Online casinos with live dealer casino games are still very expensive for the gambling businesses. In ordinary online casino a simple server will cope with hundreds and thousands of casino players, but as for the live dealer casino games it is more troublesome. To run the business it is necessary to have premises, special equipment (video cameras, real casino tables, etc.), smart dealers, powerful servers for video coding, equipment to broadcast the video online. All that, of course, increases the costs of live dealer casino games many times. That is why online casinos are offering its players only limited number of the games with live dealers. Besides the games would be the most popular ones. One more thing worrying the gambling businesses more than the costs of the games is confidence in the honesty of the online casino games. Majority of players believe that there is more chances to beat online casino with live dealer roulette or blackjack casino games than with a pure computer dealer simulation.
And one more important issue is whether the games are suitable for a video performance. Maybe, most popular casino games are slots (slot-machines). Fundamentally, it is easy to make a video version of the slots: install a camera in front of the slot-machine, launch an indefinite spins of the reels and everything’s all right. But players prefer slots because of their variety. They would hardly like one slot, but many slots it is too expensive for a casino. Besides online casino video slots are just the same as offline analogues. That’s online casinos with live dealer casino games do not offer slot games.
Rather different situation with one of the most famous and popular game – roulette. The nature of the game seen to be perfect for a games with live dealer. Apart of the popularity “live” roulette has some advantages over a computer one. First of all, if a player lost his money it is easy to blame online casino for manipulating the game in casino’s favour by utilising rigged software. The live roulette allows to remove any doubts. Besides some professional players are able to improve their odds by identifying mechanical irregularity of the wheel, tracking the dealer’s hand spinning the wheel, manner to threw the ball, etc.
Technically it is easy to run a online casino with live dealer roulette games. The casino will need only one table with web cams installed. And indeed, in reality it would be uncomfortable for several gamblers to play at one table, no place to stand, the stake area is limited. Live roulette allows any number of gamblers.
The blackjack, maybe, somewhat dominates over the roulette in its popularity. In the blackjack the casino domination is much less than in the roulette that is why some houses would rather undervalue it artificially. Playing blackjack with live dealer a player is capable significantly multiply chances to win with help of the cards counting.
If in online casinos the pack is shuffled after every deal (a computer does it in fractions of seconds). But playing live dealer blackjack as well as in offline casinos almost a half of eight-decks is played that gives an opportunity to count the cards. But in contrast to the roulette there is a problem with the blackjack – this game technically is more complicated.
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Live Dealer Casino Games. Part One