Betting Shops with Live Casinos

There are loads of  high street betting shops, in fact you can walk down any high street and see at least 6 different betting shops. With competition as fierce as this it didn’t take these companies long to establish themselves online and start offering other gambling products.

I’d say that the market is now quite mature with all of the major brands having online casinos and online live casinos.

If you’ve not had much experience playing online then choosing a casino where you already know the brand is a good place to start, especially if they have a land based presence. It sort of re-assures you that they are not going to disappear overnight, like some of the more “virtual” online casinos could do.

Being comfortable with a brand is not the only thing needed before you choose to deposit your hard earned cash. You need to do your research, like I have. The brands below are both familiar to me and also check out as being good places to play.

I aim to review and recommend the best Live Casinos on this site, so feel assured that the ones listed below are good places to play.

Betting Shops that have online Live Casinos

The brands below should be familiar as they are ever present in the UK high street. They are betting shops that have chosen to expand their brands online and supplement them with Online Casinos.

Bet365

Bet365 Live Casino

A few years ago Bet365 made the bold move to withdraw their shops from the high street and concentrate on the online market. A bit risky, but one that seems to have paid off for them.

They are known within the gaming industry as a brand that you can trust. Their online casino is very comprehensive and their live casino is also the same.

They target both European and Asian markets and this can be seen in their live casino, as there are English speaking European and Asian tables as well as dedicated Mandarin speaking dealers in a separate dealing room called the Emperor’s Room. You’ll find all the standard games, like Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em, Hi-Lo and the very Asian game of Sic Bo.

Check out my Bet365 Live Casino review or go directly to play at the Live Casino.

William Hill

William Hill Live Casino

With over 2,400 betting shops William Hill are a well known and established brand. Online they offer Sports Betting, Casino, Bingo, Poker, Financial and Virtual Gaming.

Their Live Casino is one of the better ones in the market place, offering really good stake ranges and with a choice of two live casinos from Evolution and Playtech.

Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Hold’em are available at both, while you can play 3 card poker at the Evolution live casino. This in my opinion is the better of the two casinos as there are dedicated tables which enable them to offer in game promotions.

My William Live Casino review has more details or if you just want to get playing then click here.

Betfair

Betfair Live casino

Betfair are no ordinary bookmaker as they are constantly pushing the bounds of what is possible with betting.

They started as a betting exchange in 2001 where customers were able to bet against each other, with Betfair taking commission on the bets.

In play betting was then developed and then the ability to cash out in play.

Betfair have continued to innovate and they have taken this online with a comprehensive set of online casino products. Their Live Casino is based on Playtech’s live casino software and they offer Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Casino Hold’em & Sic Bo.

They have a number of dedicated tables and there is a good range of stakes to choose from. I’ve played at the live casino, somewhat unsuccessfully I have to say 🙁 .

My Betfair Live Casino Review gives full details of the casino and what I thought of playing there.

Paddy Power

Paddy Power Casino

Paddy Power are another well known high street bookmaker that advertises heavily in the media. They have upset quite a few people with some tasteless advertising campaigns over the past few years that hasn’t won them any fans. On the flip side though some of them are really funny. It’s a fine line that they tread.

Anyway they are another bookmaker that has expanded into the online space. Their live casino is also from Playtech and you can enjoy Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Hold’em.

They only provide the European dealing room and if I had the choice I’d prefer to play at Bet365. My Paddy Power Live Casino review gives the low down if you want to read more.

Click here to be taken directly to the live casino.

Betfred

Betfred live casino

There is a Betfred betting shop just across the road from me and one of my friends lives above one!

There are over 1300 Betfred “Entertainment” establishments around the UK. They were founded in 1967 and continues to grow to this day purchasing Tote in 2011.

Betfred have a full range of online gaming products. Their online Casino is based on Playtech software as is their live casino and they offer Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Hold’em in a download or instant play format.

I’ve not played at the Live Casino although I have used their Mobile Casino after I read a  review at www.mobilecasinofaq.com.

Betfred are known as the Bonus King so its worth seeing what offers they have at the Betfred Live Casino before deciding whether to play.

Vernons

vernons live casino

If you’re as old as me you will remember doing the Vernons Football pools each week, trying to predict the outcome of the weeks football matches for a share of the jackpot.

Well things have moved on from there and Vernons have evolved into an online gaming brand that provides sports betting, online casino and bingo. They have a live casino and surprise surprise they follow the general trend of the bookmakers and have invested in the Playtech Live casino solution. You’ll find Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Holdem here.

 

William Hill and Bet365 are the picks for me.

William Hill because they have Evolution Software with dedicated tables and Bet365 because they offer both European and Asian dealing rooms.

The stake ranges at both are good, suiting both low and high rollers. The benefit of using one of these brands is they they pay out more quickly that a regular online casino as they have a huge infrastructure in place to manage their online Sportbooks.

Betfair are probably the best Sportbook as you get the option of loads of in play bets and the ability to cash out early!