Online Casino Live Dealer Games Roulette and Punto Banco
The glamorous FashionTV Company with its two billion viewers, has partnered with Portomaso Gaming to create a unique branded Live Dealer venture. The gaming tables will be located in the BetFashionTV VIP Lounge at Portomaso Casino in Malta, and tailor made live dealer games Punto Banco and Roulette will dazzle fans.
Fashion Roulette and Fashion Punto Banco, both luxurious branded casino games, will be streamed live from the sophisticated and exclusive Bet Fashion TV VIP Lounge, situated at the Portomaso Casino. According to Sarah Psaila, CMO at BetFashionTV.com, this coming year, FashionTV Gaming Group will launch a full range of branded games across international markets with the same technology currently used for Roulette 360, which will result in breathtaking images and amazing rapid streaming. Players will be exposed to an elevated sense of style and luxury and multiple cameras will switch angles automatically during gameplay to deliver an immersive online gaming experience.
The Evolution of Live Dealer Casinos
Over the past twenty years, online casinos have increased in popularity and more and more people now consider online gambling their favourite pastime. Technology, Faster network speeds and better computers made it possible for the next stage of the online gaming evolution, live dealer casinos.
There’s much to be said for playing casino games online in the comfort of one’s home or on the go with a mobile phone or tablet, but many have missed the glitz and glamour of a real casino experience, and so, to bridge the gap, live dealer casinos were born. An innovative way of providing players with a more realistic experience when it comes to playing games like Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat, live dealer casinos use video streaming to stay in touch with gamblers. At first glance, live dealer games look similar to online casinos, but as the player logs in, the differences are many. The player plays against real people and a real dealer at a real casino and not against a computer. The games are played in real time via a live streaming video link and players can communicate with the dealer using a chat box. Players can interact with the game in much the same way as they would at a land based casino.
A live casino studio usually employs a cameraman, several croupiers, an information technology manager to fix any technical hitches and a pit boss in case of disputes. The live dealer casinos are usually located at a special set at the property of a casino and the tables and the elements of the game are real and live. The most common live dealer games offered at online casinos are Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette, but some online casinos offer a wider variety of casino games. The live casino experience creates the perfect place for players to gamble online while enjoying the atmosphere of a land based casino. It’s immersive, and exciting.
Fashion Roulette and Fashion Punto Banco
Designed using the same technology that is used for Roulette 360, more cameras, more angles and a completely revamped user interface will transform Fashion Roulette and Fashion Punto Banco into a top fashion casino haven. Streamed live from the Portomaso Casino, the area offers luxury and style. Through the multiple camera angles that switch automatically according to game play the online player can enjoy a casino experience that is fully immersive and as close to reality as possible. Another difference that may go unnoticed by most, but is very significant from the technological point of view, is the fact that these tables are delivered to your desktop, mobile or tablet, in HTML5. This means that no flash is required and no annoying messages from your browser will pop up asking you to enable Flash Player. Over and above the excitement of playing live Roulette and Punto Banco, during weekends there will be live entertainment in the background, creating an even more realistic casino experience.
FashionTV Gaming Group
With a global reach, the FashionTV brand diversified to the online gambling market and offers viewers a wide range of casino games, a sportsbook and some social games, which are also available for download in the App Store, Android Play Store and Facebook. Viewers can access a massive range of slot games powered by software giants Microgaming, BetSoft, NetEnt and iSoftBet as well as traditional classics like Blackjack, Roulette and other card games like Poker, Card Rummy and Pontton. Since it was launched in 1997, Fashion TV has grown to become a very successful lifestyle entertainment channel. It operates 24 hours a day, has a 24/7 chat service and reaches 193 countries englobing 470 million people across the world. Based and licensed in the territory of Curacao, a popular hotspot for gambling in the Caribbean, the website is available in Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German, Swedish and Portuguese.
