Most avid online casino gamers are already familiar with Live Dealer Games, which often include single and multi-hand variants of blackjack, plus roulette and baccarat. According to its official blog, Royal Vegas is preparing for the launch of a new Live Casino platform that will increase the game availability and give players more options, including optimization for PC, mobile and tablet devices.
Last week, Royal Vegas blogger Cassie described the new Live Casino offering as being “exactly the same” as its current live dealer game, but “a whole lot better, with added platforms, features and games.”
The new live casino offering will present members of the online casino with the option to play blackjack, baccarat, roulette, 3-card poker and casino hold’em, extending the availability of games by 66%.
How Live Casino Games Work
Live casino games are conducted in a massive studio that strongly mimics an actual casino gaming floor. An arrangement of casino-grade tables span the area, each with their own professionally trained dealers working the games and a number of floor managers traversing the room to supervise.
In fact, there are only two notable differences between a traditional live casino, and an online live casino.
First of all, there are no actual players seated at the tables. All participants are seated comfortably at home, or wherever they may be at the time that they log in to play, viewing and participating in the games via the internet.
Secondly, in live casino games that involve cards, the actual playing cards are often much larger than a standard deck. Oversized cards are utilized by many live dealer games to ensure that all players are able to clearly see the value of each card played. In other cases, the cards remain traditional size, while the graphic values are enlarged for absolute clarity.
Features of Royal Vegas’ New Live Casino
According to Royal Vegas, players will soon have access to a wider selection of games that will finally become available for desktop, mobile and tablet. The games will be streamed live from the studio directly to PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet devices, in high-quality, real-time display.
In the past, live dealer games were reserved for desktop/laptop computers only, as the streaming webcast display was not optimized for the smaller screens of smartphones or tablets. The new software has been configured to automatically adjust the game presentation to fit all screen sizes.
The new live casino integrates state of the art safety and security features, while incorporating “an easy-to-navigate user interface” that allows players to conduct “real-time interaction with professional dealers”. Additionally, the upgraded live casino games will support “over 100 currencies” with multi-lingual support in more than “30 languages”.
Royal Vegas said it anticipates the new live casino software to be integrated sometime in “the beginning of February”, encouraging members to “keep your eyes glued to the casino lobby for more information”.
About Microgaming’s Live Dealer Games
Powered by the world’s leading developer of interactive gambling software, Royal Vegas has been providing traditional live dealer games since 2006, when Microgaming launched the very first live baccarat tables. The games are hosted for Microgaming’s live casino studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.