene wide open, especially within the live dealer sector of the industry where we will see the giants battle it out for market dominance. Will Pragmatic Play Live Push Evolution to the edge? Is Playtech Live going to establish itself as another major player? Will BetConstruct and LiveGamesTV become more widespread? Only the future will tell as we move into another exciting year of live dealer gaming!

Below we take a look at the 4 live casino manufacturer brands responsible for the lion’s share of 2020’s live dealer game releases:

12 New Live Casino Titles from Evolution

It was another exceptional year for Evolution which now boasts over 45 titles in its assortment of live casino titles–a live dealer brand that has always been at the top of its game. In 2020 we saw Evolution release the very first live craps title, adding yet another dimension to the live casino scene, and a challenge to the firm’s competitors to follow suit with their version of the game.

One of the most notable releases, however, was Crazy Time. Dubbed ‘the most expensive live casino game made’ this is an exciting live game show wheel of fortune style game to the manufacturer’s portfolio. The success of Crazy Time earned it the SBC 2020 ‘Innovation in Casino Entertainment’ award. It was the second game show title from the Evolution portfolio to win a prestigious award in 2020 after Monopoly Live won the Gaming Intelligence ‘Game of the Year Award’.

Other titles released include Instant Roulette, Power Blackjack, Mega Ball, Lightning Baccarat, and Speed Blackjack, while Evolution also released Baccarat, Dragon Tiger, Football Studio, Craps, and Mega Ball into its First Person collection.

Complete List of 2020 Evolution Game Releases:

  • Crazy Time
  • Live Craps
  • Instant Roulette
  • Power Blackjack
  • Mega Ball
  • Lightning Baccarat
  • Speed Blackjack
  • First Person Baccarat
  • First Person Dragon Tiger
  • First Person Football Studio
  • First Person Craps
  • First Person Mega Ball

9 New Live Casino Title from Pragmatic Play Live

Pragmatic Play Live extended its live games’ portfolio from 3 titles to 12 titles over the course of the year while making numerous partnership deals with some of the biggest online casino brand names on the net. 2020 was the brand’s first full calendar year on the live dealer gaming scene since it opened its brand-new studio in Q3 of 2019 with just 3 games.

This year we saw an amazing push with luxury style Azure Roulette and Blackjack tables coming online, and 3 Baccarat titles also joining the collection. Pragmatic Play Live also introduced 2 additional roulette tables, which are Roulette Macau and Auto Roulette. Every one of these releases was a new highlight of the year, yet, none seemed to beat the pull of the release of Mega Wheel, which is the live casino manufacturer’s first push into game show titles.

Complete List of 2020 Pragmatic Play Live Game Releases:
  • Mega Wheel
  • Mega Roulette
  • Roulette Azure
  • Blackjack Azure
  • Auto Roulette
  • Roulette Macau
  • Live Baccarat
  • Speed Baccarat
  • Baccarat No Commission
8 New Live Casino Titles from Playtech Live

One thing you have to admire about Playtech is its capacity to release live dealer games with a little extra spark to them. One thing is for sure, its brand-new wheel of fortune title ‘Adventures Beyond Wonderland’ game show title is going to be one of the most popular titles in 2021, This game show wheel is a semi-replica of the Playtech slot version of this title, and it will likely prize the next SBC 2020 ‘Innovation in Casino Entertainment’ award away from competitor Evolution. It is a game much like Crazy Time but arguably more appealing—2021 will be an interesting year to see how Crazy Time and Adventures Beyond Wonderland fair up against one another.

The Age of the Gods’ Bonus Roulette is another exciting release from Playtech Live. The Age of the Gods collection is also popular in the Playtech progressive jackpot video slot arena and now that jackpot moves into the live casino platform giving roulette players a little added fun to their roulette gameplay. Over 2020 Playtech Live also brought in another game show game in the form of Deal or No Deal and added to its roulette collection with a roulette table that appeals to football fans!

On top of this, the live casino manufacturer also released exclusive live tables for casino and sports operators; Betfair, PokerStars, and Ladbrokes.

Complete List of 2020 BetConstruct Live Game Releases:
  • Adventures Beyond Wonderland
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Live Football Roulette
  • Age of the Gods Bonus Roulette
  • Live Majority Rules Speed Blackjack
  • Betfair Live Roulette
  • PokerStars Spin & Win Roulette
  • Ladbrokes Frankie Dettori All Bets Blackjack
7 New Live Casino Titles from BetConstruct

BetContruct can claim the same rights as Evolution did with its Live Craps table. The fast-growing BetContruct live dealer platform was responsible for the first Live Pai Gow Poker table, which follows the brand’s strategy for creating new never seen before casino and virtual sports betting games. The release of Live Pai Gow may even put BetContruct on the map for those that still don’t know much about the brand.

Pai Gow poker was perhaps the highlight of the year, but there were other games released just to beef up the live casino manufacturer’s portfolio. Live Keno, Russian Poker, Hi-Lo, Casino Hold’em, Swift Roulette, and Switch Blackjack. The firm also gained further licensing from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) so we can expect to see a huge rollout of new games over 2021 from this live casino brand!

Complete List of 2020 BetConstruct Live Game Releases:
  • Live Pai Gow Poker
  • Live Russian Poker
  • Live Hi-Lo
  • Live Keno
  • Live Casino Hold’em
  • Live Switch Blackjack
  • Live Swift Roulette

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