Live casinos is the perfect solution when you want to play casino games online but not rely on a random number generator. When you play an animated game in an online casino, the outcome is determined by a random number generator. When you play a game in a live casino online, the outcome is determined the old-fashioned way, e.g. by actual physical playing cards, by a real ball spinning in a real roulette wheel, and so on.
The play in a live casino online takes place in front of webb cameras, which means that you can follow it in realtime – both visuall and by listening to the sounds. Nowadays, high-quality live casinos even allow you to adjust the angle of the camera.
Most games in a live casino online are staffed by a live flesh-and-blood dealer (croupier) who deals the cards, spins the roulette wheel, and so on.
There is one notable exception though: quite a few live casinos offer auto-roulette, a game where the roulette ball is shot into the spinning wheel by a machine instead of being handled by a dealer’s hand. The fact that no dealer is needed typically means that lower minimum wages are allowed at the auto-roulette table, since there is no staff to pay. Auto-roulette is an excellent choice if you want to stay away from random number generators and enjoy seeing a real ball spin, but doesn’t have any need to interact with a human dealer and wants to make really small bets.
Some online casinos have a chat feature that makes it possible for you to chat with the dealer and/or with other players at the table. You don’t have to use the chat if you don’t want to.
Some live tables have special themes, e.g. Blackjack in a London-themed game studio where the dealer speaks with a British accent.
Having the news or live-televised sports events on in the background is also quite popular, to indicate that the gambler isn’t watching a prerecorded roulette session.
Yes, there are plenty of live casinos online that work well on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Exactly which games that are available will depend on which livecasino you visit. Pretty much all of them feature Roulette and Blackjack, and most also have Baccarat and at least one or two versions of Casino Poker. Two more unusual games that are only found in certain live casinos online are Deal or No Deal (based on the TV-show) and Dream Catcher – a big spinning wheel reminiscent of chocolate wheels at fairgrounds. If you like dice games, look for live casinos that offer Sic Bo.
Most blackjack games are played with six or eight decks shuffled together.
Some baccarat games have side bets available, especially in live casinos with a lot of Asian players.
Casino poker is played against the house, not against the other players at the table.
When you play animated games in an online casino, there is usually no time limit to worry about. The animated roulette ball will just keep in spinning on and on while you think, or not start spinning at all until you have made your wager.
A live casino online works more like a brick-and-mortar casino, since there is a real ball in the roulette wheel and you might have other players (virtually) present at the same blackjack table. Because of this, time is of the essence, and many games have a timer. If you don’t take action before the time is up, you will miss your chance to place a wager on this round of the roulette wheel or participate in this round of blackjack or poker.