21.co.uk Live Casino TV Show
Written 11th October 2019
21.co.uk recently hit TV screens as we launched our very own 21.co.uk Live Casino Show. Teaming up with one of the best live roulette providers around, Authentic Gaming, whose stunning Blaze Live Roulette table features on the show, you can catch us every night from 1am on Channel 5.
The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show delivers high-class entertainment. As an online casino available across mobile, desktop and tablet devices, our aim is always to provide an outstanding gaming experience to players from the comfort of their own home. A TV show is the perfect way to provide our premium roulette products to players through a new medium we haven’t explored in the past.
Authentic Gaming provides the perfect environment for our live casino show via the Arena studio, featuring sophisticated decor and sleek, LED lights for that little something extra. What makes this roulette table so suited to a TV format is the game show inspired setup. This is the first time a Live Roulette game has been executed in this way, and it really works, bringing something fresh and innovative to the casino word.
If you’re new to Live Casino and want to know what it’s all about, tune in to the 21.co.uk TV show and let our professional and friendly croupiers guide you through the process. This is a great way to learn about the game before placing any bets of your own. New and experienced players alike, however, will enjoy playing along at home - all you have to do is launch the Blaze Live Roulette table and place your bets using the virtual chips and number board on screen. Our croupiers will announce and congratulate any winners on TV. We’ve also hand-picked two presenters, Kelly Aaron and Akil Wingate, to make your time with us a memorable one. More on these guys later.
Players who join 21.co.uk will also get £10 Free to take part on Blaze Live Roulette, as well as all of our other Live Casino games.
How Can I Get Involved?
You can get involved on your mobile, desktop and tablet or download the 21.co.uk app, which is available on Android and iOS. To join the game you must go to the live casino page and launch Blaze Live Roulette.
There will be zero advertisement breaks so your gameplay will be uninterrupted with a spin of the roulette wheel every minute. The feed will be streamed live from a luxurious studio and will be narrated by our talented presenters Akil Wingate and Kelly Aaron.
About Blaze Live Roulette
Blaze Live Roulette takes the standard roulette tables to the next level with an LED lightbox under the playing surface. This means that winning numbers and game prompts will flash up on the table felt making this one of a kind. Blaze has been created with customers in mind, which is why the innovative new features create an even more immersive and entertaining game. The Blaze Live Roulette studio is set in a dark room illuminated by LED lights, which are coupled with multiple camera angles to help give players a unique and authentic experience.
Who Are The Presenters?
A professionally trained dancer, singer and actress originally from Manchester, Kelly Aaron has a short but extensive history in performance and acting beginning her professional career in 2016 with several musicals and stage shows - followed by a succession of tv adverts and theatre tours. Kelly now joins us at 21.co.uk as the newest presenter of our Live Casino show, alongside Akil Wingate, and we are delighted to welcome her aboard.
Akil Wingate is a filmmaker, writer, and explorer. Travelling and telling cinematic stories from the front lines of the world's most exotic destinations is his passion. He also leads a double life as a singer-songwriter, having collaborated on big tunes with David Guetta, the late Avicii, Mojado and Hardwell, Dr. Kucho and a host of other music heavyweights.
What is Live Casino?
Are you are loyal slots player considering branching out into another type of online casino game? Have you only played virtual table games but want something a little more realistic? Whatever your preference, Live Casino has a lot to offer all types of players.
So what actually is Live Casino? Live Casino, on a basic level, refers to a genre of casino game which is streamed live from a real studio or casino environment. Read on as we’re about to answer some of the most common questions in relation to Live Casino gaming.
What Are Live Casino Games?
Live Casino games are games which allow players to take a virtual seat at a table and play with a real dealer, who they are able to interact with through a chat window. Just like a real life casino, you’ll play at a table with other seated players. However, the beauty of playing online rather than in a real casino is that a full table needn’t mean players being turned away - many of Evolution Gaming’s Live Casino products contain the innovative Bet Behind feature, which allows a virtually limitless number of players to participate at one table, all at the same time. Simply select the seated player you wish to bet behind - badges that show “hot” players (those experiencing a winning streak) are there to help you decide.
There are various types of Live Casino game, providing live versions of the most popular table games you’d find in a land-based casino. Live Casino games, as the name suggests, are streamed completely live from casino studios across the globe. Players are able to browse the available tables in the Live Casino Lobby, which offers everything from blackjack and roulette to more obscure titles such as Live Dreamcatcher, which sees players bet on the section they think the wheel will land on. You can also face off against the dealer in Live Casino Hold’em and other poker variants.
Is Live Casino Real?
Yes. Of course, technology isn’t quite capable of making an actual casino materialise in your own home. However, our Live Casino games bring you the next best thing. Let’s take a look at what makes Live Casino so realistic.
