South African bookies offer several live casino games which many punters can engage in. The games, powered by the popular casino gaming developer Evolution gaming, offer players fast-moving action, with bets coming in almost every minute of the day. Options of these games include Dream Catcher, Lightning Dice, Deal or No Deal, Blackjack, and many others that present punters with endless possibilities of even winning big sums of money. In this article, we take a look at these games, the maximum stakes and other features you might be interested in.
Dream Catcher is an exciting game that involves the rotation of a numbered wheel. The game is played by predicting the final resting position of the wheel after the completion of the rotation. The wheel is divided into 54 segments, 52 of which are numbered 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, or 40. Each numbered segment of the 52 is uniquely coloured as well. The remaining 2 segments are multipliers of 2x or 7 x, which act as bonuses and multiply your next win.
Dream Catcher Features
Dream Catcher Basics
During the betting round, players have about 16 seconds to place their bets. The players place bets on any of the predicted number outcomes, amongst 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, or 40, which are also equivalent to the odds of the predicted number, for example, placing a bet on a 5 will result in a 5x payout. The stakes can be in the amounts of R1, Multipliers will be applied on the next spin, should you win.
The theoretical maximum RTP in this game is 96.58%, which just about sounds good for games of this kind. Players can get considerably good returns provided they make use of sensible playing and stake management plan. Coming to limits and payouts, Dream catcher has the highest odds of 40:1, and a maximum payout of R5,000,000. The bet limits are set as a minimum of R1 for all bets and R10,000 as maximum for some bets.
Lightning Dice is also a very fast-moving game that involves a set of 3 dice that are rolled in a lightning tower. The dice each have face values of 1 to 6. The game is played by placing bets on the predicted sum of the 3 dice, implying the players place bets on totals 3 to 18. Each of the totals has different odds. The highest payout is realised for a total of 3, paying out 1000x of the stake amount.
Lightning Dice Features
Lightning Dice Basics
There is a betting round of about 11 seconds in which players place their desired bets. As the name suggests, there is a lightning strike to act as a random game multiplier before the rolling of the dice. The dealer then proceeds to initiate the dice rolling process by placing the dice inside the lightning tower. A win is considered to have happened when the totals are equivalent to your prediction.
In terms of payouts, one can have as much as a 1000x payout, including the original bet, whilst the minimum is 4 x depending on the type of bet you would have selected. A further illustration is as shown in the table below.
The minimum bet for this game is R2, and the maximum is R10, 000. This game is good in the sense that it is quite fast, with the potential for massive wins if the correct predictions are made.
Monopoly live is also another game offering from Evolution Gaming that is based on the popular board game of Monopoly, with a mix of Dreamcatcher. As such, it involves the correct prediction of the segment of the wheel where the wheel is going to stop after the rotation process. To add some fun into the mix, the Monopoly also features a bonus round that allows players to play a virtual 3D Monopoly board in which there are prizes collected. Punters qualify for the bonus by placing bets on 2 rolls or 4 rolls.
Monopoly Live Features
Monopoly Live Basics
During the betting round, punters place bets on segments of either 1,2,5,10, 2 rolls, or 4 rolls. After the placing of bets, the dealer will then spin the wheel, with payouts happening instantly when the wheel stops rotating for players who would have made the correct predictions.
The betting limits vary from R1 to 10, 000 and in terms of payouts, there is a varying amount of depending on the type of bets placed. Players can win a whopping R5, 000, 000 for 2 rolls or 4 rolls bets. The Return to player varies in the range of 91.3% to 96.02% depending again on the type of bets placed. It is advisable to check the R.T.Ps before placing bets to maximise on winning potential.
This game is definitely for players who enjoy the nostalgic feeling of monopoly, or those that enjoy lucky wheels.
Deal or No Deal Live Game
This game takes inspiration for the highly popular tv game show called Deal or No Deal. The objective is to correctly predict whether the amount of money in the last 16 briefcases will be higher than that of the banker’s offer.
The game process is divided into the following sections:
- The qualification stage – This happens on a wheel consisting of three rings. In this stage, bets are placed, followed by the rotation of the wheel in such a way that the golden segments are aligned to the top section of the wheel. Punters may also raise their qualification chances by buying one or two rings.
