Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Live Dealers Online To Stamp Out Cheating? What Do You Think?

With growing concern over transparency at online casinos, some observers of the Internet gambling industry think live dealing may become the craze. Lack of trust in random card generators is causing more and more online gambling operators to consider placating uneasy players by instituting games with live dealers.

Live dealing online casinos means players participate in gaming at a physical casino via computer and Internet. Video footage provides game progression, and a graphical interface permits online patronage.

Complaints have become public about cheating and other issues since the scandals last year at Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet. Software corruption became a major worry of online casino patrons after it was revealed as the method for the poker room cheating.

Internet gambling patron polls have shown trust and honesty issues dominate the concerns of players. Live dealing is designed to remove uncertainties regarding both software irregularities and skepticism over random number generators.

Live dealing has already expanded into many markets in Asia and Europe. Companies offering live dealer products insist past problems with technology have been solved. Applications now exist for most casino table games to be played with a live dealer, including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and poker variants.

Players familiar with live dealing say the games not only lower their worries about glitches and improbabilities, but often also provide a more realistic casino experience. While the US has not yet seen much in the way of availability for live dealer gaming, it can be expected that this new wrinkle may soon be the hot thing in online gambling.