When the first online casinos started operating in the 1990s, they certainly broke new ground in the gaming industry. For one, it opened the world of gaming to a wider base of players. But right now, there is a new trend that is making waves in this world, and this new trend is called webcam or live dealer casino.
How is a webcam casino different from what is now referred to as the traditional online casino? Actually, there is only one thing that sets webcam casinos apart from the traditional ones, and that is the use of the webcam during play, hence its name.
But given this very slight technical difference, webcam casinos hold a number of advantages over the traditional online casinos, which make playing casinos online a totally different experience for online casino gamers.
The foremost advantage that webcam casinos have over the traditional online casinos is the enhanced gaming experience. The webcam shows the player a real and live person manning the gaming table, spinning the wheel, dealing the cards, et cetera, all in real time. The player can see and hear everything that the dealer does and says during the game. Not only that, the player can also interact with the dealer. He/she can chat with the dealer as the game is being played.
Another advantage that the webcam casinos offer a player that the traditional online casinos are limited from is the fact that with the use of webcams, a player can actually make use of better strategies during a game. It is not just the dealer that the player can see and hear; he/she can also see and hear his/her fellow players. A player’s expression can give away his/her moves and being able to see a fellow player’s face can aid one in playing better, or at least make him/her more comfortable with the game.
Heightened security is another advantage that webcam casinos have. This is not to say that playing in traditional online casinos is not secure, of course. Online casinos invest a lot on the security of their website and their software. In referring to heightened security, what is meant is that in webcam casinos, it is far easier to sniff out a cheat, one who uses a calculator or any such device to compute odds and such. With the option of webcams, a player is assured that the people he/she is playing with are serious and legitimate online casino gamers and not the shady ones.
And yet another advantage that webcam casinos have is convenience. What serious online casino player would pass up a chance to experience playing at a live, land-based casino? Unfortunately, unless he/she lives near one, to go to a land-based casino is to dress up, spend on gas or perhaps a plane ticket, order a few drinks, and maybe stay at a hotel. The expenses that a trip to a land-based casino can eat up can instead be used to pad a player’s bankroll. With webcam casinos, a player gets to play like he/she is in a land-based casino but without leaving home.
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