Main user experience difference between online and live casino games
Although land-based casinos still thrive in some regions of the world there’s no escape the fact that online casinos are big business these days ...
21:35 11 May 2019
... with many new players registering at online casino sites every single day. Some people sign up to try sports betting, others want to play slots, or try out some table games.
Whatever their motivation – new players are always welcome, and most online casino sites offer some opportunities for people to explore the site and maybe play a few games for fun before signing up to play for real. This is something everyone should try out, just to be sure they are making the best possible choice.
The two faces of online casinos
The type of games available
Most online casinos offer a range of games including slots, table games such as poker, blackjack, poker and baccarat, and sometimes you will find less common games like bingo and keno too. However, in the majority of cases it’s the traditional table games which offer a ‘live’ room alongside a standard play room. So users can choose between playing blackjack against a computer and enjoying some completely alone, private space, or join a table in a live dealer room, depending on what they are interested in doing on that particular visit to the site.
The look and feel of a casino game
Both regular, (meaning non-live), and live casino games place a lot of emphasis on creating an inviting environment. It’s not unusual to find the regular games have quite over the top visuals which are used to create a story, and provide something for players to look at, and perhaps to help them step into the story being played out on the reels. On the other hand, it’s more likely that stepping into a live dealer room is much more like walking into a land-based casino room, with the décor and layout being much more realistic.
The amount of interaction varies
By its very nature playing on regular online casino games is something people do without expecting (or looking for) interaction with other players, but in some cases it is different. Sometimes, (or even every time), a player may want to exploit the convenience of an online casino, but not be so keen on missing out on any form of human interaction.
This is where say Live Casino in Japan opportunities are so useful, as they provide players with the chance to take a virtual seat at a table and actually have a real human dealer running the games and the room. In this case the user experience is all about human relationships, whether or not they involve a great deal of accrual direct interaction. Of course, in a live dealer room a player is able to communicate directly with the dealer if they choose to.
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