How to Play at a Live Casino

Live casino brings the feeling of a real-life gambling environment to the comfort of your home, or even on your mobile device. In fact, all that is required to play these games is a stable internet connection and the latest web browser or app (preferably desktop). To start playing, simply log in to your favourite online casino, select the ‘Live Casino’ option from the menu and scroll through a list of available tables, their betting limits and chat options to find one that meets your preferences.

A live dealer will then appear on screen with a real casino piece of equipment such as cards, or a roulette wheel. The video stream is encoded by a device called a Game Control Unit, or GCU, which connects to the dealer’s PC. This is an essential piece of technology that ensures the live dealer’s action is streamed at a constant frame rate and without dropouts, even at busy times.

Once you have found a live casino, be sure to check out its bonuses, especially the ones that offer cash rewards for different results in certain games, such as landing specific numbers on the roulette wheel or cards in blackjack. These offers may also have wagering requirements, so it is important to read the terms and conditions carefully.

Most good live casinos will feature the classic table games like blackjack, roulette, baccarat and poker. There are often huge selections of these games and many interesting rule variations on offer. In addition to these, you should be able to find more niche games such as keno or the Wheel of Fortune.