In February 2015, Microgaming added Live Casino Hold’em to its innovative Live Dealer Casino platform. At the time of writing, this game is available in the ‘regular’ Live Dealer Casino and NOT in the ‘Playboy Bunny’ Live Dealer Casino. This means that you can now find Live Dealer Baccarat, Live Dealer Roulette, Live Dealer Blackjack and Live Dealer Casino Hold’em at participating Microgaming casinos.

At the time of writing, it is not yet clear whether Live Casino Hold’em will end up in the Playboy Bunny Live Dealer Casino, but it most likely will. The entire Live Dealer offering from Microgaming can either be launched instantly in your browser over a flash casino platform or from within the Microgaming download client. At the time of writing, none of Microgaming’s Live Dealer Games have arrived on mobile and these games, including the new Live Casino Hold’em, are only available in the real money mode and not in the free play mode.

The new Live Dealer Casino Hold’em from Microgaming looks just as impressive as their other Live Dealer Games. When you enter the main Live Dealer lobby, just look along the top of the page for Casino Hold’em. When you click on this, you will be presented with several options. You will see an image of the available dealers/tables and by clicking on one of the tiny icons next to these dealers you will be able to view the Casino Hold’em winnings hands (e.g. a Pair, Two Pair, a Straight, a Flush etc.), plus you can also view the table stats.

Just beneath this information you can view the table limits. The lowest cost per hand is 1 to 100 coins. The next betting range is 30 to 300 coins per hand and the highest betting range is 50 to 500 coins per hand. Right towards the bottom of the game window you can view your current balance, more game options (where you can also swap between roulette, baccarat, and blackjack) and additional special features such as ‘My Autobet’, ‘Options’, ‘Banking’, ‘Dealer Web’, ‘Help Center’, ‘PlayCheck’ and also the ‘Full Screen Mode’ option.

The table itself is stunning and you will also have plenty of adjustable in-play settings available and camera/video settings to fiddle about with as soon as the table launches and Microgaming’s new Live Casino Hold’em should only take a few seconds to load. You can place a bet using the different chip denominations towards the bottom left hand side of the table, but remember to place a bet before the timer reaches zero otherwise you will have to wait for the next round to begin (which shouldn’t take any more than one or two minutes).

If you look towards the top left hand side of the table you will notice the previous hand history and then on the opposite side of the page you will be able to view even more table statistics. If you click on the tiny ‘video’ button, you can view the video diagnostics. You can switch between low quality and high quality and there are several other options also available in this particular area. This is an awesome new game from Microgaming and it can now be found in a growing number of fully licensed UK online casinos such as Betway Casino. It will also continue to arrive in even more participating casinos over the coming weeks.