Play Live Poker at LeoVegas

Live Poker is one of the most popular card games that players can find within a live casino setting. Generating a huge amount of annual revenue and attracting millions of players who take their seats in online poker rooms, the game itself is famous for its intense atmosphere where players can win real cash prizes as they attempt not to reveal their hands and take home the big pots on offer.

At LeoVegas, you can play live poker at some of the top poker tables, all of which have cash prizes on offer. These poker games are played in real-time with a live dealer who will be on hand to guide players through each hand of a real-money online poker game.

When playing poker online, you'll enjoy a highly interactive experience. We have a host of poker variations for players to explore, whether you're looking for five-card stud or three-card poker. So why not pull up a seat in our online casino and experience what live poker has to offer players?

Popularity of Online Live Dealer Poker

It's not always convenient to play poker in a land-based casino, which is why an online poker experience is a perfect alternative. An online poker site like LeoVegas will allow you to explore so many online poker room settings, and it's this experience which is responsible for the increased popularity of poker.As with all live casino table games, online poker games are played live, which means in cash games, the prize will be awarded at the end of the round, and you can continue to play on or cash in your winnings.

When playing poker online, you will have the opportunity to interact with the dealer, and other players around the table and see everything that happens when the cards are dealt with, just like in a land-based casino. And if you're playing on a mobile device, you have the added freedom of playing anywhere.

Regardless of when you're playing online poker, with games available 24 hours a day, live dealers are ready for you to test out your skills and your luck and potentially win some amazing cash prizes at any time.

How Live Poker Works

When playing online poker, you will notice that today's live dealer games are highly sophisticated and use the latest streaming technology, with multiple camera angles, professional lighting and High Definition quality as standard.

Some live poker rooms are located in genuine land-based casinos, where you can experience all of the hustle and bustle of being on the vegas strip. While other real-money online poker games are streamed directly from professional studios, you can play poker online regarding your preference.

All of the games within an online poker room work much the same as you’d expect if you were visiting a land-based casino, except online poker players will use on-screen controls to tell the dealer of their decisions instead of using voice commands or hand signals.

At LeoVegas, we’ve partnered with the world’s best live poker game providers, such as Evolution Gaming which has studios dedicated to poker in Canada, Latvia and Malta. All games, including our texas hold'em variants, are managed by experienced and professional dealers who ensure games run smoothly and provide a first-class poker experience, even if they're frequented by recreational players.

Within our collection of live online poker rooms, we have all sorts of options for you to play poker online. Whether you're looking for a high-stakes game, a variant which features micro stakes or the various games which feature seven-card stud or three-card poker, we've got you covered.

How To Play Live Poker

It's easy to join live dealer poker games by simply logging into your account or registering if you are a new player and then selecting the game you’d like to play. There's usually an unlimited number of seats available in most cash games, so you can immediately begin playing. While several variations are available, many live poker rooms usually follow the typical Texas Hold'em routine:

  1. Players make compulsory bets (blinds)
  2. Dealer issues two cards per player
  3. Call (match previous bet), raise (increase bet) or fold (give up)
  4. Dealer places three community cards (flop)
  5. More betting, raising or folding
  6. Fourth community card (turn)
  7. Repeat step 5
  8. Fifth community card (river)
  9. Repeat step 5
  10. Showdown! The winning hand is revealed and awarded the pot (money)

So before you play poker games, be sure to take a look over all the rules and remember that some rules can vary at each online poker site, so they may change depending on the variants or cash games you enter.

If you want to know more about the strong hands you can make to win a game in Iive casino hold em, why not take a look at our How to Play Poker guide.

Why Live Dealer Poker is So Immersive

Fans of online live dealer games love the poker experience of playing within a live studio, largely because the dealer is actually real and makes the game so much more authentic. Once you've experienced playing with a real dealer and seeing actual cards being dealt, you'll appreciate just how good live games are.

When you play live online poker, you'll be aware of the speed. Hands-on physical casinos typically play at around 30 an hour or one hand every two minutes.However, in a live dealer poker room, hands can be as fast as one a minute. With real dealers controlling the action, the experience feels just as personal and engaging as when you play at any premium gaming establishment. But the speed of the game means you can have the opportunity to play more poker variants in one sitting.

Texas Hold'em, Caribbean Stud and 3 Card Poker

Before you begin your online poker experience, it's important to know which poker room is on offer and how the games at each poker site have evolved over the many years the card game has been played.

