What is a Live Casino?

Live Casino

When online casino games first appeared some two decades ago they were distinctly two dimensional and fairly limited in scope. But as the industry grew and became a multi-billion dollar global business operators were keen to make the experience as similar to playing in a bricks and mortar casino as possible. This led to the development of live casinos.

Essentially they are versions of online casino games that connect you with a real human dealer via video feed. These dealers use real cards, chips and roulette wheels on their end while using software to make wagers and bets on the player’s side. This is all streamed live to your computer or mobile device, giving you the feeling of being in a real casino without having to leave home!

The interaction between the digital technology of the online casino and the live action on the table takes place through an ingenious piece of hardware called a Game Control Unit. It’s not much bigger than a shoe box and is a vital part of every live casino as it converts the physical actions of the dealer into data which can be transmitted to the players’ screens.

One of the things that makes playing at a Live Casino online so enjoyable is that you can chat with the dealers in real time as well, just like in a physical casino. Of course you should always play responsibly and follow the rules of etiquette when interacting with the dealers.