How Live Casino Providers Tackle Social Distancing and Lockdowns?
The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic has taken the world by a storm and affected everyone in ways big or small. The global gambling industry has also taken a massive impact of this disease.
The land-based casinos have been the most affected because of the temporary lockdowns and closing of the public places in Vegas and Macau. Not only this but the online casino industry also seems to be affected.
Because of the ongoing lockdowns and social distancing regulations, the operation of live dealer casinos have taken a toll and have been forced to pause their services for indefinite time.
There were also numerous online live dealer games that were streamed from these land-based casinos that are no longer operational.
However, gambling industry has found its own silver lining amongst the dark clouds with technological innovations and quick thinking.
Asian Market Gets New Game Providers At Rapid Pace
The Asian operators have tackled the ongoing lockdowns by looking for new suppliers and integrating them on their platforms at a fast pace.
The owner of Basic Strategy, Karolina Pelc, while speaking about the Live Casinos in Lockdown at the SBC Digital Summit held in April commented that it is for the first time that she has seen the operators working at such a fast pace to bring live casino gaming on track.
She said; “I’ve personally seen Asian operators integrating new suppliers at a speed that I have never seen before. Other suppliers have been securing additional table capacity at different locations in Europe following the closure of the Asian studios.
Some have been entering into new partnerships. But also in the portfolio of the partners that we work closely with, there’s a range of products that are not dependent on a human hosting that product.”
Live Casino-dealers Redefining Remote Working
Because of the current events a new way to engage online casino players has been adapted by the operators. They have started merging the live streams with RNG-tables.
How Does The Remote Live Casino-dealers Work?
The live casino dealers work from their homes just like most people around the world. The player plays an RNG table game but the commentary is done by a live dealer.
There are also some live hybrid tables. In this case, the real auto-roulette tables are used. The players place the bets to a pre-recorded video of the dealer who plays the game with the users.
This remote working in the iGaming sector brings a lot of opportunities for the Indian people who want to work as live dealers.
Even though the industry has created new ways to adjust to the lockdown, there is still a lot more work to be done to adjust to the ‘new normal’. The restrictions might still last for a longer time which only means that we can expect more innovation from the game providers in the future.