Live Casinos are the heart of Casinos, as we all know the legendary scenes from James Bond movies where 007 is playing Baccarat with the big criminals. In Casinos, there are many different games, Slot machines, Table Games, Live Games and many more, but the three mentioned above are the most known and played games. Live Casinos are one of the most played games on Online Casinos and they have become the backbone of gaming.
Live Casinos – Live Roulette
Roulette has been the heart of all Casinos both Land-Based and Online Casinos. The game is known to be one of the most interactive games that you can play and the thrill you get from hitting the correct number is something!
The numbers are split into two sets as high (19–36) or low (1–18).
Roulette is a game that is played against the house or Casino. The original meaning of the word Roulette comes from the French language and it means “little wheel”. This is a single-player game and all players in the table must bet or guess what number will the ball land on. The Croupier or the Dealer is the one who takes the best from players and then will spin the wheel to make sure that there is no foul play. The game is played by spinning the Roulette wheel one way and then the ball the other way. When the ball loses speed or momentum, it will at some point drop and then start bouncing and fall to one of the slots in the wheel.
Versions of Roulette
French/European Roulette is a single zero wheel where there are a total of 37 numbers.
In the French version, there are two additional rules. They were mentioned earlier: La Partage and En Prison. Both of these rules only apply for even money bets.
La Partage, in French, means “to divide”. Simply put, when La Partage is applied, the money you bet is halved. You lose only half your bet and the casino takes that money. You will still have the other half to continue playing with or cash out. This means the house edge is actually reduced even further, down to 1.35%.
En Prison, in French, means “the prison”. When the ball lands on the zero, the money you bet is ‘placed in prison’. You cannot bet more, change your bet or withdraw it. What happens to your money depends on the next spin. If you win the bet on the next spin, you get all your money back. However, if you lose the next spin, you lose all your money.
American style Roulette is a double zero wheel where there are a total of 38 numbers. American roulette ranks as one of the two most popular variations of this classic game of chance, alongside European roulette.
This variation enjoys great popularity among players residing in the United States but is played by fans of the game from other parts of the world as well. The winnings are then paid to anyone who has placed a successful bet.
Inside bets in Roulette
|Straight/Single||Bet on a single number||Entirely within the square for the chosen number|
|Split||Bet on two vertically/horizontally adjacent numbers (e.g. 14-17 or 8-9)||On the edge shared by the numbers|
|Street||Bet on three consecutive numbers in a horizontal line (e.g. 7-8-9)||On the outer edge of the number at either end of the line|
|Corner/Square||Bet on four numbers that meet at one corner (e.g. 10-11-13-14)||On the common corner|
|Six Line/Double Street||Bet on six consecutive numbers that form two horizontal lines (e.g. 31-32-33-34-35-36)||On the outer corner shared by the two leftmost or the two rightmost numbers|
|Trio||A three-number bet that involves at least one zero: 0-1-2 (either layout); 0-2-3 (single-zero only); 00-2-3 (double-zero only)||On the corner shared by the three chosen numbers|
|First Four||Bet on 0-1-2-3 (Single-zero layout only)||On the outer corner shared by 0-1 or 0-3|
|Basket||Bet on 0-00-1-2-3 (Double-zero layout only)||On the outer corner shared by 0-1 or 00-3|
Live Casinos – Live Blackjack
Blackjack is one of the most played games in the world. The game is very simple as all you have to do is get 21 and win, but this is not the easiest thing, as the game is played with one to eight decks, so you will be playing with 52 to 416 cards.
History of Blackjack
Blackjack’s immediate precursor was the English version of twenty-one called Vingt-Un, a game of unknown provenance, but probably of Spanish origin. The first written reference is found in a book by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, most famous for writing Don Quixote. Cervantes was a gambler, and the main characters of his tale “Rinconete y Cortadillo”, from Novelas Ejemplares, are a couple of cheats working in Seville. They are proficient at cheating at veintiuna (Spanish for twenty-one), and state that the object of the game is to reach 21 points without going over and that the ace values 1 or 11.
The game is played with the Spanish baraja deck. This short story was written between 1601 and 1602, implying that ventiuna was played in Castile since the beginning of the 17th century or earlier. Later references to this game are found in France and Spain.
The first record of the game in France occurs in 1768 and in Britain during the 1770s and 1780s, but the first rules anywhere appear in Britain in 1800 under the name of Vingt-Un. Twenty-One appeared in the United States in the early 1800s, still known in those days as Vingt-Un. The first rules were an 1825 reprint of the 1800 English rules. English Vingt-Un later developed into an American variant in its own right which was renamed blackjack around 1899.
Blackjack Card values
To get you will need to get 21, this means that you need to combine the cards correctly and not to bust (what means go over). This is done by either using the picture cards that are valued as 10 and the Ace card, that is either 1 or 11 when you get a better payout.
But you can also get Blackjack with the smaller cards, but this is usually more risky and difficult, as busting is very easy when you get your first two cards, then you will have to choose to do you