What is an online live casino?
newsonjapan.com -- Nov 10
Online live casinos have become increasingly popular in recent years.

But what exactly are they, and how do they work? Read on to find out.

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What exactly is an online live casino?

Live casinos bridge the gap between online casinos and brick-and-mortar casinos, and they are becoming increasingly popular all around the world. For example, a live casino in Japan like カスモ (Casumo in Japanese) allows you to play games such as blackjack, baccarat, or roulette via a real-time live streaming video link, usually from a studio. Some land-based casinos also stream live casino games. Online players then view the games on their devices and make bets. Players can also chat with the live dealer in real-time. Having that interaction is one key thing that separates live casinos from online casinos, as you get to feel as though you are on a real-life casino floor.

How do online live casinos technically work?

The physical transactions of the dealer are translated into data via Optical Character Recognition software. By using high definition special cameras, online live casinos bring you one step closer to a real brick-and-mortar casino experience. For instance, when playing immersive roulette, you can see the ball close-up as you wait for it to, hopefully, land on your chosen number or color.

The Difference Between Online Casinos and Live Casinos

Seeing as both online casinos and live casinos are web-based, it is easy to get the two mixed up. The main difference between the two is you do not interact with any real croupiers or other real players when playing online casino games. You also do not get the thrill of playing in real-time at online casinos that are not live. The other main difference between live casinos and online casinos is that the latter uses a random number generator to determine each wheel spin, dice throw, or card draw. As the name suggests, every outcome is completely random. Meanwhile, computers are not used to determine the outcomes at live casinos. Instead, the croupier deals the cards or spins the roulette wheel so that the randomness and fair play is exactly the same as it is at a land-based casino.

Another difference between the two types of web-based casinos is that live casinos can be slower in play because it takes time for players to place their bets and dealers to perform actions and answer questions. However, that slowness is not a hindrance at all. It just means things go at the same pace as they do at land-based casinos, enabling you to feel even more like you are standing on the floor of a brick-and-mortar gambling establishment.

Are live casinos better than online casinos?

Whether online casinos or web-based live casinos are better can only be determined by the individual. It simply depends on what you want out of your casino gaming experience. However, having said that, live casinos do provide many benefits over online ones. Firstly, the experience is enhanced because you get to interact with croupiers, and you can also interact with other players in the game’s lobby or via chat functions. Also, some live casinos enable you to become even more immersed by having greater control over your experience. For example, at some live casinos, you can change camera angles so you can explore your surroundings and get as up-close to the action as you want. You will find a wide variety of games at live casinos, too, including well-known games like Texas Hold ‘Em and more obscure games such as the Wheel of Fortune-inspired Dream Catcher.

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