Live casino games with real dealers is our most popular category of games. These live games started as early as 2005 when the online gaming industry was in its infancy. The first live dealer games were live roulette, live blackjack, and live baccarat (Punto Banco).
These early games had one thing in common, they had a many to one ratio. On the roulette table, you could have as many players as you would need. Therefore, the online roulette players did not know how many other people were playing at any given moment. Baccarat has the same many to one relationship. You could also have as many players as needed on one table. As a result, this made it easier and more cost-effective to offer these live games.
Live roulette is by far the most popular live games in the Western culture. These games feature live croupiers via video feeds on a real roulette table. Some feature a dedicated studio environment, such as Visionary iGaming. Others feature a real casino where you can play along with other players at the casino as featured in the Fitzwilliam Card Club and Casino.
There are two general types of live blackjack. The classical version, which allows you to play in a single seat. you play as you would in a real casino. The other type is a many to one version such as Blackjack with Early Payout. Live Blackjack is the most popular live casino game for high rollers. The truly adept blackjack players can push the payout percentage to 99.6%.
Blackjack morphed into Live Blackjack with Early Payout. This was an ingenious way of offering an unlimited amount of players playing a single hand. Players would bet on the basic strategy. The payout was much higher, but the freedom and control to place our own independent wagers was the cost.
When the live games became more popular it soon became possible to offer the more logistically challenging live dealer games like classic live blackjack. Now you can find any number of live blackjack tables where you make your own wagers on a dedicated table. This is exactly like you would find in a real casino. Different dealers using different software platforms will engage the players differently. Some will engage with light banter and others are more reserved. If you would like us to rate casinos based on banter let us know. Also, the banter factor might be an interesting parameter.
Our team has almost a decade of experience in the live dealer game niche. We have a good idea of what you are looking for. We also understand that what you want (ok, players in general) is as varied as the live games themselves. Some enjoy the conservative games in which the dealers do not talk to you. Others enjoy the banter and engagement as a part of their gameplay. Thus, we rate casinos based on their ability to provide a good user experience on the specific game they offer (European, American, French version etc.). If there are any additional parameters you would like to see in our evaluation process please hit us up with an email. We would love to hear from you.