So you’ve finished all the errands and are looking for a fun way to occupy your time. Then you tune your TV on a channel that is broadcasting one of those TV live casino shows!
The Missing Link
For years, punters have been able to watch and bet on football or horse racing at betting shops and online but there was something missing. Live Casinos on TV.
Up until a couple of years ago thanks to several UK online casinos and several channels, including Channel 5, ITV and Sky you could play and watch live casino games from the comfort of your home. Live TV Casinos was the new trend and was becoming more and more popular.
Since we first wrote this article back in 2013 a lot of things have changed. These live casinos on TV don’t exist anymore. NetPlay TV which was the company behind Supercasino and Jackpot247 that were broadcasting live every night has been bought by Betsson Group. Betsson Group has re-evaluated the TV products and decided to not resume these TV broadcasts.
- Good selection of live casino games
- No withdrawal limits
- Mobile casino application for iOS and Android
- Live Roulette Every Night on Channel 5
- Live Casino Games by Evolution
Here are some alternative live casinos online with a huge range of tables to choose from.
|Live Casino||Welcome Bonus Offer||Software Provider|
|100% Welcome Bonus Package up to £500|
Key T&C's: New players only • £20 min deposit • 1st deposit immediate 100% up to £100 bonus • 2nd -5th deposits must be done and wagered 3 times within 7 days of the 1st deposit, to receive 30% up to £350 bonus per deposit • Bonus wins are capped at £500 • To withdraw bonus & related wins, wager 30 x (bonus amount) within 90 days • Wagering req. vary by game • This offer may not be combined with any other offer • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply.
|Evolution, Pragmatic Play , Authentic Gaming|
|Welcome Bonus Package 100% up to £200 on first 3 Deposits |
Key T&C's: New Players Only. 18+.Min Deposit £10 Welcome Package splits over 3 deposits.35x Wagering requirements to match bonus. Offer Valid for 1 week.100 spins split to 20 spins a day for 5 days. 50x wagering applies to spins. See full T&Cs here
| Unlock up to £100 Cash|
Key T&C's: Full T&Cs apply. New players only across two deposits. Cash rewards 7 days from registration to opt-in from Promotions page & each with 7 days wagering. Deposit £10, £25 or £50 & wager 75x. Only cash stakes on live games qualify & wagering contributions vary. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.
|Evolution, Pragmatic Play, Authentic Gaming, Playtech|
|New Player Bonus Package of up to £1300! |
18+. New Players only. One bonus offer per player. Minimum deposit of £20 Max bonus bet £5 Bonus funds must be used within 30 days and bonus spins within 10 days, otherwise any unused shall be removed. 200 Bonus spins are valid on the following games only: Gonzo’s Quest and Starburst. Bonus spins to be credited at a rate of 40 bonus spins per day over five days, triggered on your first deposit. Bonus spins winnings credited in the form of bonus funds and capped at £100 Bonus match offers are 100% of your first deposit up to £300, 75% of your second deposit up to £300, 50% of your third deposit up to £300, 25% of your fourth deposit up to £300, 100% of your fifth deposit up to £100 Bonus funds are separate to Cash funds and are subject to 35x wagering on the your bonus funds only. Terms apply.Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org.
|Evolution, Pragmatic Play|
|100% Deposit Bonus up to £300|
Key T&C’s: New customers only. Opt in required. 1 x per customer. Min buy in with £10. Casino tab only. Max £300 bonus. 40x wagering requirement. Max redeemable amount £2,000. Bonus expires 7 days from issue. Eligibility rules, game, location, payment method and currency restrictions, stake contributions and terms and conditions apply. Full T&Cs.
|New Player Bonus of up to £100! |
Key T&C's: New Casino customers only.Deposit min. £10. Applies to first deposit to Casino only. Max. bonus £100. 20x wagering (game weighting, table coverage and max. bet rules apply) on deposit and bonus to make the bonus balance withdrawable. Time limits andT&Cs apply.
