Live Casinos

Live casinos are the latest innovation in online casino gambling. It has solved the dilemma of being able to enjoy the convenience of playing great games without sacrificing the real excitement and immersion that only a real casino can give you. Up until quite recently, players had to choose between staying at home and enjoying casino games or venture out and find a real, brick and mortar casino at which to play. Now you can enjoy a real live casino experience from the comfort of your own home on your laptop or on the go on your mobile device.

How are live casinos different?

There are some ways in which live casinos are different from standard online casinos:

  1. A live casino is a live version of the same online casino brand, offering actual live, real time games with real dealers and croupiers.
  2. Unlike regular online casinos, live casinos only feature classic casino games including roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker.
  3. Live casinos offer interactive gameplay, and you can chat to the dealer as well as other players in most live casinos.
  4. Some live dealer games have a seating limit and, unlike virtual games, you sometimes have to wait your turn before you can play.

How to choose the right live casino

Choosing the right live casino for your needs can be quite tricky. However, taking these basic considerations on board could make the decision process easier:

  • Live casinos are generally available in a standard Vegas style with dealers speaking a specific language or representing a particular region
  • Different software brands offer their own live casinos including Microgaming, Playtech, Evolution and so on. Each one offers its own features and styles, and it could be beneficial to try a few out first.
  • The live casino needs to be able to offer the same level of security and gaming safety as its parent online casino site does, with reputable licensing and up to date safety measures.

Live casinos are based on table games

Unlike a regular online casino, the live casino platform does not offer certain games such as slots and video poker. This is because one of the biggest attractions of a live casino is being able to interact with the dealer and other players. To this end, live casinos offer the sort of casino games where interactive participation is part of the game, which is the same in brick and mortar casinos. You will generally find a range of roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker games at most online casinos that offer a live dealer option.