Live Casino games are the ultimate hit when it comes to online gambling. Once you try playing one of the many games that Ego Casino has to offer you will have the feeling that you are playing in a real-life casino, with increased levels of interaction.
Live casino games are run in real-time via a live video stream. A real human dealer is conducting the game, and not only that, but they will answer any question you have regarding the game you play. This adds the social feeling of playing and the games have seen the biggest change with this innovation. You can find games like Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, and Poker to play in real-time.
Fairly easy game to learn, Blackjack has taken the world like a storm. The goal of the game is to get a hand as closest to 21, higher than the dealer's hand without going bust. The game is played with a standard 52-card deck and there are many different variations of the game. But before you start exploring we suggest you learn the basic rules of the game, and once you master those you can play any variation you want.
You need to place a bet before the game starts. Each table will have minimum and maximum bets allowed. Both, you and the dealer will receive two cards each. The cards have slightly different values here, aces can be valued at 1 or 11, cards from 2 through 10 have their face value and the face cards have a value of 10.
Once you see your cards you have the option to hit, receive another card, or you can stand, and take no further action.
One of the most important decisions you have to make when you play is to decide whether you should hit or stand.
Another option that some blackjack variations offer is the Doubling Down. You need to double your bet if you decide to make this move, but keep in mind that if you do that at the wrong time you will lose more. As you gain more experience you will get the feeling when to double down. We suggest you should always double down when you get 11 on your opening two cards.
Another available option is splitting. When you receive two cards with the same value you can split the pair and play it as two separate hands. You will have to make another bet of the same value as your initial bet.
As we mentioned before, Aces are kind of like a Joker card, because they can be valued as 1 or 11. The good thing here is that you can value them the way you want, the way you believe is better for your hand. When the Ace has a value of 11 you have a soft hand, and when the Ace has a value of 1 you have a hard hand.
One of the benefits, when you play Blackjack online, is the many side bets the game offers. One very popular wager is the ‘Bet Behind’ option. You see, when you want to join a table and there is not enough room for everyone, you can bet on the outcome of other players. What is more, this bet is available for you even if you are seated at the table. You can pay close attention to a certain player and see how many game rounds they have won so far. This is important information that will help you decide whether you should place a bet on that player or not.
Deciding when to stand while playing Blackjack can be of crucial importance. It all depends on whether you think you will go bust if you hit and ask for another card.
When you have a hand that is of the total value of 11 or less, then if you hit, the chances of busting are in the picture. And the best-case scenario here is to receive a 10-value card and win the round.
But, if your hand value is 12 or higher, then the game becomes more challenging. Let's say you hit a 10-value card, you will immediately bust and lose the round. Of course, you can receive a card that will bring you a win too. And, this is what makes the game more interesting and exciting while you are waiting for your card.
Unfortunately, there is no one straightforward answer to what you should do in a given situation. We advise you to play the game and gain experience and a feel of how you should play. The good news is that you can play Blackjack at Ego Casino for free until you learn the ropes without having to spend your own money. Once you feel confident enough you can start playing for real money and experience the real thrill this game has to offer.
Roulette is without a doubt one of the most popular games, and there is not a single person who hasn't heard about it. Discovered by chance, the game is played for over 200 years and it is still going strong.
If you have never played it before, there is nothing to worry about. Once we give you the basic rules you can start playing for real money very soon. There are many different variations of the game, but in general, the basic rules are the same. The first thing that you need to decide is what kind of a game you want to play. If you are looking for a more challenging game you can play American roulette, because this wheel has an extra zero that increases the house edge. And, if you are looking to play a couple of rounds, but more on the safe side then we suggest you play European or French roulette. From this, you can see that there are three classic variations of the game, French, European, and American roulette. The European version of the game has 37 slots on the wheel, filled with numbers from 1 through 36, and a single zero. The numbers are all placed in black and red slots in random order while the zero is placed in a green pocket. The same goes for the French roulette when it comes to the wheel and the table layout. The only difference here is that the French roulette offers some side bets that will lower the house edge even more.
The American version of the game has 38 slots on the wheel, filled with numbers from 1 through 36, a single zero and a double zero.
