The quest for perfection is never-ending in the world of online casino games. The challenge is two-fold. Many players naturally aspire to have a gaming experience that’s preferably identical to being table-side at a land-based casino. At the same time, players expect to be able to play casino games at the time and place of their choice, and they want to customize the gameplay too. Is it possible to have your cake and eat it? Apparently so! First-person casino table games provide an ideal solution that satisfies both sides of the equation. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular first-person titles available for you to play.
What are first-person casino games?
First-person casino gaming is the latest brainchild of Evolution Gaming, the leading provider of live dealer games. Many of the most ground-breaking live casino online innovations – such as the first live casino dice games and live hosted game shows – emerged from their studios. Now they’ve pushed the envelope even further. First-person gaming fuses the customizable quality of RNG (random number generator) online casino games with the authenticity of live dealer play. Games play out in superbly rendered 3D casino environments identical to Evolution Gaming’s famous live casino studios in every respect but one. When the game begins, you play solo (hence “first person”), and there’s no live dealer. This allows you to play as fast or as slow as you want. You don’t have to wait for other players to make their decisions, and you don’t have to make any decisions under pressure either. Solo play has its limitations, of course, chiefly the lack of interaction with other people. Never fear, that’s taken care of too. Any time you feel like human contact, you can hit the “Go Live” button, and your game will transition seamlessly into a live casino situation complete with real live dealers.
Blackjack is widely considered to be one of the best casino games to play with cards, thanks to its easy rules and low house edge. First Person Blackjack in an online casino allows you to play up to five hands at once and place some interesting bets on the side. To start, you choose how many hands you want to play and how much you’re going to bet on each hand. Cards are dealt from a virtual shoe, and for each hand, you decide whether to hit, stand, split or double up, bearing in mind that the dealer stands on 17. Fun side bets include Perfect Pairs and 21+3. You can go live any time, although you’ll only be able to play one hand at a time!
Some say that roulette is the ultimate casino table game, combining simple, elegant gameplay with a rich variety of betting possibilities. First Person American Roulette presents you with a roulette wheel marked 1–36 with two 0 spaces, which gives you more ways to wager than French and European roulette. The 3D graphics will amaze you: The roulette table looks as real as real can be, your chip stack reflects your balance accurately, and the way the ball and wheel spin is completely realistic. Best of all, you place your bets at your own pace, not the dealer’s.
Lightning Roulette is a roulette game show with a live host. Every round, before the European roulette wheel spins, lightning strikes in the studio, and up to five numbers with huge multipliers come up. Straight-up bets on these numbers can increase your wins by up to 500 times. First Person Lightning Roulette simply removes the presenter from the equation. In fact, some say that the lightning special effects are more realistic in the computer-generated 3D setting than in a live casino online. If you feel that a presenter would enhance your gaming experience, simply go live!
Baccarat is the sophisticated gambling game in which you bet which two- or three-card hand will win: The “player hand” or the “banker hand” (you can also bet on a tie). First Person Baccarat puts you in the driver’s seat of this fast-paced and suspenseful game. Enter the glitzy Baccarat Hall with its 12 exquisitely rendered gaming tables (six standard, six “no commission”) and shuffle the shoe. Sort hands by using Baccarat Roads or “follow the shoe” and bet according to whether the player hand or banker hand is having a streak. You can even deal free hands to generate trends. Play at a single table or all 12 at once; it’s up to you. Go live if you want a real dealer to handle the baccarat shoe.
Dragon Tiger is basically baccarat reduced to its simplest form. A card is dealt to two sides: Dragon and Tiger. You bet on Dragon or Tiger to win, or on a tie. First Person Dragon Tiger dispenses with the dealer and puts you in charge. Stunning visuals – the Dragon and Tiger light up when they win – add to the experience. A fun Suited Tie side bet pays if there’s a tie and the Dragon and Tiger are in the same suit.
Sport and online casino games don’t mix, right? Wrong! First Person Football Studio takes you to an interactive studio where you can wager on the fortunes of two football teams. Two face-down cards represent the home and away teams. Bet on either of them to win or put your money on a draw. Watch the match highlights on the animated backdrop and enjoy live updates from a number of real football fixtures. For real-time commentary from an in-studio sports presenter, just go live.
Dream Catcher is the original live casino money wheel game where you predict which number the wheel will stop at. If your prediction is on the money, your bet is multiplied by the number you picked. The advantage of First Person Dream Catcher is that it’s easier to focus without distractions from a chatty live host. You can speed the game up and slow it down as you please. Of course, the live host is one of Dream Catcher’s main attractions for many players, so go live any time to catch that witty repartee.
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