The Hippodrome Casino is one of the most famous gambling destinations in London – in all of the UK, for that mater. It has just about everything a gaming fan could want, from slot machines and table games, to a massive PokerStars branded live poker room, and even an online casino for their stay-at-home patrons. The only thing missing is a set of live dealer tables for their interactive players.
That’s about to change very soon, thanks to a new contract that will see the Hippodrome team up with the world’s leading supplier of live dealer action, Evolution Gaming.
The announcement was made earlier this week, confirming the new partnership between the London casino and Stockholm-listed Evolution Gaming. The two are collaborating on the deal, integrating Evolution’s sophisticated live dealer technology – the same software used in its live studio in Riga, Latvia – into the land-based table games already available at the Hippodrome.
Live From The Hippodrome
The companies have branded their new endeavor, “Live From The Hippodrome”, and have already revealed some of the details of the upcoming live dealer tables. One of them will be known as Dual Play Roulette, situated within the Hippodrome’s underground casino, known as ‘Lola’s‘.
At this table, online casino players will be able to play roulette right alongside other patrons who are physically present at the London casino. Not only can players at the Hippodrome Online Casino access Lola’s roulette table, Evolution has been given the rights to present this live dealer table on the platforms of it’s other licensed, live casino operators.
Why Live Dealer Tables?
If you think about it, live dealer casino games are a perfect mesh of online and in-person play.
The most common feature of live games like blackjack or roulette that appeals most to players is the genuine nature of the game. Knowing that there are physical cards in play, being shuffled by a professional dealer – or an actual ball is being dropped into a spinning roulette wheel by a trained croupier – raises the level of trust some players may not experience at computerized, RNG-reliant online casino tables.
On the other hand, internet gambling is mostly preferred for its ultimate convenience. There’s no need to travel or purchase food from overpriced venues. Online and mobile casinos are always available at a moments notice, anytime, anywhere.
Live dealer tables present players with the best of both worlds – online casino games at their fingertips, with the personal touch of real tables and professional dealers broadcast in real-time over high-tech webcams.
Hippodrome, Evolution Talk Shop
George Constantinou is the Director of Online Operations for The Hippodrome, and he couldn’t have been more excited to have teamed up with such a respected and capable software giant to bring live dealer tables to the website’s interactive lobby.
“The Hippodrome is a powerful and highly recognisable brand in the gaming and entertainment world,” said Constantinou. “This exciting initiative with Evolution will enable players to play not only at our historic destination casino, but to actually play online at a real table set amidst the unique and pulsating atmosphere of Lola’s.”
Evolution Gaming’s co-founder and CEO, Jens on Bahr, was equally thrilled by the new partnership. “This is another major step in our land-based and convergence strategy – a step that will both enrich the gaming experience for online players and expand the services available to all Evolution licensees,” he said.