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Choosing a Live Casino to Play 
 
The gambling world has been online for a long time now and casinos are a prime example. The online casino games sector in the UK took 3 times the revenue of real world casinos from March 2015 to March 2016. There are literally hundreds of online casinos that have been licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. So there is a lot of choice.

Competition means each operator tries to find new ways to tempt you to there site. However because the rules of standard casino games are fixed there is very little extra on offer. All online casinos offer bonuses of one type or another but fulfilling the bonus conditions makes these largely unappealing and sometimes just expensive.

The use of real world casino action with a real dealer and real Roulette, Blackjack or even Punto Banco, streamed live to your PC has been around for a while. This is now spreading to mobile devices as well.


Live dealer games can give you a feel of the action inside a real casino where there are other players, chat, background noise and a different pace to the action. For your heart, soul and wallet its probably much better for you to play live dealer games because it gives all the same triggers to quit, whether you are ahead or behind, that playing against software does not.

Here is where the casinos differ because supplying the feed for live dealer casinos takes logistics which not all the online operators can do. So its really handy to have the casino db guides that not only describes all the pros and cons of each casino but also how good their live casino offering is, if they have one at all.

Live dealer games can work because the dealer has a digital display showing who is doing what and in the case of Blackjack, turn cards as you request them. This makes the game slower than playing the software version, pretty much at the pace of a game in a real casino, and this is a good thing because you have time to think.

You can chat to the dealer if you want or even the other player at the table. They can answer questions about the rules or strategy of the game you are playing, or even just take part in normal, engaging conversation.


What Happens if you get disconnected?
Different live casino operators will have different rules with regards to disconnections so if you experience this kind of issue you best check the casinos FAQ’s or contact their customer support.

Mostly however if you played Roulette and Baccarat and you are disconnected after placing a bet, that bet will stand, the game will be played as normal and if your bet wins your winnings will be paid into your account. Your game history will allow you to see what the result of the game and your bet was.

If you are playing Blackjack and Casino Hold’em and you are disconnected, you will need to re-establish your internet connection and log back into the casino. You will be automatically directed to the non-live version of the game you were playing so you can finish the game round. Note that only the cards that were on the table at the moment of disconnection are carried over to such a game round. In some cases the video stream may allow you to see dealer cards drawn or revealed after your disconnection. These cards are not carried over to the non-live game round. Once that round is finished you can return to Live Games as normal.

Where are the live casinos based
The online Live Casino studios are based all over the world from the UK to Malta and the Philippines.

Depending on the live casino software operator the live dealer studios are mainly in:
  • Riga in Latvia (Evolution Gaming and Playtech studios)
  • San Jose in Costa Rica (CWC Gaming and Visionary Gaming)
  • Manilla in Philippines (Playtech Asia)
  • Toronto in Canada (Microgaming)
  • London in the UK (Smart Live Gaming and NetPlayTV)
  • Dublin in Ireland (Vuetec)
Are Online Live Casinos Safe?
You can rest assured that all the UK licensed UK live casinos are 100% secure and do their best to keep all the customer information protected.

Alternatives?
If you've ever switched a TV on after midnight in the UK you most often will have two whole terrestrial channels that show live roulette which you can bet on online. Channel 5 and ITV offer these programmes every night of the week and they have established dealers turned presenters that have quite an online following like Anna Jardine Jones (Ch 5) and Gema Ensenat (ITV). These are not really live casino experiences but its all done with the human hand.

 

 
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