How Live Casino Games Are Reshaping Online Gambling

Developments in live game technology in recent years have transformed the online casino experience from one that could never match the real thing, to one that very closely resembles its real world equivalent.

In a history that spans more than 20 years, online gambling and casino websites have often struggled to deliver the unique thrill and excitement that for a long time could only be found by heading out to your local casino and spending an evening at the tables.

But the calibre and quality of online casino sites launching in 2015, and the technology being employed in the development of their live casino offerings, is changing all that and reshaping the future of the gambling industry.

Tentative beginnings

Online casino websites have come a long way from their formative years, when the usability and design of the sites left much to be desired.

The very first online casino experiences began to emerge after 1994, when Microgaming developed the first gambling software ever to hit the internet. Encrypted communication soon followed, with Cryptologic delivering a means for secure financial transactions to take place.

The first money wager at an online casino is said to have taken place in 1996, when Intercasino provided access to 18 different games, and also the National Indian Lottery. From there, regulations were introduced thanks to the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, and by 1998 the first internet poker room had opened its doors to the public.

Casino sites booming

The online gambling boom really kicked in around the year 2000, and as more and more operators entered the market, the quality of site technology and design improved at an exponential rate.

Today, the online casino industry is going from strength to strength, attracting thousands of new players every year to sites that offer a more authentic, exciting casino experience than ever before.

The newly launched Get Lucky casino exemplifies the type of live casino experience that is available to online gamblers in 2015.

Live casino games like Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and Baccarat offer an online experience that is closer to the atmosphere and excitement of real world casinos than ever before, and the site’s tournament options put you in competition with gamblers from all over the world.

Get Lucky promotions include double bonuses in the first 24 hours after you join the site as a new user, and you can get those bonuses all over again when you power up the mobile/tablet version of the site for the first time.

Even better than the real thing?

Live games at online casinos put you at the tables being managed in real time, by real casino staff, and you play against real competitors.

The atmosphere at sites like Get Lucky is authentic, with the sights and sounds of a casino being delivered straight to wherever you are. The only differences are that there is no dress code, you can't be disturbed, and the drinks are free!

Casino games now account for one fifth of the $8 billion 'social gaming' industry, and there has never been a better time to get involved.

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