Dress Code and Etiquette in Online Casinos

Is there a dress code for online live casino games? 

Yes…and no. Mostly no, but there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

What Are Live Casinos?

Live casinos are online casino games that blend elements of live play with online play.

Whenever you hear the words “Live Casino” or “Live Dealer”, it means that the games are hosted in a studio with a real dealer and real equipment, but all of the action is streamed to your desktop or device.

You don’t need to arrange transportation, carry around chips, or worry if the drinks are free and you look “cheap” for just ordering water—everything happens in the comfort of your own home.

Take Live Casino Blackjack as an example.

There will be a real Blackjack dealer, as well as a few decks of cards and a table. The dealer sits behind the table and the camera is pointed at them from the player’s position, giving all viewers a natural POV.

When the dealer removes a card from the shoe, he or she will pass it over a sensor. That sensor reads the card and tells the computer what it is. You then look at the card (the numbers and values are bigger than traditional cards, looking more like something your shortsighted grandmother would buy) and make your decision. 

When you tap “Hit”, the computer feeds the info to the dealer and they take another card. When you click “Stand” and the dealer shows their cards, the computer knows the values and so it knows whether to pay you for a win or take your money for a loss.

It might seem a little confusing at first, but it works seamlessly. After all, we’re talking about multi-million-dollar software that has been fine-tuned over several years—it’s as reliable as any real casino game.

It’s one of the best ways to enjoy yourself in Canada without actually stepping outside your front door. 

Is There a Live Casino Dress Code?

Dealers usually wear evening attire and dress their best for the players. Some of them are tasked with dressing according to certain themes, including “Halloween” and “Christmas”. You don’t need to adopt the same dress code, though.

After all, the dealers can’t see you. They can’t even hear you. If you want, you can wear nothing but your underwear as you feast on day-old pizza and refuse to brush the chip crumbs from your lap. The postman might judge you and if you don’t get rid of that smell, your neighbors might call in an environmental hazard warning, but the dealers won’t care.

You can talk to the dealers, but the “talking” is done through instant messages, and but for a few rare exceptions, there is no two-way audio or video connection.

Have a pajama day if you want one. Walk around the house naked if you feel like it. You can leave your uncomfortable evening dress/tuxedo in its plastic wrap and don’t need to worry about polishing shoes or hunting around for handbags, cufflinks, and whatever other accessories you definitely own but haven’t seen for at least 5 years. 

What About Casino Etiquette?

While dress codes are up in the air, the same can’t be said for casino etiquette.

If you have spent any time in a real casino, you should have a good grasp of gaming etiquette and the only real difference is that you don’t need to tip the waiter when you’re playing a live casino game.

When using the chatbox, remember that you’re communicating with a dealer who gets paid to smile at you and deliver the occasional pleasantries. They are not flirting with you (an easy mistake to make—how could they resist a half-naked, crumb-covered specimen such as yourself?) and you should leave the awkward courtship rituals for the online dating sites.

They also have no control over the outcome of the game and are paid to follow specific routines and play in specific ways, so refrain from encouraging them to cheat for you or getting angry when you lose.

Other than that, it’s really just about having fun. So, kick back, relax, grab your pizza, and enjoy a game or two.

Also, you should probably shower at some point.