Immersive Online Play - Strategies for Live Casino Games

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Explore the immersive experience of playing live casino games online. Understand the strategies for enjoying live table games responsibly.

  • Live casino with unparalleled realistic environment

  • Play several games with real dealer or host

  • Games feature range of betting options and gameplays

  • They are perfect for beginners.


How to Play Live Casino Table Games

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Table games, such as blackjack and roulette, are the second-most popular genre of online casino games. While online slots are the preferred choice for most players, those who wish to use skill or strategy whilst playing tend to prefer table games.

All the main table games have been recreated in a live environment. Once you register your online casino account, you'll be able to play these with real money. You'll find lots of games featuring optional side bets or bonus payouts. We've got a page that's entirely dedicated to Betfair Studio titles.

If you're looking to learn how to play live casino games, you should read on to discover the rules of specific games. However, generally, most live games follow this sequence:

  1. Players intending to participate place a wager.
  2. Dealer or host takes an action, such as dealing cards or spinning a wheel.
  3. Optional side bets that are based on this action are settled.
  4. Main outcome of the game is determined and winners receive payout.
  5. Bonus round may be played if live casino game includes it.

How to Play Live Roulette

Our live roulette tables are based on either European, French, or American rules. European and French tables have 37 numbers while American tables have 38. The difference is a double zero that's only present in American Roulette.

You can place as many inside, outside, and racetrack bets while playing live roulette. Betting time is limited, so be sure to plan your betting strategy beforehand. Once betting time is over, the dealer will spin the wheel and release the ball. Once the ball settles on a number, this is declared the winner and any bets that include it will pay out.

In addition to classic games, we also offer variants, such as Live Lightning Roulette. Developed by Evolution, this game selects between one and five numbers randomly and assigns them a multiplier of up to 500x. If a multiplier number wins, any straight-up bets placed on it will receive the enhanced payout.

How to Play Live Blackjack

Live blackjack is one of just a few card games where a solid strategy can reduce the house edge to just 0.5%. While there is no shortage of blackjack variants, they all normally feature the same basic rules.

Once you place your Ante wager, the dealer will deal two cards to each participating player and him or herself. While the player's cards are visible, only one of the dealer's cards is dealt face-up.

When it's your turn, you can take several actions to get a hand that's as close or equal to 21 without going over. After all players have played, the dealer plays according to the table's rules. Each player's hand is compared to the dealer's to determine the winners.

When you've learnt how to play live casino blackjack, you may want to explore an exciting variant. Live Quantum Blackjack Plus, for example, gives an unlimited number of players the chance to play the same hand. Moreover, between three and five cards are assigned a multiplier of up to 10x and if these cards form part of the player's winning hand they're applied to the standard payout.

How to Play Live Baccarat

You won't need any prior knowledge to play live baccarat games. Even though this is a card game, players don't play their hands but must instead guess which of the two sides will get the most points. The two sides are called the Player and the Banker and each gets dealt two cards by the live dealer.

Points are added up according to the sometimes confusing rules of baccarat and the dealer will determine whether a third card is warranted on either side. At the end of the game, bets placed on the winning side pay out. It's also possible to bet on a tie, and while this provides significantly higher payouts, it is much harder to win.


How to Play Live Game Shows

Game shows mesh together the worlds of online casinos and TV shows. Each game has its own set of rules and payables, and these are generally found and explained in the game's options menu. The live host will also explain the stages of the game and interact with players who use the live chat box to ask a question.

Crazy Time Live, for example, is a game show that features a wheel of fortune. At the start of the game, you'll be asked to wager on one or more of the possible winning outcomes. If the marker stops on a number segment that you bet on, you'll win the corresponding payout. However, if it lands on one of the four bonus rounds, players who bet on the bonus will receive the payouts determined during this bonus.


Key Takeaways

  • The rules of playing live casino games are very similar to those found in virtual table games, such as blackjack and roulette. There are also several exclusive Betfair live games that you won't find elsewhere.
  • Players can interact with the live dealer using a live chat function. Dealers will only reply if time allows.
  • Most live casino games feature optional side bets that provide higher payouts than those offered by the main game.
  • While most live games, such as baccarat and game shows, are suitable for absolute beginners, live casino blackjack games are best suited for players with some knowledge of the game.
  • You should always play live casino games responsibly and never wager more than you afford to lose.

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