What is a Live Dealer Casino?
A live dealer casino is exactly what it sounds like – a section in an online casino in which you can interact with a real dealer, who is dealing real cards or spinning a real wheel. For those craving the experience and interaction of a physical brick-and-mortar casino, this is the place for you.
Typically, when you enter an online casino and drop into a game, you’re seated at a virtual table with flashy graphics, and at the mercy of a random number generator (RNG) to deal your cards, spin your wheel, etc. When you enter a live dealer casino game, you’ll see a real-life table or wheel with a real dealer standing behind it.
Using the chat function, you can interact with the dealer, allowing you to banter and watch in real-time, exactly as you would in a physical casino.
How do Live Dealer Casinos Work?
Just as you would with other online casinos, start by logging into your account and selecting which live dealer casino variant you want to play – the most popular are roulette, baccarat, hold’em poker, and blackjack.
Once you’re seated, the games operate almost identically as they would in a physical casino. For specifics, be sure to check out our individual guides to play a live dealer casino game (more on that in a minute).
Please note, this is essentially a live video stream, so it’s recommended that players have a high-speed internet connection, and a high-quality video card in order to fully appreciate the live dealer experience without interruption.
For those of you interested in the tech side, typically US live dealer casinos are powered by industry-leading software provider Evolution Gaming Technologies.