With Live Dealer Blackjack Canada players enjoy a real live table experience, without the inconveniences of land-based casinos.
One of the greatest innovations in interactive gambling technology is the ability to play live dealer blackjack. Canada players—particularly those in British Columbia—have embraced the opportunities afforded by live casino gaming on desktop and mobile devices.
What’s so great about live dealer blackjack? We could sum it um in just a few words: ‘Splendor Sine Occasu‘. Our BC readers should understand that statement. It translated to “Splendour without Diminishment”, and is the motto of British Columbia.
I’ve borrowed the apothegm because it relates in so many ways to live dealer blackjack. Canada players seek the splendour of putting all their extra money into their bankroll for which to gamble. Live tables provide this. They do not diminish your bankroll the way land-based casinos do, taking a chunk for travel expenses, food, beverages, dealer tips, valet parking, etc.
Many players prefer a real, live person dealing the cards; not some electronic computer program that determines what card they’ll get next. Trusting computer generated results isn’t for everyone. But for so long, a land-based casino was the only way to enjoy that ultimately real experience.
Live dealer blackjack does not diminish the realistic nature of the game. They use real tables, in a real casino studio, with real cards shuffled and dealt by a real, professionally trained dealer. They are, essentially, real brick-and-mortar casinos without the crowds.
With live dealer blackjack Canada players get the whole package. There’s the convenience of playing from home or anywhere on a mobile device. Plus the genuine experience of playing in a live casino. The game’s just happen to take place elsewhere, displayed via live streaming webcam.
Live Dealer Blackjack Canada
Live casinos have been around for more than a decade, but their popularity was not instant. For those of you who were scouring the internet in those days, you will remember live streaming video wasn’t so great back then. It was glitchy, delayed and often pixelated, mostly due to inadequate computer hardware and internet connection speeds that couldn’t keep up.
Over the years technology improved, and the experience of live casinos increased right along side it. More studios began popping up, run by major digital gambling software engineers like Microgaming and Playtech, and another company whose operations are based solely on the live casino experience, Evolution Gaming.
Competition in the market drove them to expansion. They built better products, installed more tables, and began providing a much larger game variety than just live dealer blackjack. Canada players took to the tables in droves, leading BC regulators to do something most thought inconceivable.
BC Welcomes Evolution Live Casino
British Columbia embraced the online gambling industry long before any of its provincial cousins. Its homegrown iGaming website, Playnow.com, was launched in 2004. Quebec didn’t follow until 2010, with Ontario trailing the pack in 2015.
The BCLC gaming regulator spent more than a decade providing online (and eventually mobile) casino games, bingo, poker, lottery and sports betting to BC and Manitoba residents. But (unlike their neighbors, apparently) they also took note of developing industry trends.
Playnow currently offers more contemporary wagering options like live, in-play betting and e-sports betting. But there’s always been one thing missing… a live casino.
Earlier this year, BCLC inked a contract with Evolution Gaming, the undisputed leader in the global live casino industry. The contract will see Evolution build a brand new, 16,000sqft state-of-the-art studio in Vancouver.
Scheduled to launch before the year is out, the BC/Manitoba exclusive studio will host 10 tables to start, hosting live dealer blackjack, baccarat and roulette. Should the live casino prove as successful as they’re hoping, more tables will open up in time.
More Live Dealer Blackjack Canada
In the meantime, all Canadians are welcome to play Evolution’s existing live casino games. They’re available at dozens of online casinos. Being so well established, the game variety is more extensive at these internationally regulated websites.
Royal Vegas, for example, offers Evolution’s superior live tables in blackjack, baccarat, roulette, 3 card poker, Caribbean stud poker and casino holdem. The games load right up on a desktop computer or any mobile device (Android, iOS and Windows Phone).
Evolution Gaming’s live casino software is unparalleled. It doesn’t suffer from the common delays in video and audio quality experienced on Playtech’s live tables, and the ambiance is a hundred times more appealing than Microgaming.
Evolution is so superior to its rivals, the company has been awarded eGR‘s Live Casino Supplier of the Year Award for the last 8 years straight.
Royal Vegas is our editorial pick for safe Canadian gaming. Currently offering a good range of Canadian deposit options, everything from prepaid gift cards, to eCheck, instadebit and visa/mastercard. That, and a world-class gaming experience, with countless table games, strong variety, and even live dealers. The brand has been in the business for a decade long.