With a mission to provide an exclusive online Live Dealer casino platform, Portomaso was founded in Malta in the year 2007. Located in the elite Malta suburb of St. Julians, the 4000 square metre casino offers a variety of gaming options from slots, live Roulette, live Blackjack, live Punto Banco and more. Portomaso also offers casino enthusiasts poker tournaments and special gaming events throughout the year. This leading entertainment hub within the borders of Malta also has 4 separate poker rooms, extensive dining, corporate player lounges, a large parking bay and five star accommodation. The concept behind this vibrant casino is to make players feel at home while enjoying an exciting gaming experience in a luxurious environment. This unprecedented venture is the result of the integration of a group of companies that have joined forces to create a one stop shop for online gaming. Portomaso casino is one of three casinos that make up the Glimmer group.
Casinos And Fashion – Throughout The Years
Casinos mean many things to many people but when it comes to fashion, the movie industry has always portrayed casino goers as fashionably dressed patrons wearing the latest in designs. One such movie is the original 1960’s Ocean’s 11 film. A night out in Vegas was shown to be a lavish night to remember where casino patrons wore their dress code with style, glitz and glamour and people dressed to turn heads.
Going back in time to when casinos were the sport of the nobility, gambling had always been a popular pastime but only in the 17th century were European casinos housed in legitimate buildings. Sometime in 1638, in Venice, il Ridotto became the first Government owned gambling house when a wing of Venice’s Palazzo Dandolo was converted into a four story gambling house filled with rooms hosting games of chance. Players were offered as much food and drink as they could handle and the dress code was very formal. Gamblers and spectators alike attended lavish evenings where the latest in fashion was worn and before being allowed to play the games, a three cornered hat and mask completed the look.
It is thought that gambling was always a male dominated sport, but throughout history we hear of women who enjoyed this popular pastime. Moving away from Venice towards the south of England, around the 18th Century, gambling was seen as a vice that disrupted the status quo and by 1739 many games had been outlawed. However in defiance of the law, gentlemen’s clubs sprung up but for aristocratic women gambling was not considered proper. Not to be outdone by the gentlemen, Lady Buckinghamshire, Lady Sarah Archer, Mrs Sturt, Mrs Concannon, and Lady Elizabeth Luttrell started an undercover gambling house where aristocratic women would gather, socialise, play the faro tables and discuss social and political matters until late in the night. This was an interesting era for the marriage of gambling and fashion, and ladies paraded with their elaborate wigs, rich embroidery and wide gowns, while the gentlemen donned ludicrous wigs, very bright colours and buckled shoes.
It wasn’t until the late 19th centuries that the word “casino” was used, and the boom in gambling buildings began, especially in mainland Europe. Areas such as Baden-Baden and Wiesbaden in Germany, along with the glamorous Monte Carlo, began to build extravagant casinos that looked like palaces, fit for the elite class gamblers of the time. The casino revolution had begun and hand in hand was the fashion evolution. Ladies fashion was dominated by full skirts, corsets, bonnets and petticoats and men wore neckties or bow ties, solid or patterned for daytime and white for the nighttime.
Fast forwards to the more modern casino age, when Las Vegas was fast and dangerous and Poker ruled, we meet rat pack snappy dressers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis. Led by the group’s public relations master, Humphrey Bogart, the trio revolutionised the fashion industry with their strategically undone bow tie, a shawl collar jacket and tuxedo shirt and a fedora.
Las Vegas caught the Texas Hold’em bug in the 1960’s and the early superstars of the game, Amarillo Slim and Doyle Brunson would not be seen dead without a cowboy hat on their head. Today cowboy hats are not as ubiquitous as they once were, but there are still the players that wear the once fashionable cowboy hats so as to evoke the memories of years gone by. And even since those early cowboy days, the dress code has always been an important part of the casino experience. In fact most of the big casinos in Las Vegas have a formal dress code that players have to respect, and place your bets is synonymous with designer labels. Now with the glamorous Live dealer casino making headlines, fashion is back where it belongs, at the Blackjack and Roulette tables.