Live Casino is a new way of playing conventional casino table games without having to step foot inside a land-based casino. In Live Casino, there is an actual human dealer who shuffles and deals the cards. This human dealer can see a screen showing them the players bets, the players’ selected moves (bet, stand, double, etc), and this allows the dealer to act accordingly.
Rather than an electronic table, the player receives a live video feed showing them their human dealer. Live Casino is the perfect mix for players that like the look and feel of a land-based table game, but don’t want to spend the time and hassle going out to a land-based casino.
Just like any other game at Wildz Casino, wins and wagers are paid from your players account. Any win playing Live Casino is automatically and immediately credited to the player’s account just as if they were playing a fully-electronic title.
Live Casino makes available multiple table games to Wildz players. Popular games like Hold’Em poker, roulette, and blackjack can be played in Live Casino. Not only are standard versions available, but Live Casino also offers variations such as High Roller versions for big bettors that wish to wager large amounts on a given hand or spin.
Other common titles such as 3-card poker and baccarat are also available in Live Casino.
There are also Live Casino offerings not found at most land-based casinos. Football Studio is a simple high-low game where the player wagers before hand on which of two cards - home or away - will be larger or if the two cards will be a draw. Dream Catcher is a wheel-based game where the player can put wagers on different slots. Common slots have lower multipliers and slots with few instances have much larger multipliers. Although there are these different games, Live Casino is most assuredly focused on conventional table games.
No, the rules in Live Casino are exactly the same as they are in electronic table games. In both rules and return-to-player percentages, there is no difference between the odds for either medium. The difference between Live Casino and standard casino games is presentation.
Another difference is electronic table games have their hands generated by a Random Number Generator, an electronic algorithm that creates a random draw. In Live Casino, cards are shuffled by a human being. Often this is done by the game’s dealer, but there is sometimes a dedicated shuffler rotating around the Live Casino lobby depending on the pace of action at the Live Casino on a particular day.
If you like the look and feel of a human dealer, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of the land-based casino environment then Live Casino is right for you.
Live Casino is a relatively new concept, so the history does not go back very far. The first commercially available Live Casino product was introduced to the market in 2003. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to read cards or a roulette wheel, the processing power involved in that was once only available to desktop computer users.
As mobile technology has advanced, and gaming operators have introduced new technologies of their own to determine what is happening on the Live Casino table, these Live Casino games are now available for mobile devices.
As of 2019, Netent and Evolution are the major players in the European market. Although the number and types of games continues to increase, the core table games - blackjack, roulette, and poker - still make up the lion’s share of Live Casino action.
What is certain is that the popularity of Live Casino will continue to grow. As the proliferation of online casinos increases which will lead to the inevitable reduction of land-based operations, people will still want that traditional casino feel and will find that Live Casino will offer that experience under the umbrella of an online casino environment.