LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lucien Barrière Hotels & Casinos today announced it will be launching the world’s first truly 3D online casino in the UK this year.
LeCroupier.com is set to provide a brand new way to play online. Whether players are looking for a little entertainment or genuine 3D casino gaming, they will find it at www.lecroupier.com -creating their own virtual characters from a series of life-like avatars in the ‘Dressing Room’. Using their avatars, players will then be able to talk to other players whilst at the tables, play a few games of roulette and blackjack or even try their luck on the slots.
LeCroupier.com will set itself apart from other offerings as the first online casino to mirror a real-life casino. Inspired by Lucien Barrière’s own bricks and mortar casinos, the game will be an exact replica of the world-famous casino in Deauville. Whatever players find in Deauville, they will find in LeCroupier.com –from the plush furnishings to the range and quality of casino games on the main floor.
The first online casino to utilise next-generation technologies traditionally found in video games, the 3D version of LeCroupier.com will offer graphics twice as advanced than other casinos currently on the market. A 2D version of the game will also be available through LeCroupier.com following launch.
Brought to market by Barrière Interactive Gaming, the online subsidiary of Lucien Barrière Hotels & Casinos, LeCroupier.com will be positioned as fun, intuitive, secure, easy-to-access, and is set to appeal to novice players as well as experienced video and online gamers.
Jon Strock, Chief Operating Officer, LeCroupier.com said, “With our 47-year heritage in managing 40 land-based casinos, LeCroupier.com is uniquely positioned to provide the best online casino in the market. Anyone entering LeCroupier.com will be able to immerse themselves in the same fun and sophisticated environment they would enjoy in the real-life Lucien Barrière casino in Deauville.”
With the UK the only market with clear legislation and authorisation of online gambling, a ‘for cash’ version of LeCroupier.com will initially only be launched in the UK. A ‘just for fun’ version of LeCroupier.com will also be available for those aged 18 or over.
LeCroupier.com will be available in March 2009 through www.lecroupier.com. Further games including poker, betting and a mobile version of the game are planned throughout 2009.