Genie's Guide: How to Play Live Games

How to Play Live Games
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Play your favourite games at an online casino with real dealers when you play live casino games, also called live dealer games. While the dealer deals cards or spins the wheel, you can enter the gaming lobby and place bets. In essence, you may simulate playing real dealers in a real casino from the comfort of your own home by using a computer or mobile device. Players get to watch events in real-time and can communicate with the host and other players via live chat. Live casino games have revolutionised the Ontario online gaming scene, and in today’s article we’re bringing you an extensive guide to this top casino trend,


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What are Online Live Casinos?

Online live casinos are online websites where players can register and play whenever and wherever they like (so long as they meet the legal requirements for play). Your chosen online casino hosts a live stream of the games that are either streamed directly from a real-world casino or a purpose-built studio. Many online casinos have a dedicated live casino section and most live casino games can be played 24/7. Live casino games include roulette, baccarat, blackjack, game shows and more. Popular developers in this scene include Evolution, Playtech, Authentic Gaming, and Pragmatic. 

An Exciting Range of Live Casino Games

The live casino industry is an expansive and exciting section of online casino gameplay. Where initially the aim was to recreate authentic real-world casino experiences in a live online setting, developers now push the envelope and pioneer new and creative live gaming experiences to captivate and entertain players. Live casino games can be split into the following categories, though it is worth noting that this isn’t an exhaustive list.

Live Roulette

In live roulette players get to experience the iconic casino experience without needing to leave the house. There are many live roulette experiences which are directly live-streamed from a real casino, but there are also those that are streamed from purpose-built studios. This second form of live roulette game will often feature added elements such as multipliers and bonus rounds.

Live Blackjack

Blackjack, also known as 21, is a popular live casino game. Live blackjack is often streamed from a real-world casino, and there are also plenty of live blackjack games streamed from purpose-built studios. Live blackjack games can have additional side bets such as Perfect Pairs, and may have bonus features such as multipliers.

Live Baccarat

Baccarat is a popular card game that’s gained more attention of late thanks to the success of a variety of live casino games. There are plenty of Baccarat variants, but the overall aim of the game is to correctly guess whether your hand or the banker’s hand is worth more, or if there’s a tie. With live casino gameplay players get to enjoy the most popular live baccarat games as well as more niche variants whenever and wherever they like.

Live Dice Games

This is one of the newest live casino genres, and it's expected that more dice-based games will enter the live casino scene in the future. Popular examples of live dice games are live Craps and Sic Bo. There’s even a game called BacBo which fuses Baccarat and Sic Bo gameplay.

Live Game Shows

This is undoubtedly the most popular section of the live casino world and is the subgenre where players can get really creative and experiment with innovative concepts. Many live casino game shows involve a large prize wheel and multiple bonus rounds, but there are also games inspired by classic TV game shows too.

Other Games

As we mentioned, more and more new games are given the live casino treatment each year. There is a selection of live bingo and poker games for example, and currently, developers seem focused on transforming popular slot franchises into live casino games.

Top Tips for Live Casino Gameplay

Trying out a new casino genre can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Listed below are our top tips for playing live casino games. Please note that these tips cannot guarantee or predict wins.

  1. Take your time to browse our live games library. Don’t just pick the first game you see. Take some time to think about the types of casino games you like best and try out their live casino equivalent.
  2. Make sure you are playing at a licensed and regulated live casino such as Spin Genie, to ensure your data is handled responsibly and all games are tested for fairness.
  3. Live casino games don’t have a free play option, but you can join a live casino game without needing to wager so you can watch a few rounds be played and learn the ropes.
  4. Read the game page for your chosen live casino game to learn useful information like RTP and betting limits. You can also check out player reviews for an unbiased opinion on the game. 
  5. Don’t be shy! Live casino games use a live chat feature so you can interact with other players and even ask the host questions about the game. This is a core part of the live casino experience that many players enjoy (though of course, you don’t have to).

Play Online Live Casino Games at Spin Genie!

At Spin Genie you can enjoy the latest and greatest live casino games at a site which champions responsible gaming. If you’d like to experience games such as live roulette, live game shows, and more, then sign up and play today.


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