Guide to live casino games

Guide to live casino games

The internet really has changed the way we enjoy casinos in a fundamental way. Gone are the days when the urge to play a hand of poker or blackjack meant a lengthy drive into the outskirts of a large city, getting appropriately dressed and spending exorbitant amounts of money on drinks.

Today, gamblers can access their favourite casino quickly, easily, and without wearing trousers (unless you really want to dress up; we don’t judge; you do you, boo) just by visiting their favourite online casino. And if live table games are your thing, you don’t have to miss out. No matter how many slots and video games find their way into the online casinosphere, live games will always have an audience.

A casino is a casino is a casino, right? How different can one casino be from another? All they do is exchange money for chips, offer games, and then exchange chips for money.

Well, no. No story goes, “Once upon a time, everything was simple, everything was the same, and everyone was happy. The end.”

Every casino – both brick and mortar and online – is unique. Yes, there are similarities, both legislative and game based, but there’s no way to summarise all casinos with just a few simple sentences.

Luckily for you, we have taken the time and effort to really get into the foundations of online gambling: what makes it tick, how it works, what players can expect, and so much more. Here, we offer you all the in-depth guides to online casinos and gambling you’ll need. And we take that promise seriously, which is why we are constantly working to add more guides that cover every aspect of the online casino experience.

In this series of guides, you will find information about jackpots, variance and volatility, online casinos, casino bonuses, withdrawals and deposits, and more.

Why should you use guides?

Casino guides like these can really help enhance your online casino experience. For example, jackpot guides don’t just tell you what a jackpot is; they explain the various types of jackpot, how they work, how to play to win, where to find games with different jackpots, and even who the game developers are.

Casino bonus guides are another super useful way to figure out which online casinos will work best for you. We don’t only look at the types of bonus offered, but explain how they work, the hidden pitfalls to look out for, and ways to make the most of your wagering requirements.

You’ll find enough information here to keep you busy longer than a great game of poker, so dig in, and come out the other side a little more knowledgeable. And if there’s anything you’d like to learn more about that you don’t find here on CasinoPlay, let us know. Happy reading!

We love slots and video games, of course we do, but they are a solo pursuit. Missing from the experience are the excitement of human interaction, the challenge of beating your co-players (even if it isn’t a competition-style game), and celebrating your wins with other people. Live dealer online casino games offer the chance to enjoy the human-touch aspect of the casino experience, without the hassle of, you know, the whole pants thing.

In a live game, you get to turn down the volume on that human interaction, which, let’s face it, is a huge bonus. Rapping with your fellow players is a buzz, but it can lead to playing a little too long, especially when they show no signs of leaving, and egg you on to stay, too. In a live online game, you get to choose: engage with other players or mute them, leaving you a little freer to just move on.

And, of course, there are the croupiers. For many players, having a dealer handle the cards or balls is an intrinsic part of visiting a casino, and having a selection of crisp, witty or just plain sultry dealers on hand offers a rounded and entertaining experience.

Just about any live game that’s offered in most brick and mortar casinos will be on offer live in the online environment as well. Though some online casinos offer limited game selections, the variety overall is extensive, and includes games like:

  • Poker
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Teen Patti
  • Sic Bo
  • Craps
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Keno
  • Dragon Tiger
  • Casinowar
  • Andar-Bahar

The first thing you need to do is find a suitable online casino that offers live dealer casino games. These are not offered by all online casinos, but you can find enough South African online casinos with a decent range. If you need help in your quest for such a casino, check out our casino reviews section, where you can find information on each casino’s games portfolio.

Once you have found a casino that offers live dealer games, and you have treated yourself to at least a cursory glance at the game guidelines, all that’s left is to join the game. Each online live dealer games provider will have their own setup, but for the most part, you should easily and quickly recognise the play options. If you’re unfamiliar with a particular game, have a look at our game guides. We are constantly adding to these, so if your favourite game isn’t there right now, check again soon!

Live dealer online games work pretty much the same as they do in a live casino setting, except that the dealer is on your screen and nobody is squashed up against you at the table. You place your bets and make any moves through electronic controls, and in many settings, you can even chat with other players.

There are many online casinos in South Africa offering live dealer casino games. Check out , Gbets or Betfred, for example. Or tell us where you like to play and we’ll be sure to check it out.