Live casino is the latest online gambling innovation which enables players to connect with real human dealers and table games via an HD video stream. This allows players to experience the Las Vegas casino feel from the comfort of their home, as well as being able to interact with other participants and claim bonuses.
The croupiers are located in special studios which have been designed to be able to broadcast the gaming action over the internet in high quality. This means that most modern internet connections and even data connections should be able to support playing at a live dealer casino without issues. Obviously though, not everyone has the same home setup so it’s worth checking before you start to play that your computer or mobile device is able to receive this type of gaming content at a live casino.
All reputable casino sites will have a dedicated section for their live games, and this can be found either in the main site or app of a particular operator. Usually, players will be able to access these games by simply clicking the ‘Live’ or ‘Deck’ buttons within the casino software. Some live casinos may require you to download an additional app or extension to play the games but this is usually very quick and easy.
The majority of reputable live casino games are played on traditional casino tables with real cards and chips. Players will be able to select an amount to wager and click a button on their screen which tells the dealer what to do. In the case of blackjack, players will select whether to hit, split or double down, and a croupier will then deal each player two cards. The best hand is a ‘blackjack’ which is an ace with any ten or picture card, and this pays out at a rate of 3:2.
Some casinos will also offer side bets such as a ‘full house’ or ‘full-house’ which pay at a rate of 6:1 or 13:1. Other games in the live casino can have fixed jackpot prizes which are available for players who make certain hands. For example, the popular game of poker has a fixed prize for a four of a kind which pays out at 2500:1.
Most major online casinos accept a wide variety of deposit and withdrawal methods including credit and debit cards, e-wallets and bank wires. Some will also allow you to use cryptocurrencies too. It is always worth reading the fine print of the terms and conditions for each individual casino, and it’s important to check that a specific live casino is licensed by your jurisdiction’s gambling authority. You should also check that a casino has independent testing and certification to prove that their games are fair and above board. These requirements are generally displayed in the casino’s terms and conditions page.