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Do you love playing casino games? Do you prefer a physical or online casino? How about a mixture of both? That’s where the live dealer casino game comes into its own.

Going to a brick-and-mortar casino and playing a casino game online both have their benefits. Going to a physical location allows you to dress up - although dress codes are becoming a thing of the past - and enjoy a night out in the company of others. You might not even be a devotee of casino games but you can still enjoy the social aspect of a night at the casino and a casual flutter at the tables.

On the other hand, playing online gives you the ultimate convenience. You can play on a desktop or laptop in the comfort of your own home or you can play on a tablet or mobile from anywhere with an internet connection. For those who prefer to play casino games regularly at a time that suits them, online casinos offer the perfect solution.

Embracing new technology

When online casinos first appeared, one of the few criticisms was that the experience was not similar enough to the land-based equivalent. Everything was automated and digital, and while that is fine if you just want to get on and play, there was still a demand for a more interactive experience. But as technology and internet speeds improved, online casinos began offering live dealer games – and they haven’t looked back since. Nearly all the major brands now offer players the chance to play with live dealers and they have proved to be extremely popular.

How do live casino games work?

When you select a live dealer option on a casino website, you enter a game with a real-person serving as the croupier or dealer, who you can see in real-time video link on your screen. They, however, cannot see you. The dealer explains what is happening and deals the cards or spins the wheel before your eyes. There are graphic overlays on the screen to help you keep track – which also display the outcome of each turn sometimes even the wagers that have been placed by other players.

On many games, there is also a text-based chat facility where players can send messages to the dealer. Players can take advantage of the chat feature to create a more sociable experience, which they may have been missing when playing online. Playing and trying to win is one thing but live dealer games offer a different atmosphere to a straight digital game. The dealers are very friendly and are trained to interact with the players and add an extra layer of fun to the game while also making sure everything runs smoothly.

What live dealer games are available?

Live dealer games are available for most casino staplers. So if you enjoy classic games such as roulette, blackjack or baccarat, the chances are there will be a live version available on your favourite casino site. Some games may even have several different variations on the same game, all with live dealer options. Moreover, several operators have started to introduce to their live casino lobby titles that are easy to play and follow but aren't classically associated with land-based casinos, including games inspired by the Wheel of Fortune TV show and others.

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So if you are a fan of playing casino games at home or on the move but also crave the social experience you might find in a physical casino, the live dealer option is perfect for you. You could even host a casino night with friends and play together, with a live dealer to oversee proceedings.

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