Lounges with real tables, managed by real croupiers and filmed in real-time with ad hoc mounted cameras to allow players to see the progress of the games with their own eyes: this is what Live casinos are.
A virtual game interface allows you to place bets, manage your account, and interact with other real players, while a video shows the progress of the actions at the table.
The Technology Behind Live Games
A real gaming room, managed by real croupiers, is equipped with cameras and hi-tech equipment that allow players to connect to the tables through the internet.
Access to the live casino takes place using software that can be installed on a PC or by simply navigating with a browser in a dedicated area of the gaming sites. The purpose of this program is to mediate between the user and the casino operators. A recent novelty, available only in a few live casinos, is that of being able to bet on live roulette and blackjack tables via smartphone and tablet.
The player, in addition to seeing the performance of the actions on the table, thanks to a streaming video, can place bets from his terminal. The system records bets and passes them on to the casino operator. On the other hand, the system records the outcome of the games (through bar codes placed on the cards in the blackjack case, for example). It calculates the possible winnings of the game, automatically adding it to the available balance.
Such a type of game can lead users to ask themselves some questions, in particular:
How can I be sure that the game is not rigged? The certainty of watching a game live, rather than viewing a pre-recorded video, is not a foregone conclusion. It is true that during the game, the croupier interacts with the player by calling him with the nickname chosen at the beginning of the session. We read on the web some theories regarding the possibility that live roulette is rigged, but none of them has ever been verified as far as we know.
Is my privacy protected? Certainly. The video stream is one-way: players see the croupiers, but the croupiers don’t see the players. Second, nicknames are always used, so the other players at the table do not know the true identity of those who “sit” next to them.
What happens if the video stops or if a disconnection occurs? In the first case, the software will show the game’s data in progress in text format. In the second case, if the system has already recorded the game’s outcome, it is considered completed. Otherwise, the player is refunded the amount of the wager (if a server-side problem causes the disconnection).
Choice Of Dealers And Betting Limits
A self-respecting Live casino offers several tables for the same game. What changes between one and the other are the available dealers (many girls and some boys) and the maximum and minimum betting limits.
Players can freely decide to sit at one table rather than another based on preferences on these two parameters. Even if that of the betting limits is a much more important factor, it seems that many users (boys) base their choice also on the physical aspect of the girls!
In live casinos, there is no “trial” or “demo” mode. This is because the number of places is limited, while the resources needed to manage them are much greater than in virtual games.