Live Casino Games

Live casino is here to stay and is now becoming an essential product for the serious online casinos.

Momentum continues to gather and the casinos are seeing more and more players moving from the RNG table games to live casino games.

This gradual shift has seen a number of the live casino software providers enhance their product sets so they have more table game coverage and can offer them on PC and mobile platforms. 

What’s great news for us is they’re creating feature-rich products that can be played on PCs and mobiles without the need for clunky downloads or apps.

The mobile market is still maturing, so at the moment you will find restrictions on the games that are available and the devices you can use to play them.

My Mobile Live Casinos page has the most up-to-date information on the best places to play.

Here is a rundown of the games that you can expect to play at Live Casinos.

Live Casino Games - Live Blackjack

Live Blackjack

There is 7 Seat Blackjack and Unlimited Blackjack (which is basically a one player hand dealt that lots of people can play).

You’ll find that Blackjack Side Bets are not offered across the board and the local rules of each casino differ on Doubles, Splits & Surrenders.

I’ve detailed everything I can about these in my Blackjack Features and Blackjack Side Bets pages where you can immediately see who offers what.

My personal choices for playing Blackjack are Bet Victor – BV Grand,  Unibet- Casino Grande, because they have all the side bets and Celtic Casino because they have Blackjack with Early Payout and Side Bets.

 

Live Casino Games - Live Roulette

Roulette

Roulette is probably the most popular of all the live casino games. You can find European Roulette at all live casinos and American Roulette at one or two, like Fairway Casino where you can also play for free!.

To be honest, all the casinos pretty much offer the same game, so it’s down to personal choice, whether you like the dealers and user interface and it has the stake options you’re looking for.

Very few have La Partage, though, so if you’re interested in that then you’ll find it at Unibet live casino – Casino Royale. Otherwise, I play regularly at Bet365.

Automatic Roulette is also an option, where a real roulette wheel is spun by compressed air and the results read by a computer. You see more and more of these in land based casinos and are a good alternative to the RNG software roulette games.

If you’re interested in learning more then my Live Roulette page gives more details on how to play.

 

Live Casino Games - Live Baccarat

Baccarat

Popular across all Asian countries most live casinos offer this.  It’s one of the few games that comes in a number of versions.

There’s traditional, that’s available everywhere.

Evolution Gaming additionally provides Speed Baccarat for those that like a quicker game. Baccarat Squeeze has the dealer squeezing the cards and in Controlled Squeeze, the player can do the squeezing.

Playtech offers their version of Squeeze Baccarat, Prestige Mini Baccarat with Squeeze and Single and Multi Player tables.

All of the games come with some form of side bets. My Side bets and options page give further details.

For a more traditional experience, you should play at the Asian dealing studios which are featured at Betfair and Bet365

 

live casino hold'em

Casino Hold’em

A poker derived game where you are playing Texas Hold’em poker against the dealer.

The player and dealer are dealt two cards. You decide on whether to fold or continue with the hand if you think you can beat the dealer!

I’ve written a brief article on how to play Live Casino Hold’em.

You’ll find the game available at Playtech, Evolution and Ezugi powered casinos. Given the choice, I’d play at an Evolution casino like Bet Victor – BV Grand.

A Progressive Jackpot, Jumbo 7, is also available at some Evolution live Casinos


Live Casino Games - Live Sic Bo

Sic Bo

An Asian dice game where you are betting on the outcome of the roll of three dice.

Very popular with Asian players.

If you want to play the best option is Bet365, but it’s also available at Betfair. My

My Live Sic Bo article explains how to play and the various betting options available.

 

Three Card Poker

3 Card Poker

A relatively new addition to Live Casinos and currently only offered by Evolution software.

It’s a three card game, where you and the dealer are both dealt 3 cards. The best hand wins!

My live 3 card poker article explains how to play.

Unibet and Bet Victor – BV Grand, William Hill and Grosvenor are currently good places to play.

 

Playtech Dragon TIger

Dragon Tiger

This is another game favoured by Asian players.

One card is dealt to the dealer (Dragon) and the player (Tiger) position.

