Live Dealer Feature Gains Popularity in the Industry

eCOGRA recently announced that they have started accrediting companies which provide live dealer services. eCOGRA has a very rigorous live dealer specific inspection and the first company to fulfill all requirements was Evolution Gaming and they received the Certified Live Dealer Seal.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the live dealer I will give a brief explanation about it. Live dealer is a new feature that some online casinos are starting to provide to their players. Players are able to watch a real, live dealer through a webcam function who will be dealing the cards in their game. This is an attempt to make the online casino gaming experience more realistic and instead of having a machine generate the numbers, a human being does it and you can watch them do it from your computer at home.

The eGAP requirements for live dealer format cover both hardware and software. They include tests for problem gambling and dispute facilities, anti-money laundering systems, staff training, operator probity, player information security, staff access to sensitive areas, the retention of video recordings of all sessions, collusion controls and overall game statistical performance on the roulette, baccarat and blackjack games offered. Another one of the main issues with the live dealer feature is that it does not allow as much rapidness as an RNG would. However, it is faster than a brick and mortar casino but still has limitations when it comes to speed.

So far, players have responded positively to live dealers but it is not considered a must in online casinos because it still presents a lot of problems, like the ones mentioned above. We encourage you to check it out and decide if it is the right thing for you, I personally did not enjoy it and I prefer the classic format of online casino gaming.

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