Streamed from real casino studios or land-based venues to mobile devices and desktop computers, live dealer casino games offer players a true casino experience with the added benefit of interacting with other users through a chat function. Players connect to the game using a live video feed and a software platform which displays betting options, rules, and payout rates. Once connected, players can place bets on the table and communicate with the croupiers in real-time.
Typically, the game portfolio of a live casino solution consists of classic table games accessible in all land-based casinos. The most popular ones include blackjack (often offered with special side bets such as pairs, runs and suited cards), roulette & baccarat, and poker. Some providers also offer Asian inventions such as Xoc Dia, Sic Bo, Fan-Tan, and Dragon Tiger.
Live casinos are built around three key technology elements: a live studio, a control room, and an analyst room. The live studio is equipped with gambling tables and equipment plus several cameras to shoot the game from different angles. For example, when a player plays roulette, one camera tapes the dealers and the table while others capture the spinning wheel from different perspectives. Additionally, each dealer has a monitor showing the number of gamblers and their nicknames to stimulate interaction between players.
The control room is the engine of the entire operation. In this room, engineers are tasked with monitoring all aspects of the live studio and the games’ performance. They make sure the gaming experience is glitch-free by adjusting the settings of the software, cameras and microphones. Additionally, the control room monitors all the gamblers to ensure they do not violate any terms and conditions.