Players bet on what card will be the highest. 

Playtech casinos like Bet365 have a good version of the game.

 

Live Caribbean Poker

Caribbean Poker

A relative newcomer to the Live Casino games.  Live Caribbean poker is currently being provided by three live casino software suppliers, XPROGaming, Vivo Gaming and Evolution Gaming.

Players are dealt 5 cards and they have to have a better poker hand than the dealers to win.

Evolution Gaming offers a version with a Progressive Jackpot. It’s not available at all casinos though. You’ll find a full list here

 

 

Live Bet on Poker

Bet on Poker

This is another version of the very popular Texas Holdem card game. Unlike Casino Hold’em this version deals to 6 player positions and you can choose to bet on one or many hands. The difference with “bet on poker is that after each card is dealt there is a betting round where you can bet on the outcome of the game.

Each hand is assigned odds and you can also bet on what the value of the winning hand will be. The odds are adjusted after every new card is dealt.

You are not playing against other players or the house, you are just betting on predicting the correct outcome of the game.

In my opinion, this games suits players that understand probability and odds. It’s not a quick game so be prepared to spend some time playing each hand.

You can play this at Vbet live casino.

 

Ultimate Texas Holdem

Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Exclusive to Evolution Gaming Ultimate Texas Hold’em is another poker derived game like Casino Hold’em and Three Card Poker.

The beauty with this version is you get to increase your bet as more cards are dealt.

After you’ve been dealt your initial two cards you can increase the ante bet by 3 or 4 times. When the flop has been dealt you can increase by 2 times and after the turn and river, you can raise your bet 1 times.

You only have to beat the dealer to win. 

The trips side bet adds some additional excitement and this is where the real money can be made.

William Hill is the only casino to have their own dedicated table. All other casinos use the general play table at the Evolution studios in Latvia.  


Live Hi Lo

Live Hi-Lo

Live Hi-Lo is the most recent game to make the transition from a land based and RNG game to a live casino game.

It’s been developed by Playtech and at the moment is only available at Bet365.

It’s a simple game where you have to predict whether the next card dealt will be higher, lower or the same as the previous one dealt.

There are some more betting options and these are explained on the how to play Hi-Lo page.

 


live 3 card brag

Live 3 Card Brag

Live 3 Card Brag is a Playtech only game that has been created to rival Live 3 Card Poker.

It’s a similar game. Two 3 card hands are dealt, one to the dealer, one to the player. The one with the best 3 card poker valued hand wins.

The main difference in the game is the hand rankings. The best hand in 3 Card Brag is a Prial (3 of a Kind), rather than a Royal Flush which is the top hand in 3 Card Poker. 

 

Dreamcatcher

Wheel of Fortunes

Wheel of Fortunes are starting to become more popular especially now Evolution Gaming has released their version, Dreamcatcher.

BetGames also has a Wheel of Fortune.

These have been developed as a crossover product for Slot players.

The Evolution version has a 7 x multiplier that significantly raises the payouts if it’s hit. 

 

bet on baccarat

Live Bet on Baccarat

Bet On Baccarat is an 8 Deck Game played to Baccarat Rules.

The difference with this version is the betting rounds, where you can bet on different outcomes as the cards are dealt

Both Betconstruct and Betgames have versions of this game.

It adds something different from the more traditional Baccarat we’re used to. 


Russian Poker at BetConstruct

Live Russian Poker

Russian Poker is only currently available at BetConstruct Casinos.

It’s a 6 card variant of Oasis Poker which is itself a variant of Caribbean Stud poker.

It’s played with one deck and a player may bet on multiple hands.

The aim is to beat the dealer with a better 5 card poker hand than he gets.

Rules exist for the player to improve his hand by exchanging cards, buying extra cards, insuring against the dealer qualifying and buying the dealers qualification.


Live Casino Games Summary

In summary, Live casino games are here to stay. If you look at the land based casinos there are still a few games like Casino Wars and Hi-Lo (something I predicted 🙂 ) that could be transitioned to Live online casinos.

We’ll just have to wait and see whether the software developers are up for it!.

There’s clearly a market!