The gambling industry is embracing new technologies with remarkable speed. And that is especially true when it comes to live casino games which offer players the feeling that they are sitting in Las Vegas when they are actually playing from home.
A lot of things happen behind the scenes to make this experience possible. Usually a director is stationed nearby or even across town to oversee the action and to make sure everything looks perfect. They might also set up cameras in various angles to give players the feeling that they are actually in the casino.
In addition, the dealers themselves go through an intensive training to learn the rules and laws of different casino games. They are usually hired by game providers which often outsource them from actual casinos or studios. The live dealer’s job is to interact with the players and bring a social aspect into the casino experience. They also use software to process the wagers and bets made by players.
Another important part of the setup is an ingenious piece of hardware called a GCU (Game Control Unit) which is attached to each table. This is a tiny device no bigger than a shoe box that is responsible for encoding the video that is transmitted to the player. It is the true specialist of the live casino and without it the whole concept would not be possible. It also captures all the information needed for the dealer to act and inform players about the outcome of a specific hand.