- Top up – Once you have qualified for the next round, the game allows you to go through a top up stage where rounds are offered to top up the amount in the briefcase withing a range of 5x to 50 x of your original bet.
- Deal or no deal – the game then progresses to the dealing section, in which the bank makes four rounds of offers that allow players to choose between a Deal (in which case you will be awarded winnings), or No Deal, in which you proceed to the next offer round until the last one.
Players have the option of placing bets between R1 and R9, 000 in value. The payouts for this game are fantastic, allowing players to win up to 500x of their stake. The theoretical return to player is 95.42%, which sounds sensible enough with proper stake management.
Live Black Games
Blackjack is a highly popular live game that was made popular even from the early days of casinos. The main objective in this game is to get a total of cards that is as close as possible to 21 without going over 21. This total is calculated after the dealing process if the cards. The game is played using a standard deck of 52 cards. There is a live dealer who will deal the cards after bets have been placed. The game provider will make used of a set of six to eight decks to allow for faster game play.
Live Blackjack Features
Live Blackjack Basics
The key points to note on blackjack are the following:
- Card Values – The numbered cards, 2-10 have a value that is equal to their face value. Ace cards are worth 1 or 11. All face cards are worth the value of 10.
- Payouts – The payouts in Blackjack vary with the type of win bet that had been made. In general, the Blackjack pays 3:2. Depending on the type of blackjack in use, some bets such as insurance pay at 2:1.
Examples of blackjack games are:
- Blackjack White A
- Free Bet Blackjack
- Power Blackjack
- Infinite Blackjack
- Blackjack Party
- And many other variants
Blackjack is one of the games that have the highest R.T.Ps, at 99.29%. This is quite a good figure and ensures there are higher chances of making wins. It is highly recommended to play this game.
Crazy Time is one of the best games on offer in South Africa. It features a lucky wheel with 54 segments, of which 9 are for bonus games. There are 4 bonus games that offer the chance of huge multipliers; Coin Flip, Pachinko, Cash Hunt and the Crazy Time Bonus game.
Crazy Time Live Game
Crazy Time Live Game Features
Crazy Time Live Game Basics
Football Studio Features
Football Studio Basics
Football studio is a football themed card game that takes place in a live studio, the objective of Football Studio is to make football bets on either home team to win (Home bet), Away team to win (Away bet) or betting on a draw (Tie bet). A card is drawn for the home and away side, and the higher card wins, if the cards are the same then it is a draw. The games come quick and fast and you can also see which are the most popular bets from other punters, by checking which side is getting the most betting action.
Lightning Roulette Features
Lightning Roulette Basics
Lightning Roulette is an exciting roulette game which places an interesting spin on the more traditional-style roulette games. Each game round will see lightning strike up to five numbers, enabling a multiplier bonus from 50x up to 500x on each number. All of the traditional Inside, Outside and Neighbour bets are available on this game. The European wheel includes the numbers 1 through 36 as well as a single 0. Betting on Lightning Roulette starts from as little as R1!
Super Sic Bo
Super Sic Bo
Super Sic Bo Features
Super Sic Bo Basics
This exciting game of dice is played with three traditional dice (face values of 1 to 6), which are shaken in a dice shaker by a live presenter in studio. The objective is to use the playing board to predict the outcome of the dice roll for the player or the dealer. There are a number of bet types available including Small/Big, Doubles, Triples and many, many more. Super Sic Bo is a great alternative to games like Betgames Dice.
Side Bet City
Side Bet City is a quick online poker game where players can take a bet on a three-card hand, a five-card hand or a seven-card hand. This game is played with a standard 52-card deck which is shuffled by the live dealer in studio after each game.
To play, simply place your bet on either three-card, five-card, seven-card hands or all lose. Seven cards will then be dealt. The first three cards will determine the three-card hand, the first five will determine the five-card hand and the full seven will determine the seven-card hand. If you had backed the All Lose option, and none of the three different hands win, your bet will be winning
The Gamblers Verdict on Casino Games
Live casino games from Evolution gaming have become a popular hit in South Africa as they provide entertainment every minute of the day. They are available on some bookies such as Hollywoodbets, Lottostar, Sportingbet, and many others. The games have varying R.T.Ps, and it is advisable to make use of low stakes for volatile games. Blackjack remains the best in terms of providing realistic chances of making wins.