While the concept of a Live Online Casino has been with us for a few years now, a number of players seem reluctant to try it out. Traditional, automated software remains popular for several good reasons but, if you’ve yet to try the live rooms, are you missing out?
Perhaps that reluctance stems from not knowing what to expect and with that in mind, we’ve published this comprehensive guide on the workings of Unibet’s Live Casino. All your questions should be answered as we work through so let’s get started.
What do we mean by Live?
The set up in our live casino is designed to give you the closest possible experience to gaming in the physical world. Whether you’re playing Roulette, blackjack, baccarat, poker or any of our other games, you will find real tables and live dealers on hand to enhance your enjoyment.
The dealers and croupiers that we employ are trained professionals so you can be certain that the gameplay is of a first class standard. You can interact and chat but remember that their mission is to keep the game flowing without delays so keep it brief and keep it professional.
The action is all played out in real time so, the message at this point is to expect a lifelike experience. If you’ve ever played at the tables in Las Vegas, London, Macau or any of the great casinos around the world, this is as close as you will get to that feeling of actually ‘being there’.
The studious carry the distinct Unibet theme so you know who you’re playing with and that a trusted brand is on hand to deliver the best possible service. It’s a positive start but that live casino feel is about to get even better as we take our seat at the tables.
Keeping it Real
Many casino games such as Blackjack or the poker based table game Caribbean Stud Poker offer a straight battle between the player and the dealer but in other titles, there are additional opponents involved. We can’t teleport you and your competitors to those tables but until such time as that technology may be developed, Unibet can offer the closest possible experience to live competition.
When you’re at the tables, you will be aware that other opponents are involved in the game but you cannot see them and they cannot see you. Complete anonymity is guaranteed while you’re online but you can still experience all the thrills of poker competition.
In games where there are other opponents in the room, you will be perfectly clear on their bets and on how you need to react. Alternatively, if they have folded and are no longer in the contest, this will become apparent too.
In those games where it’s a battle between player and dealer, that live dealer will be directly in front of the screen. Their cards will be clearly seen and this is an area of online gaming which is identical to the experience found in a bricks and mortar casino.
Gameplay at our live casino takes place in real time and it’s really very simple to follow. It’s just like ‘being there’ in all possible senses and the aim is to provide you with the closest possible experience that you would find out in the real world.
Some bricks and mortar casinos are open around the clock but in general, they cannot provide the same flexibility that you’ll find in a live online casino. At Unibet, our live tables are available 24/7 and you can therefore choose to play at any time of the day or night.
On the subject of flexibility, you can access the live casino rooms in a number of ways. Naturally, those who prefer to play via a static pc or laptop are covered but we recognise that more and more customers like the option to play ‘on the go’.
That’s why we have two options for mobile players: You can search for Unibet in your browser and play on the mobile site but it’s recommended that you opt for the app as a more efficient alternative. It’s completely free to use so just head to your usual store and follow the download instructions.
Once the app is available on your mobile device, you should enjoy the same speed and functionality that you would from a PC or Laptop. To help us achieve this, make sure you have a strong connection and that your device is constantly upgraded to support the latest software updates.
Making our live casino experience as flexible as possible is a big key to its success and here are just two ways in which we do just that. If your preference is for home play, gaming on the go or a mix of both, you’re completely covered here. In addition, remember that you can access the Unibet live casino at any time of the day or night.
What Games can I play?
Classic casino games transferred perfectly to the original online casinos once operators started to take advantage of the new, digital age. Poker, Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat were an instant hit so there’s no reason that they cannot transfer back now that live online casinos have been developed.
While there is a wide choice of games in the Unibet Live Casino, our four most popular options are Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat and Roulette. These games represent classic casino play and they are the first choice for many of our players.
In our poker room, there are options for those days when you’re ready to do battle with other opponents. Alternatively, if you’re playing three card stud then it’s a one-to-one battle between yourself and the dealer.
Our roulette lobby features all three main versions of the game so, irrespective of whether you prefer French, European or American roulette, you will be catered for at the wheel. Like most of our live casino games, there are innovative variants that adapt standard play and offer a twist to make things even more exciting. Lightning Roulette is a perfect example of this and, like the name suggests, this is a fast paced version of an old classic.
Blackjack also carries a host of options for those who want to take on the dealer in a one to one version of this classic card game. Just click on the blackjack lobby and enter the room to discover just what’s available.
In addition to all of the classic games, we like to offer something a little different at Unibet. Here, you can enjoy a casino version of an iconic board game in Monopoly Live. Alternatively, you can tackle Football Studio where players speculate on which team will be dealt the highest cards. Side Bet City, Lightning Dice and Money Wheel help to complete the picture in a live casino where there really should be something for everyone.
Right in the Action
We realise that we cannot transport you into a bricks and mortar casino and while Unibet continues to concentrate on online play, the focus is on bringing you the best possible live experience over the internet. To do that, players must have the feeling of being ‘in the action’ - right at the heart of the blackjack, poker, baccarat or roulette tables.
As we’ve seen, when you’re playing in a game that features a set of opponents, all aiming to scoop the pot, we make sure that you feel that competitive edge that comes with every turn of the card.
When it’s a case of one-on-one against the dealer, the atmosphere may become more relaxed without those extra opponents but the feel of competition is very real. This is a very important part of the mechanics of Unibet’s live casino. If you’re not in the action then you’re not really enjoying it so we make sure that you’re right in the heart of play and feeling the enjoyable but competitive nature of our games.
If you already have a Unibet account then you can just head to the live casino rooms and start playing straight away. If you are new to us, please complete a simple registration form, supply the required verification documents and the whole process can be taken care of in just a few minutes time.
Once on board, just click on the live casino tab at the top of the homepage and our full choice of games will be revealed so you can find your preference and start playing. If you need a refresher course on some of these games, look for one of our many live casino guides which offer a comprehensive rundown of the rules and gameplay. Finally, for more general queries, head over to our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Unibet’s Live Casino provides an exciting environment in which to play and our live dealers enhance the whole experience. All we need now is for you to get involved so why not log in or register to enjoy the live atmosphere right away.