Live Dealer casino games use webcam technology to stream table games directly to your PC, so that you can enjoy casino games in a live environment, with real croupiers. While Live Dealer casinos have been around since 2008, it’s only recently, with the launch of Evolution Gaming, that it’s really become quite popular. But is this the new way of playing blackjack, roulette and other table games, or is it just another fad that will disappear after a while?
Live Dealer vs Real Casinos
With Live Dealer casino games you can enjoy games in a real live environment without having to travel to a land based casino. There are also no opening hours as online casinos run 24/7, and so do the dealers even though they will work in shifts (which really is the same as a land based casino). There is also the added benefit of chatting to other online players, as well as the croupiers, without the hustle and bustle of a real casino.
Can You Know It’s Not Rigged?
There are a handful of players who believe that Live Dealer games are rigged, and no matter what you tell them, they won’t change their minds. In that case, it’s best to stay away from a Live Dealer casino, but you’ll be missing out on a lot of fun. Truth be told, Live Dealer casinos (like online casinos) are regulated and fully licensed, and therefore use a Random Number Generator (RNG), to ensure fair gaming. Live Dealer casinos also have the house edge working to their advantage, so they cannot risk rigging games and therefore risk their entire business. You can see the croupiers on your screen and the cards are as a result shuffled in front of you, and the roulette wheel is spinning while you’re watching (just like in a land based casino).
Live Dealer in Action
With Live Dealer games, you are right in the middle of the action, without the noise and crowds of a land based casino. One of the most popular software providers for Live Dealer games, Evolution Gaming, even created some roulette games where you can follow every movement of the ball, getting you up close to the action. Multi camera angles will also allow you to get different viewpoints of some of your favourite table games.
Live Dealer casinos give you the option to socially interact with the dealer and with other players at the tables, from all over the world. The best thing about playing at a Live Dealer casino is that you don’t need to interact if you don’t want to – it’s completely your choice. You can simply sit quietly at the table and all players will be able to see is your alias, so the pressure that you will find at a land based casino is completely off your shoulders.
Since we’ve discussed the social interaction of playing at a Live Dealer casino, it’s also only logical to talk about the croupiers. While we mentioned that you don’t need to interact with other players or the croupiers, it has to be said that the dealers are extremely friendly and will always welcome you by your alias. This doesn’t mean that you need to chat to them, but they will keep you in the loop of what’s happening at all time, so even if you’re not in a talkative mood, you’ll still feel part of the game.
With all the benefits, it’s safe to assume that Live Dealer casinos are not just a fad and will probably be around for many more years to come, and even increase in popularity.