LIVE DEALER GAMES

This article will be a slowly expanding article with a short explanation of all the Live Dealer Games available at our favorite different casinos. The short explanation will be followed by a link to a longer article detailing more about that specific game. A lot of the games will be available in different version. Those will mainly be highlighted more thoroughly in the detailed article. The main focus of this article is to answer the question what kind of games you can find at the Live Casinos?

In this article we will highlight the most well-known Live Casino games as well as how to bet in them. For more detailed information on the Live Casino games we refer you to the specific pages dedicated to those games.

The most well-known games you can find at Live Casinos are:

  • Craps Live
  • Live Blackjack
  • Live Roulette
  • Live Baccarat
  • Live Texas Hold’Em

Live Casinos are typically known for their table games. Table games are known as the more traditional casino games. Table games are played at a table usually with a deck of cards or set of dice but in the case of Roulette with a wheel. These games are hosted from professional studios all over the world by some of the biggest providers in the business.

CRAPS LIVE

Craps Live is the latest addition in the table game selection and so far, is only hosted by Evolution Gaming. This incredibly popular game is taking the Live Casino world by storm.

Craps Live by Evolution Gaming

In Craps there are two different rolls that can be betted on. The Come Out roll and the Point Roll. Players take turns being the Shooter. The Shooter is the person rolling the dice. Players take turns being the Shooter in a clockwise fashion. You traditionally roll the dice against the wall on the other side of the table. A traditional Craps table has high walls for this reason. The Shooter always places a chip on the PASS LINE, which means he bets he will win. The PASS LINE bet is the most common bet to be placed in a game of Craps.

Come Out Roll

Every round starts with a Come Out Roll. In this stage of the game the puck that indicates where the game is at, is in the OFF position. The Come Out roll has several outcomes that either finish the round instantly or make it continue to a Point Roll. In the Come Out Roll the Shooter needs to roll a 7 or 11 to win automatically. If the Shooter throws a 2, 3 or 12 you lose instantly. The other numbers, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10, will trigger a Point Roll.

Come Out Rolls and Consequences:

  • 7 or 11: Shooter wins.
  • 2, 3 or 12: Shooter loses.
  • 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10: Activate Point Rolls.

Point Roll

When during the Come Out Roll the Shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10, a Point Roll is activated. In this roll it is important that the Shooter rolls that same number again before rolling a 7.

For example, during the Come Out Roll the Shooter has rolled a 5. During the Point Roll the shooter must keep rolling the dice until he has hit a 5 or a 7. If he hits a 5, he wins. If he hits a 7, he loses.

For more detailed information on Craps and its history, check out our article on Craps Live!

How to bet in Craps?

Multi-Roll Bets

These bets are valid for multiple rolls unless the Come Out Roll already finishes the round. Some bets are only available during the Come Out Roll. Some bets are only available during the Point Roll and some are always available. Below we will list the Multi-Roll Bets.

Multi-Roll Bets available during the Come Out Roll:

  • PASS LINE: You bet that the shooter wins the game.
  • DON’T PASS: You bet that the shooter loses the game.

Multi-Roll Bets available in the Point Roll:

  • COME: You bet that the Shooter wins the Point Roll.
  • DON’T COME: You bet that the Shooter loses the Point Roll.
  • ODDS: You can place another bet next to your original bet. The ODDS bet is divided in Take Odds, which means you bet that the Shooter throws his Point number before he throws a 7. The Lay Odds bet means you bet the Shooter throws a 7 before he throws his Point. The number that the Shooter rolls will determine the payout.

Multi-Roll Bets available at any time in the game:

  • WIN: Next to each Point Number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) there is a field that says WIN. Placing a bet on that field means you believe that number will be rolled before the number 7 will be rolled.
  • LOSE: Next to each Point Number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) there is a field that says LOSE. Placing a bet on that field means you believe that the number 7 will be rolled before this number will be rolled.
  • HARDWAYS: A HARDWAY means that either 4, 6, 8 or 10 is rolled with a pair. This means that for instance 8 is rolled by rolling two fours. This bet wins if this happens. If the 8 is rolled with any other combination (i.e. 2+6 or 3+5) you lose. The HARDWAYS pay out depending on the odds. Rolling a 4 with two twos pays out 7:1. Rolling a 6 with two threes pays out 9:1. Rolling an 8 with two fours pays out 9:1. Rolling a 10 with two fives pays out 7:1.

