How Live Dealer Gaming Changed Online Gambling
The concept of live dealer gaming haven’t been around for very long, at least not if you compare to the traditional casino games like online slots, video poker or any other random number generated game. But it’s a part of the online gambling industry that is growing at a rapid pace.
When online casinos first launched live dealer games in their arsenal they were pretty conservative with the amounts the players were allowed to wager on a hand of blackjack, baccarat or a spin on the live dealer roulette wheel. Betting limits at around $30 per hand was pretty much industry standard, but who can blame the casinos for taking this “coward” approach to the new games. Here we have a set of online casinos that were used to setting their own odds and controlling the outcome of all the bets to make sure they were making a profit from the players. When I’m saying “controlling the outcome” I’m not saying that they rigged the games. What I’m saying is that if the casino was advertising a 97.5% payback to the players they would be sure the RNG machinery would make sure that the casinos made their 2.5%.
The live dealer games changed this over night. The online casinos could no longer be sure that they would collect a set percentage of all the turnover in the casinos as they would have to surrender to variance just like the players. To show just how costly this could be for the casinos I suggest you read this article over at LiveDealerCasino.org about one player that won €180.000 on the live online roulette games at Bet24.
Wins like the one I just mentioned was unheard of when it comes to online casino games that aren’t made up of progressive jackpots before live dealer games came into the picture. Still to this day you never hear of any six figure wins when it comes to random number generated blackjack, roulette and baccarat games, it just doesn’t happen. With live dealer games it does happen, it’s not very often though but it’s definitely not unheard of.
If you are a blackjack, baccarat or roulette player asking yourself if you should be playing live dealer games instead of the good old random ones I will have to tell you one thing. Make the change now! The live casino games are offering much better odds for the players and you can once and for all get rid of that feeling that the casinos are somehow being rigged in an attempt to take the money you are likely to lose to the casino anyway.