There are several theories about the origin of the game; it probably developed from poque, a card game of 15th-century France. When French colonists settled in New Orleans during the 17th century, they brought their cards with them. It's well-known that poker developed out of an existing game on the floating casinos of the Mississippi River. Poker then went to California with the Gold Rush and became the game of Wild West gunslingers.

These days, if you're looking for a poker room, they will be available at top poker sites like LeoVegas. They include many unique poker variants such as Two-Hand Casino Hold'em and the incredible ‘80s Las Vegas-themed Side Bet City.

However, one of the most popular games at a poker site is Texas Hold'em. This classic American poker is the version of the game that most people think of when they think about poker. The winner is the one who forms a hand of five cards with the highest value.

Another variation, Live Caribbean Stud, is a fast game where you attempt to form a winning hand from your five cards plus one from the dealer. Three Card Poker is also a fast-paced cash game that offers simplified yet highly enjoyable play. Your winning hand only needs three cards, and there are also optional side bets available to take things up a notch should you wish.

Real Live Poker With Real Dealers

Live dealer poker online is real-time entertainment. Many players enjoy interacting with or simply sitting back and watching the dealers. The best live dealer casino cash games feature professional dealers who often have significant experience in the games they manage. So it means you'll always be in the know when you play online poker, whether you're choosing to partake in a hand of Texas Hold'em or Carribean Stud.

During a game, you can make real money bets and have the chance to potentially win big if you join a cash game. Everything about the game is real, in fact. The only difference between playing online and visiting a casino in person is that the action is streamed to your device for the ultimate convenience.

Live Online Poker Strategy

Poker is highly regarded for its potential for strategy and is a game that combines luck with an element of skill. In Brazil, playing casino-style games has been strictly forbidden since 1946. However, poker isn't included in the ban because it was officially declared to be an intellectual sport.

Bluffing is an essential part of poker strategy, and can often see players placing bets in amounts that aim to deceive opponents into thinking they are holding a high-value hand, in an effort to encourage other players to fold.

In land-based casinos, players try evaluating their opponents' hands by observing their expressions. When playing online, players and the dealer cannot see you online, so you don’t have to work too hard to keep your poker face on. Instead, it’s useful to watch how players bet, which can help to give you clues about the value of the hand they hold - unless they are bluffing!

Playing Poker Online and Other Live Casino Games

Poker has evolved into a clever game of strategy that's perfect for online live dealer games. It's great fun to play and has the potential to win amazing cash prizes.

As well as poker, here at LeoVegas, we’ve got a fantastic range of live casino games, including live blackjack games to choose from, and there are also live baccarat.

Live Poker FAQs

What is the best starting hand in Live Poker?

If you're lucky enough to be dealt it, the best starting hand in live poker is two Aces. With the Ace being the most powerful card in all of the poker forms we offer at LeoVegas, including live three-card poker and Texas Hold Em, it can provide players with an advantage when the other cards are dealt.

What is a straight draw in Poker?

A straight draw means that with the cards in their hand and other cards dealt in the flop, players have four cards of a straight, and they need only one more to complete it.

Are online poker games rigged?

No, live poker games at the LeoVegas live casino are not rigged. Cards are dealt directly in front of the player by our live dealer, so they'll always know what is in their hand.

What is the minimum buy-in at Live Poker tables at LeoVegas?

As we have a whole host of live poker tables within our live casino, the buy-in amount is different for every game, so if you're looking to find out the amount within our live poker online games, head over to the info pages, which will include all you need to know.

How many decks of cards will be used in Live Poker?

Within the dealer's shoe, there will be two sets of 52 cards. Throughout the game, the cards will be shuffled so that every hand dealt by players is done so fairly.

When was the game of Poker invented?

The modern game of poker originated in the USA in the 19th century. It grew in popularity following a surge in the 1800s when it was played on riverboats.

What are the different hands available in live Poker?

Within live poker and land-based poker, multiple hands can allow players to win a game, whether they're playing against other players or just against the house. They range from five of a kind, which is the highest, to a royal flush, straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, and the lowest hand is one pair.

Can I play Free Poker at LeoVegas?

Unfortunately, we don't have any free poker tables at LeoVegas. To play any of online poker cash games, you will need to register for an account.