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C9Bet Admin Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Play LIVE Casino Games Online Via a Web Cam

If you ever wondered why you keep hearing about LIVE dealer suits, then it is because they are now one of the most preferred ways to play casino games online. Today, the biggest casino such as Newtown are offering players the chance to play casino games on Live Casino Table with Live Casino Dealers.

How do you play Live Tables with Live Dealers?

It used to sound farfetched – people were talking about how you can log on to your PC, laptop, tablet, or Smartphone and have a web camera focus on a Live casino table, so you can place bets.

Today LIVE Dealer suites are available at almost all reputable online casinos. The myth became a reality and as a result of this technological breakthrough for online casinos, Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, and Poker players can all now enjoy the real-life gameplay offered via webcam.

All you need to do is sign up for an online casino that offers LIVE Dealer Tables. Next, make a deposit so you have some cash to take to the tables. Then, head over to the LIVE Dealer or LIVE Casino section of your online casino where you will be given a list of LIVE tables available.

Which LIVE Dealer Games are Most Common?

LIVE Dealer games are restricted to tables games only. Obviously, it would not make much sense playing a LIVE slot game or LIVE video poker game over a webcam as slots and video poker are mostly video slots these days rather than physical reels.

Therefore, you can expect to see live versions of the virtual casino games you are used to seeing in the table games section of your online casino.

Here is a list of LIVE Casino games out there at different online casinos:

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Casino Holdem
  • Texas Holdem
  • 3 Card Poker
  • Caribbean Poker

You will also find that some online casinos offer each of these games in different variations.

  • Baccarat No Commission
  • Mini Baccarat
  • European Roulette
  • US Roulette
  • Blackjack Bonus Pairs
  • Multi-Player Blackjack

The variety and variation of live casino games available to you really depends on the online casino you play at. Some have a very small selection of niche LIVE tables; while, others will have a huge selection of table games available.

How Do I Place Bet on a LIVE Dealer Game?

Placing a bet in a LIVE Dealer suite is actually very easy. This is probably the off-putting part for some people before they actually test LIVE Dealer games and suddenly realise that placing bets is no different from playing a virtual casino game.

In fact, the only virtual part of a LIVE dealer table is the chips. You will have your virtual chips in front of you, and you can place them on the usual betting spots that you would if you were in a land-based casino.

Over the top of the LIVE table that you are seeing through the webcam is an invisible virtual pad. That pad outlines the betting areas on the LIVE casino table. Therefore, when you drag a chip over to that spot, the software knows that you are placing a bet and as such records the bet accordingly.

  • Your betting chips are virtual chips
  • You place your chips on the LIVE table
  • Intelligent software detects the bet

This is another reason LIVE Dealer suites are so popular. It feels as if you are sitting in a brick and mortar casino placing real-life bets on a live table. It is also the closest you will get to playing a LIVE casino game without being inside a land-based casino.

What Are the MIN/MAX Bet Limits on LIVE Dealer Tables?

In the past, when LIVE dealer suites were first introduced to the online casino scene, the minimum bet required to play at LIVE dealer tables was quite high. This was because the concept was new and there was no guarantee that the casinos would make their money back.

Fast forward to today, and LIVE dealer suites are very affordable.

Minimum bets are as low as $0.50 for US casino players. For Malaysian players, you are looking at between 2 to 4 MYR as the minimum bet on most games. In the UK, players can expect bets to be as low as £0.50.

For high stakes bets, there is no shortage of VIP tables to play on. You will need to have large sums of cash in your casino account to be able to qualify for the high stakes tables where you can bet up to $15,000 in most cases. Some online casinos in Malaysia such as Newtown Casino will allow you to place bets on their VIP tables up to about 50,000 MYR.

As a result, you can find LIVE Dealer tables that will accept bets of between 2 MYR up to 50,000 MYR. You will have a range of tables in between these 2 amounts to choose from.

Who Are the Top LIVE Dealer Suite Providers?

At the moment, we have tested nearly all the LIVE dealer suites there are to test. We have been to the UK, US, Hong Kong, and of course there is our team in Malaysia who are the very best at testing online casinos available in Malaysia.

From all our tests, we came up with the top 5 LIVE Dealer Suites today:

  1. Evolution Gaming
  2. Playtech
  3. Microgaming
  4. Net Entertainment (NetEnt)
  5. Extreme LIVE Dealers

We tested a variety of categories to reach our top 5 including availability on mobile, availability of tables (did we need to queue), a variety of casino table games available, and how smooth the software was when we made bets.

