Casiplay live casino launched alongside its regular online casino at the end of 2018. The site boasts solid licenses in both Malta and the UK, and the whole shebang is overseen by Aspire Global International Ltd.
While the casino arm at Casiplay has over 450 slots and table games, there sadly isn't the same number of games to play on the live casino. However, with fan favourites like live roulette and live blackjack available at a range of stakes, there's something for everyone.
|Superb range of game variants and table stakes||No branded games exclusive to Casimba|
|High maximum limits on most games||Live casino games aren't eligible for deposit bonuses|
|All games powered by Evolution Gaming|
Casimba Casino is currently offering new sign-ups a welcome bonus that covers slot games only. Your first three deposits will be matched 100%, 25%, and 50% respectively, up to a total of NZ$2,000. You can also claim 125 bonus spins on selected online slots.
The bad news is that all live casino games are exempt from the offer. In fact, even regular table games like roulette and blackjack aren't eligible towards the deposit match. That's a major downside to Casimba if you are a live casino player.
It's easy to sign up for a new account at Casimba live casino. You will need to provide just seven pieces of information – name, gender, date of birth, country of residence, email, phone number and home address.
You will also need to come up with a unique username and password, before selecting one of six currencies to play with (GBP, NZD, CAD, EUR, NOK, or SEK).
It's a good sign of a reputable casino that Casimba requires some additional proof of ID before you gamble for real money. Before you hit the live dealer tables, you will have to upload a scan of a recent utility bill and your passport or driver's license.
You may also be asked to supply information on your Source of Funds. This can include a recent wage slip or self-assessment tax receipt to prove your have the requisite funds to gamble with.
The smooth software at Casimba makes registration easy. Whether you're on desktop or mobile, we found that signing up for an account took just a few minutes.
Casimba live casino allows you to make deposits via the usual range of deposit and withdrawal methods. The minimum deposit of NZ$20 is a little higher than some other casinos, but you will often need this much to get started on the site's live dealer games. All deposits are instant, and there is no upper limit apart from the NZ$40 max when using Boku Pay By Mobile.
There is a net deposits, or 'source to source' practice at Casimba live casino. You can make withdrawals from your account but only via the method you used to deposit with. VISA can be used for cash-outs but not MasterCard.
While the Cashier warns of withdrawal times up to 5 business days, in practice we found that 3-4 days was more standard.
Like most Evolution Gaming-powered live casinos, Casimba has two separate lobbies. The general range of games is displayed in the main lobby. Open up a game of your choice, however, and you will be taken to a dedicated Evolution Gaming live casino lobby. Here you will find details on stake limits and dealer names.
The live casino lobby looks the same on desktop and mobile, and even though there are so many games it's easy to navigate to your favourite titles.
If you're familiar with Evolution Gaming's live casino, you will know all about the special features. When you load the games lobby, you can choose to display games in sets of 4, 9 or 16. You can also filter tables by stake limits.
Individual games can be loaded one at a time or you can open three or four games at the same time. This tends to clog up your display, however, and makes the games tricky to follow.
Every Evolution Gaming table has simple icons which can be clicked on. Choose to open the dealer chat, switch the camera view, check your game history, or alter video and sound settings.
You also have the option to limit your game sessions (30 minutes, 60 minutes, or 120 minutes). Finally, you can mute the dealer's voice on any game, which is a blessing when you're playing MONOPOLY Live.
Like the regular online casino at Casimba, the live casino is perfectly-designed for mobile play. The mobile client needs no download and there are no native apps for iOS or Android devices. However, as long as your OS is up to date and your Wi-Fi is secure you can access the live casino tables without any glitches.
Evolution Gaming's lobby is optimised for mobile play, and if you have a larger tablet screen you can happily load up three tables at once without too much lag. Remember to set your device in landscape mode before playing.
The handy touch buttons like Cashier, Camera View and Sound give you quick access to the features you need so you can concentrate on your gameplay.
Casimba has a superb range of live casino games at a variety of stakes. You can play roulette from just NZ$0.10, choose from a dozen blackjack tables at NZ$5-NZ$5,000, or pick one of four game shows from NZ$0.10 a spin.
You can filter your tables by stake size (NZ$0.50-NZ$5.00, NZ$10-NZ$50, or NZ$100+) but there is no search facility to find a dealer you want.
One downside is that there are no exclusive live casino games at Casimba. Most of the games can be found at rival casinos, but the stake limits at Casimba are higher than those at other live casinos.
Live casino streams are HD on both desktop and mobile. The sound quality is excellent throughout and we were able to hear all of the dealers perfectly. It is possible to open up several streams at once if your machine can handle it.
