Online casino is an online version of traditional casino that enable gamblers to play and wager through the internet. This type of online gambling offer odds and payback percentages that are a bit higher than land-based casinos. As online casinos use programmed random number generators, table games and the payout percentage is established by the rules of game, some casinos publish payout percentage audit on their websites for transparency.
Online casino types
There are two types of online casinos which are virtual casino and live dealer casino.
Virtual casino games
The outcome of a virtual casino game is produced by a pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) which use an algorithm to generate stream of numbers that determines the order of the cards in card games, the outcome of a dice throw, or the results produced by the spinning of a slot machine or roulette wheel…Although, this is not actually true random, it provide results that satisfy almost all the requirements for true randomness.
The PRNG algorithm gives the impression of fair and unpredictable as long as the player trust that the software has not been rigged to increase the house edge. Of course, trusted online casinos are audited by independent regulators to ensure that their win percentages are in line with the stated odds. Due to this, players are provided with a degree of assurance to enjoy the game.
Live dealer casino games
In a live casino game, an actual human runs the game in real time from a gaming table, which is streamed online to all players to see. Players can communicate with the dealer and make betting decisions via their devices. Live dealer casino games might provide games via their own television channel, or website and players can use their mobile phone or television remote controls to place bets.
The results of the transactions are determined by real-life actions rather than automated processes.
These games are a lot more expensive for websites to host than virtual games due to a heavier investment in technology, infrastructure and staffing. The high running costs is the reason why live dealer casino only offer the most popular games, such as roulette, blackjack, sic bo, and baccarat while virtual games offer hundreds of different virtual casino games.