Luxurious Casino Environments
All Live Casino games are streamed from the most opulent casino studios, which are situated all over Europe, from Malta to right here in the UK. You’ll find that whatever game you’re playing, the studio suits the mood with elegant touches and a sense of true casino luxury. Take Live Dragon Tiger for example - there’s no doubting this card game’s oriental roots - the studio is decked out in red with ornate, golden dragon and tiger statues either side of the table. You’ll even see other active tables in the background which adds to the realistic feel of the game.
Live Casino offers something a simulated table game just can’t deliver - a real croupier. Whether you’re aiming to beat the dealer to 21 or you want to bet on your favourite number in roulette, you’ll be well taken care of from start to finish by experienced and professional live croupiers. Many will greet you by name upon arrival and you can chat with them using the chat feature - they’ll respond to your messages for a more social experience. It’s personal touches like this that really elevate the live experience.
When you’re playing a Live Casino game, the only simulated aspect is the chips you ‘place’ on the table to set your wager, and of course the buttons needed to make your next move. The table itself, the cards, the roulette wheel - these are all very much real. This is 21st century gaming at its finest.
How to Play Live Casino
Live Casino games are pretty easy to get to grips with. When you press ‘Play’ on any live casino game, you’ll be taken directly to that table. If you change your mind, you can always use the ‘x’ button to leave that table and browse the Live Casino Lobby where you’ll find plenty of other options. You’ll also be able to see the betting limits, number or available seats and how many players are currently at that table in total.
Once your table of choice is loaded the croupier will let you know when you can place bets. Doing so is a straightforward process as the relevant buttons will appear as an overlay on the screen so all you have to do is click on the option you would like. If you make a mistake bets can easily be cleared.
Once the betting window closes the game will begin, and your croupier will guide you through the whole process. If you win, your balance will be credited with the relevant amount and you can either repeat the process or leave the game.
What is the Best Live Casino Game to Play?
Here at 21.co.uk, we house a whole host of world-class Live Casino products. With games from the likes of Evolution, NetEnt and Authentic Games, we work with the best in the business to provide a premium Live Casino experience to our players.
When it comes to selecting the ‘best’ Live Casino game, it really comes down to each individual player. Every game is excellent - we wouldn’t have it on our site if it wasn’t. So, how do you narrow down the options when there’s so much to choose from in the Live Casino Lobby? Find out what type of player you are, then go from there. Do you enjoy an element of strategy, or the anticipation of blind luck? Do you like to play against the dealer? If you want a game that offers a certain element of control (but remember that all casino game outcomes are determined by luck), then blackjack or poker may be the right choice for you. If you like to test your intuition or create your own betting patterns, roulette may appeal more than a card game.
Most Popular Live Casino Games
Though our casino collection is extensive, there’s a few games which remain firm favourites among our players, and these are the classic blackjack, roulette and poker games.
Live Online Blackjack is very much the same as land-based blackjack - your aim is to achieve a hand as close to 21 as the dealer’s without going ‘bust’. You will be dealt two cards to begin with - it’s then up to you to make your move. Will you hit? Stand? Double down? The choice is yours to make, and it’s made easy by clearly marked buttons which will only appear on screen when it’s your turn. Beat the dealer and you’ll be paid 2:1, and your winnings will be credited to your account balance. You’ll also have the option to place blackjack side bets, as well as Insurance should the dealer’s up-card be an ace. Naturally, we’re big blackjack players here at 21.co.uk - we even have our own 21.co.uk Live Blackjack table.
Roulette is a casino classic - always has been, always will be. Live Online Roulette comes in various forms here at 21.co.uk, however. You of course have your traditional roulette tables, but we also offer some modern variants for players who enjoy a fresh take on the old classics. The award-winning Live Lightning Roulette is played in a truly electrifying black and gold studio, and comes with its very own special features in the form of Lucky Numbers. These numbers can multiply players’ winnings on top of offering an additional, exciting layer to gameplay.
Live Casino Hold’em
Online poker doesn’t get much better than Live Casino Hold’em, as you get to play against the dealer without the need for a perfect poker face. The same basic principle applies as it would in any land-based casino - make the best possible hand using the cards dealt to you and the community cards on the table to beat the dealer.
What’s the Difference Between Online and Live Casino?
Online casino is a very broad term. An online casino is essentially a web-based platform, whether that be a website or an app that allows people to play casino games online. This covers slots, table games, instant win, scratch cards and more. Live Casino refers to a specific type of casino game - those played in a real environment that allow players real interactions with real people. Some think of online casino as the simulated table games such as Blackjack: Perfect Pairs, which offers many of the same games as the Live Casino genre but in a fully animated environment.
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