WHAT’S A LIVE CASINO AND WHAT CAN PLAYERS EXPECT?
With a live casino, players can count on the next best thing to a physical casino experience. The introduction of a live casino feature addresses players’ need for convenience, authenticity and excitement. In a live casino set-up, there is a human dealer that facilitates the casino action in real time, straight from a casino table. Interested casino players can check out and participate in the games through a live streaming feed, and this is the same technology used by the casino dealer to interact with the players located in different parts of the world. Betting decisions are channeled through a computer screen, and real-time communication is facilitated using the sites chat function.
The physical transactions completed by the dealer, including the results of a Roulette wheel spin, Craps or dealing of cards for Baccarat are then translated into data which can be processed by an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. This ensures that casino players off-site can participate in a live game, where results are produced and processed in real time. To heighten the casino excitement, casino operators often maintain a separate lobby for its live casino offering, featuring different variations of Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat and Live Casino Hold’em. To maximize player engagement, operators will schedule the games, and information about the next games are advertised in real time in the lobby.