One Roll Bets

The One Roll bets have odds ranging from 1:1 all the way up to 30:1. These bets are only valid for one roll. The results of the bets on each roll are resolved right after the roll has taken place. These rolls are of course far rarer to happen but pay out big time! The different One Roll Bets are listed below.

  • FIELD: A FIELD bet means you bet that the next roll will be 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. This bet pays out 1:1, except for when 2 or 12 were rolled then the payout is doubled, so 2:1.
  • SEVEN: This bet wins if the next roll is 7. The payout for this bet is 4:1.
  • CRAPS: This bet wins if the next roll is any Craps. Craps are 2, 3 or 12. The payout for this bet is 7:1.
  • CRAP 2: This bet wins if the next roll is a 2. As the odds for this are low the payout is very high. The payout for this bet is 30:1.
  • Crap 3: This bet wins if the next roll is a 3. As the odds for this are low but higher than the CRAP 2 or 12 the payout is decent but not as high as CRAP 2 or 12. The payout for this roll is 15:1.
  • CRAP 12: This bet wins if the next roll is a 12. As the odds for this are low the payout is very high. The payout for this bet is 30:1.
  • 11: This bet wins if the next roll is an 11. As the odds for this are low but higher than the CRAP 2 or 12 the payout is decent but not as high as CRAP 2 or 12. The payout for this roll is 15:1.
  • C&E: CRAPS & ELEVEN is a combination bet. This bet wins if the next roll is any of the Craps (2, 3 or 12) or an 11. If it hits any of the Craps you win with odds of 3:1. If the Shooter rolls an 11 you win with odds of 7:1.

Important information:

Type of game: Dice
Hosted by: Evolution Gaming

Available at:

Caxino Casino

Website: Caxino
Owner: Rootz Limited, Malta
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License Number: MGA/B2C/599/2018

LeoVegas Casino

Website: LeoVegas
Ownership: LeoVegas Gaming PLC, Malta
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License Number: MGA/CRP/237/2013


LIVE BLACKJACK

This game is well known today and played in many different casinos all around the world. It should come as no surprise then that blackjack is also very popular in the Live Casinos.

The rules of the game are simple. The players are each dealt two cards. Whether the cards are face up or face down depends on the casino and the table. The dealer is usually dealt one card. The value of the cards 2 to 10 are their number value. The face cards (the Jack, Queen and King) are all worth 10. The Ace can be worth either 1 or 11. The value of the hand is the sum of the cards.

For example, if you have a Jack and an 8, the hand value is 18. If you have a Jack and an Ace, the hand value is 21. This is called a blackjack. If the player has a blackjack and the dealer doesn’t, the player automatically wins.

The player can ask for more cards to improve on their hand. For example, their initial hand was a 2 and a 6 totaling to 8. The player is dealt a King as third card, totaling the hand to 18. The player can risk drawing again with the chance of hitting 21. If the player exceeds 21 the player goes bust and loses.

The dealer draws on top of their initial card until they hit 17 or higher. Then the dealer must stay. If the dealer exceeds 21 in their drawing, the dealer goes bust. This means the player wins. If neither dealer or player goes bust the highest number that is 21 or below wins. If the dealer and player both hit the same number including blackjack (21), then neither of them wins.

Some terms you need to know when playing Blackjack are:

  • Hit: When you want to have another card.
  • Stand: When you don’t want another card.
  • Bust: When you go over 21.
  • Push: When you and the dealer have equal hands.
  • Split: When you have two of the same cards and can play two hands.
  • Double Down: You double your bet and will stand the next round.

For more detailed information about Blackjack and its history, check out our article on Blackjack!

How to bet in Blackjack?

In Blackjack you bet basically on you winning the game. You bet with chips. These chips are available in different colors, each representing a certain amount. For example, a green chip is 5 euro, a red chip is 10 euro and so on. The colors and value of the chip varies per host. If you go bust you lose your bet. If the dealer goes bust before you do, you receive money in a 2:1 fashion. If your hand value is 21 without first asking for a hit mean you win your bet in a 1,5:1 fashion.

Important information:

Type of game: Cards
Hosted by: Evolution Gaming, NetEnt Live, Pragmatic Play Live, Microgaming

Available at:

Cookie Casino

Name: Cookie Casino
Ownership: N1 Interactive Ltd
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License Number: MGA/B2C/394/2017

Nomini Casino

Name: Nomini Casino
Ownership: Araxio Development N.V.
Licensed by: Antillephone N.V.
License Number: 8048/JAZ


LIVE BACCARAT

In Baccarat there are three different well-known versions of the game. The Punto Banco, Chemin de Fer and Baccarat Banque. The first of the three, Punto Banco, is the most popular one and the one you can find in most online casinos as well as most land-based casinos. Up to 90% of all the Baccarat games available are Punto Banco.

