HO Gaming Casinos
HoGaming is an Asia-oriented brand, established in 2006, by no other than the famous, influential Ho family. The Ho’s gained a lot of respect in the land-based casino industry due to their superb land-based machines and other casino-related products. The family rocked the brick-and-mortar business in Macau for decades, until the casino scene started to transform into virtual entertainment. Well-experienced and aware of what’s the future of gambling, the Ho family decided it was time to change their business goal and adapt to new trends- this marked the beginning of the live-casino production under the name Ho Gaming.
From 2006 till now, Ho Gaming created dozens of live-casino titles, but in the first couple of years, it didn’t contribute much to the iGaming community. At the beginning of the new millennium, the Internet was not available to wide masses of people; however, this fact was favorable for the family, since they had plenty of time to feel the pulse of the online community, and figure out what players want from an online casino game.
At this point, Ho Gaming offers a plethora of live-casino titles...
...nicely packed in the Ho Gaming software platform, which contains all the popular casino genres such as Roulette, Blackjack, and Asian-style games as well. Although the company’s main interest is the Asian gamblers, Ho Gaming managed to reach European and Canadian clients; thanks to the collaboration with Chartwell, a Canadian provider, this Macau-founded brand entered Canada.
Sic Bo, Dragon Tiger, and other Oriental-style casino games dominate Ho Gaming’s online catalog. But, understanding that they have an audience outside Asia, Ho boosted their offer with classical, most popular table and card genres such as Roulette and Blackjack. Hand on heart, there aren’t many variations of the famous games in their library, but what they have is quite enough to satisfy the needs of Asian, European, and Canadian players.
The head location where the games are recorded is in the Philippines. A massive studio with good equipment is the epicenter of the production. It’s legal, and it fulfills all today’s standards of good live-casino gaming However, a couple of years back, it was openly criticized for not delivering the best visual quality; luckily, Ho Gaming updated its video and audio equipment, so today things look much better. On the other side, the croupiers have always been first-class; trained in the best Macau land-based casinos; they show how a true professional should do their job. Polite, but not arrogant, funny, but in a classy way. Besides the Philippines studio, Ho Gaming, 2012, opened one more- in Estonia.
You can already tell that Ho Gaming follows the trends of the iGaming industry. Firstly they transferred to the production of online casino games, and after, in 2015, they adapted those games to fit the small-screen devices. The games are built on the HTML5 platform, which makes them available on smartphones and tablets, Android and iOS, and Blackberry.
This brand has its ups and downs; without a doubt, Ho Gaming is a leading Macau live-casino provider, which tries to recreate the atmosphere of a land-based Macau establishment. From an aesthetic point of view, we cannot say they are always succeeding to provide a real-casino impression in their games. Generally, appearance-wise, some games do look outdated, especially compared to some popular iGaming companies' releases.
On the other hand…
…we can only compliment HO Gaming's effort to join the online casino industry in its early days of development. Pretty brave move, especially when we consider they had zero experience in this segment and had no one to guide them since they were amongst the first who entered the online casino scene in Asia.