Are Live Casinos Reliable?
It is virtually impossible to cheat with these games. As mentioned, they are broadcast live and are supervised by various license providers such as the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) and the Gambling Commission (United Kingdom). The live casino providers also have little incentive to commit fraud. All games have a reasonable house edge, so they always make money in the long run. Then why take a risk?
The house advantage (RTP) of the normal casino games that are offered can be compared to that of Holland Casino or any other casino. After all, it's just blackjack or roulette. This is a different story with the so-called game shows.
These games are often developed by the game provider themselves and are expensive to run due to the use of presenters, cameramen, studio rental etc. Therefore the house edge is usually higher with these games. These are just the percentages of the most popular games in the live casino. It is important to know that the percentages apply if the game in question is played according to the ideal betting strategy.
- Blackjack 99,82%
- Punto Banco 98,76%
- Roulette 98.37%
- Dream Catcher 96,58%
- Football Studio 96,27%
- Monopoly Live 96,23%
- Crazy Time 96,08%
- Mega Ball 95,4%
As you can see, and predicted, the house edge is higher than the classic live casino games.
Live casino strategy
The strategy in the online live casino is no different from the usual strategy that you use in a casino. The game shows cannot be played in normal casinos so you may need some help with that. We review the game shows on this website and have tried to provide the best betting strategy for each game. It's worth checking this information out before playing. It can just give you a few% more chance of profit.
The live dealers
Due to legislation, dealers and “game show” hosts almost always speak English, sometimes German but certainly not Dutch. This has to do with legislation. At the moment, the Dutch gambling authority (KSA) does not allow online casinos to focus on the Netherlands. This is simply because no licenses have yet been issued that give permission to a online casino to focus on the Netherlands with their range of games.
From October 1, 2021, the first casinos will come online with a Dutch license. From that date it is also allowed to use Dutch-speaking dealers.
There are many studios worldwide that provide live casino feeds. It is going too far to describe them all in detail. Hence this small selection with the three most important.
- Evolution gaming is the undisputed market leader in live casino. This provider from Sweden has existed since 2006, it has 8 large live casino studios and 5000 employees. They recently took over Netent and “Netent Live” was added to the Evolution gaming empire. With titles such as Dream Catcher, Lightning Roulette en Crazy Time they then conquered the casino world.
- Playtech is another big player who also has some fun games in the live casino field. We mention Playtech because it looks like it will work closely with Holland Casino from 1 October. This will also offer an online casino.
- Finally we mention Pragmatic. Although this company has only existed since 2015, it is conquering an increasing market share. In 2018 they also started to focus on live casino with the opening of a studio in Romania. At the moment the games are blackjack, roulette, baccarat, Mega Sic Bo and Mega Wheel available from Pragmatic.