Live dealer games are a massive step up to the land-based tables in brick-and-mortar casinos. They were a massive hit right from the start and will continue to be as they continue to tread the bleeding edge of innovation.
Land-based casinogoers would know that playing casino games isn’t as simple as sitting at a table and placing a bet — there is some form of decorum to the whole thing. Some players may not know that these proprieties also translate to live tables despite being played online from the comfort of one’s own home.,
With this quick guide, we will teach you some live gaming 101 and give you a couple of tips to ensure you’ll have the best live gaming experience possible.
KNOW THE RULES
Before you take a seat, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the general rules and gameplay. While the live dealer is there to answer specific questions, you can’t keep firing gameplay questions to learn as you go. This can cause frustration with the dealer and other players, taking time away from the actual game.
Although live tables do not come with a free demo like online slots do, there are still a number of ways you can level up your Live Casino game knowledge.
At EnergyCasino, for instance, we offer a number of first-person tables that are played with a computer algorithm rather than with a live dealer. So, players can take these tables for a spin in the demo mode to learn the ropes. That said, the gameplay of first-person table games is much simpler than typical Live Casino games, but they are great for learning the fundamentals and practising strategies.
Once you’ve gotten the basics down, you can then head to your live table of choice and watch a couple of rounds before placing your bets. This way, you can familiarise yourself with the mechanics without putting real money on the line.
The Live Chat option was a revolutionary feature to be introduced to live tables, as it aids in making the experience much more immersive. That said, there are a few drawbacks.
Some players may take the Live Chat feature as an opportunity to heckle and offend other players or even the dealer. All chats are moderated — offenders will quickly find themselves booted from the lobby.
It is essential that, as you take a seat, you treat the dealer and other players with respect. Greet the dealer as you enter, and you can also say thank you once you leave. It is not okay to ask dealers personal questions or request special treatment. Remember that, since this is their job at the end of the day, live dealers will have strict protocols to follow.
You can ask neutral questions about the game itself, but always bear in mind that you’re not playing against computers. If the dealer messes up, don’t get worked up over it — everybody makes mistakes! Mistakes are often resolved on the spot and rarely affect how you play. And in the cases that they do, you can always contact Customer Support for additional help.
Live dealers and your fellow players are real people with real feelings. Respect is always key.
AVOID TABLES OUT OF YOUR BUDGET
Different live tables offer different betting values. Some tables may offer a minimum wager of €0.20 (or currency equivalent), while others may have a minimum bet of €2. Choose a table depending on your bankroll; we recommend sticking low-minimum tables and low wagers to ensure responsible play.
Don’t bother sitting at a table that doesn’t suit your budget — especially if you take up a seat on a limited-seating table and don’t want to stick around. If you plan to stay for a few short rounds, you can always opt to bet behind and gamble on other players’ hands. That way, you can still enjoy the gameplay at your own pace.
KEEP PERSONAL INFO AND OPINIONS TO YOURSELF
The Live Chat function allows players to discuss gameplay — and nothing else! Avoid striking up conversations about contentious topics like politics or religion. It can make other players, or even the live dealer, feel uncomfortable; Live Casinos are not the place to discuss such things.
It is also important to keep all personal information to yourself — and don’t ask the dealer for their info either! Giving away information like that is a breach of privacy.
Live Casinos are meant to be fun, so keep chats light-hearted to ensure everyone has a good experience.
ENJOY LIVE CASINO GAMES AT ENERGYCASINO
Now that you’ve brushed up on your Live Casino etiquette, you’re all ready and prepped to set off on an unparalleled gaming adventure. Enjoy hundreds of live tables at EnergyCasino, along with daily tournaments, promotional events and a swanky loyalty programme!