What Are the Advantages of Live Dealer Casinos?

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Millions of Americans can now enjoy live casino games without having to leave their own homes. Online casino gaming is legal in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and the best sites all offer thriving live dealer sections. What makes live dealer games so exciting?

An Immersive and Sociable Experience

Live dealer casino games replicate the conviviality, excitement, and sociability you can enjoy when visiting a land-based casino. Instead of playing virtual table games against a Random Number Generator (RNG), you will play with a live dealer based in a dedicated studio.

You can chat with the dealer throughout the game, and some online casinos allow you to speak to the other players too. This feeling of presence in the game is one of the key advantages of playing live. You can also keep track of developments within the game, making it a more realistic and immersive experience.

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The Comfort of Playing Against a Live Dealer

The licensed online casinos that have launched in the US all use robust RNG software to deliver the results of their virtual table games. The software is regularly tested by external examiners to ensure it delivers fair results and works correctly. This is part of the licensing process.

You can rest assured that you will be playing fair games that are not rigged in any way whatsoever. The RTP (return to player) figure tells you the theoretical amount you should receive. However, some players are still uncomfortable with the idea of playing against a machine. They prefer to see a human deal with a hand or spin the wheel. This is possible thanks to the advent of live dealer play.

The Convenience of Playing from Home

It is a lot more convenient to play at home rather than heading to your nearest land-based casino. You will save money on gas or public transport, and on food and beverages. You will also save time.

There is no need to dress up. You can sit on the couch in your pajamas if you so desire. You can play at any time of day or night, in an environment in which you are comfortable.

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You can also play on your mobile device from anywhere in the state of your connection is strong, which provides many more opportunities to play your favorite games. You can play on your break at work, for example.

The Ability to Receive Bonuses

You will receive a compelling sign-up bonus as an incentive for joining a live dealer casino in your state. It will generally take the form of a deposit match bonus, or 24 hours of risk-free play, perhaps with some free spins thrown into the mix.

You will then be given a variety of ongoing bonuses to keep you from migrating to a rival site. They include free spins, loyalty programs, reload bonuses, prize draws, and other promos.

Land-based casinos do not tend to offer bonuses, because they have a captive audience. You can reduce the house edge by claiming bonuses at live dealer sites, giving you a better chance of earning a profit.

The Variety on Offer

The best live dealer casinos offer dozens of games, including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps, Hold’em, and game shows like Dream Catcher, Deal or No Deal, and Monopoly Live, plus various niche games and Asian games.

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You will generally find a broader array of table limits at online live dealer sites too. You can sign up for accounts with multiple sites and play at all of them from your home, giving you access to a very large selection.