Once you get familiar with the table layout and the wheel it is time to learn how to bet. There are two main types of bets, Inside and Outside bets. The inside bets are bets you place on the inside of the field. These bets offer better payouts but the chances of predicting them are quite small. If you are a beginner you should stay away from these bets at least until you learn how the game works. The outside bets are the bets you can place on the left side of the numbers. These are the most popular bets, and even people who never played the game are familiar with them. What makes the outside bets more special is the fact that the chances of predicting these are almost 50-50. So, if you are just learning the game or you want to play on the safe side and maintain your balance you should place these bets.
There are 5 types of inside bets and they are placed on the inner field of the table and they are the following ones Straight up, Split, Street, Corner, and Line.
· Straight up – This is the bet that everyone wishes to predict because it offers the highest payout. This is a bet on a single number and if you can't decide on only one lucky number, there is nothing to worry about because you can place as many straight-up bets as you want.
· A split bet is a bet you can place on two numbers, and whichever of the two wins, you will receive a payout.
· A street bet is a bet on a row of three numbers on a single horizontal line. This bet offers a payout of 11 to 1.
· A corner bet is a bet on four numbers that form a square on the table.
· A-Line bet is a bet on 6 adjacent numbers that offer a payout of 5 to 1.
Outside bets are bets placed on the boxes around the inner field. These bets offer almost a 50-50 chance of winning, so if you want to prolong your gameplay we suggest you try some of the following bets:
· A column bet is a bet that covers 12 numbers. You can bet on the three vertical rows by placing a chip in the box at the bottom of the row.
· A dozen bet is a bet placed on 12 numbers in three consecutive rows. To place this bet you need to put the chips in the following areas marked the 1st 12, 2nd 12, and 3rd 12.
· The high or low bet covers almost half the table where you bet on all low or all high numbers. The low numbers are 1 through 18, and the high numbers are 19 through 36.
· Red or Black is a bet on either all black pockets or all red pockets regardless of the number.
· Odd or Even is a bet on all odd or all even numbers.
Baccarat is a classic game that you can play Live at Ego Casino. You are probably familiar with this game if you are a fan of James Bond movies especially. One of the reasons players enjoy this game is the fact that it offers the lowest house edge of all casino games. There are different variations of the game, but once you learn the basics you will have no trouble playing any game you want.
The idea in Baccarat is to get a hand with a total value of 9. Unlike in Blackjack, you can't go bust here because the cards are valued slightly differently here. All cards have their face value and 10s and face cards are valued at zero. If you receive two cards that add up to a two-digit number, then the second digit is the value of your hand. For instance, if you receive a 7 and a 9, which totals 16, then your hand will have a value of 6.
In some circumstances, you will receive a third card. The rules for the third card are set beforehand and both the player and the dealer have to follow them. The rules for the player are way simpler than those for the dealer. If you have a hand with a total value of 5 or less you will get a third card, and if you have a hand with a total value of 6 or more you will stand.
The dealer will get a third card in the following circumstances, and the rules are closely tight to the value of the player's third card:
If the banker’s total is 2, they will always draw a third card regardless of what the player’s third card happens to be.
If the banker’s total is 3, they will draw a third card unless the player’s third card is an 8.
If the banker has 4, they will draw again unless the player's third card is a 0, 1, 8, or 9.
If the banker’s total is 5, they will draw a third card unless the player’s third card is a 0, 1, 2, 3, 8 or 9
If the banker has a score of 6, they will draw again unless the player’s third card is a 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 or 9
There are three types of bets you can place when you play Baccarat. You can bet on the Player's hand, the Banker’s hand, or on a Tie. Statistically speaking, the banker bet will win more than any other bet, so if you want to play on the safe side this is the bet you should play. The tie bet on the other hand offers the highest payout, but the chances of winning this bet are way smaller.
There are other bets you can place while playing the game, these are called side bets and they include the following ones:
· Player Pair – This is a bet that the player will receive two identical cards.
· Banker Pair – This is a bet that the banker will receive two identical cards.
· Either Pair – This is a bet that either the banker or the player will get two identical cards.
· Perfect Pair – This is a bet that the first two cards that the banker will receive will be of the same suit. Keep in mind that most variations of the game are played with 6 or 8 decks of cards, so perfect pairs are possible.
· Big Bets – This is a bet on the total points scored from the initial four cards. You will receive a payout if the players' and the banker's hands hit 5 or 6.
· Small Bets – This is again a bet on the total points scored from the initial four cards, and if the total hits 4, you will receive a payout.
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Playing live games is very popular among gamblers because it allows you to have an experience very similar to playing at a land-based casino.