5 Reasons to Play Online with a Live Dealer for Real Money

Thanks to the pandemic, most of us are now far more comfortable interacting online. From video conferencing for work to catching up with family via Skype, we now spend a lot more time online. But sometimes, there’s just no substitute for the real thing.

The good news is, playing popular casino games – like blackjack, roulette, and baccarat – online poses no real health risk. And, when you play with a live dealer for real money, it’s a lot like being at a real casino.

At Ignition Casino, we offer live dealer online action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our dealers are real people who run games exactly as they would if you were playing in person. Everything happens in real-time, and you can even chat with your dealer while you play.

Need more convincing? Here are our top five reasons you should play with a live dealer now!

#1: Just like the dealers, the money you win is real

While playing casino games online is always fun, it sometimes feels a little lacking without human interaction. Even when you win, it can feel a little emptier, knowing you’ve just beaten the computer. And you always want to have someone to celebrate your win with… or gloat to!

But when you play with a live dealer for real money, the action feels a lot more real. You have a real person dishing out the cards or spinning the wheel. You also have a real person you can chat with throughout the game… and to congratulate you on your wins!

Just like the dealers, the money you win is real

In fact, when you play live dealer games at Ignition Casino, you can even interact with others at your table. You can chat with them by typing messages into the table’s text box and they can respond in kind. You can also get in on other players’ hot streak by putting back bets on their hands. Who said playing at an online casino isn’t a social experience?

#2: You get the real casino experience from the comfort and safety of your own home

Playing with Ignition Casino’s live dealers online is as close as you’ll get to the real thing. Your dealer will refer to you by name and you’ll get to see all the live action as it happens. You’ll even get to hear the sound of the cards being shuffled or the roulette ball jumping around the wheel.

Also, after you’ve spent some time at the table, you’ll get to know your dealer and fellow players. You may even develop a bit of banter with them, texting them messages of congratulations or consolation.

#3: We offer all your favourite casino table games

At Ignition Casino, there are currently three different games you can play with a live dealer online. These are:

  • Blackjack: This is our most popular option for playing with a live dealer for real money. It’s also a great way to learn how to play blackjack as beginners will have the recommended move highlighted for them. We also offer an early payout version, where you can choose to forfeit your hand and receive a payout of unknown value – it may be bigger than your bet, it may be smaller, you won’t know until you take the trade.
  • Baccarat: This is just like our punto banco online baccarat game… but with a live dealer. You can bet on the dealer or banker, or a tie, then each side will get a couple of cards – and possibly a third to finish the round. You can also place a Dragon Bet which, depending on the winning margin, could boost your payout by up to 30x.
  • Roulette: A true casino classic! When you play roulette with our live dealers online, you’ll have all the same bet options as you get with our standard online roulette. You’ll also get to choose between our American and European versions.

#4: You can interact with both the live dealer and the other players at the table

As we’ve already mentioned, all our live dealer tables come with a chat option. We just ask that you keep it light and friendly and that you treat everyone with respect. Just like at a physical casino, etiquette matters, and abusing those around you will get you ejected.

You also have the option to tip your dealer. Obviously, this isn’t required, but it’s a good way to show your appreciation – particularly if you have a big win. Just choose a chip amount or click the table’s tip box to share the love.

You can interact with both the live dealer and the other players at the table

#5: There are plenty of ways to maximise your chance of winning and boost your payouts

At Ignition Casino, our live dealer tables give you all the same options as our standard online tables. You’ll also get a few options that are only available when you play with a live dealer for real money.

For example, some of our live dealer blackjack games let you get an “early payout”. This lets you get out of your hand early in exchange for an unknown payout amount.

You’ll also be able to cash in on other players’ good luck by placing back bets. This is where you bet on another player and get a payout if they win. Just make sure you’re really on board with their approach because you can’t back out once you’ve placed your bet.

There’s also a range of side bets that you can place when playing with one of our live dealers. For example, when playing blackjack, you can place a Pairs bet, which pays 11:1 if you’re dealt a pair. You can also place a Rummy bet, which pays 9:1 if your initial cards and the dealer’s face up card make a Rummy.

To sum it up…

Want to take your online casino experience to the next level? Try playing with one of Ignition Casino’s live dealers for real money. You’ll get the fun and excitement of your favourite casino games, all from the comfort and safety of your own home.