The game of poker has been around for nearly 100 decades. Many cultures were shown to have played some variation of the popular game. However, the closest variant of modern-day poker originated in France around the 17th century. Each player of the game was dealt three cards and incorporated buffing, also known as when players would bet higher on poorer/lower cards). However, when the game was brought over to America, the modern-day rules were created using a 52-card deck with each player seated at the table receiving five cards. Since then, many other poker variants have been introduced in America and Europe such as five-card draw and seven-card stud.

Nowadays, many online casinos have begun the process of adding poker to the live casinos. Evolution Gaming, a software provider who specializes in live casino games, decided to add this popular card game as well. By using their state-of-the-art broadcasting studios, their advanced technology, and their ample amount of highly skilled live dealers – the company created the perfect environment to host live poker games online.

Types of games

Currently, Evolution Gaming offers several different variations of poker: Casino Hold’em, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker (an additional side bet). Each one of these poker variations are accessible and optimised for mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) powered by Apple, Android and Windows. Furthermore, each variation offered has been upgraded for the player's benefits with addition and new features, such as progressive jackpots for selected poker variants, side bets, and ante bonuses and others. Furthermore, each game is hosted by a live dealer that is skilled and poker and has a deep appreciation for the game. Players should note that each variation is played with different poker rules, so it is recommended that they read up on the rules before deciding to commit to the game.

Listed below is additional information for the most popular listed poker variations.

Casino Hold’em

This poker variation features the bonus bet along with the jumbo seven jackpot. With is variation, an almost unlimited number of players can join at a table to experience the engaging and interactive poker-style game. Moreover, the players will be paying against a highly skilled dealer instead of against one another – making the game unique compared to other poker variants.

Jumbo 7 Jackpot

This jackpot allows players the chance to receive one of the biggest jackpots that can be won while playing at Evolution Gaming live tables. In order o win the jackpot, a player must have a 7 Card Straight Flush, and it should be noted that they can still win the jackpot if they fold or are beaten by the dealer’s future hand.

Three Card Poker

Three card poker is a faster pokier variant that only deals three cards per player. It is ideal for newer players due to the numerous of ways for the player to beat the dealer’s hand. This variant requires players to play against one of the live dealers. Furthermore, this variant features an array of bonuses, such as The Ante Bonus, Pair Plus, and Six Card Bonus. No matter the bonus, they all can pay the player out to 1000:1 no matter what hand the dealer has. Players should note that the Pair Plus and Six, Card Bonus are looked over after the end of a game – so players are given a sperate opportunity to increase their winnings.

Live Caribbean Stud Poker

This poker variation is fast-paced and offers a jackpot side bet along with a 5+1 bonus bet. In this variation, players are dealt five cards and must compete against the live dealer to win each round. What makes this variation so interesting is the player’s cards are dealt facing upwards while one of the dealer’s card are dealt facing downwards. This game is ideal for poker enthusiasts who enjoy a higher risk game that can have a potentially higher payout.

Favourite Live Dealer Game

Out of all the offered live poker games featured on Evolution gaming, I have to say that my favourite was Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker. I enjoyed how it followed the same set up as the tradition Texas hold’em poker game. However, the key difference is that the players play against the house and that it does not feature a River card. I also enjoyed how the game featured a few bonuses as well, such as the double bonus, bonus bet, and the progressive jackpot side bet. All of which helped enhance the overall gaming experience.


Evolution Gaming has stayed true to their title for being the leading live casino software globally. The company has a loyal following of players and clientele that enjoys and uses their servers daily. Overall, I am going to have to give this company a 9/10. They offer a large array of poker variants, along with additional side bets and jackpots that serve as a great motivation to keep players active. In addition, all games are broadcast in such a professional way that it is easily comparable to a top rated land-based casino.