The incredible growth of online casinos in the past 2 decades saw them ‘kidnap’ the gambling industry, with millions of players preferring to play games online rather than plan a trip to a casino.
Online casinos are easier to access and have a better library of games that you can play anytime and anywhere. Due to this, it’s no wonder why people ditched land-based casinos so quickly and as time goes by, online casinos should completely replace their land-based counterparts.
How Does a Live Casino Work?
Live casinos aren’t exactly cheap or simple to run. They require a 3-room setup for each game, usually a server room, live studio, and an analyst room. Of course, they also require more staff and heavier investment in technology, which makes them much more expensive than virtual games.
This is the reason why online casinos may have hundreds of virtual games in their library, but only a handful of live dealer games. The cost of maintenance is pretty high as well, as the nature of these games requires online casinos to have an IT manager available 24/7 so any technical glitches can be resolved in a timely manner.
The thing that makes live casinos so enjoyable is that they allow the player to play against a human dealer instead of a computer from the comfort of their own home. The technology behind it is quite complex. First and foremost, online casinos have software known as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which translates physical financial transactions into usable data.
If the player needs any kind of assistance, he can contact the dealer via live chat. All the results are determined by the dealer, which adds a human touch to the games, unlike virtual games where everything’s automated.