Ever since the concept of playing poker online was first introduced, their have been a group of players who question the fairness of the online games. This doubt most commonly sets in after a particularly painful 'bad beat' although in reality aces get cracked and quads lose to straight flushes just as frequently in live poker as they do online. For these players a new type of online poker has been created - live dealer poker.
Live dealers are more commonly associated with online casino games in which real people deal blackjack and spin the roulette wheel whilst players watch via a webcam. But the latest addition to the live dealer scene is multi-player texas holdem with live dealers, as seen at LuckyVegas77 Poker.
The interface for live dealer poker is much like any RNG poker site, with the addition of a feed from a web cam pointing at a poker dealer. For obvious reasons the players cards are dealt face down after first being run over a scanner which feeds the information to your poker client. Just like in RNG poker, you are the only person who can see your cards during a hand. The flop, turn and river are then dealt face up on the poker table.
At LuckyVegas77 Poker you have the option of seeing the dealer plus an overhead shot of the table, or picking one or the other. You can also increase the size of the dealer stream if you so wish. The poker client doesn't require a download or even a registration if you just want to have a look around and watch a game.
Games on offer include Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Crazy Pineapple although the majority of the live dealer tables and traffic seem be playing Texas Holdem.
By its very nature live dealer poker has a slower pace than traditional online poker - but for many players this could be seen as an advantage as it provides a more relaxed game and might serve to drive away the sharks and professional grinders.
So if you fancy something a bit different, grab a beer and head on over to LuckyVegas77 Poker.
You might also be interested in this article about playing online poker with webcams.
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