Amaya (Chartwell) Gaming , and this could be a play on the name is actually an amalgamation of various gaming companies. Through its acquisition of other brands, Amaya has grown to be one of the largest casino gaming groups in the world and is even listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unlike most software companies like NetEnt, Playtech and Microgaming, Amaya produces its own games while also relying on the companies that it’s acquired. In some ways one can look at this as admirable but also as somewhat lazy. Nowadays Amaya offers mobile and online casino gaming solutions and provides its services to the land-based industry as well.
Range of Games
Amaya has acquired a number of big names in the casino software business including Cryptologic and Chartwell. The company offers a full range of online casino and mobile casino games such as slots, blackjack, live dealer games and sports betting. The last two deserve extra mentioning and mainly because they’ve gained greater prominence in the last few years. Sports betting might be more than a hundred years old but its foray into the online space is still quite young. Its growth however has been speedy and its rate of growth has only been accelerated by smartphone technology. With sports betting your ability to enjoy winning when your team is winning is a reality and thanks to a global reach, your sporting options are not limited to your country.
The fact that Amaya (Chartwell) also offers live dealer games sets it a cut above the rest. Live dealer casino games have become one of the most sought after ways to play hanks to the fact that these games are totally real. Real dealers with real payouts to Canadian players is what you’ll get when you try these bad boys.
Due to the diverse nature of Amaya (Chartwell), the gaming quality does differ. The good news is that the diversity simply makes their offerings more appealing. It’s kind of like looking at a list of online casino games entitled ‘The Best of the Best’. With Amaya you can be assured of quality graphics and sounds all interspersed with bonus games. From 3D graphics to live dealer games, it’s all there just waiting on you to give it a whirl. Amaya’s acquisition of Cryptologic has allowed it to offer a whole slew of exciting superhero inspired games like Superman: The Last Son of Krypton and Batman. Naturally these games look great and are ideal for lovers of slots.
What We Love
Amaya’s amalgamated range of online and mobile casino games is what appeals to us most. We’re also impressed with its list of licenses, whereby allowing the company to provide its games more globally than many of its peers. Its licensing territories include Malta, Gibraltar, Alderney, Isle of Man and the UK.
What We Don’t Love
The truth of the matter is that there is very little that we dislike about Amaya Gaming. If there was a criticism we would level against the company, it’s that it’s not powering more casinos for the Canadian market.