The latest iGaming tech is allowing players at online casinos to sit at the same tables as players in some of Europe’s leading land-based casinos.
Ever wanted to take your enjoyment of popular online casino table games that step further? Ever wondered what it would be like to play at the Hippodrome or Ritz Club Casinos in London but live too far away?
Well, now you can thanks to tech that allows you to enjoy the same games and tables as players in land-based casinos. This is not to be confused with studio-based ‘live dealer’ casino games which have been around for several years, it is a technology that lets you share the games with physical players at the tables.
Evolution Gaming, regarded as the best provider of live casino games, is leading the way with this tech. Via their Dual Play iGaming solution, players at online casinos can now share Roulette and Baccarat tables with actual players at popular land-based casinos around Europe.
As players who are physically at the tables place their bets and watch the action unfold, players who are logged in to popular online casinos can also do the same. They watch the action via a live stream and place their bets virtually using an intuitive interface on their desktop or mobile devices.
Currently, this technology allows players to enjoy the action as if they were there themselves at the following land-based casinos:
- The Ritz Club (London)
- The Hippodrome (London)
- Dragonara Casino (Malta)
- Grosvenor’s Victoria Casino (London)
- Genting’s Resorts World (Birmingham)
Many of these on-premise and remote live studios will provide a 5-camera setup which allows remote players to customize their view of the game that they are playing. Furthermore, thanks to innovative webcam streaming technology, players can view the action in full high definition resolution, take advantage of chat features, check hand histories, and more.
The Evolution of Live Casino Games
Live dealer games have been around for a good few years now and instantly became popular due to not relying on RNG software to determine results. Players at online casinos are streamed the action in real-time from specially customized studios featuring professional dealers and croupiers. They control the game as they would in a land-based casino apart from handling any bets, chips etc. That side of the game is done via interface software at the online casino. Players place their bets using their mobile or desktop devices and the software works out who wins or loses depending on the result of each game/turn. Learn more about Live Casinos here.
Due to physics determining the results and not RNG software, live dealer games have quickly overtaken the virtual table games in terms of popularity. Though RNG is considered random and is regularly tested by regulatory authorities to be just that, players will always choose what they see with their own eyes over anything else.
Not only that, the experience is more enjoyable. You can chat in-game with other players and even the dealer. There is a wider selection of games available too. Variations of popular games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, and poker-based games have now been joined with game show style games such as Deal or No Deal, Monopoly Live, Dream Catcher, and more.
As well as Evolution Gaming, NetEnt, Extreme Live Gaming, and Playtech among others are other providers of quality live dealer games. They might not be at the level of Evolution right now but each is getting better – which can only be good news for all of us.
What to Expect From This Tech in the Future
In terms of the Dual Play casino games offered by Evolution Gaming, it would be fair to assume there will be more titles and more link ups with casinos around the world. Currently only standard variations of Roulette and Baccarat can be enjoyed in this format at a handful of land-based casinos.
We expect Blackjack, Sic Bo, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, and many other popular Evolution Gaming titles to make their way into the Dual Play catalog. Furthermore, the list of land-based casinos that feature these tables is sure to increase too. Popular casinos in the USA, Macau, and Australia are among those being discussed at the moment.
Aside from the above, perhaps we will see improved features such as virtual reality casino games becoming a thing in the future. This would require adoption of VR technology to increase but we are sure that it will come one day.
Until then, if you are a fan of some of the classic casino table games and unable to visit a land-based casino, Dual Play from Evolution Gaming is going to become your best friend. Just find a casino in your jurisdiction that hosts games from Evolution Gaming and you will probably find some Dual Play tables.