Taking a closer look at the technology in live dealer casinos

Taking a closer look at live casino technology

Live dealer casino games provide a unique way to play at an online casino, bringing highly immersive and realistic gameplay to the player’s device and letting them get the fully authentic casino experience without leaving their homes. These games have started to become more popular than ever at online casinos all over the world, and as the technology behind them has improved, players are seeing wider and more exciting varieties of live dealer games.

Interactive live casino games help to bridge the gap between online and land-based casinos, providing a more realistic casino experience while still offering the same convenience as standard online gaming. Not only are they more realistic to play, but they also help to provide a social element that’s been missing from online casinos, allowing players to chat with their dealer and other players at the table.

How Do Live Dealer Games Work?

Traditional online casino games work in the same way as video games, with a computer-generated image of a table. When players join the game, the computer loads the images and uses a random number generator (RNG) to determine the outcome. Whether it’s Roulette, Blackjack or any other game, the computer decides the result using a random process and displays it to the player.

With live dealer games, things work much in the same way as with traditional casino games. A real dealer or croupier works at a real table and handles real cards or dice in order to play the game. When players join an available seat at the table, they’re able to connect to a live broadcast of the game and can watch as the dealer, and other players take part. Instead of RNG, the games are determined by the luck of the draw, roll of the dice or spin of the wheel.

Technology Behind Live Dealer Games

To ensure that players can experience a smooth gaming experience when playing live dealer games, online casinos make use of a range of different cutting-edge technologies. These include:

  • OCR Software – Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software has a wide range of uses not least in the medical, automotive and insurance industries. It’s used to recognize certain images and process that into information. For live dealer games, this is used to track the outcome of games by recognizing cards, numbers on a roulette wheel and numbers on dice, for example. Without this, the games would have to rely on human input to determine the result, which could lead to errors.
  • High-Definition Cameras – No one wants to play a game that has poor graphics, and the same is true for live dealer games. People expect their games to be clear and easy to watch, so high-definition cameras are very important. Most live dealer studios make use of multiple cameras, switching camera angles when needed to give players the most immersive experience possible.
  • Studio Monitors – Studio monitors provide information for the dealers or croupiers, allowing them to read messages from the players and interact with them. One of the most important aspects of live games is that it feels like a real casino game with two-way interaction between players and dealers. Without the studio monitors, this wouldn’t be possible, so it’s a very important bit of technology.
  • Game Control Units – The game control unit is the single most important piece of technology in the whole setup, as without it, the games wouldn’t be possible at all. It encodes the stream and provides information to the casino to make sure bets are paid out correctly based on the information the OCR software picks up.

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