Popular Live Dealer Games #3 Baccarat
This game is popular among high-rollers in live casinos. You will often find it in high-limit areas of live dealer studios too. If your bankroll is smaller, you’ll be able to find bets starting at just $5.
With complex dealing rules and simple playing strategy, this is the ideal live dealer game for relaxing. It is played in one-to-many format. This means everyone playing at a table bets on the same hand. You can choose whether you bet on the ‘Player’, ‘Banker’ or ‘Tie’ outcomes by dragging and dropping chips. As usual, the betting will close – and the hand will begin when the timer reaches zero – whether you got your bet in on time or not.
Popular Live Dealer Games #4 – Casino Hold’em
This is one of several casino poker variations you will find at live dealer studios. Others are 3-card poker, Caribbean Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.
While each game has its own rules, the format is similar. They are played one-to-many. The croupier will deal a single hand for all the players. You can choose your decisions as you go along. This is usually to play (bet) or fold your hand. If you time out, you will effectively fold. The hand is played through to its conclusion anyway, as some players always ‘play’ regardless of the correct strategy.
The software keeps track, and you will see that list of players that won after each hand is completed.
Pros and Cons of live Dealer Casino Games
With this format taking much of the traffic from software-based table games, it does feel like everything about them is a positive. For me, there are both pros and cons – with some good reasons to enjoy the old-style table games.
This list will give you an overview.
Pros of Live Dealer Games:
- Social: Interact with the dealers and the other players
- No RNG: You’ll see the deck shuffled and cut, no nagging doubts about deals being unfair
- Range of Bets: You can enjoy a lot of bet sizes, with that real-casino feeling
Cons of Live Dealer Games:
- Slower: Compared to the software-based games, things can feel slow
- Bigger Minimums: Bets start bigger in the live-dealer studios
- Restricted for Bonuses: Many (though not all) casinos don’t count live dealer games towards bonus clearing.
The social and ‘reel casino feel’ are what make these games enjoyable for millions of players. If you have not yet tried them, I do recommend you give them a shot and make your own mind up!