One of the biggest names in the online betting industry just announced a new option for West Virginia users to experience. BetMGM launched its live tables alongside the first-ever private blackjack table in the state, making it a first for West Virginia.
Ground Breaking Technology
This addition is just one of BetMGM’s frequent improvements to its site. This new live casino includes a partnership with Evolution Gaming. Evolution Gaming and its first-of-its-kind technology were revolutionary for the online casino industry when the company first launched. Evolution Gaming specializes in both random number generator (RNG) first-person games as well as live games.
All live games are web streamed from one of Evolution Gaming’s studios. The company opened its first U.S. live casino studio in New Jersey in 2018, followed by studios in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Evolution Gaming hopes to launch its next studio in Connecticut soon.
Veteran and new players will enjoy the implementation of Evolution’s live dealers. Videos of dealers are streamed in real-time to users making the online experience feel as close to being in the actual casino as possible, offering the familiarity that an in-person dealer possesses. Jeff Millar (North American director at Evolution) assumed correctly, when he said: “We are sure online players will absolutely love what they see and the experience of playing live at the tables, just as they would in a real land-based casino.”
Classic and Improved Games
The live casino games that BetMGM offers many real money games including,
- Speed baccarat
- Three card poker
- Ultimate Texas hold’em
- Infinite blackjack
- American roulette
- Auto roulette
- Lightning roulette
In addition to those listed, arguably the most exciting aspect of the live table launch is the private Blackjack table. The private blackjack table allows BetMGM users the ability to control more factors than traditional online blackjack games. A private table eliminates the potential for their hands to be affected by other bettors. Additionally, BetMGM users can play multiple hands and have more flexibility when dealing with different table limits. This updated option adds a more personal and controlled element to the game.
Evolution’s take on another casino classic will soon be a fan favorite by users with its version named “Lightning Roulette”. This version offers multipliers (50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 400x, or 500x) possible at every roll indicated when numbers 1-5 get struck by lightning. The game does have some unique mechanics, so generally, it’s a good idea to visit Evolution’s site to learn more about Lightning Roulette.
Future of Online Betting
BetMGM’s director of gaming, Oliver Bartlett, shared his thoughts on the company’s new advancements, “BetMGM is thrilled to make our market-leading live dealer experience available to players in West Virginia…Our partnership with Evolution is an important part of our player-first strategy, helping us remain the most dominant live gaming operator in the U.S.”
BetMGM, along with its retail partner, The Greenbrier, has remained an industry leader in online casino revenue in the state since it launched in August 2020. The Greenbrier finished in May with an impressive $4.3 million in earnings.
BetMGM is constantly improving and adding new features for users to appreciate. Bettors can be sure that there are more exciting things coming from the company after the success of its live table launch.
iGaming online casino apps similar to BetMGM are only available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Connecticut, West Virginia, and Delaware. Currently over 30 states and the District of Columbia offer some form of DFS and online or retail sports wagering.
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