In recent months online live roulette UK has taken off in a big way, with thousands of committed land-based UK casino gamblers opting to rather stay in and play live online versions at Conquer Casino from their favourite devices.
In light of the growing ‘live dealer casino’ phenomenon, we’ve put together this little tutorial that illustrates the difference between these two seemingly disparate versions.
We examine how each option works and weigh up the benefits of each, to see which version could be your best gaming option.
How Brick and Mortar Roulette Works
So-called brick and mortar roulette is the version most of us know, either from actually visiting a real, ‘land-based’ casino, or seeing people play this version of roulette in the movies. For many years, roulette was the cornerstone of any brick and mortar casino, and many true aficionados still believe roulette is the king of all casino games.
To play brick and mortar roulette you first need to have access to an actual land-based casino site. Great examples of these include the famous casinos of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, such as The Mirage, The Sands, Caesars Palace, the Bellagio, and many others.
Playing the real thing, at a top land-based casino, with a real table, roulette wheel and other players is hard to beat. However, the clear downside here is that you either have to be living near a brick and mortar casino, or be prepared to layout significant funds in order to travel, stay in the casino’s hotel, and play the games (hopefully winning some of your expenses back).
How Online Live Roulette Works
For many years, the best that the online casino industry could do for roulette players was present virtual (computer-based) versions of roulette. The upside of virtual roulette is of course sheer convenience. There is no need to travel anywhere, you just open your browser, log into your casino account and, hey presto! You’re playing virtual online roulette.
However, what online roulette gives players in convenience is again lost in being able to offer a true and authentic, real casino roulette experience. That is, until the arrival of the online live roulette option.
Live online roulette manages to bridge the significant gap between the real brick and mortar roulette experience, and the virtual roulette experience. Live casino roulette, also known as live dealer roulette, can be accessed in the same way as more traditional virtual roulette games.
You can still use your normal online casino player account and fund your live roulette in exactly the same way as you would if you were playing virtual roulette. In fact, everything is the same except the fact that you are now able to play actual live roulette instead of a roulette simulation.
Live online roulette features real live dealers spinning a real roulette wheel, set on a real roulette table and inside a real live casino. Generally however, the ‘live’ casino is actually a sophisticated studio that contains a number of popular casino table games, streamed directly to your device in real time.
Which is Best for You?
If you happen to be lucky enough to live in or near Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Monaco, or any major city like London for example, then you could realistically visit a brick and mortar casino whenever you fancied. Of course there is no substitute for the real full-on brick and mortar roulette experience.
However, if you are nowhere near a brick and mortar casino, playing a live roulette game on your computer or mobile device is just as good. In fact, some even prefer it since you don’t have to get dressed up, worry about parking, drinks and meals, queues to get a seat at the roulette table, or any other issue usually associated with brick and mortar roulette. Why not check out our top selection of live online roulette for yourself? You can access live streaming roulette tables from the same Conquer Casino account that you play our slots and virtual table games from. What could be more convenient than that?