Gambling games for big groups
When you gamble, it is often more fun to do so with a group of friends – within the confines of a social and friendly atmosphere. With that in mind, BettingPlanet.com wanted to detail some of the online games which lend themselves to the multiplayer experience, and which can be played with larger groups of keen punters.
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Live dealer multiplayer games
Live croupier casino titles are perfect for large groups of friends to partake in and enjoy together. Gaming tables will typically allow for up to seven players to join at once, blackjack tables allow you to bet behind other players even if you don’t have a seat at the table, and players are able to play multiple different titles at the same time.
So how does the live interface operate, and how do you go about joining tables and other live games?
Gather your friends and register an account at one (or more) of the below online and mobile casino sites:
- www.RoyalVegasCasino.com – Live casino powered by Microgaming
- www.GdayCasino.com – Live casino powered by Ezugi
- www.Thrills.com – Live casino powered by Evolution Gaming
- www.RoxyPalace.com – Live casino powered by Microgaming
Once registered (two minute cost free process), securely deposit some money via one of the several trusted deposit methods via the banking/cashier section of the casino lobby (desktop, mobile or tablet).
Note: live casino games are only available to enjoy in real money mode, so you’ll need some cash to enjoy the titles. You can enter the rooms and watch over the games for free for a limited time, but you won’t be able to join in the fun.
Make sure your friends are all online at the same time and together, enter the live dealer casino lobby and select your game of choice. Multiple tables of the same games should be open, so you should be able to land a table where all of you can jump on at the same time (depending on how many of you there are in the group).
You will be able to choose from titles such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, three card poker, casino hold’em, keno, lotto and more. Evolution Gaming hosts a Blackjack Party game, where multiple croupiers are operate the live game within a social and jubilant environment, to keep things entertaining – kind of like a Friday night down in the poker room at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.
The live gaming action, which takes place within regulated casino studios in licensed jurisdictions such as Malta, Riga and Belgium, is filmed in high definition and streamed to partnered online casinos, who provide access to registered members to enter the casino studios via their laptops, desktops, mobile, tablets and even Smart TVs.
Professionally trained croupiers deal cards, spin wheels and pick out random lottery numbers, while players (often residing on the other side of the globe), watch and participate in the games, betting and interacting with dealers and other players via live chat features. No longer do you need to make the 30 minute drive to your local casino just to get some live roulette action – call up your mates and set a time when you can all enjoy real games from the comfort of your own homes.
For the male audience out there (and the female demographic, too), make sure to check out Microgaming’s live dealer interface at Royal Vegas Casino and Roxy Palace – gorgeous Playboy Bunny croupiers in low-cut dresses, sporting the trademark bunny ears, who are more than eager to interact with you and deal you the right cards.
You can also connect with Facebook, Twitter and other social network friends while playing the live titles, and even stream your live gaming activity to followers of your channel, if you have one – a great way to involve the crowd and make things even more exciting.
International blackjack and slots tournaments at Microgaming casinos
Within Microgaming’s powered Royal Vegas Casino site, multiplayer blackjack and pokies tournaments are available for you and your friends. These tournaments allow players to face of against each other in real time, and compete to win real money cash prizes.
Within the Royal Vegas Casino lobby interface, you can navigate to the games section and select the ‘tournaments’ category, which will display both blackjack and slots competitions. These comps are scheduled to begin at certain times and dates, so make sure to check when they commence in order to get all your buddies joining simultaneously.
The large majority of these tournaments own entry fees, so you’ll need some cash in your account to get started, however there are some ‘free-roll’ competitions which are free to enter and which boast cash prizes for the winners. Choose the tournament which suits your budget, create an alias, brush up on the rules and enjoy spinning the reels or getting as close to 21 as possible, among friends and other players from around the world.
Plenty of strategy comes in to play within both the blackjack and slots tournaments – so don’t shove all your chips in at once. Play smart. You could even converse with your friends to see what they are doing, so you have a better shot at winning, and agree to share the prize money if you win – but there are hundreds of players competing, so that might be easier said than done.
Most of all, enjoy the ability to gamble with your mates within a sociable atmosphere on a cold night in. Organise to meet up at someone’s house, bring your laptop, and you’ll have hours of fun. Just remember: never chase your loses and always gamble within your limits.