The term online casino seems clear at first glance: a casino on the Internet. On closer inspection, however, two big differences emerge in the available games. There are the so-called RNG games and there are live games.
A term that you don’t often stumble upon as a user, but which contains important background information on the gaming process of an online casino. With classic online slots , but also various table games such as online baccarat , online roulette or online blackjack , a computer program, the so-called RNG (Random Number Generator), determines the result of a game round at random.
So no real dealer hits the ball in roulette or draws the cards in blackjack, all of this is done via a sophisticated computer system. Every new game and the associated software is checked and approved by the Swiss Federal Gaming Board (ESBK) before it is published in the online casino. This ensures that all online casinos with a valid license adhere to the legal rules of the game.
In addition to classic slots and table games with a random generator, many Swiss online casinos now also offer the live casino as a separate area. As the name suggests, there is actually a real dealer or “host” in the game, kicking the ball in roulette, dealing the cards in blackjack or poker, or spinning a wheel of fortune. The results are also in real time, which for some players is part of the casino feeling. The tension of the rolling ball, which field will it land on? Next comes the card I need to win?
Accordingly, the games are a little slower than if everything was automated. At a roulette or blackjack table several players play at the same time and one waits for a corresponding period, which is given to each player for a bet. On the other hand, despite the connection via the Internet, it is much more personal and creates more trust in many players regarding the chances of winning.
In addition to the classics of roulette, blackjack, baccarat or poker in the most varied of designs, there are also many other games in the live casino. Wheels of fortune, dice games or other card games, all with real dealers or hosts.