Nearly all online casinos these days offer what is known as live casino which is supposed to give the online casino player more of a feel of playing at a land based casino by having a dealer or croupier actually dealing cards or spinning the roulette wheel but here at casinos.ie we wonder whether that really is true. The real buzz from a land based casino is being able to watch others winning or losing as well as playing yourself but in online casinos you never see other players whether that is live casino or not so this element is missing. For sure live casino does offer real dealers and croupiers with whom it is possible to chat and they are actually dealing cards and spinning the roulette wheel in real time but they are not in a casino as such but rather in a specially equipped room somewhere (often Eastern Europe) where web cams have been installed enabling direct streaming to your computer. Casino games are restricted to those requiring a dealer such as blackjack, roulette and baccarat so if online slots are your preference then live casino is no good. Another often quoted reason for playing at the live casino section of online casinos is that they do not use random number generators which are the source of a great deal of mistrust especially when players are on a losing streak but we hasten to add that all online casinos recommended on this site have regular audits of their RNGs so we have no reason at all to doubt their integrity. Because a live casino has overheads such as the dealers wages the minimum stake tends to be higher than at a regular online casino but if that is no barrier to you then by all means try the live casino option and see what you think; several online casinos will even give you a bonus for first time live casino players.