All About Live Casino
At Castle Jackpot, you’ll have noticed our wonderful collection of online slots, but hast thou heard about our live casino games? The live casino UK market has been steadily growing for a number of years, and while virtual casinos obviously have their merits, the opportunity to experience the authenticity of a conventional casino without having to leave the comfort of your own home is an alluring prospect.
One reason for the increased choice of jousters to elect to participate in live casino games, is the fact that you can often see the dealers in action, so anyone who is sceptical that there may be a hidden ‘house advantage’ with virtual casinos, can rest assured by seeing the action unfold in front of their eyes.
So what are the choices when it comes to partaking in live casino games? Well, we’re here to break the options down for you, and we’ll mention just some of the games that you can play right here at Castle Jackpot!
Roulette is a popular casino game in which players place bets on a variety of outcomes of where a ball will land on a spinning wheel. The wheel contains 37 numbered pockets - 18 red, 18 black, and a green zero - in European and UK casinos, and 38 numbered pockets in the American version (featuring two zero pockets). Bets can be placed on a single number, various groups of numbers, whether the number will be red or black, whether the number will be odd or even, or if the number will be high (19–36) or low (1–18).
At Castle Jackpot we have a variety of Live Roulette games available. Live London Roulette leaves you feeling that you’re actually at a real casino table. With the combination of live audio, live video, and text-based chat; the elegance of an actual casino is perfectly replicated. Live Speed Roulette cuts the time it takes to place a bet by 50%, leading to a more efficient experience. Finally, Live Auto Roulette uses an automatic roulette wheel that doesn't require a human croupier to operate, thereby making it one of the fastest roulette games online.
Trivia from the Tower!
Did you know that the word Roulette comes from the French for “little wheel”?
Poker is a traditional card game with a few well-known variants. There are two basic kinds of poker; Stud and Draw. The general principle is the same, with combatants aiming to assemble the best hand of cards, with each format of the game allowing them to trade a varied number of cards with those in the deck in order to improve their hand. Similarly, different categories of poker have differing betting processes.
Castle Jackpot is home to a fair number of poker games, for fans of all forms of the game. Live Casino Hold’em and Ultimate Texas Hold’em recreate a perfect environment for Texas Hold’em, where you can interact with a genuine dealer in real-time, while it’s just you against the house on every hand. Live Caribbean Stud is a slight spin on the standard game of five card stud that doesn’t sacrifice any of the action. Finally, Live Three Card Poker combines the traditional elements of five-card poker with the fast-paced nature of Baccarat.
Speaking of Baccarat, it’s a relatively simple card game in which the objective is to have a hand total that is as close to 9 as possible. Hands are made up of two cards, dealt to both the player and the dealer. There are three possible outcomes of a round; a player win, a banker win or a tie. Challengers place their wagers on their predicted outcome before the round begins. Player hand bets pay evens on the initial stake, while - generally speaking - banker bets pay out 95% of the initial stake (in addition to returning the initial stake). The remaining 5% is kept by the casino as commission.
There are many versions of Baccarat available to play within the castle grounds, all hosted by Evolution Gaming. Live Baccarat is the standard form of the game, while Live Speed Baccarat doesn’t sacrifice any of the action despite being played at a faster pace. Live Baccarat Squeeze adds the element of surprise in which the dealer gradually reveals face-down cards. And the final version, No Commission Baccarat is exactly what it sounds like. Different to most Baccarat games, there is no commission taken from the player on winning banker bets in this version.
Blackjack is a modern version of the ancient card game Twenty-One. There are few differences, and ultimately the game requires the player to assemble a hand in which the cards either add up to a total of 21, or add up to a higher number than the dealer’s hand (without going over 21, or ‘going bust’). Contenders can ‘hit’ or ‘stick’ depending on whether they want to risk taking another card from the dealer or not. Bets are made on whether the player thinks they have a better hand than the dealer.
There’s only one online blackjack game as part of our live casino, but fear not, it’s everything you could want if you’ve decided to play. Live Blackjack allows you to play against dealers in real-time, in one of the most authentic blackjack experiences anywhere on the internet. You can even select a 3D view to fully immerse you within the game mode.
Dream Catcher is a contemporary casino game, featuring a large vertical wheel divided into 54 equal segments. 52 of them have one of five different numbers on them (1, 2, 5, 10, or 40), with each of those numbers having their own unique colour. There is also a silver x2 multiplier, and a gold x7 multiplier. Bets are placed on whichever number the contender believes it will land on, before the wheel is spun by the dealer. Payout odds are linked to the winning number. For example the number 5 pays 5/1, the number 10 pays 10/1 and so on.
A proven favourite of land-based UK casino patrons, both with novices and battle-hardened veterans, Castle Jackpot features the straightforwardly titled Live Dream Catcher from Evolution Gaming. It’s not just the name that’s straightforward, the simplistic nature of the game makes it easy to follow, and the lights and sounds effects make it appealing to online slot gamers.
With such a veritable feast of live casino games to choose from, we’ve got you covered at Castle Jackpot. Whether you’re a newcomer to the format, or an experienced live casino connoisseur, there are plenty of options available no matter your skill level.
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