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NetEnt Live Casino Has Been Shutdown

NetEnt Live, the live casino arm of Swedish Slots developer NetEnt has been closed down, following the completed purchase of NetEnt by Evolution.

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The live casino Qormi studio in Malta has been shut down immediately and 100’s of staff have been put at risk of redundancy.

The swiftness of the closure and redundancies has taken many in the iGaming industry by surprise.

With the studio closed it would seem that NetEnt live games are no more.

Online casinos and players no longer have access to NetEnt Live Games, and you have to wonder whether they will ever reappear!

It’s a massive shame, as during the past 2 years NetEnt live has been transformed, with new playing interfaces, games, and the addition of a new physical studio.

What was meant to be a day of celebration for the launch of their latest game, Roulette Max, has now turned into a nightmare for the staff involved.

Not a lot more information has been forthcoming, with neither NetEnt nor Evolution issuing formal press releases.

With NetEnt Live Games now absent from the live casino lobbies, I just wonder how long it will be before they are replaced with another provider?

There are certainly opportunities for Pragmatic Play and Playtech to grab some more market share by filling the void left by NetEnt.

I truly hope so, as to keep the live casino vertical fresh and interesting for players we need healthy competition and choice.

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Playability – What is the overall impression of the casino? Did I have a good time? are the dealers nice and chatty and is everything easy to understand? Does it have a good set of games and is there a comprehensive set of betting options? Are high stakes players taken care of?

Software – What is the software like to use and does it integrate well with the rest of the casino?. Are the images clear and is the video streaming fast? Have they taken more than the default shared tables? Is it available on mobile?

Payment Options – Does the casino have a good variety of payment options? Do they payout quickly and on time?

Security – How good is the reputation of the casino amongst other players? Do they hold a valid gaming license? Are they transparent about the security measures they have in place? Are they regularly audited? Do they publish this information?

Support – Do they have multiple methods for communication with me? Is support available 24×7? Do they have instant chat and are they quick to respond? Are they able to help me immediately? Do they have an online FAQ and self-help library? Are the support people knowledgeable about the product I’m playing?

Bonuses – Do they have bonuses?. How strict are the wagering requirements? Do they offer repeat bonuses?. Do they offer loyalty points and can they be redeemed for cash or playing credits?

After all that, would I play there regularly?

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