NetEnt Brings Live Baccarat Into the Fold
The live dealer portfolio by Net Entertainment has been increasing and expanding over the past couple of years. They’ve really went after as much of the market share as they can. That’s impressive because of the stranglehold Evolution Gaming had on the space for so long.
Their latest move shows that they’re not resting on their laurels. Instead, they’re still very much still competing and growing in this sector.
That’s because they’ve introduced a new game: live dealer Baccarat.
It’s a pretty common game in the grand scheme of things, but they’re doing it in a solid way. Players will have some of their regular live tables available, but a branded option is also there. This allows casinos to mix things up a bit, which we’ll get more into down below. It’s definitely an exciting time if you have been a fan of what NetEnt has done in the live dealer space so far.
Pushing Forward in Difficult Territory
The fight for Net Entertainment to take up some of the live dealer market share has not been easy. As we mentioned above, Evolution Gaming has really held that space down for years. For at least a decade, they were the number one option with no real competition. While some other companies had live dealer games, their share of the market was essentially minuscule.
Net Entertainment was the first company to really make a dent in that market. It’s not exactly surprising considering how well they have done in the slots space over the years. However, many were surprised, and rightfully so, when they first announced their entry into the live dealer market. This is because it seemed like such a sharp contrast from their wheelhouse.
While some people, including many industry professionals, doubted the decision, they have proven it was the right one. Now, they get a ton of attention for the serious quality of their live dealer games.
Details on This New Live Baccarat Offering
Two types of tables are going to be available as a part of NetEnt’s live dealer Baccarat selection. The first are their usual tables. Two different camera angles will be used to keep things a bit more immersive and to make it easier to see what’s going on. Additionally, no maximum will be put on the number of players who can enjoy the tables at once.
The second type of table may not be available at all sites because it’s an optional add-on. This allows for the casino (or other type of gambling site) to have a branded option. As a result, you could see the casino’s logo on the table and other parts of the interface. The idea is to make it blend in with the rest of the casino’s branding for a more immersive and cohesive experience. However, like we said above, not every site that carries NetEnt’s live Baccarat will have this available.
What’s Next for This Company?
In the live dealer space, we’re not sure where they’re going to go with things next. It seems like this is likely to be their last live dealer announcement of the year. This is because we’re starting to move into the holiday season where things tend to slow down a little. However, that usually leads to some big announcements by January or February. Additionally, that’s around the time that the industry’s biggest trade shows start going again.
As a result, we think that something new will be announced in a few months, but in the meantime, the holiday season will give us the typical annual lull in industry announcements on things like this.