Live game sites like Lucky Live and Celtic casinos were built from 'the ground up' as live online dealer games. Then they may also have added computer based games to round out their games offerings. Since these sites reply upon live games for their major revenue you should expect to find the latest games and promotions here.
Other live casino game sites like William Hill already had well established and complete gaming sites, then they added live games. The games may be the same, but often times the bonus terms and details for these live dealer game add-ons are buried deep.
As a new type of gaming option you may also find special one-time get acquainted bonus offers like the one from Paddy Power. While the maximum bonus is £€25, it also has the lowest wagering requirement at 32x and is available on live Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat. For your first real entry into live games it is a good offer!
Live Dealer Casinos
Lucky Live - 100% first deposit match up to €100 free with a 37x WR on Roulette and GE for "all BlackJack & BlackJack Early Payout games, All Video Poker games, All Punto Banco/Baccarat games, All Texas Hold Em Bonus games, All Sic Bo games, All Casino War games and All Poker games".
Fairway Casino - 100% first deposit match up to €100 free using bonus code FW100U100 with a 40x WR on Roulette and GE for All Blackjack and Blackjack Early Payout games, All Baccarat games, Texas Hold'em Poker, Trente Quarente and RNG European Roulette. (Swedish, French, Italian, Netherlands)
Special Bonus Code - FW100U100 - " €100 in total bonus funds on your deposit of €100 or greater. There are no restrictions on games that you can play to earn your bonus"
Celtic Casino - 50% cash back up to €100 on any net loss on your first deposit during your first week with a 35x WR and GE for "All Blackjack and Blackjack Early Payout games, All Baccarat games, Texas Hold'em Poker, Trente Quarente and RNG European Roulette".
Smart Live Casino - 150% first deposit match up to €$£300 free with 40x on Live Roulette or 110x on Live Blackjack or Live Baccarat with GE bets placed on Red, Black, High, Low, Odd, Even, or bets on 15 spots/numbers or more, will not count towards the bonus wager requirement. The only elgible games are "Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Grand Roulette, Black Roulette, Brown Roulette, Mini Roulettes, Auto Roulette or Low Limit Auto Roulette".
Live Dealer Games
Paddy Power Casino - 100% first deposit opt-in match up to £€25 with 32x on any Live Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat Casino game.
Coral Live - 100% monthly match bonus up to £25 with 50x WR on Blackjack & Roulette and a GE for Live Baccarat.
Europa Casino - 100% first deposit match up to $€£100 or a high roller 50% first deposit match $€£500 bonus with a $€£1,000 deposit. The 100% match is also available every month. These bonuses have a 20x WR with a GE for Baccarat & Roulette but with a 33% GW and EWR of 60x on Live Blackjack.
The WR for Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Romania, Hungary, Thailand, Malaysia, Latvia, Slovak Republic, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Costa Rica is 30x for an EWR of 90x on Live Blackjack.
Ned Play - 100% first deposit match up to €$£100 with 30x Wr and 50% GW on Roulette and 10% GW on Baccarat & Blackjack for an EWR of 60x on Roulette and 300x on Baccarat & Blackjack
William Hill - 100% first deposit match up to €150 or 30% match of €300 on deposit of €1,000 with 20x WR and 25% GW on Roulette plus 20% GW on Baccarat & Blackjack. EWR of 80x on Roulette and 100x on Baccarat & Blackjack.
Plaza Win - 100% match on first 4 deposits of up to $1,000 each for a total of $4,000 with a 20x WR and GW of 20% for all live games for an EWR of 100x on Baccarat, Roulette and Blackjack and GE for zero risk bets.
Casino Euro - 100% first deposit match up to €100 with a 25x WR and GW of 20% on Live Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat for an EWR of 100X
Cherry Casino - 100% first deposit match up to €100 with a 30x WR and 20% GW for Roulette & Baccarat plus 10% for Blackjack for an EWR 150x on Roulette & Baccarat & of 300x on Blackjack
Bet Fred - 100% first deposit match up to £200 & 50% 2nd deposit match up to £100 & 50% 3rd deposit match up to £300 totaling up to £500 free with 20x WR and 10% GW on Roulette, Baccarat and Blackjack for an EWR of 200x
888 Live - 100% first deposit match up to $1400 £800 or € 900 with a 30x WR (40x for neteller) and GW of 10% on Live Blackjack, Baccarat & Live Roulette for an EWR of 300x and GE on low-risk wagering on Roulette & Baccarat.
Dublin Bet - 100% first deposit match up to €200 first deposit using Moneybookers and bonus code MONEY200 or a 100% match up to €100 with other deposit methods with a 37x WR on Roulette and GE for All BlackJack & BlackJack Early Payout games, All Video Poker games, All Punto Banco/Baccarat games, All Texas Hold Em Bonus games, All Sic Bo games, All Casino War games and ll Poker games".
Unibet - 100% first deposit match up to €100 with a 25x WR and GE for Baccarats Roulettes and a 10% GW and EWR of 250x on Blackjack.
Casino Swiss - 100% 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th deposit match up to €100 each with 20x or 25x for GBP and GE for Live Baccarat, Roulette, BlackJack switch, Black Jack surrender & Black Jack Multi hand.
Grosvenor Casinos - 100% first deposit match of $20 with a 5x WR and GE for Live Casino Games
Bet Guardian - 65% to 100% match bonus from $65 to $2,500 where 'all casino bonuses have max cash out of $500'
Just Bet - 10% first deposit and reload matches
Ladbrokes - Live Dealer Casino games "are excluded from the qualifying requirements due to bonus abuse. Play on these games will not count towards qualification of the bonus"
Risk Free and Low Risk Bets
These bets are also typically specifically excluded from bonus calculation. Depending upon the particular casino they may include simple bets on red, black, odd, even, dozens or column bets in Roulette.
Good Faith Bets - These are less restrictive rules than the bets mentioned above. These bets are when players simultaneously bet on red & black, odd & even, every dozens or every column bet so that the only losing bet would be the ball landing on zero.
Either way, these limitations are important if you play these types of games simply for bonuses. There are many other good reasons to play live games - including the appeal of actually seeing a person instead of a computer spin the ball or deal out cards.
We also use the following gaming abbreviations so that you can more easily see and understand the common bonus terms and conditions (T&C)
WR - Wagering Requirement - Casinos require to play and make wagers with your deposits and bonues before allowing you to cash out winnings.
GW - Some casino count only a portion of the wagers you make on certain games. Roulette, Baccarat and Blackjack commonly have separate restrictions.
EWR - Effective Wagering Requirement - When you apply a WR to the GW you get a substanially different effective wagering. A 20x WG and a 20% GW is actually a EGW of 100x
GE - Game Exclusion - Because of very high game payouts, many live dealer casino exclude certain games from earning bonus money. Or they may specifically exclude some bets on games under risk free, low risk or good faith betting terms.
RNG - Random Number Generated - Basically this means that a computer program comes up with random numbers instead of methods like card shuffles and spinning a real roulette ball.