Live Casino is a new generation of online casino that offers players the chance to interact with a real dealer. These games are not automated and the croupiers use real cards, chips, roulette wheels and even cameras. Players can place bets using a console on their computer and chat to the dealer in real time. This makes for the most realistic experience outside of a brick and mortar casino.
Live dealers are based in studios that contain cutting edge IT, audio and video technology and multiple camera views. These studios also house a team of specialists that manage the equipment and help the dealer run the game. The specialised hardware used is referred to as the GCU, which is not much bigger than a shoebox and encodes the live dealer video that is broadcast from the table.
A large number of casino operators are offering live gaming and you can play from your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device. Once you have selected a game to play, simply click or tap the screen to make your bet and the game will begin. A dealer will then deal your card or spin the wheel and you can chat to them as you play.
Most live casinos will offer a huge variety of blackjack, poker and roulette tables with many interesting rule variations and payouts. There are also usually tables for more niche games such as baccarat and craps. Live Casino is also available on mobile devices and you can access it instantly through your compatible web browser or a dedicated casino app.