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Short Guide to Social Gambling Games 2024

Be Social When Isolating 

If you’re sick of sitting home alone – or with your housemates or family for that matter, maybe it’s time to get a little social online. The days where you could travel to a fun destination like Vegas or Reno are over for now, and as the song goes – we never know what we have till it’s gone. 

While Vegas and Reno aren’t gone forever, it seems it’s the inability to have the option to go there and take it all in in person hurts at a time like this. People all over the world are experiencing a very painful version of FOMO. Of course, there is no replacing a glitzy casino, or trying to recreate one in your home, but there are some incredible options available to you while you’re at home waiting for your life to begin again. 

There are plenty of online casinos to go around, and if you haven’t tried one yet, you’ll be surprised at the different options available to you. There are countless of choices of cutting edge software and games available – you can also choose different language settings and play form different countries depending on where you are. Languages like German, French, Swedish and Finnish (for more details check are widely available to players. This is also perfect if you’re trying to learn another language and practice it in “real life” – you’ll get some “free” experience here for sure. 

Speaking of education, if you’re not sure how to play live table games, casinos are more than happy to offer you tutorials, and if you sign up for an account, you can get a bonus without even making a deposit. This “free money” will let you experiment with any game of your choice for free, so you can learn and make up your mind about what to play. 

How does live gaming work? It’s a lot better than sitting down to a Skype game of scrabble, let us tell you that! Live gaming is actually a mix of some of the world’s most cutting edge software, live video feeds and best-trained dealers in the industry. You can not only interact with a real, living breathing person but also have a little chat with them, make a joke, and interact with the help of a live chatbox. Whatever time of day or night, this is an awesome time to get social and forget about self-isolation. 

Live Blackjack

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We love to mention live blackjack first because it’s the easiest game to play, and also has the best odds. The rules are very simple, here is a rundown:

  • You need to get as close to 21 points as possible, drawing one card at a time. 
  • If you go above 21, you lose. 
  • If you get below 21 but higher than the dealer, you win.
  • If the dealer gets closer to 21 than you, the dealer wins. 
  • Face cards are worth 10 points 
  • An ace is worth 10 points OR 1 point – depending on what fits your situation best. 

That’s it. Of course, there are a ton of nuances and other rules – like card splitting, taking insurance etc. But the crucial ones you need to know are right here. The more you play blackjack the more of a technique and strategy you can develop. Most casinos even allow basic strategy guides to be present while playing, and brick-and-mortar casinos sell them at gift stores. 

Live Roulette 

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Roulette is one of those posh games that people are nervous to approach in real life, mostly because they have seen too many movies where well dressed rich people gamble their fortunes at places like Monte Carlo or Vegas. 

In real life, this is a very approachable game, and the roulette wheel adds an interesting visual to the gaming experience. There are many live casinos that have taken roulette to the next level with special visual effects – take Lightning Roulette by Evolution Gaming for example – here, the points are scored in a virtual wall of lightning. Of course, the game is run by a real dealer who stands at the roulette wheel. 

The only difference between live online roulette and real-life roulette is the table. Here, the table will be virtual, and you can place your bets on different numbers by clicking on your console. This makes the big and bulky table unnecessary to the dealer – they only operate the spinning wheel, making it possible to play with special effects even more. As technology progresses, we expect a lot more special effects from live roulette software providers! 

VR and More 

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There is even more in the world of online gambling and everyone is working to make this experience as social and personalized as possible. There are VR casinos or Virtual Reality casinos – where you can really feel like you’re in the game. 

In fact, a lot of people predict that most casinos will eventually go VR because the experience is hard to beat. We think that online mobile gaming will continue to be the most popular mode of online gambling simply because you can take it anywhere. But if you can’t go anywhere – VR gambling remains a tempting option – we wish they hurried up and developed it more already! 

Remember that gambling won’t solve all your isolation problems, but if you need to take a break and get social, it’s probably one of the most fun options out there! 

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