Computers and the Internet probably is the most fast-growing field of technology, so, in the nature of things, the casinos and poker-rooms try to ride the ground-swell and use new technologies that became available recently wherever it is possible.
The first online casinos have been made in simple HTML, but since the advent of Java language as well as with spread of flash technology online casinos started to use 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 first considerate achievement in online gambling together with 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 receive the video record of the course of this game. Roulette had become the first online game as it is easily broadcasted online and any number of players can parlay on one table because there is no need to make any decisions.
The stakes are placed on a virtual table and after that the real spin is made; all gamblers receive one final number and payments corresponding to their bets. By the way, if there are a lot of gamblers in one casino it becomes unprofitable and almost impossible for the latter to swindle and that increases the attractiveness of game. Soon baccarat had become online too: the player does not make any decisions in the course of game and the cards dealing is made on a standard pattern. But in case of another popular game - blackjack had appeared some difficulties. Many players cannot simultaneously play at one table because they decide to take or not to take the card and these decisions Restbet may be different so 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 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 is no video poker, although there is talk on its promotion. There is an idea to propose players to use their web-cams: each player will film himself during game and transmit the data to a server which will distribute this data among other players. As a result one can see the opponent's face during the game and that will add new options, especially for players' psychology experts. Of course, these proposals are not realized nowadays but when they will be realized the Internet-poker will become quite similar to offline poker.
Another latest thing that is used in gambling is 3D graphics. Some years ago Intercasino had announced the advent of new version of software - "the first 3D casino", although, in fact there were a few static 3D portraits of players. Since that time quite many casinos and some poker-rooms had produced so-called 3D software; usually there were completely static, pre-rendered pictures of people and table which had little in common with "real 3D". But, in general, tridimensionality in casino is not very interesting - 3D table or even a dealer will not be a revolution, though 3D effect of poker had become quite revolutionary. PKR had become the first real 3D poker-room: it had been opened just on a year ago and during this short term it had become among the leaders on visiting statistics (more than 5000 players at a time, although some of them play for love), even despite of absence of Americans and option of one table game.
PKR offers the option to look at the table from different views as well as to pick the unique appearance of player, and this is the case: there are a lot of types of faces, hair styles, hair colors, clothes, footwear and accessories, so it is almost impossible to meet two similar players not just at one table but in all room. Appearance and standard clothes are possible to obtain free of charge, though expensive suit or accessories are to be purchased for points (which are collected easily and quickly), and the player can digitize his own face so that his poker avatar is his perfect copy! The players do not sit still - they really move dibs, look at cards (your cards are not shown all the time, it is necessary to press the special button and the player will look at them), express emotions (some standard emotions - from pleasure up to teasing), to play tricks with dibs (a few tricks are free of charge and other are to 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 all 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 play only at one table, thirdly, the game is resource-hungry and on slow PC it runs slower. And finally this game is recommended only to owners of unlimited Internet access (as well as online casinos, however), because it requires quite a lot of traffic. Only its installation requires 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 some tens of years the effect of presence will be reached, though now we can play the real roulette by means of video broadcast and 3D graphics makes a computer game nearly real. We'll wait for new interesting decisions which will make the game even more convenient and pleasant.
Today, it is very easy to obtain the proper equipment through online sales of equipment on very reasonable prices. It is also reflected through the Internet in major specialized toy shops. But access to its games is even easier than corporate events as they offer casino nights at home, at a cost which is a lot more expensive. The latter are responsible to provide you with the necessary equipment to mount and provide you with dealers or Cruppers for a period of time and which is not more than 4 hours. In short it is ideal for playing in an intimate atmosphere which is friendly and without too much pressure.
But why then do they get so upset, when they know that online casinos exists and simply because they are experiencing an unprecedented crisis. Several arrests have taken place of the leaders of casinos with online fraud. In addition, the new policy of American banks, which now refuse all transactions made by their customers on behalf of casinos so that they can fight against an excessive indebtedness which is putting gambling in a delicate financial situation. Indeed, we see in both the U.S. and Europe that many online players are getting indebted in this way because of the lure of large potential gain, which they can not attend to.
However, new government guidelines are in addition to this existential crisis of virtual gambling. The U.S. and European governments today have a fear about the excitement of this new demand, which threatens the monopoly of some real big casinos. This represents an inestimable loss for the states that levy taxes on real casinos by a high rate. Therefore, the European Union and the U.S. are introducing new legislation to preserve not just the monopoly but also the monopoly of gambling such as the National Lottery, whose number of participants continues to decline.
But why is it better to play at home and specially since the problem of managing money and compulsion can be dealt with. Because the temptation to play online casino or real casino is often very high, usually so high up that it can quickly turn into a nightmare and take you straight to debt, not to mention the family which too might suffer.
In fact, playing at home in private circles you find that you do not need to play for real money. And even if this were the case, the bets are generally smaller and the game remains a pleasure.Just because your evening at the casinos does not normally take place every night and that the primary interest is to find friends first. The psychological objective is not the same and means of payment rather limited because there is no use of credit card and therefore less risk of becoming destitute.