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Let’s take a look at the history of live casino!

| 23.05.2016

Over the last 10 years live casino has truly taken off! While before you had to travel out to experience real-life dealers, you can now get all the excitement from the comfort of your own home. It had to start somewhere though — let’s take a look at the history of live casino.

The rise of the live casino

Real-time gaming has become a staple part of most online casinos, with whole sections devoted to the popular style of gaming. Over the last decade, more and more gamers have been able to play their favourite variety of game — initially starting with live blackjack and progressing all the way to live roulette, sicbo, baccarat and three card poker. Live casino has essentially blurred the lines between gaming and experience; where once punters played online blackjack, they now experience live blackjack.

History begins – the first ever live casino!

The rise of the online casino was monumental. First appearing around 1996, they soon exploded in popularity, appearing in every form imaginable. Eventually, live casino gaming became the number one destination for casino gamers, with online casinos accounting for nearly 50% of all casino play.

As technology developed further though, regular online casino wasn’t enough. Graphics improved sure, but people were looking for something else — something different. Enter the live dealer — someone who could deal, pay and communicate with the player, all from the comfort of their own home.

The classic live casino had one dealer, one table and a generally one game — blackjack. Today, there’s a wide variety of live casino games you can play, from roulette, all the way to live baccarat. Some casinos are also in the business of offering you side games while you’re waiting for a live game to start. The action is truly around the clock.

And that’s what live casino gaming has become — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The latest update to a lot of websites comes in the form of constant access to live casino. Nowadays, with everybody working various shifts at crazy hours, casino gaming has to accommodate. Players can now arrive at the casino at any time, day or night, and experience the thrill of live casino.

Live TV gaming came next, with presenters heading onto our screens late at night, providing us with intense gaming to keep us going through the wee hours. If that wasn’t enough though, players could then log on to any generic online casino and experience yet more live gaming. The action truly never stops — that’s the live casino experience.

So, there you have it, an overview of what live casino gaming has become. Do you play live casino? What’s your favourite aspect? Let us know in the comments section below or head on over to Coral and check it out for yourself!



Ashley Hughes