Live casino is a relatively new addition to many online casinos’ portfolio of games. It was developed with the idea of bridging the gap between the authenticity of land-based casino games and the comforts of home.
When you play at a real money live casino online, you are actually connected to a real dealer in a dedicated studio, usually somewhere in the state that you live. There is also a device called a GCU (Game Control Unit) that is essentially the brains of a live casino game, responsible for encoding the video broadcast that is streamed to your screen.
On your end, you connect to this system via a web browser or mobile app. You can then use the digital interface to place your bets and communicate with the dealer or croupier using buttons. The results of your bets are then decided by the dealer and croupier using real casino equipment, whether it is a shoe of cards for blackjack or a roulette wheel for roulette.
As well as traditional table games like blackjack and roulette, live casinos often offer a selection of other titles that bring the buzzing energy of a brick-and-mortar casino to your screen. Take for example, the casino version of a classic board game in Monopoly Live, Football Studio where players wager on their favourite teams or Side Bet City where you can bet on different odds for a range of events. Other titles such as baccarat and a variety of game shows help to round out the overall experience that a live casino online can provide.