With the rapid and remarkable development of technology in recent times, online casino games, in all their many variations and themes, have continued to grow exponentially. Some are new and improved versions of old classic casino games, some are entirely new games never seen or played before, and some are a very clever combination of the old and new.
The latter is what sums up live dealer casino games, but that’s not all there is to it.
Filling A Niche
Generally, the major goal of online casinos and games over the past few decades, has been to provide entertaining casino games to the public, that are on a par, or hopefully even better, than those found at live casino establishments.
This has generally been done by updating the old classic casino games to a new and contemporary digital format. As a result though, it has lead to basically every aspect of a game being “simulated”, including the random chance that it utilises.
Simulation Vs Reality
Three major reasons for the growing popularity of live dealer casino games are:
- An authentic casino atmosphere.
- Real human interaction.
- The use of “real chance”.
Online casino games, and generally all digital games that involve chance, utilise what is known as a RNG, a Random-Number-Generator. The sole purpose of the RNG is to simulate the random chance we experience in reality by generating completely random numbers, such as one would expect to happen when throwing dice, or spinning a roulette wheel, etc.
The RNG system has been around more some time now, and proven itself time and again by being a huge breakthrough, not just for digital casino games, but for a vast range of uses across multiple industries. Nevertheless, there remains a certain level of distrust amongst many who prefer to let nature and reality handle the randomness in their casino games, and so that’s where a live dealer comes in.
A live dealer completely removes the need for a RNG by physically throwing the dice, spinning the roulette wheel, or dealing the cards, for the player, live over streaming video.
Furthermore, the sense of “reality” is heightened by streaming from atmospheric casino-like settings. The dealers also have all the well-trained hospitality and efficiency that one would expect to find at regular casinos. Last, but not least, there is the simple added benefit of interacting with an actual person.
Live dealer casino games generally include each and every major casino game that involves a dealer, such as:
Some online casino also offer live dealer variants of other popular games such as Bingo, and also game shows, like Deal or No Deal, Live Monopoly, and Money Wheel.
The Online Format
The cherry on top of live dealer casino games is that they are essentially still function like online casino games, played from the convenience and comfort of your PC or mobile device. They have the usual player-hub overlay, and all the options and features you would expect from a quality online casino game.