What is a Live Casino?

A live casino is the next best thing to playing at a brick-and-mortar casino. The dealers are broadcast on video cameras and use real casino equipment such as a shoe of cards for blackjack or a roulette wheel. Players make their bets in the same way as they would in a regular online casino and if they want to talk to the dealer they can do so via the chat feature, just like talking to your table mates in a retail casino.

Some online casinos specialise in offering a range of different types of live games. Some offer more classic table games such as blackjack and roulette while others are all about the game shows. The biggest providers of live casino games are Evolution Gaming and NetEnt with the former providing leading titles such as Blitz Blackjack or 7 Seat blackjack and the latter being responsible for top casino slot machines including Monopoly Money.

All the best live casino sites have their own studios and use cutting-edge multi-camera, audio and IT technology to create a realistic experience for their customers. Those who are lucky enough to live close to an Evolution Gaming studio can also choose to visit them and see how the casino is run from inside, but it’s also possible for anyone with access to a computer or mobile device to join in on their games, wherever they are in the world.

There are loads of different game shows available at live casinos with professional presenters putting players in the hot seat for brilliant rewards. The best of these are Dream Catcher, Football Studio and Lightning Dice, all of which follow a similar format to casino table games.