What is a live casino?
A live casino is a relatively new and exciting way of playing casino games online without needing to head on over to a land-based casino. These games are very similar to the virtual table games found at most online casinos, except these are operated by real people at Betiton. How these games work is that the game provider has a studio set up to look like a casino floor. There will be a number of tables on the floor, each of them manned by a professional dealer. These tables are covered by various different camera angles and it is these feeds that are streamed live to you and your device while you sit at home. In this way, you can watch all of the action as it unfolds. The best part about playing these games, which makes them more exciting when compared to online slots (pokies), is that you can interact with the dealer and other players.
- Variety of Games
- Real Interactions
- Professional Dealers
- Safe and Secure
There are several different reasons why you should play live casino games. For starters there are a large number of different live games available – variety is definitely the spice of life. By having these live games online, they become more accessible to many more players. In the past, if you wanted to enjoy these immersive games, you would actually have to head to a land-based casino to play them. Now, thanks to these live dealer games, you get to experience real interactions with professional dealers from the comfort of your own home. These games also qualify for a casino bonus to boost your bankroll if you’re lucky. To top off these advantages, these live games are also highly safe and secure. Instead of having their random number generators tested, as happens with jackpot slots (pokies), these games are monitored by real-life pit bosses who watch the highly trained professional dealers as they operate these games.
How to play live casino games
Playing live casino games at any casino online is very easy to do. When you head over to the live casino lobby, the first thing you need to do is look at the different games available. Once you have chosen the game that you want to play, check and see if the betting limits meet your budget. It’s then very easy to sit down at a table, especially as these live games always have a space available, so you’ll never have to wait. When the live-streamed video feed comes up on your screen, you will find that it’s overlaid with a virtual betting screen so that you can click and place your betting choices. Alternatively, you can communicate your bets and subsequent actions through the live chat directly with the dealer. It’s also worth checking the casino bonus options that you can use for these games too.
When you choose a blackjack game or other live table game to play, there are a few things you should bear in mind that influence your game choice. For one, you should be looking at the minimum and maximum bet limits. If you have a small budget, pick a lower limit game or table. If you are planning on implementing a betting strategy such as the Martingale System for roulette, you will need to pick a table that has low minimum and high maximum limits. We also recommend checking out the different rules of the various table game variants available to you. For instance, in roulette, it’s a good idea to pick French roulette over the American version as it gives you a much lower house edge. Taking advantage of things like these is very important as there is no such thing as bonus spins in any of the live table games.
Popular live casino games
- Live Roulette
- Live Blackjack
There are a number of exciting live games available at online casinos. One of the most popular is live roulette. Roulette comes in a number of different versions, including European, American and French. Each of these games is still very much based on luck, though you can implement a number of different betting strategies that might tip the balance in your favour and help you score a few wins.
Live Blackjack is another popular option to play at a live casino. These blackjack games are also available in a number of different variants such as multi-deck and double deck. The live blackjack require a good knowledge of the rules and a little more strategy if you plan on beating the dealer to that top score of 21.
Casino offers and bonuses at Betiton
One way of really propelling your online gaming to the next level is by making use of any bonuses that a casino offers. At Betiton we’re offering all our New Zealand players the chance to get a fun welcome bonus package. Once you’ve signed up you are eligible for the 100% match deposit bonus. There’s no need to input a bonus code to get this – instead, you need to make a qualifying wager that is a minimum of NZ$10. The bonus will match 100% up to a value of NZ$150. This part of the bonus can be played on a range of games within the casino, including online scratch cards (scratchies). You’ll also get 50 spins for the Book of Dead pokie. Making further minimum qualifying deposits of NZ$20 for the next two days will see you receive a further 50 spins on each of those two days as well. Read our terms and conditions here to find out more.
Deposits and withdrawals
When it comes to playing at an online casino, it’s always very important to check out the deposit and withdrawal options. Often players from New Zealand will forget to check out these options, but we’re here to give you the details so that you know your transactions are in safe and secure hands. We only use payment options from the very best providers so that you can rest assured that everything will operate smoothly. We have top options such as Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Skrill, all of which are perfect for Kiwi players. The minimum amount for both deposits and withdrawals is NZ$10 while the maximum is NZ$5000 per deposit and NZ$7000 per month for withdrawals. Deposits are instantaneous so that you can get playing your favourite games right away. Withdrawals take a little longer and have to go through a 48-hour pending period, followed by 24 hours of processing. Make sure your account is verified to help speed things up.
Play live casino with your mobile
Nowadays the vast majority of people have a mobile phone at their disposal. What’s even more important is that these phones are used to access the internet for almost anything you can think of. With this in mind, we have made sure that our Betiton Casino site is fully mobile-optimised and compatible with a range of different mobile devices. This means that as a player from NZ, you will be able to access the site via your mobile browser. The general set-up of the site is the same as the desktop version. However, you will notice that there are drop-down menus on the mobile site to keep the interface as uncluttered as possible. At this time though, we do not have a mobile app available. All of the games, including live games, are available on mobile devices thanks to the HTML5 software used by all the game providers we have partnered with.
Customer support and Loyalty Club
Having good customer support is something that should never be underestimated at an online casino. While our Betiton platform was designed to be robust, we’re aware there can sometimes be technical difficulties. We also understand that you may simply just have a question to ask. With this in mind, we have a number of different support options you can use to have a chat with our knowledgeable and friendly staff members. Our support is open from 8am to 1am CET and is available in eight different languages. We also have a Loyalty Club that you can join to earn yourself some extra bonuses that can be used at our casino. To join the club, you need to make deposits and play with real money on the site. As you play you will earn loyalty points, which are then used to determine which of the seven Loyalty levels you are in. The higher you go, the bigger the rewards.
At Betiton we want to ensure a safe and secure gaming environment for our New Zealand players. As part of this, we are licensed with both the UK Gambling Commission as well as the Malta Gaming Authority. These two jurisdictions are notably the best jurisdictions in the world, maintaining strict regulations and rules that online casinos must abide by if they want to keep their licenses. Part of these requirements is to ensure that players have safe, secure gaming platforms to use alongside responsible gaming protocols. While gaming online is good fun, it can become addictive and cause problems later down the line. In order to help our players combat this, if you find that you are having issues, we have a number of NZ helplines available for you to use. As well as that, we also offer a self-exclusion option so that you can bar yourself from playing.
What are live casino games?
Studio-based live-streamed table games
Can you play live casino 24/7?
Can you talk to the live dealers?