Live Games utilise a variety of quality features to bring you the very best in online casino entertainment. Combining the knowledge of a professional dealer, with state of the art video technology and the highest quality casino games design, you can now enjoy a realistic and sociable Live Casino feel in the comfort of your own home when you log in and play at Casino.com Canada.
How it works is as follows: you fund your bankroll, place your bets and set the game in motion using our games software, and then watch via video link as the dealer carries out your commands in real time, dealing the cards or spinning the Roulette wheel, then announces the outcome. Our live dealer also provides extra in-game information and statistics, and a leaderboard.
Live Games require you to have a Real Money account, and they are available at scheduled times throughout the day and night. Games we offer with a live dealer include Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Live Baccarat, and Live Casino Hold ‘em.
Although gambling games have been a part of civilized culture since Ancient times, with artifacts and remains of games played for money found in archaeological digs all around the world, from Europe to China and the Americas, the actual casino house as we know it today did not exist until the 1600s. It was the Italians who decided to regulate gambling, after a series of gambling-related issues around festival and carnival time; their innovative approach was to take gambling from the streets and private houses and into The Ridotto, a building that housed games so they could be monitored and made fair. The concept grew and spread worldwide, eventually creating gambling meccas such as Vegas and Macau, and enabling casinos to become a common sight in cities all around the world.
However, not everyone can get to these bricks and mortar casinos, for a variety of reasons; time, travel expenses, restricted opening hours, etc. And so, thanks to the growth of technology and the dawn of the internet era, the online casino was created. This enabled people to access their favourite casino games via the web, providing many more opportunities in terms of games variety. As we entered a heightened technological phase, even more possibilities arose – and Live Casino games became possible. This meant that a real dealer could be used, connected to the player via our software and real time video feed, creating a much more sociable and realistic casino games experience.
When it comes to your odds of winning any game, there is no foolproof method that can guarantee you a win. Casino games by nature are games of chance, and so you cannot create a scenario where you can win each and every time; however, there are a number of things you can do when you play that will help you to avoid making mistakes that have a negative impact on your game.
Before you start to play any games online, including Live Casino games, make sure that you take note of the odds and the house edge. Each bet in each game we offer has it own odds, and in turn, its own payout that corresponds with those odds. In general, bets that pay out a higher return will be more difficult to win, and have a higher house edge, while bets that pay out a lower return have a lower house edge and a better chance of winning – so bear this in mind when making your selection.
Another element to consider is your spread. Some games such as Live Roulette allow you to place multiple bets, and this means you can increase your spread to improve your odds of winning. To make the most of this, you need to know your bets inside out, and make watertight decisions – also keeping your bets low to protect your bankroll.
Other games, such as Live Blackjack, have the assistance of strategies that have been devised over time by players; optimum strategy is a mathematically based system that dictates your next move and is designed to help lower the house edge and improve your overall gaming experience.
To play our Live Casino games, log in to your Real Money account and click on your game of choice in the casino lobby (during scheduled hours) and you will be taken directly to the game. You will see the live dealer on your computer via real-time video software, and as you make your requests via our games buttons, the dealer will respond and oversee the game.
We offer a number of Live Games for you to choose from, each with their own unique rules, payouts and characteristics. Trying to choose can sometimes be difficult, so we’ve compiled an overview of our most popular games to help you get started.
Live Casino Hold'em: A heads-up Hold’em game played against the dealer (also known as ‘playing against the house’), this is a great choice for poker players that are looking for a simplified game that is based on standard poker hand hierarchy. An easy game to learn, you start by paying an ante to receive two hole cards. Three community cards are also dealt into the centre of the table – for you and the dealer to use to try and make a winning hand.
If you decide you would like to play, based on what you see, there will be two more community cards dealt and betting rounds, and you use these cards to try and make the best possible five-card hand. The strongest hand wins. An exciting and fast paced game, the live dealer enhances your overall experience with live chat, game insights and statistics and a competitive leader board.
Live Roulette: A traditional favourite that most players recognise instantly thanks to its spinning wheel and black/red colour scheme, the live dealer spices things up even more with interactive chat, lots of game information and a leader board that adds an extra competitive edge. Fun to play yet easy to get to grips with, Live Roulette has a complex betting system and allows you to make multiple bets to increase your spread and improve your chances of winning.
