There is no doubt that the advent of online casinos has greatly increased the number of people in Ireland who now regularly enjoy playing casino games. Prior to that playing traditional casino games was only possible at one of our real casinos, which because of the gambling laws also meant that you had to be a member of that casino before you could play. That also usually meant that casino members tended to live relatively close to the casino which clearly restricted the number of people likely to even consider playing casino games. The range of casino games available in our real casinos was also a limiting factor in their appeal, because most of our casinos are relatively small and do not therefore have the floor space to offer more than a few roulette and blackjack tables, plus maybe a few slot machines. When the leading bookmakers decided to add a few gambling games to their already established online sports gambling sites however, they created a whole new opportunity for lovers of playing games and the concept of an online casino was born. Since then we have seen all the original online sports gambling sites operated by the big bookmakers adding more and more games to the online casino sections of their sites, and more recently the introduction of several new specialist online casinos dedicated solely to the concept of offering the best casino games they can find. The online casino sector has become one of the most popular leisure activity options for a wide range of gaming enthusiasts, including traditional casino games fans, bingo fans and of course slot machine lovers, all of whom are now well served by a wide range of online casino operators. Here at onlinecasino.ie we have no doubt that the increasing popularity of playing casino games online is almost entirely due to the huge variety of casino games the online casinos offer their customers, but the site operators have also been very good at reacting to customer feedback and trying to improve the experience of playing casino games. One of the most obvious examples of their response to customer concerns was the introduction of the live online casino feature for the traditional casino game of roulette. Almost every online casino game relies on what is known as a Random Number Generator or RNG to determine the winning combinations, which for most of the games featured on our online casino sites is perfectly acceptable. When it came to the traditional casino game of roulette however, it proved almost impossible to design a computer graphics program which would adequately illustrate the movement of the ball on a roulette wheel as it moved towards the pre-selected winning number, which led to some worries over the fairness of all the online casino games. We have to remember that this was the first time we had been able to play casino games online, and as with many new innovations there will always be doubters, particularly when being asked to carry out financial transactions online. The online casino operators decided that the concerns regarding the game of roulette threatened to undermine the confidence of potential casino games players in the fairness of all the casino games on their sites, and set out to find a solution to the problem. The most obvious solution to the problem was of course the live online casino option we know today, whereby the game of roulette is streamed to our computer screens live from a remote studio where real dealers run the game using a real roulette wheel. It is generally accepted that the casino software necessary to operate the live online casino option was first developed by Playtech, one of the many online casino innovations which has contributed to their dominant position in the online casino sector.
Almost every online casino site now offers a live online casino option for the traditional casino game of roulette, and many now enable their customers to play other games such as blackjack and even baccarat live with real dealers. From their point of view it is clearly sensible to get the most out of the increased costs associated with employing real dealers and operating a studio. Although the live online casino option certainly has its fans, it is not universally popular among all online casino games players, which is why it remains just an option on most online casino sites. The reason again lies in the increased costs of operating a live online casino option, which has led to most online casinos increasing the minimum table stakes for casino games played in the live casino mode. One of the many reasons why playing casino games online has become so popular is the fact that almost all the games can be played for very small stakes, particularly when compared to our real casinos and even our bingo clubs. The idea of having to play for higher stakes is therefore not universally popular among many online casino games fans and they will always prefer to play their favourite games in instant or download mode rather than using the live option.
Since the live online casino option using a remote studio to stream games was first introduced we have seen another live casino option come on stream. The relatively new All Irish casino has taken the concept of a live online casino one step further, by enabling their customers to play roulette, blackjack and baccarat streamed live from a real casino. The All Irish casino have reached an agreement with a real casino based on the island of Malta whereby their online casino games players can play the games live at the same time as the casino customers. It would be difficult to think of a more realistic way to play casino games without actually being in a real casino. Apparently the idea is proving very popular, particularly amongst those traditional casino games players who started playing casino games at a real casino before they began to play online.