|Bonus Package up £1300 and 250 Bonus Spins |
Key T&C's: 18+. New Players only. One bonus offer per player. Min deposit £10. Max bonus bet £5. Bonus funds must be used within 30 days & bonus spins within 10 days. Spins valid on Starburst only. Offer consists of: 1st dep: 100% up to £300 & 100 spins, 2nd dep: 75% up to £300 & 75 spins, 3rd dep: 50% up to £300 & 50 spins, 4th dep: 25% up to £300 & 25 spins, 5th dep: 100% up to £100. The 100 spins triggered on your 1st dep are credited at a rate of 25 spins per day over 4 days. Bonus spins winnings credited as bonus funds & capped at £50. For the 1st dep offer, this winning cap shall be applied to each set of 25 spins. Bonus funds separate to Cash funds and subject to 35x wagering. T&Cs Apply.
Live Casino and Roulette on TV
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Supercasino.com and Jackpot247 are no longer broadcasting live on Channel 5 and ITV. These brands have now pulled out from the UK market so they are not accepting players from the UK
For many, playing at an online casino is a somewhat sterile experience.
The presenters give you a nice commentary on the game, share hot and cold numbers, and gives updates on the winners.
Live Casino TV eliminates that aspect.
The presenters are also very personable and entertaining. So instead of a stodgy number caller, you get to know their favourite football teams, pets, or food.
A great interactive experience, with on-screen graphics adding to the information displayed on your computer. Welcome to the world of Live Casinos on TV!
More casino games on TV?
A lot of casino players want to see more live casino games on TV. Money Wheel games like Dream Catcher or Monopoly Live can be easily broadcasted live on TV the same way as Roulette does.
Maybe it is just a matter of time until we see one of these games on a TV channel. Or maybe we are going to see more casinos like William Hill live casino or bet365 live casino getting into that field.
The mechanics of play are really simple. You log on to the Casino’s website or access your account on your tablet or smartphone, while you are watching the action on your TV.
You make your wagers from your computer and watch the result. The presenter immediately starts the share winners screen names and winnings on screen as well as updating hot numbers and wheel trends. Your winnings are immediately credited to your account.
The TV casino presenter gives you between a minute to a minute and a half to place your next round of bets.
Super Casino Presenters
If you are already playing at SuperCasino or Jackpot 247 then you have probably met the Super Casino presenters! But if you haven’t met them yet here are your hosts.
You can find more information about every host on the supercasino.com website.
TV Casinos Channels and Bonuses
After the departure of smart live casino, there are only 2 live casino broadcasting on TV, both of which belong to the same network of NetPlay TV. This is why you will find many similarities between the two TV casinos. Similar site layout, similar live casino bonus, similar promotions but different channel broadcast.
Supercasino used to be on Channel 5 and Jackpot247 used to be on ITV.
Benefits of Live TV Casinos
Live Casino TV action offers great advantages for the serious or casual players.
- You can make bets in increments of 25p to £100.
- Thanks to the low minimum bets, you can test new wagering systems and strategies
- You never have to hope to find a seat at the wheel.
- The live casino TV presenter updates you on hot and cold numbers and trends which are also displayed on the screen. One especially appealing aspect is the presenter usually gives you trends that go the beginning of the broadcast, something you simply can’t accomplish at a land-based casino.
- The game moves more quickly than a live casino, as the computer keeps tracks of the wins, payouts, and buys. At a brick and mortar casino, you’ll get in between 20 and 35 spins per hour on a busy table. Live Casino TV hits a steady 40 to 60 spins per hour.
- Convenience. You can play for any amount of time you wish. Say you wish to play for only five spins, not a problem. You can also walk away for a bit and still follow the trends and action on the TV programme.
- For new players, the presenters offer lots of bonus schemes for the players and explain the betting options. This is a big advantage for players that want to add to their bankroll. New players also get to learn their way around the table and the game lingo without feeling out of place or embarrassed by being a new player.
- Game integrity. Some players as sceptical about wagering on the internet. Having the game live on your TV does away with that concern. You see the presenter or co-host spin the wheel every time.
So the next time you are thinking of a trip to the casino, consider a trip to the sofa with your computer or smartphone or tablet and your TV. You’ll find it a fun and hopefully profitable decision to play with Live Casinos on TV.