What is a Live Casino?

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A live casino brings Vegas-style realism to the online gaming arena, where players can enjoy face-to-face games with real dealers via an uninterrupted stream of video. It’s fast, easy and secure, all from the comfort of your home or on the go – just sign up at an online casino, choose your preferred game, check the betting minimums/maximums and start playing!

There are plenty of games to choose from at our live casinos. In our blackjack room for example you can play the classic game in a one to one setting with the dealer or go all out in a multiplayer version of this popular card game. We also offer something a little different with Monopoly Live, where players speculate on the outcome of a board game, and Football Studio where players can take part in a virtual match with an expert pundit. Other options include Side Bet City, Lightning Dice and Money Wheel.

The gamer connects to the game through a webcam which streams the gameplay in HD and transmits it back to the player. In order to keep the experience as real as possible the gamer is also able to chat with the dealer and fellow players, allowing them to interact just as they would in any bricks and mortar casino.

Depending on the setup and the type of game, there is an ingenious piece of hardware known as a GCU (Game Control Unit) attached to each table which is responsible for everything from encoding the video to broadcasting the game. These devices are no bigger than a shoe box, but without them the game would not be possible.

At peak times it can happen that there are no seats left at a particular live dealer table and players have to wait for a new session to open up. However, providers are exceptionally good at anticipating demand and opening up new tables as quickly as they can.

While some players may only want to play poker, blackjack or baccarat others will be looking for more variety in their gambling experience. The problem with this is that it can be difficult for bricks and mortar establishments to cater for these more specialised tastes, while at the same time offering enough seats for all the more popular games.

However, with the advent of live casino this is no longer a problem as these games can be filmed at various locations around the world. Players can enjoy a wide variety of locations and themes in their favourite games, while still playing against the same people they would face in a traditional casino.

As with any casino game, the house edge will always be present. This means that if you are looking to maximise your chances of winning you will need to make smart bets and have an excellent strategy. This is why it’s essential to understand the rules of your chosen game before you start making any bets. Once you are comfortable with the rules of a particular game, you can begin to develop your own strategy and improve your odds of winning.