All 5 of the above LIVE Dealer Suites passed every category with flying colours.  Evolution Gaming did pip them all at the post because the casino just has so many LIVE dealer tables available to its members. Currently, though, this LIVE Dealer Suit software provider is not yet available in Malaysia. However, when they are, we will be posting live here on the C9bet blog.

How Do I Find the Best LIVE Dealer Casino in my Country?

Luckily, we have plenty of experience when it comes to LIVE Dealer suites. For you to find the best LIVE Dealer casino you will need to consider your location. As most of our readers are from Malaysia, we have to say that your options are quite limited compared to that of our European readers. The same goes for our US readers unless you are from a state where you are allowed to play online.

Malaysian Players

Now Newtown casino has by far the best LIVE Dealer Suite tables in the country. No one can match them at this moment as they have such a huge variety of table games available for LIVE play thanks to their affiliation with Playtech.

Playtech is one of the only LIVE Dealer Suits operating in Malaysia at the moment, and for Malay players, that is absolutely fine. Playtech is one of the best online casino platforms to play.

UK Players

For UK players, there are so many choices that it makes the rest of the world look on in envy. All the top LIVE Dealer suites are available, and they are all licensed by the UK Gambling Commission.

  • Evolution Gaming
  • Playtech
  • Microgaming
  • Extreme LIVE Dealer
  • NetEnt

These are by far the most reputable with Evolution Gaming currently offering the best and widest variety of LIVE dealer games in the UK right now.

US Players

In the USA, online gambling is heavily restricted at the moment. Only the state of New Jersey and the state of Nevada are currently accepting any online casinos as legitimate.

As a result, the only highly recognised LIVE dealer suites available in the US right now are:

  • Evolution Gaming
  • Microgaming

For the most part, some US players have found their way around the restrictions, but those players are playing online using financial accounts outside of the US, and there is a grey line on whether it is legal or not. Others are legally connecting to land-based casinos online platforms.

LIVE Dealer Suite Software

We already mentioned quite a bit about the software interface above when we covered how to bet on a LIVE dealer table. Nonetheless, we will recap and cover how the online casino is able to record the results of each bet and pay out your winnings so accurately.

  • Recording each bet on the live table

This is the easy part. As your chips are virtual chips, all you need to do is drag them to the usual area you would bet on a LIVE table. For Roulette, this would be a number if you are betting on the inside bets, or a colour or any other of the even odds or 2-1 outside bet options. On Blackjack, it would be the usual betting circle where you would place your virtual chip and so on.

Over the top of the LIVE Dealer table is a virtual betting pad. It is invisible, but you will know it is there because it allows you to place your bets in the designated areas. This is the same as a virtual casino table pretty much. Therefore, the casino knows exactly how much you wagered.

  • Recording the results on a live table

This is the complex part. The web camera will use artificial intelligence to read the sequence of a game. All the time it is reading the cards being played dealt and sending the information back to the same server that holds your betting information. When the game is finished, the camera’s card reading software will automatically read the end sequence to the play. The results are sent back to the server holding your bets. This is some very hi-tech software that is used for things like ‘Facial Recognition’ and ‘Information Scanning’.

  • Paying out correctly

For the online casino to pay your bets out accurately, all it needs to do is compare the bet you placed, and the results sent back from the facial recognition software reading the sequence of play. This is the same algorithm used on the virtual casino tables.

As you can see, the online LIVE Dealer Suites have already thought of everything. Firstly, they make an authentic betting environment giving you a real to life LIVE Casino streamed directly to your device. Secondly, they have made sure that you can bet and get paid out with flawless accuracy.

Does this Mean No More Random Number Generators?

It is true that LIVE Dealer Suites are becoming very popular. This is almost to the point that soon enough they could overtake virtual casino games. There is no reason why they won’t at some point in the future considering most of the LIVE Dealer suites we have mentioned here are now available on mobile.

Random Number Generators (RNGs) are still going to be around for a long time because virtual casino games are still very popular. One thing for sure is that they will always be a part of the online casino scene because online slots are so popular. For table games like Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat, they will probably die off a bit as LOVE dealer play starts to become more popular.

For now, it is safe to say RNGs will still be around on the virtual table games for a long time coming. However, the production of new virtual table games is likely to slow down as online casinos focus more attention on making LIVE dealer games more profitable.

LIVE Dealer Suits in Malaysia

We will keep you up to date on all the very best places you can find online dealer suites in Malaysia. We will also be keeping a close eye on Playtech and how they evolve in the Malaysian online casino marketplace. In addition to this, we will be looking out for Microgaming and Evolution Gaming LIVE Dealer games hitting the online casino scene in Malaysia.

Keep an eye out for our massive up and coming Playtech LIVE Casino review for 2018.