When online gambling first took off into a multi-billion dollar industry one of the biggest goals was to make it as realistic and immersive as possible. This goal was achieved with virtual casino games that are incredibly realistic in the way they play and look but for players who really want to feel like they are on a real-life Las Vegas casino floor then live casinos are the answer.
These casinos feature a real-life dealer and a live stream of their actions in a studio setting, all transmitted to players on their computer or mobile devices. Typically these are high definition games and they are played in the same way as traditional online casino games, requiring no special hardware or software to play them.
While playing a game in a live casino the player can interact with the dealer by typing into a chat box which is displayed on a monitor within their line of sight. This allows them to place bets and even talk about the game with the dealer just as they would at a table in a real casino. This kind of interaction makes the games much more realistic and fun to play.
The live dealers are usually professional actors who have undergone training to learn the rules of popular casino games as well as how to keep the gamers engaged with them. They also need to understand current gambling laws and regulations. During the games the live dealer will deal the cards, spin the wheel and do everything else that a casino is famous for. All of these activities are recorded in a studio that is designed as an analyst room and an observation booth. The dealer is also given a GCU which is basically a shoebox-sized device that does the translations of the physical transactions into digital information.
This information is then sent to a server where it can be converted into an image and then transferred back to the player’s monitor. The player will then be able to see the dealer in action and decide on their next move. This is all made possible thanks to the camera, microphone and other technological equipment which is all connected to a server that is based in an analyst room.
Besides the standard table games that are offered in these casinos, some sites also feature other exciting games such as roulette and baccarat. Some even offer keno and bingo, all of which are very easy to learn and very simple to play. The games are available around the clock and can be accessed using a mobile app or the website of the casino itself.
Some casinos have tried to increase player retention by letting their gamers know that there are certain live casino games reserved for VIPs only. It is believed that by letting the gamers know that there are some very exciting games that are only available to them if they meet a minimum wagering requirement will give them motivation to bet more and earn the right to play those games.