2023 will be the year that we officially launch Live Solutions and when we go live with major aggregators such as Pariplay, Softswiss and Hubb88.

Our aim is to become the largest casino floor in the world and launching with such huge content aggregators is a massive coup for us.
However, the interest in our platform and our games doesn't stop there. We are also in advanced talks with a number of Tier 1 operators, therefore our main goal for 2023 is to have our games live on as many operator sites as possible.

Until now, our entire business has been managed remotely, however, in the next 12 months, we will be looking to establish a series of network operating centres across the world starting with Gibraltar. We currently have more than 3,000 presenters, all of whom have to be managed and monitored and we will soon be operating in excess of a thousand live casino tables at any one time. Creating global hubs is therefore imperative as we become more established and the business matures into a much larger content provider.

We offer a product that is a true hybrid of RNG table games and live dealer, and which therefore straddles a couple of different sectors. Not only that, our platform is the first to provide real time video interaction amongst players which brings an unparalleled level of social engagement to game play. The trend will be a demand from players to bring that bricks and mortar casino floor experience to life in an online environment. In a market that is saturated by providers, all of which are similar, operators are always striving to find new and exciting content, not just to acquire new players but to retain them and differentiate themselves from their competitors. The trends will continue to be driven by the player as to what and how they want to play.

We are very keen to take a regulated market approach to our business; therefore, we have identified a number of countries in Europe and LatAm that we're currently considering. North America is undoubtedly a market of interest as it continues to open up and we are very excited about working with our aggregator partners and their customers across the world. Also, as part of our regulated approach, we have plans for licence applications in various jurisdictions but for the moment we must remain tight lipped about which ones.






At stand N5-150 Live Solutions will be showcasing its unique multiplayer games, with the thrill of real-life casino tables using video streaming for all players and table hosts.

The table games in Casino Floor Live transcend the live dealer experience, with both players and table hosts live streaming and interacting

with one another at multiplayer tables in multiple languages, with none of the constraints of studio-based live dealers.

The visual socialisation not only replicates the authenticity of a land-based casino experience, but also enhances customer engagement. In turn, this provides operators a unique opportunity to provide bespoke face to face marketing support and care.

Table hosts too can engage more readily with none of the responsibilities of being a live dealer. Casino Floor Live is infinitely scalable.

Players use a cross platform super-fast loading

HTML5 interface with video streaming for all users enabling them to speak to each other rather than typing whilst playing the games with realistic physics engine animations. Card games are multi-handed and all games allow multi bet positions. Available now are Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Dragon Tiger and Fan Tan with more in development. All games are fast loading HTML5 Portrait and Landscape Mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop compliant.

Every element of the front end is customisable allowing operators to fully brand with colour scheme, card backs and logos. Avatars and table host favourites encourage retention and instant replay instils trust. Real localisation means that hosts can present in literally any language and at scale. Players will never wait for a place at a table.

The eve in the sky distributed control room ensures constant monitoring of all user behaviour. It also allows operators to monitor and ion tables in real time 24/7. This unique management tool allows operators face to face contact with individual plavers whenever they are at the tables. This feature can be used for VIP management offering direct personal contact for promotions or "comps" It can also be used as a social responsibility tool for age verification, KYC, player welfare and any other situation when interacting personally will be more efficient.



KEVIN DALE of Egamingmonitor looks at last year’s Christmas charts and examines the difference between editions and sequels

Starburst finished last year on top while the likes of Book Of/Legacy Of Dead (Play’n GO), Bonanza (Big Time Gaming), Gonzo’s Quest and Fruit Shop (NetEnt), Piggy and Dynamite Riches (Red Tiger) plus the Nine Masks/Pots family (Games Global) all held their ground.

But there’s no denying it was another successful year for Pragmatic Play, which once again controlled around 50% of the top spots at year-end – and half of those were part of the Big Bass family (see below).

Top 20 games by distribution

The studio’s latest releases, Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch (Pragmatic Play) and Gold Blitz (Fortune Factory Studios), were the only new entries last December.

Now, let’s turn to the Christmas charts.