In this article we will therefor only highlight Punto Banco. The other versions of Baccarat will be highlighted in the specific article about Baccarat.

Punto Banco

To win the game you need to draw or be dealt cards and get 8 or 9 points. The cards with numbers on them all go for face value. The Jack, Queen and King are all worth 10 points and the Ace is worth 1 point. When counting the score, it is important to note that only the last number counts. So, if you have 17 points added up, then only the 7 counts. Usually this game is played with 6 to 8 decks that are all gathered in a stash called sabot.

Example: You draw an Ace and a Jack. Those cards are valued at 1 and 10. This means your total is 11. However only your last number counts so your total is 1.
The highest number you can score is 9.

When playing Punto Banco, you can wager on the player (Punto) or the bank (Banco) or Égalité when you think it will be a tie. The Punto and Banco are each dealt two cards. If the Punto or the Banco has 8 or 9 points and the other does not, they automatically win. If neither have 8 or 9 points, they draw cards according to the Tirage rules. Those rules are definitely a little complicated at first. Below we will name the options that you can pick from in the Tirage:

Punto:

  • If the Punto has less than 6, they will draw a third card.
  • If the Punto has 6 or 7, they will stand.

Banco:

  • If the Banco has less than 6, they will draw a third card.
  • If the Banco has 6 or 7, they will stand.

If the Punto has drawn a third card, the Banco has the following rules to follow:

  • If the Banco has less than 3, the Banco will draw a card, regardless of what the third card of the Punto is.
  • If the Banco has 3, the Banco will draw a third card unless the Punto’s third card was an 8.
  • If the Banco has 4, the Banco will draw a third card if the Punto’s third card was 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • If the Banco has 5, the Banco will draw a third card if the Punto’s third card was 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • If the Banco has 6, the Banco will draw a third card if the Punto’s third card was 6 or 7.
  • If the Banco has 7, the Banco will stand.

How to bet in Baccarat Punto Banco?

If Punto wins, the bets will be paid out 1 – 1. If Banco wins, the bets will be paid out minus 5%. So, if Punto wins and you bet €20 on it then you win €20. If Banco wins and you bet €20 then you win €19. If you bet on Égalité, your winnings will be paid 8 to 1. So, if you bet €20 on Égalité then you win €160.

Important Information:

Type of game: Cards
Hosted by: Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play Live, Microgaming

Available at:

Playgrand Casino
Ownership: White Hat Gaming Limited
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License Number: MGA/B2C/370/2017

Videoslots Casino
Ownership: Videoslots Limited
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License number: MGA/CRP/258/2014


LIVE TEXAS HOLD ‘EM

Texas Hold ‘Em is by far the most popular version of poker. It is the version that is most regularly available in Live Casinos. Texas Hold ‘Em as a game has increased in popularity since it started being played more regularly in saloons in the Wild West. These days the game is seen as one of the classic gambling games that are permanently linked to loud saloons in the Wild West where cowboys gather.

The rules of Texas Hold ‘Em are simple. In Texas Hold ‘Em there is a Big Blind and a Small Blind every round. The Big Blind is forced to put in at least the minimum bet, the Small Blind is forced to put in half of what the Big Blind puts in. Then the cards are dealt. Every player keeps their cards to themselves. The goal of the game is to be able to make high combinations or bluff that you can make them. You need all the other players to either give up because they believe you have a winning hand or you need to actual beat them with your winning hand. More on this can be found under: How to bet in Texas Hold ‘Em?

After being dealt the first two cards players can chose to join in and play or fold. After everyone has made their decision three open cards are placed in the middle of the table. After that the players can increase their bet or fold. Then a fourth card is added followed by another round of betting or folding. Then the final card is added followed by a final round of betting or folding.
The combinations that the player can make with his own two cards and cards on the table are listed below in increasing value.

