Blurring the line between land based and online casinos is the creation of what are called live casinos. These gaming empires can be accessed by players over the Internet but mirror the experience of gambling in a land based casino as closely as possible.
While some online casinos have expanded to offer a live casino section to players in addition to standard games, there are many live casinos online in which every game is hosted by a real life dealer.
Streaming video technology is what allows live casinos to operate online. Dealers are set up in either a recording studio or filmed directly on the floor of a land based casino. The live feed is then transmitted to players all over the world.
Those who participate in live casino games will have a chat window in which they can type messages to their game dealer and have her answer them on the spot. The ability for players to interact with their game dealer has been a big draw for many gamblers.
Not only are live casinos ideal for those who want to play their favourite table game from the comfort and privacy of their own home, they provide an excellent way for new players to learn the table games without having to compete against experienced and savvy players in a land based casino. Many players perfect their skills by logging onto a live casino and then visit land based casinos to test their newfound skills.
When the first of the live casinos launched on the Internet there was a single dealer running a game. At the time live casinos only had dealers hosting games for a certain number of hours each day.
The future of Online Casino
Since then live casinos have evolved. One of the most recent developments in the industry is what is referred to as live TV casino games. The difference is that instead of being broadcast online the games are broadcast on TV. Most often the game of choice for TV broadcasting is Roulette.
Whether live dealer games are viewed and played online or on TV, some live casinos go so far as to let their players know when each of their game dealers is working. This allows players to join a game when they know their favourite dealer is on duty. For some players, this makes live casinos even more desirable because over time they become comfortable with a particular dealer or dealers. As a result, they often feel more comfortable placing bids in their favourite table games.
In addition to being able to access live casinos online many have been created for mobile devices as well. This says a lot about how far live casinos have come since they were first developed. Players all over the world download live casino apps to squeeze in frequent gambling.