Funny Pranks on Online Live Dealers

If you’re reading this, we’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you are probably familiar with the concept of online casino games, or more specifically, live casino games. If not, check out our dedicated live casino guide. If so, you’d understand the concept of Live Dealer tables - that is, the ability to play online casino games with a real-life Dealer hosting your gameplay in realtime. In our opinion, these games can be just as fun as going to a land-based casino. The fact that you’re still interacting with a real person makes it possible to have a chat, and a laugh, with them. It’s this element that we’re focusing on in today’s blog: the ability to play games on and tease your dealers in ways that might land you in trouble were you to be in a land-based casino. But beware, these dealers can be notorious tricksters too. Below, we’ll explore the best ways to prank, and be pranked by, live dealers.
A casino croupier smiles at the camera.
Published on: 10 October 2019

The Role of Live Dealers

So, what is it that Live Dealers are supposed to do exactly? Before you start pranking them, it’s probably best you have some understanding of what their function is. You don’t want to annoy them or your fellow players too much, and you certainly don’t want to make their job harder.

Firstly, a Live Dealer is a croupier that plays with you live from a casino of your choice. They sit in front of a camera that live-streams all of their activity at the table straight to your screen. Here, they interact with the players who have entered the game and keep the action moving on. You’ll notice that while they aren’t exactly appearing at you in physical form, they still will look sharp and well-dressed. Despite what people might think, there is still a certain elegance to working as a Live Dealer. If you haven’t seen it for yourself, we recommend that now is the time to start. The quality of the livestreams these days is excellent. If you are having any problems with the quality, try this guide to internet streaming for tips.

For more info on the croupiers who work in live casinos, check out our introduction to live dealers.

How to Mess With Dealers

Just because you like casino games, it doesn’t necessarily mean you enjoy going to the casino. It can be loud, expensive and over-stimulating. Thankfully, online games can be even more comfortable – there’s nothing stopping you from playing in your pajamas on the sofa. As well as this, you can still engage in playful, harmless tricks with your real-life dealer that make the experience just as, if not more, enjoyable than playing at a casino. We suggest you:

  • Choose your table wisely – Before you begin, it’s worth knowing that certain dealers and players will not be interested in the slightest in your jokes and pranks. If you fall into these groups and you’re wanting more entertainment, then you’ll probably be bored. We recommend doing your research. Ask your friends and scour online message boards to see what live tables can offer good gameplay alongside big laughs. We recommend starting with Blackjack Party – this is the place for a healthy dose of fun.
  • Naming yourself something funny or obscene – This is a good tip to play on the professionalism of the live dealers. While they will do their best to not say anything wrong or offensive to players, there are sneaky ways in which you can break the ice. It is customary for dealers to say your nickname or name when welcoming you, so what better way to throw then to choose a funny or obscene nickname that they might not even realize is off until they’ve spoken the words! The results are often hilarious and can get you and your dealer immediately off on a good foot – although they will probably be slightly embarrassed!
  • Start a Live Chat – As you play, there’s nothing stopping you from chatting with the other players and the dealer. In fact, the dealers are often quite talkative and particularly skilled at getting the table engaged with each other. But not only are they big talkers, but they’re big readers! So why not use the space to tell a good joke or write something silly that no one can ignore. Believe us, the added humor can make the game a whole lot more enjoyable for everyone!

How Dealers Mess With Players

Now, while there is still plenty of fun to be had between dealers and players, there is still a code of conduct that must be adhered to. This means that both parties must respect each other, including the other players. However, this isn’t to say that pranks are off the table. Live Dealers may want to let you know that they are friendly and are there to give you a good time while you’re playing cards or spinning the roulette wheel, but they’re also able to be cheeky to spice up the game. And why not? If you’ve invested in playing with a human, isn’t it better to have the human experience? Also, with the length of time left between rounds in live roulette games, it is no wonder that, sometimes, the dealers like to entertain themselves with a few jokes.

A woman holds casino chips over her eyes and smiles widely.

Ways in which Live Dealers can make gameplay more interesting is by:

  • Going along with jokes – If you or another players has started a joke or light prank and it isn’t so offensive that it could get them in too much trouble down the line, some will continue adding to it and building the sense of comradery in the table. Keep in mind that dealers aren’t allowed to swear or be vulgar, so don’t be surprised if they don’t give you the reaction you want with those kinds of jokes.
  • Tell their own jokes – Do you like jokes? You’re in luck. Live Dealers often get to spend hours on end hearing some great jokes from people around the world, so you might learn some new ones while playing.
  • Acting goofy – This could be done in any way. You may see some dealers pulling strange faces at odd times that catch you off guard or sporting weird accessories when you least expect it. Of course, they will still maintain a degree of professionalism at all times, but they will certainly push the envelope sometimes!

The thing to remember is that you are playing for fun, so keeping things light is important. Of course, you should always be respectful to players and staff alike. Also, make sure that your laughs don’t distract you too much from the game at hand. If you need a refresher on how to play, you can head over to our easy guide to blackjack rules or beginner’s roulette rules guide.

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