Live Dealer Games
Live dealer games have become popular recently. Traditionally, players had to play against the computer but now a number of studios have sprung up giving online casino players the opportunity to interact with dealers and other players from desktop, laptop and even now on mobile devices.
I don't play live dealer games often myself so it would be hard for me to bang on about the experience but I have a friend who runs the successful Live Casino Comparer website who plays a lot and his site offers up a lot of information for the experienced card player looking for live dealer games.
Playing Live Casinos Games
What I do know from my brief spells playing live casino software is that is now a pretty simple process that does not require any special downloads. You can either use live streaming video via a website (or even digital terrestrial TV!) to play and all you have to do is simply register an account at the live casino of your choice (check out this list of live casinos from the AZOC site), make a deposit with your card or Paypal etc and you are ready to play
Currently, live games include baccarat, blackjack, roulette and 3-card poker and it's only a matter of time before the remaining few card games you find in UK land-based casinos become available.
When playing live games, the croupier manages the game as they would in a land based casino so if you are playing roulette for example, the croupier spins the wheel, chips are placed on the table, the winning number is both visible and is announced by the croupier and (hopefully!) you get your winnings! A live casino chat window can be used for you to communicate with the dealers and in some instances, other players.
Another nice advantage of playing live casino games is that if you are relatively inexperienced, you can sit back and watch other players play first to get a better understanding of the game. Many live casinos also have a free-play table so you can get a feel for the game first.
Most casinos that offer live games also feature an extensive help section that allows players to familiarise themselves with rules and strategy or you can always opt for the play for free option to get a better understanding of the game before you commit money.
Welcome bonuses do exist at live casino sites but read the T&C's first as they often come with uge wagering requirements and many players prefer to play without a bonus so they are not restricted when it comes to cashing out.
Plenty Of Options
Most of the online casinos that offer live dealer games that I have played also have a raft of other games. You will usually have the RNG games - and quite often a lot more than are offered in live dealer play - and a host of slots and usually some video poker. You will always be able to transfer your cash around between the different games easily too.
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