This site is dedicated to providin a wealth of reliable information about gambling online, especially playing at live dealer online casinos. Live online casino games have become hugely prominent across the majority of reputable and licensed Internet gambling websites, and the gaming experience is something truly unique – a combination of gambling with real croupiers in charge of genuine casino equipment, based in genuine gaming environments, and the convenience of gambling from your own computer, Smart TV, tablet and soon to be smartphones.
The live online casino experience and how it works
The live croupier online gaming experience has revolutionised the way players gamble online. No longer are we subject to computer-gerneated games which at times can lack the true feel and authenticity we gain from a night out at Crown Casino or any other glamorous Australian casino. Not only have the games revolutionised today’s interactive gambling, but the standards set for future technologies to incorporate these games are sky high – soon enough we’ll be able to use technologies such as Oculus Rift and Microsoft’s HoloLens to create our own virtual reality live casinos.
Live online casinos are made possible by numerous different live dealer gaming production companies, with some of the most trusted and most prestigious including Microgaming, Evolution Gaming and Ezugi. These live dealer developers provide their software and productions to trustworthy Internet casinos who employ hundreds of croupiers, along with pit bosses and technicians to work as full time employees.
Based in regulated gaming studio environments, or sometime in smaller rooms to a land-based casino (usually based within Europe), these croupiers control numerous live games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, keno, poker variants such as three card poker and casino hold’em and lotto games. High definition cameras film their every move in real time, with the videos streamed to participating players’ computers so they can wager on their favourite titles.
Genuine casino equipment is used, such as roulette tables, playing cards and lotto balls, while the betting interface for the player remains computer-generated to make wagering as convenient as possible, both within single player and multiplayer formats. The pit bosses oversee the action, and are called upon for any issues which may arise, just like what would transpire within the walls of a brick and mortar gambling establishment. Technicians are on hand 24/7 in case their are any video feed malfunctions.
Live casino titles
As detailed above, live online casino games include multiple variants of blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, keno and lottery, all with differing minimum and maximum wagering limits for players of all betting stakes. New games which are making their way on to the live scene include sic bo, craps, pai gow, casino war, the big wheel, more variants of 21 and other hybrid titles.
Mobile and tablet live games
Live games are available on most tablets so long as the tablet can bring up the official casino desktop site as opposed to the full-fledged mobile website. Smartphones are next in line to support such gaming – the technology is available, and games are currently being fitted to suit the smartphone dimensions and graphically capabilities.
Have a Smart TV? Log in to your casino account and access the live casino category, and enjoy high definition gaming on a 60, 70 or even 100 inch screen. You’ll be blown away by the quality and the continued improvement these live online casinos are making each and every day.
Legalities, security and regulations
All our endorsed live online casinos are licensed by their jurisdiction’s gaming authority, such as the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Curacao eGaming and the UK Gambling Commission. All are regulated and audited by independent testing agencies such as eCOGRA (the eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance body) which perform regular checks of games to make sure they reach industry standards and are fair for the player.
Additionally, Australian punters need not to be concerned about gambling online – it is completely legal for residents to access and play these live online games, and any other interactive real money gambling services offered by the casino. While international companies who offer such interactive services are in breach of certain Australian laws which were passed back in 2001 (IGA), there has never been a serious attempt to thwart such operations from offering their services to Australians, and more importantly, residents aren’t forbidden to access such sites; just make sure you are doing o at a well-established and reliable site.
Other online casino games
Aside from live dealer games, our endorsed casinos also offer numerous other computer-generated titles which are operated by fair and checked random number generators (RNG) technology – similar technology which is used to power land-based pokies machines. Players can rest assured these games are truly random and are not subject to any company tampering, as they are also constantly audited to make sure payout percentages and RNG software is accurate. RNG casino games include:
- Pokies (video, classic and progressive)
- Poker against the dealer
- Video poker
- Sic bo
- 3D virtual game such as horse racing and football
- Instant scratch cards
- Unique games like marbles, red dog, casino war and other chance-based titles
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