Have you noticed lately that live casino games are popping up everywhere? Most people have noticed the WSOP or WPT on television where they show live clips of the players at the tournaments, but I’m talking about the live casino games that you can play directly from your computer and watch on a video stream with a live dealer.
Years back, Stanley Ho, the billionaire casino mogul from Macau launched a live casino game suite where you could play blackjack, roulette, or baccarat with live asian dealers over the Internet. At its first release, the software was so big that most people had to request that a CD be mailed to them, because it was way before most people had broadband. By the time that the CD would arrive, the gambler would be out of the notion to gamble at the casino, or they already played somewhere else.
A few tries later, Stanley released a slimmed down version of the casino which brought in new depositing players but didn’t really seem to bring in the players like so many other online casinos. A former employee of Stanley Ho released his own live casino and it immediately became a big hit in the online casino world. Casino WebCam offered live casino games with sexy Costa Rican dealers. This casino continued to flourish and eventually developed into several different live online casinos.
Later on, the Playtech casino software group integrated live games into their casino software, so that players could play baccarat, roulette, or blackjack with live dealers or play the standard casino games that are featured in their suite. The live casino within their software has filipina dealers that are live from somewhere in Manila.
Everywhere that I look, their seems to be live games. In the UK, you can play live roulette on your TV. They have a special channel that streams a live roulette table where you can place your bets. In the Philippines and some of the other asian countries, they have some very unique live games in their land-based casinos. In Manila, you will find live baccarat with lounge chairs and a computer interface, so that dozens of people can play baccarat against one live dealer, instead of having hundreds of different tables with only seven players allowed to play per table.
As the gaming industry begins to mature and technology continues to advance, you’ll begin seeing more and more live casino games being streamed over the Internet.