There is a good mix of male and female dealers in Casimba's Evolution Gaming lobby. You can see the dealer's name in the lobby. Croupiers are friendly, talkative when it calls for it (in games like Dream Catcher and MONOPOLY Live) and handle the action well.
There are over half a dozen roulette variants in the Casimba live casino lobby. All are provided by Evolution Gaming, so expect the usual fare like Immersive Roulette with its dynamic camera angles, and Lightning Roulette with exciting bonus features.
Double Ball Roulette utilises a special wheel with two sets of numbers on its rim. It can be played as low as NZ$0.25 a spin.
Live dealer blackjack is a new addition to Casimba's lobby. There are over 90 tables in all, although not all tables are open all the time.
Classic Blackjack is the most popular title, and stakes start as low as NZ$5. Evolution's Blackjack Party allows up to 500 players to join in the fun at any time. Free Bet Blackjack is a great addition for casual gamblers. It can be played from as little as NZ$1 a hand and you won't have to pay an extra bet for a double down or split.
For high rollers, there are around half a dozen VIP tables to play at. Stakes go right up to NZ$10,000 a hand.
Evolution Gaming's live baccarat tables bring the thrill of 007's favourite game into your front room. Stakes are wide too, around NZ$1-NZ$15,000 for fast Speed Baccarat. Play Live Baccarat Squeeze from NZ$5-NZ$15,000 and re-enact the classic Macau game at home. No Commission Speed Baccarat won't penalise players with a 5% cut for a Banker win.
All live baccarat games at Casimba feature on-screen 'roads' where you can view the previous results.
If you like dice games, Live Super Sic Bo offers Asian-style gaming from a lush Oriental-style studio. Place bets on the outcome of three dice from just NZ$0.20 a game. The Sic Bo dealers were friendly and you have the option of selecting multiple camera angles.
It's always nice to see Evolution Gaming's poker games included in a live casino suite. There are six poker games in total at Casimba, like 2-Hand Casino Hold'em from NZ$0.50 a game to classic Live Caribbean Stud Poker at NZ$1 minimum.
The game show tab was recently added to the Casimba live casino lobby. Evolution staples like Lightning Roulette offer the most excitement and tend to feature the most excitable presenters.
Look out too for MONOPOLY Live, a twist on the Dream Catcher wheel of fortune game with special bonuses when the wheel lands on the dice segment. MONOPOLY Live and Dream Catcher have low minimum stakes to get casual players started.
Casimba has some of the widest ranges of betting limits we have seen online. It's common to find at some Evolution Gaming casinos limits on roulette in the NZ$0.10-NZ$2,000 range. At Casimba, however, you can play most roulette games up to NZ$10,000 a spin. Lightning Roulette is available at just NZ$0.20 on Straight Up bets.
Blackjack starts at NZ$1 a hand (Free Bet Blackjack, Infinite Blackjack), but you can play up to NZ$10,000 a hand on the Blackjack Diamond VIP tables. Baccarat goes up to NZ$15,000 a hand, and the Football Studio game NZ$15,000 a hand.
While there is no dedicated VIP lobby in Casimba's live casino, you can simply filter games via the handy Evolution tabs depending on the stake limits. Most games have upper limits in the region of NZ$2,000-NZ$10,000.
You can chat to the friendly Evolution Gaming dealers at Casimba and ask for advice when you play. However, Casimba also has a useful customer support option if your queries are more specific.
The 24-hour live chat service is the highlight at Casimba. There is no phone support, however – a major downside – but there is email. The on-site FAQ section covers most topics too.
All good online casinos have a solid approach to customer care in 2019. Casimba takes its responsible gambling duties seriously, in compliance with its current gaming license requirements.
There are plenty of protection tools available for players, including an easy deposit limit option that lets you manage your banking on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
It is also possible to ask for self-exclusion or a short time-out period that can last from a day up to six weeks. You can adjust all the settings in the Responsible Gaming area in your account.
Casimba also provides a fairly comprehensive list of external sources for problem gambling charities and helplines.
The live casino offering at Casimba used to be pretty poor. Not anymore. With more games now added, at a range of betting limits, there is more and more choice for the customer.
The Casimba mobile and desktop platforms work perfectly in sync, and we found the Evolution Gaming lobby operated fine on a range of devices.
The betting limits at Casimba are also more appealing to high rollers. While there is no dedicated VIP game section at the live casino, it's easy to filter the biggest games to get to the table you want fast.
The only downside is the lack of a live casino-focussed bonus promotion. But in time we hope that Casimba decides to reward its live dealer players with some special offers.Visit Casimba Live Casino
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