Online gambling has been increasingly growing on the last decade. Online casinos have developed from a relatively small business with many legal issues, to a completely legal industry that is experimenting a global exponential growth.
Nowadays, there are so many gambling websites, platforms and applications available that it can be hard to decide which is the best option for you.
In this article, we will review the live casino, a new way of gambling that is gaining popularity and helping to the economic grow across the globe.
Live casino explained
There are many ways to gamble online. You can access an online casino and choose to play just by yourself with a computer operated dealer or you can opt for a live casino, in which the land-based casino is emulated through technology.
Unlike online casinos, live casinos have real operators and real players with which you share your gambling, which makes this type of gambling the most similar to land-based gambling.
Live casinos let gamblers to interact with human dealers providing a completely different experience than online casinos.
On the one hand, you need to be connected at a specific hour time to access a live casino game and you will be sharing the game with many other gamblers from all around the world. These characteristics create a special exciting atmosphere that is sometimes lacking in online casino games.
On the other hand, most of fairness issues are solved by live casino. Many gamblers are actually reluctant to online casinos because they think randomness and fairness is nor respected by computer-based games. This problem is solved by gambling at a live casino website or platform in which a real and professional croupier is involved. The game is broadcasted through a professional studio equipped with several cameras to allow various viewing positions.
While the game is being broadcasted, gamblers from all over the world can interact through chat boxes in order to place their bets.
Are live casinos expensive?
One of the most discussed topics about live casinos is related to their cost. Many gamblers state that live casinos are more expensive than online casinos.
Truth is that providing a live casino service implies much more expenses than an online casino. Live casino operators need to invest in a professional studio, with high-definition cameras and many workers, such as camera and sound operators, a professional croupier, a pit boss, a manager, among other people. Also, a live casino needs a proper broadcasting and gambling application that also costs money.
For al that reasons, setting a live casino is much more expensive than setting an online gambling website or application. That is they reason why there are just a live casino games available. In most cases, you will find live roulette, live poker, live blackjack and live baccarat.
Even though it is expensive, most online casinos have included live games to satisfy their customer preferences, since more and more people are willing to get a live gambling experience.
Advantages of playing in live casino
There are many advantages of gambling in live casino games. Even though there are not many games available, if you are an old-school gambler, you will surely prefer them to online games.
Interaction is definitely one of the most important benefits. Through a live casino session, you can talk with the dealer, as well other players. Thus, if you enjoy conversating while playing you will surely have a great time at a live casino session.
Another advantage is related with trust. Instead of looking at a machine operating a roulette without completely understanding how it is programmed to be fair and random, you will get a real spinning ball and be able to watch it falling into a number, which ends all doubts about whether the casino is fair and random.
Last but not least, you can access a real casino experience without leaving your house. Land-based casinos are great fun. Through a live casino you can completely simulate that experience from the comfort of your home, without needing to respect a dress code or travelling to a different location. Also, you won’t need to check the opening hours, since live casinos are available almost at any time of the day.
Ellipse Entertainment Enters Geolocation Partnership with GeoLocs
mkodo Limited (mkodo) is proud to announce that it has partnered with United Kingdom-based casino operator Ellipse Entertainment. Ellipse Entertainment has chosen mkodo’s advanced geolocation verification service, GeoLocs, to enhance its iGaming operations in Ontario, Canada.
Ellipse Entertainment has seamlessly integrated GeoLocs’ specialised iGaming geolocation platform into its High Flyer Casino brand. This integration will provide a safe, secure and fraud-free environment for its players across Ontario that meets and exceeds the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO) regulations and requirements.
GeoLocs is a leading geolocation verification service, one of the largest in the Ontario region, specialising in North America’s regulated sports betting and iGaming markets. The platform was built specifically to support iGaming operators, ensuring they are operating in licenced jurisdictions and guaranteeing that they are providing responsible gaming to their customers.
Through this partnership, GeoLocs will bring its cutting-edge solution to Ellipse Entertainment’s High Flyer Casino brand, addressing unique challenges faced by iGaming operators through a swift and smooth integration process. Ellipse Entertainment will benefit from GeoLocs’ support in enhancing compliance strategies, optimising revenue opportunities and meeting regulatory standards. Additionally, users will experience a seamless journey, eliminating the need for additional downloads or companion apps.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Ellipse Entertainment in Ontario introducing GeoLocs to enhance its iGaming operations,” the Managing Director for mkodo, Stuart Godfree, said. “Our partnership supports Ellipse Entertainment’s High Flyer Casino brand, ensuring a secure and seamless geolocation verification experience for players across Ontario.”
