Why do Canadians prefer live dealers

As we’re sure you’re aware, we currently find ourselves in a world where almost anything can be found and accessed online. And, the world of casino gaming is no different! In fact, not satisfied with just being available online, your favorite online casino classics have had yet another makeover. 

Now, you can enjoy the magic of live casino with real dealers from the comfort of your own home. What more could you ask for? 

With online casinos now flourishing across Canada – with each province under their own regulatory board – it’s no wonder than Canadian gamers are drawn to playing live versions of their preferred games. With this in mind, let’s take a look at why live dealer games have reach, and remained, on top of the gaming catalogues. 


As we’ve briefly touched on above, live dealer games allow you to get the full casino experience without having to leave the house. And when we say full, we mean full. The live dealer aspect means that the host of your game will be streamed to you live from a specially designed studio, fitted out with everything you’d expect to find in a real-life casino. 


When the concept for originally executed, a simple webcam was used to capture the action. At this time, that was the best that technology had to offer, and there was certainly a level of excitement generated purely by the fact that players could now see the dealer from their own homes!

However, there was soon another fault in this way of operating. Not only were the live dealers streaming from a webcam, but they were also being filmed from a real-life casino. Because of this, players who were actually at the casino would end up blocking the camera’s view and walk in front of the action. This left those at-home players feeling distracted, and defeated the purpose of this new way to play. 

Thankfully, this issue was soon resolved with high-tech cameras and dedicated studios that we recognise today. This way, every online player gets the best seat in the house, and never misses out on a single second of gameplay. 


Now let’s look at why this is the preferred way to play – especially for Canadians. Canada is one of the many countries to offer live dealer gaming as an option, which can seem surprising if you know the history of casino gaming within the country. Canada has placed a lot of importance on finding the worth in allowing casino games to operate, specifically in finding ways to funnel any profits back into society, via individual province’s governing boards. 

As soon as those commissions were put into place – for example: Alberta’s Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) board and Ontario’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) corporation –  there was scope for online casinos to come onto the scene, and with that, live dealer options too. 

With the country still being presented with a struggle in terms of opening up new casinos across less-regulated provinces, playing live and online is an easier way to get that sought-after casino experience. 

Playing live dealer game also gives you more of an opportunity to interact with your host and fellow players – at your convenience. Available 24/7, you can face off against the dealer whenever is best for you. 

What’s more, there’s also a wider range of games on offer, that are guided by a dealer, than you’d even be able to find in a brick-and-mortar casino. There’s even Slots and Wheel of Fortune style games on some live catalogues – ready to guide you through this new wave of gaming.

So, now that you know how far live dealer games have come, where do you see them travelling in the future? And, most importantly, will you be coming along with them?