Best Live Casino and Table Games at Pots of Luck
August 17, 2018
So many online casinos these days forget and disregard the games that made them popular in the first place – roulette, poker, baccarat, blackjack – but they need to remember that not everyone is slot crazy, you know.
So, to appeal to those of you out there who still love your traditional table classics, we’ve written you a quick list on the best casino games at Pots of Luck casino. But we’ve not just included the bog-standard games, all the titles below have a little twist so it’s not just standard blackjack, roulette, poker, and baccarat; there’s always some type of lovely, quirky oddity.
We do have a full Pots of Luck casino review for you, but for now, let’s get on with the best live casino and table games at Pots of Luck.
1) Blackjack With 21 + 3 Bet
Blackjack is one of the easiest games to play anywhere in the world. Get to 21, you win. Get more than the banker, you win. Easy.
So in a bid to spicen up the age-old card game, a number of game providers have tweaked a few of the rules and released brand new versions. There’s a few out there which we’ve reviewed already like Lucky 7, Switch and 21Burn, but Pots of Luck have a couple of their own variations and one of those is 21 + 3 bet!
So what exactly is it? Well, as it’s called 21 + 3, when I first played this game I assumed it would be Blackjack but up to 24. No no no, 24 isn’t involved at all! The 3 actually signifies a side bet which involves your two first two cards and the dealers up card. With those three cards, you are looking to make a 3 card poker hand like a flush, a straight, three of a kind, a straight flush or suited trips. It’s a pretty cool little variation, actually.
The house edge of the side bet stands at 4.62% while if you’re playing standardly and not with the side bet, the house edge is at 0.5%, but only if you’re using the perfect blackjack strategy.
Feast your eyes upon the beautiful world of the Dream Catcher! Oh, you already have because this text is actually below the image that you’ve already feasted your eyes upon.
But what is this beautifully coloured creation, I hear you ask? Well, it’s basically a millennial version of roulette. Hey, millennials don’t get shitty with me, I’m one of you, but it just is ain’t it? Well, you probably don’t know because you haven’t played on it – but it is!
Anyway, what you do is bet on the wheel stopping at 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 or 40, the presenter then turns the wheel, and you either win or lose. In terms of payouts, the 1 segments payout at evens, 2 segments 2/1, 5 segments 5/1, 10 segments, 10/1, 20 segments 20/1 and 40 segments 50/1…daaa, just kidding 40/1 as well.
You can bet between 10p and £1,000 per spin and the house edge is a very good 3.42%.
Come here for our full Dream Catcher live review!
3) Double Ball Roulette
Double Ball Roulette is just over five years old now, and though it is still quite an obscure game in the world of casino, it is starting to make waves across the globe.
2014 was when it first made it to the felt table in when the Tropicana in Las Vegas introduced it into their brick-and-mortar casino and it was two years later when it became available online, being picked up by Felt Software in November 2016
As you may have guessed Double Ball Roulette is roulette, but with two balls. This means you have double the chance of winning…on single numbers. With outside bets, both of your balls have to land on e.g. Red, Even, 19-36 etc. for you to win.
It’s actually a really cool variation, and if you already love your roulette, you’ll definitely love Double Ball Roulette!
4) Buster Blackjack (BBJ)
Buster Blackjack (BBJ) may not be the most renowned type of blackjack out there, but for those that live in California, it’s basically all you know.
BBJ is huge in the card rooms of California and is basically a variant of blackjack which includes the option of a side bet on the dealer busting their cards. If a dealer busts with 3 cards it pays out at evens, with 4 cards it’s 3/1, with 5 cards 6/1, 6 cards 30/1, 7 cards 100/1, and 8 + cards it’s 200/1
There’s always a side bet on blackjack, but this is one of the better ones out there because the dealer busts on average 28% of the time so there is ample opportunity to strike a big win!
The house edge is at the normal 0.5%, but remember, that’s only if you’re using the perfect blackjack strategy.
5) Speed Baccarat
Gotta have a bit of baccarat in there don’t we, eh? The simplest game of the ‘Big Four’, Speed Baccarat takes baccarat to a whole other level of simplicity.
Live casino games are bloody great, but one of the main gripes I have with them compared to simple video games is that they take sooooo looooong – just like real life. I’m online, man, I don’t wanna wait around all day just to get through a game of baccarat.
And that is exactly why Speed Baccarat was invented, for impatient bastards like me! Round times are halved on this version of baccarat, and that is the only difference between this and normal baccarat. Every ting else is the saaaame! Laaavely laaavely!
If you don’t know how to play baccarat, I’ll send you to our comprehensive baccarat guide instead of spelling it out for you here (because I’m impatient and lazy). Cheerio!
Magnificent! We’re at another end. Another blog post down, another five games for you to enjoy, or loathe, but hopefully enjoy.
I bloody love a casino classic, me. Slots are, of course, great, but there’s nothing quite like a traditional table game. But if none of the games above take your fancy, we have a wide selection of others for you. And for you slot lovers out there, we also have a list of our five best games at Pots of Luck casino .
Have a fun time gaming out there!
Author: Tom M.
Tom has been creating online content for over 10 years now starting way back as a small, impressionable 16-year-old. Tom mainly writes about sport and gambling, but every now and then also delves into fleshier subjects like politics and psychology. When he was 18 he created HungarianFootball.com and over the last few years he's written on a freelance basis for ESPN, WorldSoccer, Goal.com, among many others.