New features are being introduced at mobile casinos on an almost monthly basis but the industry is still at a point where many of the new developments are created in an effort to bring mobile gaming up to speed with its full online counterpart. This means that some advanced and recent online features are only now becoming available on mobiles and the latest addition is something that we predicted late last year; the addition of live dealer games.
It is no surprise that mobile casino software providers took some time to adapt the live dealer format for smartphones and tablets. One of the largest stumbling blocks was delivering the video feed to handsets in such a way that gameplay felt smooth and natural. However, with many devices now more than capable of handling video streams and 3G or better being ubiquitous around the world, the time was perfect for the technology to be let loose on a demanding market.
Live dealer games themselves perhaps did not have the kind of revolutionary effect on online casino gaming as many within the industry would have hoped. For years, operators had been trying to make their online casino experience as close to the real thing as possible, and this was seen as the final step in bringing the land based casino to the player’s home. While this has not necessarily been the case, live dealer games still experienced success and offered more than enough by way of profitability to ensure that they continue to form a key part of many online casino offerings.
While not yet fully available across mobile devices, work is underway to make the games suitable for tablets and handsets and the company that looks to be taking the lead is perhaps the best known for live dealer casino experiences, Playtech. They are responsible for providing such services at the casinos of big names such as Bet365 and Betfair, and the former is thought to be leading the push for mobile compatibility at its mobile casino. Indeed, their live dealer app is known to be close to completion and will soon be hitting both Apple and Android app stores. The app itself will link into the player’s main Bet365 account for balance and funding information, and provide a live dealer interface for Baccarat, Roulette and Blackjack.
You will of course find out here first when the app goes live and we will be sure to let you know how it plays and whether it is worth a go. In the meantime, you can prepare yourself fully for the launch by taking a look at our Bet365 Mobile Casino review which tells you everything you need to know about the operator behind this development.