A live casino is a form of online gambling that uses streaming technology to link you with a real person in the same location as you. They offer the excitement and sociability of traditional land casinos but from the comfort of your own home. This type of online gambling has been growing in popularity over the last few years and we look at why that is and how you can play at a live casino.
To get started playing a live casino game you will need to choose a reputable site and register for an account with them. This process is quick, simple and secure and once done you can instantly deposit funds into your new account. This money will then be available to play with as soon as you like and the withdrawal process is just as quick and easy.
Once you are logged into your account you will be able to see the different games that the live casino has on offer and you can browse these in much the same way as you would if you were scoping out a game on the casino floor. Once you have found the game of your choice click on it and you will be whisked away to a live table to begin playing. Most of these tables are shared, meaning that there will be other players at the same time as you, but some are not. You can also use the chat function of your chosen game to communicate with other players and the dealer.
Generally speaking, dealers at a live casino will be the same as those that you will find in any other land-based establishment. They will be familiar with the rules and payout rates of each game that they are dealing and this creates a more authentic experience for players. They will be able to interact with players as they play and they can answer any questions that you may have, although some may be reluctant to do so, depending on their own personal ethics.
One of the best things about a live casino is that you can bet on a wide range of popular games. Blackjack is the most popular of these games and the standard version of the game involves a dealer giving each player two cards face up and then asking them to hit, split or double down. Ultimately, the goal is to have a hand that beats the dealer and this can be accomplished by getting a ten or a picture card or an ace with any other card.
Alternatively, you can try your luck with roulette or baccarat and these are also offered at most live casinos. Some sites will even host live versions of a couple of game shows, such as Dream Catcher and Football Studio or Adventures Beyond Wonderland, which offer the excitement of a TV show but with a gambling element. The betting limits on these games will vary from one site to the next but you should always check out the details of each game before you play.