Live dealer casino games are becoming increasingly popular. Players love the vibrant atmosphere and live interaction that comes with these games.
As a result, the number of live dealer casino games on offer has grown steadily. The quality of the casino software for live dealer games is equally getting better and better.
If you are new to live online casino games, here is a quick explanation of how it works.
“Old fashioned” casino table games use a random number generator (RNG) to determine if you have a winning or a losing hand. Animated graphics show you the outcome of the RNG.
With live dealer casino games, things are a little bit different.
Real human dealers and genuine tables
Instead of using animated graphics and computer software to simulate casino table games, live dealer games have real dealers and real casino equipment. Human dealers deal your blackjack or Baccarat cards and spin genuine Roulette wheels.
You can view the action through live HD video streams and see the results of your bets (even in slow motion). Bets are placed using 100% safe online casino software: winnings are added to your account straight away and can be withdrawn at any time (excluding bonuses that have not yet met playthrough requirements).
Live casino dealer games have all the benefits of an online casino while giving you that great authentic brick and mortar casino feel.
What live dealer casino games are offered?
Most online casinos offer several (High Limit) live dealer games, including:
- Live Dream Catcher
- Monopoly live
- Live casino Hold em
- Three Card Poker
Which casinos have the best live dealer casino games?
If you want to find a great place to play live dealer games, one thing to look for is the software that is used by the casino.
The absolute market leader when it comes to live dealer casino games is Evolution Gaming, with a vast array of beautiful, user-friendly table games.
Another trustworthy and popular software partner is Netent and offers high quality, crystal clear live casino player experiences. Sadly, since Netent withdrew from the Australian market in September 2017, Aussie players need to find other providers to play live dealer casino games.
Finally, more and more online casinos are using the live dealer casino software from Visionary iGaming, or VIG.
Find suitable table limits for your game of choice
The selection of games on offer is also a deciding factor. Do not only check if the casino carries your favourite table games but also look if the minimum (and maximum) table limits suit your budget.
If you feel you are forced to play higher stakes than you are comfortable with, due to minimum table limits that are above your normal level of play, you can always find a table with lower limits.
Better odds = better chances of winning
Of course, always look for table games with the most favourable odds for the player: French Roulette Partage, for instance, gives players much better odds than other Roulette variations.
Always avoid the double-zero American Roulette, which has a house edge that is almost double compared to European Roulette.
Should you use a betting strategy when playing live casino dealer games?
Most of the popular table games such as roulette, blackjack and baccarat are very suited for playing with a betting strategy. Betting strategies can help you focus, give you more insight about the game and help you reach your profit goals. However, betting strategies will not give you an edge over the casino.
Although some betting strategies offer higher success rates than others (see our in-depth article on winning roulette strategies), no betting strategy will guarantee a profit. The built-in house edge, table limits and lack of unlimited player funds will make sure of that.