For some of you, Wirex may refer to an online shipping company which transfers goods from point A to point B, but in the gambling world, Wirex is something else. An Italian developer that creates online live games and casino platforms that support sports betting products that are famous all over Europe. And that’s the Wirex we will be talking about in this review. Developing a great number of games, these Italians have managed to keep its reputation up to the fore throughout the years, and with more than a decade of being in this world, or since 2002 to be more exact, they managed to create few outstanding games that everyone plays.
Their games are live throughout Greece, Spain, UK and other European countries, and they go as wide as to the United States across the ocean.
The company's live dealer product is dubbed the Wirex Live Casino platform, and it offers players baccarat, blackjack, and roulette. The roulette game is particularly interesting, as interfaces with wheels designed by Cammegh and Abbiati, and are broadcast from live casinos around the world.
It seems many of the games that Wirex offers remind of low-budget games, but that is only upon first look. The three usual, casino-staple games are offered — blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. Interaction with the dealers via a chat window is very minimal, but maybe that depends on the player rather than the dealer.
One unique feature was that in some of the games, namely baccarat and sometime roulette, the dealer was actually in a real casino, as evidenced by other players walking up to the table and making bets.
Some of the casinos, like the Klaver casino that you will come across if you decide to play a game by Wirex, offers the traditional Baccarat game. In this case, they are calling it Punto Blanco, which is the name of the game in their casino. Once you get there, you will see a live dealer ready to start the game, and as usual, he is somewhere in a live casino, usually and most probably Malta. The game is played with eight cards and apart from the 5% commission on a Banker win, you have the following numbers:
- Player: 1.24%
- Banker: 1.06%
- Tie: 14.36%
The interesting thing is that you can be joined by real players in the casino where the dealer is positioned. You will play with your cards, and two cameras zoom in and out on the table and the cards, giving a distant shot from above the table, and a shot from your seat.
Blackjack is always played in a private studio with live dealer only for you, and it’s usually a well-dressed girl with a lot of makeup just to make your day a better one. Here are some of the rules of the Wirex Blackjack game.
- Eight decks.
- Dealer stands on soft 17.
- Double after split allowed (I'm not sure of this one).
- Player may re-split up to four hands, except aces.
- No surrender.
- Dealer does not take a hole card. If player doubles or splits, and the dealer gets a blackjack, then the player will lose the total amount bet.
Under these rules, the house edge is 0.56%. If we take away double after a split, then it would be 0.70%.
Every roulette that the Italians create is with single zero, the standard and traditional European and the original Roulette wheel. This doesn’t do well on the US market where you can find a big portion of the Wirex games, so there are only a few roulettes available from this software provider.
The house edge of the Roulette is 2.70% and you can find live roulettes played in a real casino with a real dealer and people joining the tables, or standard online multiplayer roulettes on the video screen.
The sportsbook is another way to test your luck from one of the Wirex created gambling features. There are live matches to bet on, and the old but gold sports betting before the match. The fixed odds are pretty high and the technology they are using is perfectly integrated with the gaming website. You can customize your look and personalize your User Interface to meet your needs. Unlike most of online sportsbook platforms, we find the Wirex one pretty useful and informative, with everything you need to know already on the site.
On the Wirex site, you won’t find much information about the Italians and the way they operate. They have explained everything they do, covered every aspect of their work, stated what they are working on and the way they work on it, but the lack of information about the same is still present.
With only a few sentences written about each category they are working at, we encourage Wirex to leave more information for us as reviewers and for you as gambling lovers, so that we know what to expect once we land on one of the Wirex games.
You can see the Casino Platforms, Players Platforms, Live Casino Platforms and Sportsbook Platform information with a bit more explanation once you scroll at the bottom of their homepage.
With all the table games being distributed around Europe and United States, Wirex doesn’t seem to stop here, and it will go on and produce more of the same in the near future.
We have to say that their range of games is one of the narrower ones we’ve seen, and although it lacks the versatility and diversion, as well as number in games, the ones that are already here are well worth your time.
You can find the games at sites like PKR, Portomaso Casino, My Bet and plenty others. Make sure you read the casino instructions and claim the welcome bonuses before making a deposit, as they will facilitate your way to the most lucrative wins that the games can offer.