Live casinos are an extremely new kind of internet gambling, which constitutes the actual activity that occurs in real casino facilities. But the participant can place a bet in the comfort of his or her own home, which can provide a higher payback percentage than other kinds of gambling activities. The basic concept of a live casino is that the game is carried out in real time over the internet, just like conventional gambling games. The player actually places bets, with those won in the casinos being transferred to a ‘virtual bank account’ where the winnings can be withdrawn. This has made live casinos an increasingly popular kind of internet gambling.
There are two main differences between the online casino and live casino gambling. The first is that in a live casino, players actually use cash/poker money, whereas the other is that in a traditional casino, players use credit card/debit card or even a debit card. So there is a big difference in the way that money is handled. While in a live casino, players are expected to pay for any money they lose (the jackpot at live casinos is generally larger than with online casinos), online players are never under any obligation to pay anything. They can play for as long as they want.
Online roulette is also played in real time, with bets on the outcome of each hand. A roulette wheel is used to determine the odds of the spins. The live casino will have a roulette wheel of its own, but in live games, the dealer usually counts the hands and calls the spins, taking care to have the same number of hands on each hand as what would be on the live wheel. But the dealer cannot change the outcome, once the results have been determined. In a traditional casino game, the dealer can make changes prior to the start of every game, but not in a live game.
There are also differences between the rules in live casinos and those in a virtual environment. In a live casino, all the cards are turned over, and all the chips are dealt from the deck. Thus, it is impossible for any player to know whether a card is an Ace or King or Jack or ten. It is also impossible for a player to know whether a card is a premium one or not. Thus, in a live game, it is almost impossible for a cheater to create any situation in which he can use a card of a higher rank and call the bet.
In a virtual casino, the dealer may deal more hands and with more cards, but the same result can be achieved. Because no physical chips are dealt, the game is more easily manipulated. The same cannot be said for a wheel. A wheel cannot be manipulated to alter the odds significantly.
But there are still some advantages that live casinos have over virtual ones. The main advantage lies in the fact that in a live casino, each hand of Blackjack is dealt with as per the laws of the game. There is no such thing as a house edge. A wheel cannot be manipulated by a player since the wheels in live casinos do not stop when the dealer finishes dealing them. Thus, at the end of the session, the players who have bet heavily can be expected to walk away with their money intact.
The second advantage is that players can be kept busy with other things without having to sit in front of the computer for hours. Live casino table games do not restrict the gamers. For example, if someone wants to play Baccarat and wishes to play it in the morning, without placing bets in the morning, he can do so. He does not have to wait in the lobby for the next game either.
The last advantage lies in the fact that one can enjoy the experience at any time and anywhere. If he wishes to play Blackjack, he can do so in the early hours of the morning, without having to leave his bed for gambling. He can do so in the early evening without fear of losing the money in his account. He can also enjoy the virtual reality, where the dealer never comes to know that the last person playing will be sitting in front of him. This is unlike the virtual reality where a dealer can hear the last sound a player makes before pulling the pin on the winning hand.