Live Casino Games – Compare Platforms

Enjoy the best Live Casino games with real, live dealers and choose from live baccarat, roulette, poker or live blackjack games all with a live dealer who you watch via a high speed video link, and may you would know more about it before you play. Microgaming and Playtech, two of the RNG leader software developers have aggressively entered the live gaming space offering live dealer services to their licensee casinos, but also a number of live dealer ‘pure plays’ have also emerged.

The below takes a brief look at the emerging players in live dealer gaming and what we like/dislike about their offerings.


Live Games

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Sicbo
  • Casino hold’em
  • TV games

We like

  • Size, reputation, operating history
  • Browser based games available
  • video feed: – especially from new European dealer room;
  • Dual platform
  • Platform probity & security: TST audited and compliant
  • Large table/dealer range 24/7
  • ‘TV’ quality full screen mode (Euro platform)
  • iPad, Android (4.1+) enabled games
  • Multiple simultaneous table play

We don’t like

  • no free play option
  • Time between deals – 30s
  • US Player Not Allowed

Live Games

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat

We like

  • size, reputation, operating history
  • platform probity and security: eCOGRA
    audited and compliant
  • play multiple games concurrently
  • bet behind and fast play (15s b/w deals)
    for blackjack
  • video quality adjustable, game view options
  • Game range: roulette, baccarat and
    now blackjack

We don’t like

  • no free play option;
  • no dealer chat;
  • US Player Not Allowed

Live Games

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Slots

We like

  • Dedicated to live dealer gaming
  • ‘TV’ quality large video stream
  • Stream tolerant to slow connection
  • Player controllable stream views
  • Browser based games
  • Large table/dealer range 24/7
  • Fast blackjack deal (8s)
  • iPad, Android (4.1+) enabled HTML5 games
  • Private casino branded rooms
  • Multiple simultaneous table play

We don’t like

  • no free play option;
  • US Player Not Allowed

Live Games

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Live Punto Banco
    / Baccarat
  • Texas Hold’Em
    Variations
  • Slots
  • Table Games
  • Keno

We like

  • Free play option available
  • Browser based (Java)
    games available
  • Game range
  • Time between deals: 20s
  • Vision streamed from a real ‘bricks and mortar’ casino
  • Able to preview games before registration
  • Games available 24/7
  • Multiple games simultaneously
  • Video quality tolerant to slow connections

We don’t like

  • Java based interface & graphics a little clunky
  • size of video feed
  • video quality at fast Internet connections
  • US Players Not Allowed

Live Games

  • Roulette Turbo
  • Roulette Superieur
  • Roulette Original
  • Roulette Professional
  • Roulette Double Wheel

We like

  • Live mobile casino platform owner
  • Mobile live dealer games
  • Fully integrated HD games
  • No device limitations
  • Very good live dealer chat

We don’t like

  • Games not presently available 24/7
  • No free play option
  • US Players Not Alloweed

Licensee Casinos


Live Games

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Slots

We like

  • UK Gambling Commission license
  • Available on Sky and Freesat
  • ‘TV’ quality large video stream
    (if you have tv access!)
  • Browser based games available
  • Free play option available

We don’t like

  • Games not presently available 24/7
  • Time between deals: 30 to 40s
  • Lag between actual and virtual deals and buffering
  • US Players Not Alloweed

Live Games

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Slots

We like

  • UK Gambling Commission license
  • Available on Sky and Freesat
  • ‘TV’ quality large video stream
    (if you have tv access!)
  • Browser based games available
  • Free play option available

We don’t like

  • Games not presently available 24/7
  • Time between deals: 30 to 40s
  • Lag between actual and virtual deals and buffering
  • US Players Not Alloweed

The live dealer casino games now found at online casinos are a relatively recent addition to the games which have been offered online for the past two decades. The first live casino games were roulette games, and over the past few years the concept has exploded to include many other table games.

In addition to live games being offered by the standard software developers such as Microgaming and Playtech, other developers have stepped up to exclusively create live dealer games. Every provider offers a different suite of games, check out the live game software page for more information about which developer offers which game. The following list is a brief overview of the many different live games offered currently at UK online casinos.

Live Roulette

Live roulette progresses as it does in a real-world casino: bets are placed on a CGI screen, a live croupier spins a ball on a real wheel which the players can watch, and when the ball comes to rest in a slot the bets are automatically taken or paid out. The system makes the game just as fun as in a real casino, except it’s much faster and more therefore more exciting.

Live Blackjack

After roulette, blackjack is the far and away the most popular of the live dealer games currently offered at UK online casinos. Players of all bankrolls love live roulette, so don’t be shocked if the player next to you is betting hundreds of pounds on each hand.

Just like in a Las Vegas casino, the game allows players to see the cards of every other player in the CGI area as well as the dealer’s cards. Players can even interact with the dealer and other players through a text chat box, giving the game an authentic, interactive community feel. Moreover, online blackjack features such as side bets and mini games are supported through some live deal providers.

Live Slots

Yes, live slots are absolutely a thing that exists. Although the idea of ‘live’ slots seems almost nonsensical, Evolution Gaming has made the concept work extremely well with it’s famous Mermaid’s Fortune live slot. The game functions as a normal video slot with reels and payline that you would find anywhere.

The real live fun comes when the player hits the bonus round. Instead of an animation, the bonus round is hosted by a real live ‘mermaid’ who explains the way the bonus round works and interact with players as they try to make off with huge bonus paydays. It’s a novel concept which has proven to be quite popular and will doubtlessly lead to more live slot innovations in the future.

Live Baccarat

No casino game conjures up the image of sophistication that baccarat does. And with live baccarat, everyone can experience that high-class feeling without every leaving their own home. Live baccarat is very much like the land-based version; you place a bet and then the dealer deals out the banker and the player cards. Since there are no decisions involved in baccarat, the fun of the live game is in chatting with the dealer and the other players.

Live Casino Hold’em Poker

The most recent game to hit the live dealer casino floor is live casino hold’em poker and it has quickly become a favourite in many online casinos. First developed by Playtech and now supported by many developers, live casino hold’em poker is a variation of poker where you play a type of Texas Hold’em against the dealer, not against other players. The game is fast and fun, with the chance to chat to other players and the dealer being one of the biggest draws.

Live Asian Casino Games

For the most part, popular Asian games such as sic bo, keno, mahjong, and pai gow have not really caught on with the British gaming market. So while many global casinos offer these games with live dealers, they can rarely be found in UK online casinos. That being said, a few British casinos such as Ladbrokes offer live online sic bo for enthusiasts of the game. However, since the game is quite complicated, it is recommended that only experienced players head to the live sic bo tables, as new players will likely lose large amounts of cash trying to learn the game with a live dealer.