What is Live Casino?

Live Casino brings the full experience of being in a real casino to your home through video feeds and interactive games. They connect you with live dealers in studios to play casino games like blackjack and roulette, with the added bonus of a text chat function for communicating with them and other players.

A key component of Live Casino is the GCU (Gaming Control Unit), a device that encodes data from the game and displays it on the player’s screen. This means that players can see instantly when they have won or lost their bets. The GCU also allows the dealer to communicate with the players through the live stream, meaning they can ask questions and answer them directly.

Many online casinos offer a Live Casino option. These are often hosted by a specialist provider such as Evolution Gaming, NetEnt or Playtech. These providers have studios around the world and can either license their software to a casino or let them use tables in their own live studios. Online casinos that choose the latter option can then add their branding and customise the look and feel of their games.

To get started with a Live Casino, simply sign up to a casino site, then make a deposit and head to the live casino page to select your preferred game. You’ll be asked to enter a username and password and, depending on the live casino, you may have to select a table before you can join. Most live casino games follow the same formats as their online counterparts so players will find it easy to familiarise themselves with them.