UK Live casino games are as close to being in a real land-based casino as you’re going to get at this moment in time, at least pending the launch of virtual reality (VR) casinos. Experiments have already begun in this field, too, but that’s another story. If you haven’t tried out live dealer games live online casinos yet, though, do you know what you’re missing? In this article, we’ll look at these amazing realistic casino games, and what you can expect to get if you give them a run for their money.
Live online casino games are essentially a combination of online casino games and video streaming. The tables themselves are in a studio or a live casino somewhere in the world, and the action itself is carried out in real time by a human dealer, at the same time as it is streamed back to your home via your computer, or in some cases, your phone or tablet. The wagering aspect of the game still takes place digitally, with an on-screen selection of buttons for you to set up your stakes. Conversing with the dealer is also possible in many of these live streamed games, and multiple camera angles and other customisable options are also present.
Most live dealer casinos tend to feature the same games, which largely include blackjack, baccarat, roulette and on the odd occasion, hold’em or three-card poker. A few other live online casinos have tried their hand at craps, sic bo, lottery games and wheel-based games, but live dealer games don’t really go much beyond those options right now.
Funnily enough, it is not the names you would imagine. Extreme Live Gaming and Evolution Gaming are the kings of live dealer casino games. These companies only produce live dealer games, so they focus all their attention on that endeavour. This means that their libraries are particularly vast, with many different variants of each live online casino games available for you to play.
Ezugi aren’t bad either, and whilst they too only focus on live online casino games, their range of titles is considerably smaller than Evolution or Extreme Live Gaming’s offerings.
Microgaming, Net Entertainment and Playtech (more recognisable names in the casino industry) have also worked on their own suites of live dealer games, but these tend to fall behind the two main leaders of the pack. They are still quality live online casino games, but not as numerous, although they can be found far more frequently at casinos. Most other casino software providers who might like to think that they have a foothold in this industry are just kidding themselves if they think they can compete. We’d stick with those we’ve mentioned above.
Live online casino games can be found in most major online casino sites. In many cases, there will be a separate section for these games, often simply titled “live”, “live casino”, or “live dealer”. This section will showcase all the games which a casino has to offer that are live dealer titles. In many cases, you can often find multiple titles from several different live dealer software providers in the biggest online casinos.
Some casinos have specialised themselves to become live only casinos, such is their belief that this relatively new casino market is the way to go. These live online casinos often carry nothing but live dealer titles, have special live dealer promos attached to them, and generally tend to carry the cream of the crop when it comes to the internet’s leading live dealer casino software and titles.
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