There have been a lot upstarts in the world of online entertainment games recently. For example, the popularity of playing bingo online has skyrocketed. More conventional slots and especially jackpot games have also become extremely popular. However, the real new rage has been live casinos, as the quality of service has really gone up in the last year. There are a huge amount of sites available to UK players where you can play live casino games and get bonuses.
THE BEST LIVE CASINOS
We went through all the online casinos with a special emphasis on the live casinos they gave. It was quickly obvious that the bigger online casinos were the best in this aspect as well. The largest corporations like the Betsson Group, Unibet and Mr. Green have a clear edge over their rivals.
The selection of games is what really separates a good live casino from a bad one. The best casinos have live roulette, blackjack, casino hold'em, baccarat, Caribbean stud and three-card stud. A lot of live casinos only feature roulette and/or blackjack. For the more frequent gambler it's important that the live casino has a wide selection of games.
NET ENT AND EVOLUTION GAMING RULE
The best live casinos are courtesy of the Swedish company Net Entertainment or the also popular Evolution Gaming. Online casinos purchase services from these companies. For example, Evolution Gaming's customers include top online casinos like SportingBet, WilliamHill, Mr. Green and Unibet. Almost all online casinos nowadays have NetEnt software at their casino.
Both game developers have really gone forward in terms of graphics and sound quality. Evolution Gaming in particular offer HD-feeds for all of their games. The picture perfect dealers also bring an added spice to playing at the live casinos.
LIVE CASINO BONUS
A live casino bonus is almost if not completely the same as a normal casino bonus. Most often you will receive bonus money on top of your deposit, just like you do for the regular games at an online casino. However, the wagering requirements are often different compared to normal casinos. That is why you should always check the terms & conditions of a live casino bonus carefully before you start playing. For example, some online casinos don't accept playing at the live casino at all towards meeting the wagering requirements of a bonus.
Luckily, a lot of sites have noticed the popularity of live casinos and are now offering bonuses that have been specifically tailored for live casinos. For example Betsafe are offering a special bonus for the live casino in addition to their regular bonuses. Another British giant, Betway have also started to invest heavily in their live casino. There are over 40 live streams at the site from the world's best casinos. You will also be entitled to over £250 in live casino bonuses.
A BONUS FOR THE LIVE CASINO - NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED?
Casino bonuses that don't require a deposit have become rarer during the last couple of years. Nowadays free spins and even bigger deposit bonuses are more common. For example, before online casinos offered bonuses like £10 to play with and a £100 deposit bonus, whereas now that bonus might be 400 free spins and £1000 in deposit bonuses.
This isn't a good thing for live casino players, as it is impossible to use free spins at a live casino. Luckily, there are still some sites that offer free money to play with.
Just like at a regular casino, there is a real dealer at a live casino. In fact, the dealer is actually working at a real casino, to which the site offers a free HD-stream. The stream gives you the chance to experience the game "live", even if you were simply sitting on your couch. You can place bets with real money while watching them unfold.
Live casinos are a breath of fresh air to online gambling. They allow you to experience the real feeling of a casino from your own living room. The games are also far more entertaining than table games that work only with graphics, like the ones Net Ent have created. Real tables and sounds add to the excitement perfectly.
NEW GAMES ARE COMING CONSTANTLY
The selection of games at live casinos is getting better by the minute. From the video below you can get to know Casino Hold'em, which has been especially popular among UK players. Games like roulette and blackjack can be found at all live casinos. Abroad games like baccarat, Caribbean stud and three card stud are also popular. We think their should be an even wider selection of games, as legendary games like Red Dog should definitely be a part of the live casino experience.
The selection of games has been on the rise for the last couple of years, and we're expecting more of the same in future years.