Operators had less than a week to swap out their World Cup games for Christmas crackers. The extra seasonal event was a headache for the studios too, many of which were scrambling to launch tailored games, albeit some repackaged as ‘Slot ABC: Football Edition’ and then ‘Slot ABC: Xmas Edition’. 

It probably felt a bit rushed but some were up to the task. So, which Christmas slot had the widest distribution? Which studio made the most Christmas titles? Do Christmas ‘editions’ of existing games work as well as brand-new Christmas titles and what insights into the life of seasonal titles can we glean from last year’s crop?

If we were to give our main charts a Christmas overlay, Pragmatic Play, Evolution Gaming, Play’n Go, Games Global and Inspired Entertainment would dominate the top 20 spots (and Pragmatic would actually dominate the top five). However, to ensure variety and also in keeping with our Halloween and Christmas leaderboards from last year, we limited our Christmas charts to the single best performer from each studio.

Games are ranked according to their distribution across the casino pages of more than 2,000 operators. Topping the table last year was the new Christmas Blizzard variation of Big Bass Bonanza and, while it didn’t appear due to the ‘one title’ rule, last year’s number one, Christmas Big Bass Bonanza, would have charted in second place. 

But Santa was reeled in last year as another fishy sequel, Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold from Gameburger Studios netted second place. Jingle Spin (NetEnt), Moon Princess Christmas Kingdom (Play’n GO) and Piles of Presents (Just For The Win) made up the top five.


Focusing just on titles released last year, our Chart Newcomers list below shows the best new performers, again limited to one title per studio.

The top two new releases are also those that made the top two spots in our main Christmas chart, suggesting that new titles, while costing more, do work better than those resurrected from previous years. But the back catalogue still rolls out nicely: two thirds of all Christmas games in the top 100, for example, were launched before 2022. 


Overall, we considered 423 Christmas titles, 111 of which were launched in 2022, a decent number compared with the 98 releases in 2021. However, a couple of studios took a ‘Christmas edition’ approach, bumping up those numbers.

The most prolific developer of Christmas slots of all time has been Spinomenal and this year was no exception (see Studio Comparions chart, below). It not only launches many new seasonal titles each year but also revamps existing games with Christmas (and other seasonal) variations. 

Games Global is always well-represented with its seasonal games sourced from several in-house studios, while Playtech, normally fairly prolific, was a bit quiet, other than its Cash Truck Xmas Delivery (Quickspin).

Wazdan often likes to release a handful of Christmas editions and it was joined for the first time by Fazi, which launched a massive 15 Christmas variations of its portfolio. It’s easy to get a bit snooty about the value of new titles versus Christmas editions of existing games, but a few considerations are worth keeping in mind.

First, most of the biggest Christmas titles over the last couple of years have been ‘editions’ in all but name. A Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas or a Fishin’ Pots of Gold Christmas game is, after all, a very close sequel to an existing title. 

Second, regardless of title, players seem to like spruced-up versions of something they’re familiar with and operators are always keen to refresh the seasonal or new sections of their sites. 

Overall, new editions perform only slightly worse than new titles but, as with many issues relating to game design and distribution, the devil is often in the detail. There are always exceptions and, to get the full picture of what works best, you need to visit and filter the tables by country, by studio, by operator group, by site, by page type or even by position on page. 

No surprise that Christmas Bonanza by Big Time Gaming performed well and Belatra Games launched the Christmas Jackpot. Reindeer Rampage (Spinomenal) promised a bit more than it delivered but Naughty Nick’s Book (Play’n Go) offered us a taste of ‘Rude Olf’ mischief: clearly a cracker-joke challenge was issued. Puntastic stuff!


On the deals front, there’s change at the top. Lady Luck Games has sealed two more distribution deals taking it to the busiest studio dealmaker in recent months.

Top studio dealmakers – six months rolling

Meanwhile, Relax Gaming’s aggregator arm was plugging in yet more content, such as the Air Dice portfolio, meaning it now shares top spot as the busiest aggregator over the last six months

Top aggregator dealmakers – six months rolling

A belated happy New Year to all and look out for our 2022 casino review on!


