Revolutionary: Live Dealers at Online Casinos
When the first online casino opened its virtual doors in 1994 players were blown away by the ease of access and the development completely revolutionised the casino industry.
However, there aren’t many industries which can stay relevant without adapting to the market over time, and the last two decades has seen an increase in demand for innovation from players.
With technology proliferating and thousands of online casinos available to choose from, those who do not step up to the plate eventually fade into obscurity, and online casinos have to work hard at maintaining a strong level of interest from their players.
As such, it would surely come as no surprise to see online casinos do an almost 360 degree turn-around and invest time and money into merging the concepts of old and new: live dealer casinos.
How Live Dealer Online Casino Games Work
Most live dealer casinos offer a fantastic variety of table games such as Texas Hold’em, American and European roulette, blackjack, and baccarat. Some online casinos have set times when live dealers games are available, and when you join a table you will most likely have a chance to acquaint yourself with the dealer before getting started.
A few things to keep in mind when opting for a live dealer game:
- The game will only start once there are sufficient players at the table
- Dealers are generally changed every 20-30 minutes
- Different casinos may have different conditions for players
Increasing Range of Game Choice
While (as far as we know) live dealer online bingo isn’t available as yet in the mainstream gaming sector, the possibility of this development in the not-so-distant future isn’t out of the question either.
As live dealer games become more popular and spread across more online casinos, so will the demand for innovation from players, which will influence the range of live games online casinos offer.
Some online casinos which offer live dealer games seem to be experimenting with different formats and we’ve come across a few live dealer games of Sic Bo, Dual Roulette, and Seven Seat Baccarat recently.
Replicating Land-Based Casino Play
Much like MMO’s, players hoping to make the most of the live dealer experience require a stable, high-speed internet connection, as every aspect of the game will take place in real-time across a high-quality video stream, and you do not want to get caught (literally) lagging behind.
One of the main reasons why live dealer games have become so popular is that they allow players to have greater interaction with the game as opposed to the way online casino games are generally played.
Whereas before players could only press a button and have everything done automatically in a matter of seconds, now live dealers deal real cards, on real tables, with real chips, in real time. This replicates the traditional land-based casino experience, without the hassle of having to leave the comfort of home.
In order to be truly future-proof, the best in the business have been thinking one step ahead the competition.
As opposed to only having live dealer options on static devices such as desktop computers and laptops, intelligent developers are looking for ways in which to make live dealer games more enjoyable across smart devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
Altering the Online Casino Industry
Live dealer casino games are perfect for players who were looking for a bit more atmosphere in their online casino experience, as opposed to the sterile and often stale environments offered before.
Now players can experience a legitimate live casino experience from the comfort of their favourite armchair.