The outcome of each game is decided by a single wheel spin; wherever the ball bearing lands decides whether you win a payout or not. If the number the game ends on matches a number in any of your bets, you win the stated payout for that bet. The dealer will announce the outcome and your payout will go directly to your bankroll via our casino software. This is a favourite with many of our players thanks to its generous payouts, which range from even money for low-risk bets such as Odds, Evens, and Colours, and stretches up to 35-1 for a Single Number (Straight) bet.
Live Blackjack: Another classic game found on any casino floor, you play Live Blackjack against the dealer (or ‘the house’), and your overall aim is to beat his hand. To win your round, you must make a hand of 21, or as close to 21 as you can manage, without going bust. The best possible hand is Blackjack (a natural 21) - which is how the game got its name – and it pays out the highest return of 3:2 if you manage to hit it.
When your game ends, your hand must be stronger than that of the dealer to win a payout. If the hand is considered a draw, you will automatically receive your stake back to your bankroll. Our Live Blackjack game is the closest you’ll get to a real casino feel in the comfort of your own home, and it offers a number of benefits including dealer chat, a player leader board and increased in-game statistics.
To help you get started, here are some of the most common terms you will come across when playing our Live Casino games…
Bankroll: This is the money you have deposited into your Real Money account to use to play our wide range of games online.
Bet: The money you use from your bankroll to place a wager, hoping to predict the outcome of your chosen game.
Betting Limits: There are maximum and minimum amounts that you can bet in any game – and these are known as your betting limits.
Cashier: This area of the casino is where you complete all your money transactions – you can make deposits, accept and request bonuses, and request cashouts here.
Even Money: this is the name given to any winning bet that pays out a return of 1:1 (matches your initial bet amount).
Lobby: This is the where you will find all of our casino games.
Fixed jackpot: This is a jackpot has a fixed payout amount. The same figure is won every time this jackpot hits.
House edge: This is the name given to the overall advantage that the casino has over the player for any bet.
House rules: The rules for your game that must be adhered to by both the dealer and the player. The rules are set by the casino that houses the game, so rules can differ slightly, depending on where you play.
Payout: The name given to your winnings.
Paytable: The table that is visible in every game, that displays what amount you can win and what you need to do to bag the cash.
Progressive jackpot: This is an accumulative jackpot that is linked across several machines and changes constantly. It has a fixed lower limit but no upper limit – the jackpot amount rises as players pay into the optional side bet on their machine. When triggered, the amount won is the amount showing on the progressive counter at the time of winning. When triggered, it returns to its fixed lower limit and starts accumulating again.
Real Money: An account that enables you to play casino games online for actual cash payouts. You use real money to place your bets, and in return, receive actual cash payouts. All money transactions are handled online by recognised and trusted payment providers.
As discussed earlier, there is no 100% foolproof way to guarantee you win a game, but you can make a few improvements to your game strategy to improve your chances of winnings and decrease your chances of making silly mistakes. The following suggestions are aimed at improving your overall time at the tables and make your casino games experience even more enjoyable.
Make the most of bonuses: You can boost your bankroll with casino bonuses that are designed to give you extra funds to use at the tables. Available for both new and returning players, and come in a variety of formats, including reloads, games bonuses and our current Welcome Bonus of up to $400 for all new players. When you accept a bonus, make sure you read the terms and conditions that are attached so that you can be certain that the extra funds are right for you. For instance, some bonuses may not allow certain games to count towards the wagering requirements, so make sure you’re fully informed before you sign up.
Protect your bankroll: Have a strategy when it comes to your money and stick to it – especially when you can place multiple bets in any betting round. Most players mix their bets so that they have a recipe of low paying, low-risk and high paying, high-risk bets – if this is how you like to play, make sure you are aware of how much you are betting and stay within your limits to protect your bankroll. Decide how much you want to spend at the start, and make a plan for your winnings - are you going to use or keep your winnings? – and then make sure you adhere to the rules you’ve set for yourself to get the most from your game.
Know Your Game: This means taking time to learn and understand the game rules and the bets that you can make, as well as how they win, before you start to play. Being informed is the best way to be able to play and make quick-fire decisions. If you’re familiar with what’s expected of you during the game, you will be much more relaxed and can concentrate on having fun, meaning fewer mistakes and better entertainment. If you can place multiple bets, make sure you are aware of how these bets balance each other out so that you can increase your spread.
Live Casino Games require you to have a real money account with us. Opening an account is easy, and it takes only minutes to complete. To open your account and play our real money games, simply follow these three steps: