How Are Live Dealer Games Different from ‘Regular’ Online Casino Games?

Here is a closer look at the difference between ‘regular’ computer-generated online casino games and live dealer games.

People living in South Africa currently have access to hundreds of the world’s best online casino games. Some of them are classed as ‘regular’ online casino games or computer-generated online casino games, and others are classed as live dealer casino games.

On this page, we will be taking a closer look at the main differences between regular online casino games and live dealer games.

Many of the online casinos in South Africa have extensive game catalogues, containing over 700 of today’s best online casino games to play right now from your smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, or laptop, provided you are at least 18 years old.

How Are Live Dealer Games Different from ‘Regular’ Online Casino Games?

What’s The Difference Between Regular Online Casino Games and Live Dealer Games?

There is a huge difference between regular online casino games and live dealer games. However, they are both equally fun and have similar average payout rates, known as the RTP% (Return to Player percentage) payout rate.

The main difference between regular online casino games (e.g., online slot machines, roulette, craps, baccarat, poker, scratchcards, arcade games, bingo, and crash/arcade games) and live dealer games is that the former are computer generated.

For example, online slots games have the illusion of the reels ‘spinning’ randomly when you hit the spin/play button when, in fact, the outcomes/results are produced by sophisticated mathematical algorithm programs known as Random Number Generators (RNGs).

Online casino RNGs are designed to produce random results/outcomes with fair and realistic results. However, when it comes to most live dealer online casino games, which are streamed directly to you in real-time and presented to you by real-life dealers, RNGs do NOT generate the outcomes/results in these games.

Saying that, you can actually now find several LIVE DEALER SLOTS, such as Live Extra Chilli Epic Spins [Megaways] and Live Coin Flip, where RNGs do, in fact, produce the results.

Also, the outcomes/results in computer-generated bonus features that can randomly trigger in famous live dealer games, such as MONOPOLY Live and Live Funky Time, are generated by Random Number Generators. RNGs are not generally used in traditional/classic live dealer games like blackjack, poker, baccarat, or craps.

Do Regular Online Casino Games And Live Dealer Games Pay Out The Same?

How Are Live Dealer Games Different from ‘Regular’ Online Casino Games?

When you calculate how much money people spend on certain online casino games and how much money is returned to them, on average, over a certain period of time, you can see an average payout rate, and you will find that online casino games from today’s most trusted providers have similar payout rates.

For example, here are some of the latest payout rates for three popular online casino games:

  • Buffalo King Megaways online slot from Pragmatic Play – 96.50%
  • Lucky Oktoberfest online slot from Red Tiger Gaming – 93.65%
  • Hotline online slot from NetEnt – 96.13%

Most online casino games today have an average RTP% payout rate of around 93.00% to 98.00%, sometimes slightly lower and sometimes slightly higher. Live dealer casino games also have similar payout rates, except in these games, don’t forget that the outcomes are NOT generated by sophisticated RNGs/mathematical programs.

How Do I Know Games Are Fair?

The software providers who make online casino games and then supply them to the world’s best iGaming sites have undergone strict vetting procedures before they can obtain licenses to supply their games to casinos. Their games are then constantly tested for fairness independently by one or more internationally accredited online casino testing agencies.

In other words, you can count on the games at sites like 10bet Games being fair and producing realistic outcomes and that they aren’t cheating you in any way. If software providers were cheating players, they would quickly lose their licenses.

Sometimes, you will win, and other times you will lose. It all still boils down to luck whether you are playing regular [computer-generated) online casino games or live dealer games.

For example, although an online slot with a 98.46% RTP payout rate is statistically speaking more likely to pay than a slot with a 93.31% RTP payout rate, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are guaranteed to win on the slot with the higher payout rate.

These average RTP% payout rates change all the time and are usually calculated on a four to six-week basis. An online slot may have a 94.27% payout rate in October 2023, but after weeks of testing, the next time the results are published the following month, that same game might have a 97.26% payout rate.

Final Note

How Are Live Dealer Games Different from ‘Regular’ Online Casino Games?

The bottom line is that if you want a realistic experience when you play at online casinos, where you can interact with the dealers and the other players via a chat feature, go straight to the live dealer casino.

If you’re not too bothered about the new phenomenon of live dealer casinos and would rather keep hitting the spin button on today’s feature-rich slots with rich animated sequences and fun sound effects, stick to playing computer-generated games in the ‘regular’ online casino.

Most players often like to mix it up and switch between the two.

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