Playing at Live Dealer Casinos
One thing that a lot of people don’t trust about online casinos is the RNG (or random number generator) used in the casino games. It isn’t that the odds of winning are very different at a live casino.
But sometimes it is difficult to trust that the computer software is 100% reliable and credible.
The three games played at online casinos that are most affected by the lack of realism or genuine casino experience are roulette, blackjack and baccarat.
When you are playing roulette at a live table, there is no doubt where the ball landed on the roulette wheel. It isn’t a decision that is made by a computer. Somehow, the game just isn’t as fun placing bets and pressing spin as fast as I can.
The same can hold true for a popular game like blackjack. Have you ever had a bad run online and wonder just a little bit how genuine the dealer hits to 21 are? Sometimes the same exact thing will happen when your at the blackjack table, but it somehow is better because you see the cards dealt.
One thing that the best live blackjack games have that you won’t find with most online casino games is that the deck isn’t randomly shuffled after every hand. That means you shouldn’t bother trying to count cards with the online computer game. The only online casinos that don’t do this will specifically say that they don’t shuffle between hands.
And as far as baccarat is concerned, playing this game at on online casino is like playing a glorified game of war. There is no realistic experience playing this game as computer software. The real baccarat game is played with other players (as are roulette and blackjack).
Live Dealer Casino
Did you know that some online casinos offer live dealers for casino games like the three mentioned above? When you are playing at a live dealer casino, it is as close to playing at the casino.
You can place bets online and watch a live dealer spin the roulette ball or deal the cards in blackjack or baccarat. Not only that, but you can play and chat with other people at the live dealer tables.
Betting isn’t any more difficult then an online casino game. You just have to place your bets in a certain amount of time. Once that time ends, betting is closed and the dealer begins.
Where can I go to find a live dealer casino?
My favourite place to play is Bet365 Casino. The live dealer screenshots on this post are all from Bet365. They currently only offer the three casino games listed above. It wouldn’t be very practical to have the dealer throw the dice in craps or pull your slot machine handle.
I would like to see one of these sites offer a live pai gow poker game, but I don’t know how popular it would be. You are actually supposed to be the banker once in a while and play against everyone else at the table.
But Bet365 doesn’t accept players from the U.S., what should I do?
Luckily, there are a couple of online casinos that offer live dealers. The one that I would recommend is 5Dimes Casino. They also offer live blackjack, baccarat and roulette. 5dimes does not have the live dealers themselves; instead they use a service.
To access the live dealers at 5dimes, go to the Casino section and you will see a link for Live Dealer. This will take you to thelivedealercasino and you will have to create screen name and move money from your 5dimes account to the live dealer account. I’ve posted a couple of screenshots of 5dimes live dealer tables.
If you have never tried this before, don’t be nervous. The dealers are very friendly and professional. Once you start playing blackjack, roulette and baccarat with a live dealer, you probably won’t want to play it any other way online.