Understanding Live Dealer Etiquette

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Before the online casino explosion in the mid 90s, players had no choice but to venture into public spaces to get their gaming fix. While this was certainly very inconvenient at times, one element that many online players missed from their former days in traditional casinos was the human element.

For many, interacting with other players and the dealer is one of the greatest attractions of games like Baccarat, Roulette And Blackjack. That’s why many online casinos – including JackpotCity – now offer live dealer games.

With live dealer games, players interact with each other and with the dealer, either from an actual casino or studio, in real time via streaming video. In addition to returning that missing element of fun to online casino games, live dealer play, just like its offline predecessor, requires players to behave in a certain manner.

Here are some important tips to make sure you don’t find yourself making enemies or even getting banned from the online table for inappropriate behaviour:

Mind Your Manners

The primary mistake that first-time live dealer players make is to forget that they are interacting with real people, even if they are on the other side of the screen on the other side of the world. Hurling abuse at other players in chat rooms – which most live dealer casinos offer – is a sure fire way to get yourself banned.

Making untoward advances on fellow players or the dealer, who is often a beautiful young woman, is also just as unacceptable online as it would be in a land-based casino.

So remember to be polite at all times and treat your fellow players and the dealer with respect.

Make it Snappy

While you aren’t expected to make decisions instantly, you should not take ages to make each move. Again, remember that you are dealing with real people, who don’t have all day to wait for you.

Nevertheless, it is never acceptable to verbally abuse another player who is taking too long on their turn as everyone should understand that the pace is fast and game play is realistic.

Don’t Disappear

Just because you’re playing from the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean you should pop in and out of a live dealer game as you please. Commit to sitting through the game and if you want to grab another drink or attend to an errand, wait until you’ve finished your live gaming session.