Now you may be thinking, “dress code for an online live casino? Don’t be absurd!” Well, you would be right. And wrong. You see, there are some psychological factors that go into gambling, especially when you are dealing with another human being on the other end of your screen. It’s not so much about what you wear, rather what the dealers wear that can impact you. Of course, there are also other factors, such as casino etiquette. And it always helps to shower once in a while too.
So What Exactly Are Live Dealer Casinos?
The convenience of online gambling has opened up a whole new world for many punters. You have so many options to choose from – whether it’s the casino itself or the types of games you would like to play. Software that analyzes how you play can also go a long way to fine-tuning your skill. If you want to play blackjack, for instance, many online casinos offer practice rounds before you risk any money.
Live dealer casinos are a combination of online gambling with a live dealer thrown in the mix.
This basically means that there is a real dealer in a studio using real casino apparatus, but you can participate through either your desktop or mobile device.
There’s no need to organize transport or budget extra cash for food and drinks, and truth be told, you could play in your pajamas if you so wish. But as we mentioned before, things like dressing up have a way of affecting how you strategize and how you play. More importantly, how the dealer dresses may also have an impact.
What is the Dress Code For Live Dealers?
Most live dealers dress the way a dealer would dress at any land-based casino; usually in their best evening ensemble or in a specific uniform set out by the company they work for. They also may dress according to a theme throughout the year, such as Easter, Valentine’s Day, Christmas or Halloween.
Obviously, it is not necessary for you to do the same (unless you really, really want to). It’s entirely up to you how you would like to look when you win big, break-even or lose.
Any communication you have with them is done through the platform’s version of instant messages, and it is very rare that you will find a video or audio connection that works both ways.
Caution Isn’t Always Best
Now we aren’t saying throw caution to the wind and bet your rent or child support money on the turn of a card or the spin of a wheel. Rather, we’re talking about how you, as the player, take in what the dealer looks like and what they are wearing.
A very attractive or polished looking dealer may create the impression that they are out to cheat you, and you may be extra cautious regarding how you bet. This could be to your disadvantage, especially in games like Blackjack or Roulette where the house edge isn’t that huge.
No Need To Be The Hunter Always, Either
Don’t get us wrong, being Scar to their Mufasa isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, in games like Poker, an aggressive strategy can work wonders.
Having said that, aggression can cause you to make snap decisions or place risky wagers in an instant – and no one wants to do that when money is involved, especially if it’s your money.
Some studies have indicated that a dealer who wears red as a predominant colour may evoke this response (no one is saying you’re a bull but also, how cool would that be?).
Comfort is Not Key
Gambling is, in its most basic form, a mode of entertainment, thus it should be somewhat fun and enjoyable. You should be comfortable and relaxed, but be warned; too much comfort could mean you aren’t paying attention, and you could miss some good opportunities to win or fail to notice important bets.
Dealers who don soft colours or pastel or neutral pallet may want to lower your guard, so always be aware. In this case, it is a huge white flag, and the surrender might be all of your money.
It is most important that you have fun, don’t allow yourself to get too distracted and stick to your budget. And if the dealer is good, it is proper casino etiquette to tip, especially if you win.