Live Solutions: this is just the beginning of our plans for world domination


After debuting three years ago, the casino table games platform provider is looking to make headway into the US’ igaming ecosystem during 2023, with expansion further south also being sought by the group under a widespread expansion project.

To do so, Live Solutions is looking to swell its content range, with Houareau having suggested that the likes of Andar Bahar, Teen Patti, Sic Bo, 32 Card, Casino Hold’em and 3 Card Poker will be “coming to a screen near you very soon”.

This would bolster a gaming suite that currently stands at 16 games and that includes Blackjack, European Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Asian Baccarat, Craps, Dragon Tiger and Fan Tan.

“Our product is different from other live products in many ways,” Houareau began upon being quizzed one what makes the company’s live dealer products stand-out amid much competition. 

“Firstly, the outcome of the games is determined by random number generators rather than physical casino equipment, meaning our hosts have no hand in the outcome of the games. Also, our live presenters do not work from studios. 


“Another key difference is that the players are also video-streamed and can talk to each other and the table host, making for an experience that’s just like a land-based casino.

“The use of video rather than text for chatting means nobody types out their messages, and everyone engages in conversations with each other naturally. 

“Casino operators also get to join their players at the tables. This is really useful for them because they might use this personal contact for VIP management or compliance functions, which are much more easily carried out face-to-face. 

“We say we have the largest casino floor in the world, and we do, with 3,500 table hosts speaking 45 languages. Unlike live dealers, our product is infinitely scalable as we’re not restricted by studio space, meaning more players can get onto tables without queuing.”

In addition to having heaped much praise on the group’s streaming capabilities and tech usage, Live Solutions’ CEO also touched upon a belief that “our games are much more natural to play”.

This, Houareau continued, is due the social aspects that mimics the engagement at a brick-and-mortar casino table, rather than “wasting time” to type out. “It just feels so much more relaxed,” it was said.

On the compliance front, it is asserted that the human eyeball, in the form of the group’s network of presenters, is “still far more effective than any algorithm” when it comes to player management, in detecting signs of player distress, bad behaviour, or anything else that causes concern.


“Face-to-face interaction is still the most effective and accurate way to deal with issues such as compliance, age verification and gambling problems,” he stated.

Subsequently, attention turned to that of operators, and a Control Room facility that enables such actors to access full reporting and instant replays of any round at any time.

“They can set betting limits in a granular way, either for their entire site or individual players,”  Houareau explained. “Operators can add their own users using the access control systems for their staff and setting privileges. 

“They can manage the branding with card back design and table logos for as many brands as they have. From the control room, operator staff can also either look down at their tables like an ‘Eye in the Sky’ or visit their tables and chat face-to-face with their players.” 

To conclude, attention turned to the future as Houareau elaborated on company ambitions through the remainder of the year: “We’re expanding into the US and South America during 2023, which is just the beginning of our plans for world domination.

“Our product makes it easy to service any market as we provide multiple languages, offer free, fast integration and cover all currencies including all kinds of crypto. 

“Players wanting a smooth, fun and engaging live casino experience should take a seat at our tables, where there’ll be a warm welcome awaiting them and, best of all, no queue for the action.”

Live Solutions takes Casino Floor Live to SOFTSWISS aggregator


This will see the former’s Casino Floor Live streaming platform, which houses games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Dragon Tiger and Fan Tan, become distributed through the SOFTSWISS gaming aggregation platform.

Titled Game Aggregator, the offering currently provides access to more than 13,000 games from more than 180 igaming content developers.

“We are always looking for the best content, which the SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator can distribute to online casinos, and get players interested,” stated Nikita Keino, Partner Managers Team Lead at SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator.

“And we are sure that the integration with Live Solutions, whose games stand out for their quality and ability to engage players, will bring exciting experiences for both parties and the igaming business.”

The Live Solutions platform aims to offer “the thrill of real-life casino tables”, and features more than 3,500 table hosts speaking 45 languages.

Jean-Pierre Houareau, Live Solutions’ CEO, added: “We’re very pleased to have our top-quality games available on a content hub that will reach a large number of people from many different locations.

“We want to give our games as wide an audience as possible and working with SOFTSWISS will achieve that goal.”