Smart Live Casino

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Smart Live Casino
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Smart Live Casino.
Genre Live, Gaming Interactive show
Starring Bradley Hall
Suzanne Abbot-Lee
Jason Davies
Amina Akram
Martin B
Claira Hermet
Bronia West
Roisin Guinan
Sophia Chan
Nicole Cartier
Ayla Karol
Cat Davison – Vickers
John Mason
Hugo Walker
Elspeth Pierce
Caroline Childs
Alexandra Legouix
Hannah Peckham
Kaz Carter
Christina Nicolaides
Caroline Haines
James Green
Hannah P
Country of origin United Kingdom
Production
Running time 24 hour (live presenters between 9am-6am) (UK)
Broadcast
Original channel see below
Original run 16 May 2007 – present
External links
Website

Smart Live Casino is a British online live casino, launched in May 2007. Smart Live Casino is most popular for their wide range of live casino products.[1] Their live games, which is presented by fully licensed croupiers, is streamed in real-time; in high definition television quality, to television, browser; mobile and tablet.

Overview[edit]

Smart TV Broadcasting Ltd is a registered company (584 9825) in UK and began transmissions on 16 May 2007, on Sky channel 851. Later this was extended to digital terrestrial TV on Freeview channel 22. Sky changed the channel to 869 in July 2008 and 863 in July 2012.

Smart Live Casino offer Live Casino games consisting of live-dealer roulette, live-dealer blackjack, live-dealer baccarat, as well as two different limit air-powered auto roulettes. Aside from these they also house slot games, sportsbook, poke and bingo on their website. Outside of normal presenter-led broadcast times, a fully automatic air-powered roulette wheel — sealed under a glass dome — appears on the TV channel and web site.

A second channel showing a "High Roller" Auto wheel 24-hours-a-day called Casino TV was launched on Sky channel 870 on 7 July 2008. In October, Smart TV Broadcasting began using Channel 870 to show a live dealer blackjack service. In mid-2009, the televised blackjack service ceased, and became an online-only game.

Smart Live Casino and its croupiers are licensed by the Gambling Commission . In September 2009, Smart Live Casino terminated a number of partners causing industry concern.

Channels[edit]

Smart Live TV broadcasts on the Sky platform as well as the following below:

Region Network/Channel Broadcasting Times
Europe Freesat - 852 Live Casino
Europe Eurobird Live Casino
United Kingdom Sky 863 Live Casino
Malta Melita 609 Live Casino

Croupiers[edit]

Smart Live Casino is led by six croupiers every day between the hours of 9am and 6am (UK). The croupiers at Smart Live Casino are a mix of both television presenters who have been trained by the channel, and experienced croupiers who have worked in High Street Casinos.

Games[edit]

Smart Live Casino consists of several different types of games. They are;

Live Roulette[edit]

This televised version of the game of roulette exactly mimics the game found in real casinos around Europe. Smart Live Casino uses the single zero European wheel, rather than the American double-zero version, which shifts the odds slightly in favour of players and away from the house. Each game is open for one minute for viewers to place bets and a new number is spun approximately every two minutes. Smart Live Gaming is the first group to offer live roulette mobile Mac devices via an iTunes application. Smart Live Gaming has also released a social media live roulette game available Facebook. This one of the first live video games to be offered on Facebook.

Live Blackjack[edit]

Smart Live Casino deals in standard blackjack. The unique online interface allows players to play the hand their chosen way while other players play the hand differently. This means that while everyone will start with the same two cards, and the dealer will always start with the same starting card, the rest of the cards are not dealt to a particular hand. Players win or lose the hand based solely on the decisions they have taken; the decisions other people take will have no impact on those of the other players.

Live Baccarat[edit]

The chosen version of Baccarat is the Punto Banco variant. All games of blackjack are operated with eight decks that are cut by the dealer. All decks are thoroughly shuffled prior to arriving at the table with a courtesy shuffle occurring at the table by the dealer for player benefit. Same as Live Blackjack, all staff involved in both the shuffling and dealing process hold licenses with the Gambling Commission of Great Britain.

Slots / 3d Slots[edit]

As well as the broad range of classic slot games, video pokers, and video slots, all found in the Casino and Games section of the website. Smart Live also offer the innovative range of 3d slot games in their Vegas section, taking the RNG platform to the next level.

Sportsbook[edit]

With Statistics, Live Scores, and Play-in coupen betting functions, the Sportsbook is the up-and-coming sports betting section of the website. It allows players to bet over 16 different sports in many different international leagues. It also offers many different forms of betting i.e. handicaps.

Poker[edit]

Provided by the established OnGaming Network, Smart Live Poker offers Texas Hold 'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo.

Bingo[edit]

Consisting of a thriving and friendly community, Smart Live Bingo hosts two live Bonus halls for players. The Cash Play hall is accessible from Monday to Friday from 5pm - 1am (GMT), while the Cash and Bonus Play from Saturday to Sunday 10am - 1am (GMT).

The Table Limits at SLC[edit]

The table limits are varied to cater for the different comforts and playing styles of Smart Live Casino's many players. They are as follows:

  • Live Roulette: £1-£10000
  • Low Auto Roulette: £0.25-£500
  • High Auto Roulette:: £1-£10000
  • Blackjack: £5-£500
  • Baccarat: £1-£1000

Membership Options[edit]

VIP Account[edit]

A VIP account allows someone to take part in the game at any time and place chips, up to a certain house limit, just as they could in a real casino. At present, only players based in the United Kingdom are able to sign up for a VIP account.

Being a VIP member offers several benefits:-

  • In addition to deposit match bonuses of up to £100 to all players, VIP's are entitled to further cash bonuses and exclusive prize giveaways on a monthly basis.
  • There are exclusive, no-strings-attached bonus cash, monthly prizes and anniversary gifts for long-term players, including occasional Happy Hour promotions where Smart live Casino refunds losses up to £50 on live games.
  • Players celebrating a birthday receive a present each year on top of the standard eligibility to participate in birthday draws live on TV.

Participation TV[edit]

Smart Live Casino is a fully interactive show where players and viewers can e-mail the presenters in the studio with comments, feedback, questions and suggestions, or even add to the discussion of the topics being covered.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smart Live Casino Review". Live Dealer. Retrieved October 9, 2012.