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 pokies 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.
|New instant-play live casino featuring roulette and blackjack||Not the biggest game selection around|
|Easy to use on desktop or smartphone||No dedicated live casino promotions|
|Good mobile app for live casino gamblers|
First, the good news. Casiplay are offering new sign-ups the chance to earn up to NZ$800 as a casino bonus with 100 bonus spins. The bad news is that none of your live casino play will count towards the promotion.
It's frustrating to see another casino welcome bonus that completely excludes live dealer play from the wagering requirements. In addition, there are no regular promotions at Casiplay that accept live casino gameplay.
Casiplay makes the registration process super-easy. There is a basic 2-step registration process so you can get up and running in no time.
To sign up, you just need to provide a valid email address, date of birth, home address, mobile number and your preferred currency (GBP, EUR and USD all available). Once registered, you can use your account to upload documents, set deposit limits, or take a Reality Check for responsible gambling.
You can fund your Casiplay live casino account via debit and credit cards like VISA or MasterCard, plus handy e-Wallets like Skrill, or NETELLER. The minimum deposit limit of NZ$10 is great news for more casual gamblers but it might not get you onto the higher-limit live roulette tables.
You can only make a withdrawal at Casiplay once you have made a successful deposit on the site. We found that e-Wallets had the best cash-out times of three days. However, the 8-day wait for credit cards is way too long.
Casiplay works on a simple instant-play client that can be accessed through your regular web browser. Having Google Chrome 30 is advisable if you want a straightforward gaming experience without any glitches. You will also need to install Adobe Flash Player.
Casiplay's live casino lobby is limited enough that mobile players won't experience too much difference. Virtually all desktop live casino games are available through the mobile app, and there is no need to download a thing. It's advisable to switch your smartphone to landscape mode to get the best experience.
Casiplay's live casino offering is limited in comparison to other online gaming sites. Familiar titles like live roulette and live blackjack are well covered. However, there is a general lack of specialist games like Deal or No Deal, and not much choice when it comes to dealers.
Despite the limited range of game variants, with Evolution Gaming on board you can expect some slick gameplay and a lot of choice. For example, there are over 40 live blackjack tables to pick from at a range of min/max stake limits.
Evolution Gaming's HD streams worked perfectly in our Google Chrome web browser. You have the option to load up to four tables at once, but we wouldn't recommend it on smaller tablets or smartphones.
Evolution Gaming has a huge range of trained croupiers to pick from. You can chat in real time to the friendly dealers and happily there weren't a lot of bored-looking employees on display. A simple click of the 'i' button on each game displays the current dealer name and bet limits.
Live roulette is probably best represented at Casiplay. You can try Live England Roulette with its London-based dealers or enjoy the up-close camera angles of Live Immersive Roulette. German and Norwegian-speaking Casiplay gamblers can chat to the dealers in their native language at the Live Deutsches Roulette and Live Norsk Roulette tables.
There are two blackjack variants at Casiplay: classic Live Blackjack and Live Blackjack VIP with much higher limits of NZ$100-NZ$5,000 a hand. Despite the limitations of the game variants, there are over 40 tables in total.
Live Baccarat and Live Baccarat Squeeze are both available at Casiplay. There are over 16 tables to choose from, with Speed Baccarat starting at just NZ$1 a hand. No Commission Baccarat is popular too. The top bet in Casiplay's live baccarat is NZ$1,000.
There are just three game show-style live casino games at Casiplay. Dream Catcher gives you the chance to win up to 40x your stake on a spin of the wheel. You can also play from just NZ$0.10 a spin. Lightning Roulette adds some big graphics and big bonuses to a regular European Roulette layout.
Despite a modest range of live casino games at Casiplay, the betting limits are fairly wide. Dream Catcher can be played from NZ$0.10 to NZ$2,500, while Auto Roulette VIP costs from NZ$0.20 to NZ$2,000 a spin.
The live blackjack games offer wider stakes from NZ$5-NZ$5,000 (The Strip) and NZ$250-NZ$5,000 (Blackjack VIP). Most Evolution-powered live casinos have a Salon Prive which boasts the biggest stakes. Salon Prive Blackjack can be played for NZ$3,000-NZ$10,000 a hand.
As long as you are logged in from 6am to 11pm (GMT UK time) you can use an online LivePerson chat service to get help. The wait time of four minutes was a little longer than we would have liked. However, we found the Casiplay support staff to be knowledgeable and friendly, particularly when quizzed on bonus promotions.
You can also access a UK number if you prefer support over the phone.
Upon joining, you have the option right away to set limits on your Casiplay account. The site takes responsible gambling seriously, and there are a range of opt-out options for players. If you want, you can program session time limits when playing your favourite live dealer games.
If you have serious issues with your gambling, you can opt to self-exclude for up to five years, but shorter exclusion periods of 6-12 months are available.
Casiplay is a great live casino if you want some classic table games with a wallet-friendly range of stakes. There isn't the biggest selection of variants in the world, but if you like classic blackjack or Auto-Roulette, you probably won't have too many complaints.
Additionally, if you aren't a fan of Evolution Gaming, Casiplay might not be for you. You won't find much in the way of NetEnt's excellent live casino games, and the Game Show selection is quite poor.
The pluses of Casiplay's live casino are evident: low stakes, a sprinkle of VIP live dealer tables, and no-nonsense instant-play software. Get your video card and web browser in order, and take on the friendly croupiers for real money.Visit Casiplay Live Casino
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