Computers and the Internet probably is the absolute most fast-growing field of technology, so, in the type of things, the casinos and poker-rooms attempt to ride the ground-swell and use new technologies that became available recently wherever it is possible.
The very first online casinos have been produced in simple HTML, but because the advent of Java language as well as with spread of flash technology online casinos started to utilize these technologies. In the course of time, offline casinos have improved graphics and sound and have added new games. Advent of online casinos had become the very first considerate achievement in online gambling as well as development of broadband access. In these casinos one plays not against computer dealer but against real dealers playing on the real equipment and the player may have the video record of the course of the game. Roulette had become the very first online game as it is easily broadcasted online and numerous players can parlay on a single table because there is no need to make any decisions.
The stakes are put on a virtual table and from then on the real spin is created; all gamblers receive one final number and payments corresponding with their bets. Incidentally, if there are always a lot of gamblers in one single casino it becomes unprofitable and extremely difficult for the latter to swindle and that escalates the attractiveness of game. Soon baccarat had become online too: the player doesn’t make any decisions in the course of game and the cards dealing is created on a regular pattern. But in the event of another popular game – blackjack had appeared some difficulties. Many players cannot simultaneously play at one table since they decide to take or not to take the card and these decisions may vary therefore the dealer cannot simultaneously execute them. That’s why online blackjack, as well as real, is played by one dealer against only a few players simultaneously. As a result this game usually has quite high bets.
Nowadays, there are always a lot of online casinos offering three abovementioned games (for example, such games are usually offered in casinos with Playtech software), but at present there’s no video poker, although there’s talk on its promotion. There’s a concept to propose players to utilize their web-cams: each player will film himself during game and transmit the info to a server that may distribute this data among other players. As a result one can begin to see the opponent’s face during the game and which will add new options, specifically for players’psychology experts. Needless to say, these proposals aren’t realized nowadays however when they’ll be realized the Internet-poker will end up quite much like offline poker.
Another latest thing that’s utilized in gambling is 3D graphics. Some years ago Intercasino had announced the advent of new version of software – “the very first 3D casino”, although, in reality there have been several static 3D portraits of players. After that quite many casinos and some poker-rooms asia999 had produced so-called 3D software; usually there have been completely static, pre-rendered pictures of individuals and table which had little in common with “real 3D “.But, generally speaking, tridimensionality in casino is not so interesting – 3D table or possibly a dealer won’t be described as a revolution, though 3D effectation of poker had become quite revolutionary. PKR had become the very first real 3D poker-room: it have been opened just on last year and in this short term it had become one of the leaders on visiting statistics (more than 5000 players at the same time, although some of them play for love), even despite of lack of Americans and option of 1 table game.
PKR offers the possibility to look at the table from different views as well as to select the initial appearance of player, and this is actually the case: there are always a lot of types of faces, hair styles, hair colors, clothes, footwear and accessories, so it’s extremely difficult to meet up two similar players not just at one table in all room. Appearance and standard clothes are possible to acquire totally free, though expensive suit or accessories can be purchased for points (which are collected easily and quickly), and the player can digitize his own face in order that his poker avatar is his perfect copy! The players do not sit still – they really move dibs, look at cards (your cards aren’t shown constantly, it is required to press the special button and the player will look at them), express emotions (some standard emotions – from pleasure as much as teasing), to play tricks with dibs (a few tricks are totally free and other can be purchased for points), pronounce their actions and it is possible to choose the player’s accent. In general, all players agree, that PKR is most realistic of most computer rooms. Unfortunately, you’ll have to pay for all that beauty: firstly, the game runs a little bit slower than in other rooms, secondly, you can enjoy only at one table, thirdly, the game is resource-hungry and on slow PC it runs slower. And finally this game is preferred simply to owners of unlimited Internet access (as well as online casinos, however), because it takes quite a lot of traffic. Only its installation requires a lot more than 600 Mb, and during the game the room eats away nearly 10 Mb per hour.
Nobody knows the future result of gambling and technology mix; maybe in a few tens of years the effectation of presence will be reached, though now we can enjoy the real roulette by means of video broadcast and 3D graphics makes some type of computer game nearly real. We’ll wait for new interesting decisions that may make the game even more convenient and pleasant.