Beginner’s Guide to Live Casinos

When you’re used to cards, chips and the smooth green fuzz of the playing mat, it can be difficult to imagine playing a game of poker with nothing but your phone!

Yet, imagine this: you don’t have to go anywhere to get the casino experience you want. You can stay in your comfy armchair while your dealer deals your cards in your glamorous portable casino. What’s not to love? We’re all lazy at heart.

So what are live casinos, and how do they work? And more importantly, how do you get started?

Read on and you’ll find out everything you need to know about just how fun live casinos can be!

Introduction to Live Casinos

The rise in popularity of livestreaming has revolutionized how we approach games and hobbies in general. Nowadays, gambling at a live casino is just as common as heading to a real one.

In fact, live casinos are so easy to use that many are making the switch without looking back! And let us tell you, easy access is just the first of live casino’s advantages.

1. So what are live casinos, exactly?

Well, first of all, “live” casino gambling is a service provided by online casinos. These are secure, licensed websites who provide you with both online games and a live casino.

Online games are fully-virtual games provided by game developers. Live casinos, however, involve a real location with real tables and professional dealers, who are filmed and broadcast on the web.

You will be joining the table and viewing the game in real-time, in a process called livestreaming.  The dealer will have their own screen where they can see the number and position of all players, as well as their bets.

2. What games can you play at a live casino?

While you’ll find a great variety of online games, live casinos often feature traditional table games. The most common among these are:

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Poker
  • Baccarat

Here at GoWin, you’ll find a selection of the above as well as Dreamcatcher games.  You can find a more detailed guide on how these games work over here.

How to Play at a Live Casino

You’ll have to be a paying customer to enjoy the privilege of accessing live casinos. Here are the steps to take if you’ve chosen GoWin as your preferred online casino:

  1. Sign up or log in to your GoWin account
  • Read our terms and conditions thoroughly.
  • Click on the “Join now” or “Sign in” button.
  • Fill out the registration form.
  1. If applicable, redeem your casino bonus
  • Read our bonus terms and conditions.
  • Visit the cashier to make a deposit.
  • Redeem the bonus you want to claim.
  1. If you haven’t already, make a deposit
  • Visit the Banking page.
  • Select your preferred casino deposit method.
  • Enter the amount you want to deposit.
  1. Go to our games lobby
  • Click the “Play Now” tab.
  • Click the “Live Dealer” tab.
  1. Choose a game and join a table!

There’s not much more to it. Once you’ve chosen the game, you will gain access to the livestream and take your place at the table.

You’ll meet the dealer, who will sometimes offer you a tutorial. All that’s left will be to place your virtual chips on the table to make your first bets!