How Live Dealer Games Can Help You Feel Less Isolated

No matter what you call it – a quarantine or a stay-at-home order or social distancing – the extreme solitude can wear on the strongest of people. The coronavirus spread across North America is prompting many people to reminisce fondly of the times they last had interactions with other human beings.

For many people, online casinos are no replacement for land-based casinos. For them, online slots don’t compare to the big machines, where you can order a drink while you play. Online options don’t provide the friendly smile from a fellow patron or the feel of chatting with a dealer while playing blackjack or another table game…

But wait! There is a way.

Do you want to welcome a live table games dealer to deal the cards and talk to you right from your computer screen? Today’s top online casinos provide that option.

Let’s find out why they’ve become so popular with Canadian players, especially in the last few weeks.

1.  Live Dealer Games = Social Interaction?

While it’s not the same as a video call or in person chat with a friend, live dealer games provide social interaction and entertainment in one during this isolating time.

The dealers are live, directly from a studio, one of many located around the world. They deal the games just as they would if you were sitting at their tables. They read your comments, see your bets, and respond accordingly.

These games are the best way to recreate the casino experience but without the need to drive there, dress up, or even wash your hair. The dealers don’t see you.

Women playing live dealer games on ipad

2.  Pick a Dealer

One of the best things about a live dealer game is the ability to choose your own dealer. There are typically numerous dealers offering the same games – blackjack, three-card poker, baccarat, etc. If you take a seat at a table with a dealer that isn’t to your liking, you can simply leave the table and take a seat at another one.

3.  Wild Array of Live Dealer Games

When live dealer games began years ago, they offered the most basic versions of games. But as they’ve become more popular, studios like Evolution Gaming have expanded their offerings greatly.

This allows player to experiment with new games. Most unique games, like Six Bo or Bet on Numbers are fun games that require only low minimum bets. It allows players to take a seat and find out what the game is all about.

Of course, there are also numerous variations of classic games. There are dozens of versions of blackjack, American and European roulette, and numerous poker options. The rules are available before the player bets, so players can explore and venture into new games.

4.  Learn and Practice Strategy

Never played blackjack in a casino before because you were intimidated or worried you might embarrass yourself? Live dealer games remove those barriers. No one judges in the online games, and the dealers are very friendly. They will help players learn the games and explain the rules if necessary.

For those who want to try different strategies or betting patterns, these online casino games with live dealers are the perfect opportunity. No dealer will question your bets or wonder if you’re counting cards.

Practicing strategy is particularly helpful for players with an interest in games like roulette, in which betting systems are popular.

Live Dealer games

5.  Live Dealer Game Shows

Have you ever wanted to participate in a live version of Deal or No Deal? Monopoly Live? Dream Catcher?

More of Canada’s top online casinos are offering a greater variety of games, with betting as low as $0.10. It can be a fun way to feel a part of a game, participate, and get that much-needed social interaction while playing several fun games.

6.  More Immersive Experiences

Studios that offer live dealer gaming like Evolution Gaming are testing expansions to bring even more excitement and interaction to the games. These will allow players online to play at the same tables as live players in actual casinos. This is not possible in the time of COVID-19 but provides a sample of how the games are advancing.

Evolution Gaming Logo

Further, live dealer games are consistently improving for better player experiences. Over time, companies have learned what players want and don’t want from the dealers. In this way, the games have improved greatly and continue to do so.

7.  Mistakes Forgiven

One thing that new players to live dealer games will find is that the dealers are quite friendly. And they are human, so every now and then, they will make a mistake. Who hasn’t dropped a card? Which dealer hasn’t mispronounced a name? Some of these moments can become quite funny and endearing.

Players make mistakes, too. They might mis-click and bet a wrong amount or indicate an action that they immediately regret. The dealer can sometimes prevent those mistakes but always make the player feel okay about them.

The environment is a friendly one. This is the best part of playing with live dealers online is the atmosphere, welcoming to new or experienced players.

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen


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