Casino City's iGaming Pocket Directory - 2021 Edition

45 Sponsored by Visit for more information. Live Dealer Live dealers help create a connection between physical and online casinos. The games give online players the feeling of being at the physical tables all while offering the convenience and ease of play found in the online gambling sphere, as well as a more entertaining and engaging player experience. In turn, the number of live dealer sites has spiked. Casino City’s comprehensive directory lists 2,026 sites offering live dealer play as of December 2020, more than quadruple the number from 2014. Online players gain a layer of trust with live dealers, as one can see cards being dealt or balls being spun as opposed to traditional RNG play. Being able to interact with the dealers and often fellow players at the table, creates an enhanced social element that echoes the brick-and-mortar experience as well. The online component also lifts most physical limitations, as some games allow for unlimited players to join at once compared to a set amount of seats at casinos. These dynamics blend with the innovation of new technologies such as dedicated studios with special effects to create games that couldn’t exist at physical casinos. Several live dealer games feature green screens, overlays and sound effects that enhance the gameplay. While live dealer play offers several advantages, the gameplay itself will be slower than traditional RNG games. Computers can shuffle decks and deal in the blink of an eye. The cost of being able to see the action unfold is fewer hands per minute. L IVE DEALER INDUSTRY OVERVIEW