  • Highcard: Value of the cards in numbers is high.
  • Pair: Two cards with the same value (i.e. Two Kings)
  • Two Pairs: Two sets of two cards with the same value. (i.e. Two Kings and Two Sevens)
  • Three of a Kind: Three cards with the same value. (i.e. Three Kings)
  • Straight: Sequence of 5 cards in increasing order. (i.e. 2 to 6)
  • Flush: Five cards of the same suit.
  • Full House: A combination of Three of a Kind and a Pair (i.e. Three Kings and Two Sevens)
  • Four of a kind: Four cards of the same value (i.e. Four Kings)
  • Straight Flush: Straights of the same suit.
  • Royal Flush: Straight Flush from Ten to Ace (Ten, Jack, Queen, King, Ace)

The term poker face comes from this game and means that you have a face that doesn’t give away what is in your hands, your face can’t show any emotions. The introduction of an online version of this game has many the popularity skyrocket. There are quite a few professional poker players out there who play this game and win fortunes while doing so. The fact that there is no camera involved so you don’t show your face the online version adds to the appeal. Old casino tricks like reading your opponent’s facial expressions can no longer be used as they can’t see your face.

For more detailed information about Texas Hold ‘Em and its history, check out our article on Texas Hold ‘Em!

How to bet in Texas Hold ‘Em?

In Texas Hold ‘Em you play to win the final showdown. You don’t have to have a winning hand to win the showdown though it does help. If the last player folds, also known as giving up, before you the final showdown you win automatically, no matter the cards in your hand. If the final showdown does happen, you win by having a higher ranking combination than your opponent.

The betting in Texas Hold ‘Em is usually done with chips similar to a blackjack game. You have chips in varying colors that symbolize a certain amount of money. You buy in chips before the game but can always replenish your stock of chips while playing, should you run low. Every round the Big Blind is forced to put in the minimum bet, the Small Blind half of that. Every player that wants to play that round after having seen their cards needs to place at least the minimum bet. If someone ups the bet, then every other player has to match that if they want to continue, or fold if they do not. If they fold, they lose their original bet. Throughout the game after cards have been placed on the table, people can increase their bet or fold. During the final showdown the winner is either the last person who remains playing if everyone else has folded, or the person with the highest combination. That person takes all the chips that were betted in that round.

Important Information:

Type of game: Cards
Hosted by: Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play Live, Microgaming

Available at:

Boom Casino
Ownership: Hero Bet Ltd.
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License Number: MGA/CRP/253/2013

BetAmo Casino
Ownership: N1 Interactive Ltd.
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License Number: MGA/B2C/394/2017


LIVE ROULETTE

The only game hosted by Authentic Gaming, a Live Dealer games provider that broadcasts directly from a land-based casino. This game is purely based on luck, there are few strategies that one can use. The betting strategies in Roulette as based on simple odds.

In Roulette a small white ball spins along a wheel until it lands in one of the pockets. Each pocket is attached to a number. The numbers can be black or red and range from 0 to 36. The only number that has an odd color is the zero. You bet on where the ball is going to end up. In the French version there is only one zero, in the American version there can be up to three zeros. Most of the Live Casinos offer multiple versions, both French/European and American.

For more detailed information about Roulette and its history, check out our article on Roulette!

Live Roulette

How to bet in Roulette?

There are several ways to bet, you can have an inside bet or an outside bet.
The inside bets are bets placed on specific numbers or areas of the wheel. For instance, the number 10, or the four numbers that meet in a common corner like 10 – 11 – 13 – 14.

An outside bet can range from betting on a color (black or red), betting on a whether or not it’s low (1-18) or high (19-36). You can also bet on even or odd number or in which dozen it falls. There are many different bets that can be placed. The odds are determined by how high the chance is of the outcome of your bet. A bet on a single number has a lower chance of hitting (1 in 36/37) then a bet on a color (1 in 2).
For example, placing a bet on black means that your odds are 1 in 2 because half the wheel has black numbers. This bet is fairly safe as you have a high chance of winning but you won’t win a lot.

A bet on a specific number, say black 25, has a very low chance of happening. This means that if it does happen you can win a lot of money. These types of bet are far riskier as the chance of the event happening are far less likely. These bets do pay out a lot more if it does happen.

Some Roulette Live Dealer games allow other types of bets like Snake Bets or other variations. We advise to check the betting rules of the Live Dealer Roulette game you like to play to find out which other betting options there are for you.

Important Information:

Type of game: Wheel
Hosted by: Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play Live, Microgaming, Authentic Gaming, NetEnt Live

Available at:

N1 Casino
Ownership: N1 Interactive Ltd
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License Number: MGA/B2C/394/2017

Slotwolf Casino
Ownership: N1 Interactive Ltd.
Licensed by: Malta Gaming Authority
License Number: MGA/B2C/394/2017

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