The advent of high-speed broadband means you can now enjoy a live casino experience wherever you are, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Live video streams bring the action straight to your desktop, laptop or tablet device. All the major casinos now offer Live Casino rooms so you can play your favourite casino games with real dealers in a real casino.
At Live casinos, you see the Roulette wheel being spun, the Baccarat cards dealt, the Sic Bo dice shaken. You can even chat with the dealers. Seeing everything in real time leaves no room for doubt - you can trust the games and the results, enhancing your gambling experience. And with games happening every 20 seconds, there's no delay in the action.
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One of the attractions of playing in a casino is the opportunity to interact and chat - ok, flirt! - with an attractive dealer. As good as online games are, players have always felt that not having that personal element meant that an essential part of the game was missing.
Live casinos put that missing piece back in the jigsaw. So, if you're looking to play with a good looking, glamorous dealer, where should you be playing?
Playtech offer two sets of dealers - the Euro dealers based in Latvia, and the Asia dealers based in the Philippines. Some casinos allow you to play in both rooms, some just offer one. In all cases, the emphasis is on social interaction rather than glamour. The dealers are chatty and good-humoured, though not quite as striking as those found elsewhere.
At the other end of the scale is Bodog88, who invested very heavily into providing a unique, proprietary feed that isn't shared with anyone else. The dealers at Bodog Live are classy and pretty, dressed elegantly in Black and Gold, but they do not speak, except to announce the result of each game. There's no chat and no real player interaction. But they're good to look at!
Hogaming provide a clear and vibrant feed for two of our casinos - 138 and Bodog Eagle Club. The feed has a distinctly Asian feel, with the same dealers featured at both, reinforcing 138's claims to be a true Asian casino for gamblers in the rest of the world. Hogaming also provide a European version (again beamed live from Latvia) for BetVictor.
Dublinbet take a very different approach - where the others provide a realistic casino setting, streamed from a studio, the Distance Gaming feed comes direct from Fitzwilliam casino in Dublin. In this particular case, there's no question that the dealers are real.
A favourite with our male customers is Happy8, mainly because the Opus8 dealers appear in very low-cut dresses and the cleavage-obsessed cameras spend a lot of time focusing where most men would want them to - see the Youtube video below for a clear example!
But female players are also catered for as our #1 recommendation also features sophisticated male dealers alongside the elegant females. Indeed, the best combination of good looks, classy dress and friendliness is found at William Hill Vegas, especially with the VIP hosts (see picture, above).
Whatever you're looking for in a live dealer, be it looks, glamour or personality, one of the casinos above will offer you exactly what you want.