Live dealer casino games are more popular now than they have been in years past, but I expected live dealer games to become huge when they were first released, but that simply hasn’t happened yet.
Once you experience the thrill of playing live dealer casino games from the comfort of your home, you’ll never want to step foot into another casino again. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know before playing.
Where to Play
The majority of online casinos today offer live dealer games. In fact – many online casinos offer live dealer games from multiple software providers, but my favorite are live games by Evolution Gaming.
Some online casinos offer live dealer games directly from brick and mortar casinos around the world. That’s right, you don’t even need to visit a casino to play anymore. You can play from the comfort of your home.
Live Dealer Casino Games
There aren’t a lot of live dealer games to play. The most popular game is live blackjack, although you can also play roulette, baccarat, sic bo and casino hold’em with live dealers at leading online casinos.
Players will be able to play multiple variations of these games as well. Plus, there is a wide range of tables. There are tables with female dealers, male dealers, special themes (Playboy, etc.), zero commission baccarat and more.
Depending upon where you choose to play the minimum bet is typically $1-$5 per hand or spin. The reason you need to bet at least $1is because the casino has more overhead with live dealer games than traditional RNG casino games.
Betting limits can reach huge limits with live dealer casino games. High-rollers will fit right in. You can wager up to $20,000 or more per hand/spin at some online casinos, which is a huge amount of money.
I’ve seen some huge bets on YouTube and Twitch streams, but I’ve yet to see a player betting five-figures a hand/spin. If you’re playing blackjack, you can expect to play about 50 hands per hour.
Some of the games, such as casino hold’em won’t have such high betting limits.
Playing on Mobile Devices
Yes, you can play live dealer casino games on your mobile device. However, for the best playing experience it’s best to play on a tablet with a nice sized screen because it’s hard to see the entire table on a smartphone.
It’s possible to play live dealer casino games on your smartphone and some will work just as well as on a tablet, such as live blackjack. Just make sure you don’t press the wrong button, because there’s no “back” button when gambling.
Bonuses and Promotions
Live dealer casino games don’t offer the same type of bonuses to players. Casinos typically don’t offer deposit bonuses to players that plan to exclusively play live dealer games, but often there is a smaller bonus available.
Always make sure you read through the terms first. If live dealer games are restricted and you’re only going to play those games in the casino then you definitely don’t want to lock yourself into a wagering requirement.
Some live dealer casinos offer regular value-added promotions, so keep an eye out for these. You may be able to earn small free bets or bonuses just for playing at a live dealer table during the promotional period.