Live casino games are online games that are ran by real dealers in real time. They involve human croupiers sitting at actual gaming tables and dealing tangible cards while interacting with players via live streaming and text chat functions.
The mere existence of live casino games is a testament to the versatility of the online gaming industry. We all know about the hundreds of slot games that are found on each and every online gaming site that we know. We have come to accept that the random number generators that determine who wins the jackpots are for the most part fair. However, this acceptance is not shared by all gaming enthusiasts. There is a certain group that isn’t buying what the online casinos are selling; they are the table game fans.
Yes, they can play certain variations of popular card games on their favorite online gaming sites. But how fair is the computer that they are playing against? And what about the irreplaceable experience of having a casual conversation with their croupier and other players?
Obviously, online casinos needed to come up with a way to appease their table game clients so they created live casino games just for them. The product does not come cheap and not every casino can afford it, though.
This is due to the fact that to run just one successful live casino game a casino needs at least three members of staff including a croupier, a cameraman and a tech guru to deal with any glitches. Furthermore, reasonable bandwidth is a necessity for the casino and the players. As a result quality live casino games remain the preserve of a lucky few.
Fortunately, online game providers have come to the rescue of their clients. They provide them with dealing rooms which can be shared among various casinos or specially designed for specific casinos. In addition, online casinos that also operate regular brick and mortar facilities can link the action on their tables to the PCs of gamers across the world.
That said; the high cost of operating live casino games has seen the number of games offered remain quite small. They include baccarat, blackjack, hold’em, roulette and sic bo. Nevertheless, the experience outshines the ‘lack’ of options.
This is because you get to see the cards shuffled and dealt be it manually or by use of a ShuffleMaster. What’s more, the cards that are used have a larger font than normal ones thus you can clearly see what cards are in play.
It also goes without saying that playing live casino games saves you the hassle of travelling to a casino to play your favorite table games. As a matter of fact, many leading online casinos now offer this feature on tablets so you can carry your games wherever you go.
Finally, if you wake up in the middle of the night feeling kind of lucky and seeking to line your pockets with some extra cash then you need not worry because live casino games are available 24/7. Go ahead and play in your pajamas!