Seizing on the rapid advent of the internet during the mid 1990s, iGaming powerhouse Microgaming became the first to host traditional casino games in an online environment, making Roulette, Blackjack and the rest available to play from the convenience of a computer for the very first time.
Then as technology cotinued to develop and player tastes evolved at breakneck pace, the industry began to ask itself:
What if developers could somehow combine the best of both words - live and online - to carve out an entirely new hybrid breed of casino games?
And like that, Live Casino was born.
Fusing cutting edge technology with real-time accessibility, Live Casino delivers a truly authentic gaming experience like never before.
Perfect for those drawn to the human element of casino games without the associated hassles of live venues, this booming game category brilliantly replicates the physical casino ambience, complete with real life sights and sounds brought directly to your fingertips.
Games are transmitted seamlessly in stunning high definition from fully equipped studios, with some of the very best on offer boasting stunning production quality that blurs the lines between virtual and real.
And provided you have a solid internet connection along with a fully compatible gaming device, you can visit the Live Casino from pretty much anywhere! For the first time, your favourite live games are never more than a click or two away.
How Does it Work?
Live Casino games leverage advanced digital software to broadcast table games direct to your gaming device in real-time.
The tables are all hosted by a real life human dealer. Watch as your highly trained dealer performs all the regular functions of a land-based croupier. They’ll shuffle and deal your cards to you, spin the Roulette wheel, or throw the Craps dice - as you would expect at your local establishment.
How is all this made possible? Well, your dealer has access to a computer screen which relays all the relevant information, like cards dealt and wagers placed, enabling them to act accordingly. They may even react with a smile if they see someone has banked a sizeable win. There’s that human touch we talked about.
You may be relieved to learn that streams are broadcast in one direction only, so don’t panic if you’ve just rolled out of bed and fancy some early morning Blackjack action!
Elevating the Live Casinio experience further, you can even prompt a chat with your live dealer and pose any questions you might have while you’re playing, so that you don’t miss out on the interactive element to casino play.
Once you’ve landed a win playing at a Live Casino table, you’ll find your winnings credited to your Wheelz account automatically, akin to chips being slid across the felt.
A quick word about the randomness of Live Casino games. Whereas truly digital table games use RNG (Random Number Generator) technology to guarantee absolute randomness, Live Casino card games rely on the dealer’s manual shuffling or a mechanical card-shuffler to ensure every betting round is as random as possible.
The built-in design of Roulette’s famous wheel, which has been in use for centuries, means each spin is entirely independent of the next in this particular age-old table classic.
Live Casino vs. Land-Based Casino
There are several advantages Live Casino games hold over their land-based counterparts. Let’s highlight a few:
Play in peace
Irritatingly high noise levels is one of the most common complaints of live casino-goers. But what if you could drown out any unwanted noise - without the use of headphones, or earbuds? Thanks to Live Casino, you can! Simply play in peace in front of your chosen device - or crank up Metallica for added motivation. The choice really is yours!
Don’t you just hate the pressure put you on by waiters and the like whenever you occupy a land-based casino table? Fortunately, that pressure is non-existent in a Live Casino setting. Simply sit back, load up your preferred game and enjoy playing in a totally stress-free environment.
Avoid the commute
No-one likes travelling for longer than necessary to get to their chosen destination. With Live Casino, you can kiss goodbye to long commutes altogether - saving you time, money, and freeing you up to spend more time having fun.
Q: What do you do if you get the sudden urge to play Blackjack at 04:30am, but your local casino is closed?
A: Head to the Wheelz Live Casino, which remains open round the clock to service all you die-hard casino fans!
No suit? No problem!
Don’t worry if your smartest casino tux is still at the dry-cleaners. Or if all your best clothes are in the wash. There are no dress codes with Live Casino. Wear what you want - or nothing at all (just make sure no one’s watching!)
The Wheelz Live Casino boasts an impressive suite of games featuring all the traditional classics as well as exciting new releases.
From household favourites like Bacarrat and Blackjack, to more obsecure Far Eastern-inspired titles Dragon Tiger and Super Sic Bo, we’ve got all tastes covered at Wheelz.
You’ll even find Teen Pati and Andar Bahar, two games that originated in India, among the games on offer.
High roller? Then pull up a chair at one of our VIP tables. Short on time? Then how about a spin on Lightning Roulette?
Nowadays, there are Live Casino games to satisfy even the most discerning casino enthusiast. And as Live Casino games grow in popularity, expect to find more and more fresh titles arriving through our door.
Spearheaded by the likes of industry maestros Evolution, Live Casino Game Shows have exploded in popularity over the past few years.
These games aim to redefine Live Casino as we know it, taking inspiration from domains such as quiz shows and board games, to name but two.
Billed a “unique, multi-layered live game”, Deal or No Deal Live captures the suspense and edge-of-your-seat gameplay the TV hit show is famous for. The game follows the rough format of the small screen version, while the addition of unique prize multipliers propels interactive gaming to new levels.
Another ground-breaking creation from Evolution, Monopoly LIVE is based on the world-famous board game and combines augmented reality with live game action. The Live Casino version takes the best parts from Monopoly and layers exciting, digital-ready features on top, resulting in a unique, immersive game like no other.
Game show lovers are amply catered for at Wheelz, with these and heaps more top quality titles available to play 24/7. Market-leaders, Evolution, are represented healthily in our back catalogue, while top-notch offerings from fellow supplier Pragmatic Play can also be found.
Live Casino Tips
We offer Live Casino games at Wheelz purely as a form of entertainment. Any money you win is simply an added bonus on top.
Here are a number of tips to make sure your Live Casino experience remains first and foremost, enjoyable, and secondly, profitable!
Only bet what you can’t afford
The number 1 rule - don’t invest more than you can comfortably afford to lose. You risk causing untold turmoil - financial, mental, social and physical - if you spend too much money on gambling. How much is “too much” is something you will need to work out for yourself, but if your gambling starts to negatively impact on other areas of your life - that’s a surefire sign that things are going downhill.
Don’t chase losses
This is solid advice that gets ignored by too many players, which can often end in ruin. Follow this rule and you’re assured of a more enjoyable time at Wheelz Casino.
A number of Limits can be configured in the ‘My Account’ section of your Wheelz account to ensure you remain on top of your gambling expenditure at all times. If you feel like you’re gambling too much, you can always request a ‘time-out’ by contacting our Support team.
Devise betting strategies
Games like Craps and Roulette are two with inherent betting strategies. Decide if you want to bet small amounts on ‘straight-up’ Roulette bets in the hope of landing a big score, for example, or if you want to bet bigger on outcomes with greater odds.
Betting strategies hand you the optimal chances of success, and should be considered before approaching any Live Casino game.
Have a look around
Our Live Casino library is home to dozens of top quality games from all the top software providers. Spend some time to find a game you like the feel of first and if you’re not enjoying it - or it wasn’t as you expected - move onto the next - or the next.