Live Games at 21.co.uk
Here at 21.co.uk, we have a live casino collection with enough games to make the Las Vegas strip jealous. From online blackjack to live baccarat, there’s so many casino games to choose from, each with different variants, from game show live games to online roulette games.
To help our players navigate their way through the options of live casino games we have on offer, we’re taking you on a ‘tour’ of our virtual casino and breaking down every live game we have in our repertoire.
Live vs Virtual - What’s the Difference?
At 21.co.uk, we tend to think of online casino as a broad term - an umbrella for what is otherwise known as a casino, which only exists online and covers every genre and style of game. However, there are separate categories of game which fall under this term, that being your live casino games and those which are virtual and simulated.
The difference between a live game and a simulated version is quite simple. Live games are exactly that, live. A table or roulette game played in real time, with a real dealer and all streamed directly to your desktop, mobile or tablet. Whereas, virtual versions are simulated and generally played against a computer rather than other real life players or a dealer. The rules of the games generally remain the same, regardless of whether they are live or simulated.
What Games Does 21.co.uk Offer?
We offer a selection of live table game found in land-based casinos, including Blackjack, Baccarat and Poker. As well as a range of live Roulette wheels and branded game show games.
In our online casino we offer over 30 live blackjack rooms for you to play in, so there’s always a place for you to pull up a virtual pew and start playing.
Blackjack is the modern version of the archaic card game, 21, but with a couple of differences. The aim of the game is often misunderstood as being to get as close to the value of 21 as possible, however this isn’t strictly correct. The actual aim is to form a hand high enough to beat the dealer’s hand, without exceeding the value of 21 (also known as going bust). Players can opt to ‘stick’ or ‘hit’ depending on whether or not they can push their hand value higher without going bust. Bets are placed if the player believes they have a stronger hand than the dealer. To find out more about how to play blackjack, we have a full comprehensive guide on 21.co.uk to help you get started.
Poker is one of the most well known casino card games, with different variations of the game originating all over the world. The most common variety of the game is Texas Hold’Em. In this game, the aim is for players to form the highest hand they possibly can using their best 5 cards - including the two in their hand and the possible 5 on the table. Bets are placed if a player thinks they have a better hand than the rest of the players in the hand, or if they want to force people into thinking they do so (known as bluffing). This aim generally stays the same in other variations, it’s usually the amount of cards dealt which differs.
We offer 4 variations of poker for you to choose from in our live casino, including Texas Hold’Em. Each room creates the perfect set up for optimum poker playing, as you interact with a real dealer and real player, all in real time.
If you’re new to the world of poker, or want to brush up on your knowledge of how to play poker, we have you covered.
Baccarat is another card game popular in land-based casinos. It has a similar premise to Blackjack, in that 2 cards are dealt to the player and they must use it to make the best hand they possibly can to beat the dealer. In Baccarat, players aim to make their hand total as close to 9 as possible and the outcome will lie one of 3 ways; a player win, a dealer win or a draw. Bets are placed before the hand commences and are based on predictions of possible outcomes. Payouts depend on the type of bets placed - banker bet payouts tend to be 95% of the initial stake plus that original bet in return (5% is kept by the house as commission), whereas player hands generally pay even on the initial stake.
We offer a range of different baccarat variations on 21.co.uk, courtesy of Evolution gaming. If you’re looking for a game of baccarat with a twist then Baccarat Squeeze is for you, with the added element of the dealer gradually revealing downturned cards. If fast paced game play is what you’re after, we have just the thing. Speed Baccarat is the perfect combination of the classic baccarat game and speed to make gameplay as gripping as possible. Finally, we also offer No Commission Baccarat which is as simple as it sounds. It’s a standard baccarat game, the only difference is the 5% commission held by the house on banker bet wins is negated.
Taking a break from the card tables to pay a visit to the roulette reel? Roulette is one of the most popular non card based games found in any casino, it is a simple game to play but offers a varied number of outcomes depending on where the wheel lands. In most roulette games, the wheel is operated by a croupier who dictates when players are able to place bets. Players place their bets, the wheel is spun and the marble is dropped into play. When the wheel and ball are in motion, the croupier will indicate that no more bets can be placed. Finally, when the wheel stops and the marble lands on a number, if there are winners - who bet the number, section or colour - they will be awarded according to their betting odds.
The 21.co.uk live casino isn’t short on offerings when it comes to roulette. With 17 live rooms to choose from, including our very own Blaze Roulette as seen on Channel 5. We also offer more than one variation, but if you’re new to you might want to get to grips with the original set up and how to play roulette first.
Other Live Casino Games
It’s not just table games and roulette wheels on offer in our live casino hall, we also offer a range of other popular games which we’re sure you’ll recognise. If Monopoly has remained a Christmas tradition in your household, why not brush up your skills with the Monopoly Live adaptation? Or if you ever dreamed of opening those big red boxes now is your chance, we also have a Deal or No Deal Live offering you the opportunity to take your chance against the banker.