Live casinos are a relatively recent type of internet gambling, which constitutes all the activity that occurs in traditional brick-and-mortar casino establishments. However, the contemporary player can put a wager on his favorite game from the sweet comfort of his home, and live online casinos generally offer a much higher payback percentage than other kinds of internet casino games. Live casinos generally require a considerable sum up front, but this payment can be recouped through the efforts and thrills that come with gaming. For instance, a player who bets on blackjack at one of these gambling establishments may end up owing a considerable sum of money to the establishment by the time the game is over.
However, there are also live casinos that are open to the general public, which are known as online casinos. Online live casinos differ from offline casinos in many ways. For example, while the dealer will always be present at an online casino, it does not follow that all other aspects of the online casino are the same as those of a brick-and-mortar location. This is because online dealers do not use real money as currency and therefore cannot be compelled to accept or make payments in certain ways that would otherwise be applicable in real life.
In addition to this, online dealers are not subjected to the onerous rules and regulations that are placed upon live casinos. While it is true that most live casinos require their dealers to have valid identification cards from recognized gambling authority agencies, these identification cards do not extend to the role of a dealer in an online casino. Further, most online casinos do not restrict the hours in which a dealer may interact with players. As a result, a dealer can literally place any amount of time that he or she chooses within the casino premises, so long as such interaction does not conflict with the operation of the casino software. Therefore, while it is entirely possible to play blackjack for three hours straight without having to worry about paying additional money, a person can easily get away for the same number of hours by using software that limits his or her playing hours.
Another way in which a live dealer differs from a dealer at a casino is that in a live casino, when the dealer makes a bet, that bet is actually attached to the funds in his or her bankroll. However, a dealer in a studio will not be able to take his winnings from that same account and place them in another account. Therefore, while a dealer in a real casino may be able to take his winnings and deposit them into another account and then use that account as collateral on future bets, a dealer in a studio is unable to do the same. Therefore, while the money in a studio account represents a guaranteed way to fund future games, the same cannot be said for a dealer’s account. As a result, most casinos frown upon dealers who take part in live casino gaming, as it represents a clear attempt to defraud the casinos and they accordingly have the ability to freeze such players out.
Finally, while traditional casinos have their own in house casino management staff, they lack the expertise of a live casino manager. This is because live casinos employ the knowledge and experience of professional casino management experts. The result is that when problems are encountered with the website, no matter how minor, the problems must be handled in a timely manner or the player could end up losing more money than he initially expects. In turn, because the games are entirely computer generated, no matter how sophisticated the software, the chances of errors as well as of payout failure are virtually zero.
These three reasons alone explain why live casinos offer a considerable advantage over other kinds of gambling establishments. However, just because these benefits are significant does not mean that they are available only at real casinos. There are now also websites that offer a wide range of gaming opportunities, including live dealers and roulette gaming. As the internet grows in popularity, so too does the business opportunity presented by online gambling. Whether the site is virtual or real, it still offers a high quality gaming experience to its players.