FansBet live casino is a relatively new kid on the block. The site appeared in 2017 as part of the existing FansBet sportsbook and Fantasy Sports room.
While sports betting is the primary focus for FansBet, there is still a surprisingly big range of live casino games available too
Players in the UK and across Europe are accepted at FansBet, and the site boasts one of the most comprehensive ID verification procedures around. Let's hit the tables and take a look.
|Slick live casino lobby powered by Evolution Gaming||No specific live casino bonuses|
|Lots of high-stakes tables for the VIP players||No phone support for players|
|Play a full range of games on mobile or tablet|
FansBet currently runs a welcome bonus offer for new casino sign-ups. The bonus is geared towards table game and slots players only, and live casino games aren't eligible. There is no dedicated live casino welcome bonus or ongoing promotions to speak of.
Registering for a new account is a breeze at FansBet. You will need a current email address in order to sign up plus a nickname (screen name) and password.
As a new gambling site, FansBet live casino has made ID verification its no.1 priority. Under the terms of its Malta and UK licences, FansBet is required to ask new customers for proof of ID before they make an initial deposit.
Making deposits is simple at FansBet whether you're on desktop or mobile. You can make a deposit in GBR or half a dozen currencies when you register your account. It's worth noting that we found some live dealer games won't load unless you already have money in your account. That can thwart any curious gambler wanting to check the site out before making a deposit.
MasterCard, Maestro and VISA cards can all be used for deposits, and the minimum limit is $10 on all transactions. Luckily, the upper limit of $10,000 will appeal to the high rollers.
e-Wallets like Skrill and NETELLER offer fee-free deposits and withdrawals, but there is currently no Paypal.
You can cash out as much as you like during the week, but check the Terms and Conditions before you join, as players in some locations can be subjected to a limit.
FansBet live casino works on an instant-play platform that can be accessed through your web browser.
All live casino games are provided by Evolution Gaming. There are two ways to access the games you want: select a live dealer title from the 'Table Games' tab in the regular casino lobby, or hit the Live Casino tab at the top of the screen. Although, weirdly, when we tried to access the Live Casino games via the special link in the lobby, it took us to a dead page.
If you click on a single game in the casino lobby (e.g. live roulette, live blackjack, you will be taken directly to the classic Evolution Gaming lobby).
Here you will find every available live roulette, live blackjack, and live baccarat game, together with information on min/max stakes, number of players, and dealer names.
There is the option to add the live casino to your Favourites. However, we found it hard to find the 'Favourites' option in the casino lobby.
You can access the live casino at FansBet through an Android or iOS device. Games are played through a Flash-enabled mobile browser so you don't need to download any apps.
Similar to the desktop software, the 'Live Casino' tab in the lobby didn't seem to work for our team. We had to access the suite of live dealer games by clicking on the live roulette or live blackjack icons in the table games lobby.
FansBet offers a similar large range of games to the one you will find on the desktop version. For example, there is Lightning Roulette, Immersive roulette from $1, and Salon Privé Roulette from $100-$10,000.
The mobile version also lets you filter live dealer games by stakes ($0.50-$5, $10-$50, or $100+) and the live chat or cashier are just a tap away.
All of the live casino games at FansBet are powered by Evolution Gaming. There are around 60 variants in total, but live roulette and live blackjack account for most of the games on offer. As with most Evolution-powered casinos, FansBet doesn't offer play-money live dealer games.
Streams: As long as you have a solid broadband or LAN connection, you can access high-quality HD streams through your browser.
Most games let you switch camera view between Classic or Immersive and you can also set the video quality from low to HD, depending on your computer power. You also have the option to set volume, mute the game or dealer sounds, or set game session limits.
With Evolution Gaming's software at FansBet, you can multi-table if your monitor is big enough. Open up to three tables at once and bet on all at the same time.
Croupiers: There is a good mix of female and male dealers at FansBet's live casino. Baccarat and roulette games have more female dealers, but all dealers are welcoming and answer questions quickly via the chatbox.
The croupiers at FansBet live casino speak English and there are currently no foreign-language tables for players.
Live roulette: FansBet offers pretty much the full range of live roulette variants from Evolution Gaming. You can play European Roulette from $1 a spin and American Roulette from $0.20, or choose multiple camera angles and slow motion replays in Immersive Roulette. Live Auto-Roulette is also available from just $0.10 a spin.
Live blackjack: Live Classic Blackjack dominates the lobby at FansBet. There are over 100 tables in total, covering everything from $5 Classic Blackjack to Salon Privé Blackjack at $2,000-$10,000 a hand.
Live baccarat: Cheap Speed Baccarat is the most common game in the live baccarat lobby. Games cost from $1.00 to $5,000. Baccarat Squeeze adds drama to the game, and Salon Privé Baccarat caters for the high rollers.
Other games: There isn't much in the way of alternative card games at FansBet. Live Casino Hold'em is the only variant in the lobby other than live baccarat and live blackjack.
Game shows: There are just three game shows at FansBet live casino. Dream Catcher is the wheel of fortune game that can be played from as little as $0.10 (compared to $0.20 at other casinos). Dream Catcher tends to have the chattiest dealers too.
Lightning Roulette is a fun live dealer variant that features Lucky Numbers and bonus multipliers. Again, the Lightning Roulette games tend to have the most outgoing dealers operating the games.
Finally, Football Studio is similar to Casino War, where you bet on who has the highest card. The dealers here tend to go through the motions somewhat, and bored dealers are always a downside to any live casino.
FansBet live casino has a surprisingly wide range of stakes for a site where live dealer isn't a huge priority.
You can filter table games by min/max stakes when you open the lobby. Choose from $0.50-$5.00 $10-$50, or $100+ to get to the right games fast.
In general, game show Dream Catcher is the cheapest game to play at $0.10 a spin, while VIP and Salon Privé table games go up to $10,000.
Customer support at FansBet is conducted through a live chat service. You can also get quick responses via email, but there is currently no phone service. Support is provided in English, Norwegian and Finnish.
You can also access a handy Help Center on the FansBet live casino site that contains answers to most common queries. We found the sections on security and banking particularly detailed.
Upon signing up for a new account at FansBet, you have the option to set personal deposit limits. You can do this without even visiting the Cashier page first. Choose from an amount per day, per week, or per month.
As you play, you will notice regular pop-ups from the FansBet team. These reminders let you know how long you have been playing for. The pop-ups also give you the option to stop playing and log off right away if you want.
In the Evolution live casino, you can also set game session time limits. Limit your time to 30 minutes, or automatically log yourself off after one or two hours.
You will also be able to program stop-loss limits for your live casino play or set up a cooling off period if you're worried about your gambling. Self-exclusions are also possible, and you can choose to be excluded for up to a year at a time.
FansBet may have been set up with sports gamblers in mind, but the site's live casino offers enough for table games players too.
The lobby could do with a few tweaks, especially when trying to access live casino games, but more improvements are surely on the way. Give FansBet live casino a try and see how this new Evolution site compares to your favourite rooms.Visit FansBet Live Casino
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