“GeoLocs has been the ideal solution for our geolocation verification needs in Ontario,” the Director for Ellipse Entertainment, Andy McDowall, said. “The platform’s advanced technology and expertise, tailored for iGaming operators, align perfectly with our commitment to responsible gaming. Teaming up with mkodo and its GeoLocs service allows Ellipse Entertainment to provide High Flyer Casino players with a compliant and enjoyable online gaming experience.”
GGPoker and Great Canadian Casino Bring WSOP Circuit to Toronto
GGPoker partners with Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto to bring first-ever WSOP Circuit event to Daniel Negreanu’s hometown
From March 22 through April 1, Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will host eight WSOP Circuit events
GGPoker, the world’s biggest poker room, and Great Canadian Entertainment, Canada’s leader in gaming and hospitality, today announced the richest, most prestigious and longest-running poker series, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), is heading to Toronto for its first-ever WSOP Circuit event at Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto from March 22 to April 1, 2024.
The new series builds on the momentum generated by the record-breaking 54th annual WSOP, which took place this past summer. Featuring eight Circuit ring events in total, the Toronto edition of WSOP boasts a total of $3.9 million in estimated prize pools including a $2,000 main event with a $2.1 million estimated prize pool and $3,500 high-roller event with over $850,000 in estimated prizes.
“We are thrilled to partner with GGPoker to bring the World Series of Poker to the city of Toronto for the very first time,” the General Manager for Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, Robert Katsavelos, said. “This is a fitting milestone that will create further momentum for our 30-table poker room that recently opened at Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, Canada’s newest and largest casino resort. We are excited to welcome tournament participants from across the North American poker community and from right here in the city of Toronto.”
GGPoker, which sent 774 players to the main event at last summer’s WSOP and 1,000 players to WSOP Paradise, is launching satellites today across Ontario and Canada with buy-ins starting at only $1.
As well as online qualifiers, GGPoker will be represented at Toronto’s first-ever WSOP Circuit event by some of its brand ambassadors including local poker hero Daniel Negreanu.
“I have been playing WSOP events around the world for over 25 years,” GGPoker Global Ambassador Negreanu said. “There is something quite special about being able to finally compete in one in my hometown.”
The full schedule of events will be announced in the coming days. The WSOP reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the tournament or any tournament event, in part or in whole, without notice.
Push Gaming and NEO.bet roll out Ontario deal
B2B gaming supplier Push Gaming has secured fresh regulated expansion in North America thanks to a new partnership live with NEO.bet, providing content for its online casino in Ontario.
Push’s critically acclaimed slots portfolio is now available to players in the burgeoning Canadian province including its high-profile titles. The smash hit of 2023, Razor Returns, now graces the screens of Neo.bet’s players, along with established titles such as Jammin’ Jars, Big Bamboo and Retro Tapes.
Also featuring in the agreement is the studio’s recent launch Hearts Highway and upcoming launches, Samurai’s Katana and the keenly anticipated sequel to one of Push’s most popular games, Wild Swarm 2.
The partnership marks Push Gaming’s latest commercial activity as it continues to ramp up its 2024 expansion in regulated markets across the globe.
Fiona Hickey, Director of New Business and Markets at Push Gaming, said: “NEO.bet is a fantastic example of a slick, contemporary brand and an exciting new operator, so of course, we’re pleased to see our content feature on its platform.
“We’re proud to boast an equally compelling content library that will suit its players, and with our release schedule for this year, the outlook is extremely positive for slots fans in Ontario.
“We have a busy year ahead of us at Push and we’re hard at work with new deals in regions worldwide to match our expanded content roadmap.”
Simon Erpenbach, Head of Casino at Neo.bet, added: “Push has one of the most vibrant and invigorating range of slots in the market today so we had to make sure they were part of our online offerings. We pride ourselves on providing the very latest in entertainment for our loyal customers and this partnership with Push fits the bill perfectly.”
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