The emergence of online casino games initially signalled the death of traditional land based casinos. Gambling fans were more likely to choose the online option because of they are far more convenient. First of all there is the fact you can play online games whenever you like, providing you have internet access, which most people do these days through their smart phones. Secondly, there is the fact that you have to travel to a land based casino, and there may not always be one close to where you live, whereas you can play online casino games without even leaving your bed, if you really want to.
In a last-ditch effort to save their business, a number of land based casinos teamed up with their online counterparts to offer live games to online customers. This would enable players to play actual games that were taking place in a traditionally casino, but all the while they can play from the comfort of their own home thanks to video link technology.
It may have been a gamble to offer live games (as there is some expense in producing them) but it has paid off better than many would have expected. A number of live casino reviews have found that even the most die-hard online casino player misses the experience, interaction and sounds of a traditional casino. Online games with live dealers offer players the best of both worlds as the games they’re playing take place in a real casino and they can interact with the dealer.
The initial technology behind live casino games is quite simple. What you have is a professional croupier, like you’d find in any casino, set to do his regular job, dealing cards or spinning a roulette wheel, except that he’s in a private room. He will then be filmed on similar cameras used in the TV and movie industry, and broadcast live in a manner similar to a news programme.
Then there’s the aspect where players at home can interact with the dealer, which is essentially using the same technology used for instant messaging programmes such as Skype. The combination of these technologies has created a very popular system which allows players to get the feeling and experience of playing real casino games in a land-based casino, from the comfort of their own home.
The two most commonly used games in live dealer games are blackjack and roulette, which are two games that can never be fully accurate to the true experience of these games. Online games use random number generator software that determines the outcome of each game. While the outcome of roulette is unpredictable, there is a number of scientific factors at play with both the spins of the wheel and the ball that gaming software can’t ever match. Blackjack isn’t a random game at all, as once the pack is shuffled the order of the cards is then determined and it is possible to predict the next card through the elimination of the cards that have already been played. This is a major factor of the game that isn’t represented in ordinary online games.