If you love the thrill of Las Vegas but prefer the comfort of your own home, live casino brings the land-based experience into HD video and allows players to interact with real dealers in real time. Players use their existing internet connection to communicate with the dealer and play.
The games are streamed from special studios designed and built with your playing experience in mind. These studios have the right lighting and the equipment needed to run the game quickly and smoothly. The live dealer games are then transmitted to your computer screen using the same technology that you would get from a mobile phone or tablet.
In blackjack, for example, players will click a button on their screen to tell the dealer what action they want to take. The dealer will then respond in a similar way and the result of each bet will be displayed on their monitor in real-time. Aside from the standard rules of drawing to 16 and standing on 17, there are a number of side bets available on each hand including special payouts for suited cards and pairs.
The interface between the digital technology of the casino and the physical actions of the dealer takes place through a piece of hardware called the GCU. This is about the size of a shoe box and is attached to each table. The GCU is responsible for converting the optical character recognition data that captures specific playing cards or dice into a format that the computer software can interpret.