Casinos have been in existence for many years, in fact, four of the oldest casinos in the world are still open for business. They include the Casino de Monte Carlo that has been running since 1856 and was the location for all the casino action in Daniel Craig’s first outing as MI6 agent James Bond in the 2006 blockbuster Casino Royale. 

Land-based casinos are feeling the pinch due to the success of online casinos, however, there are still many punters who prefer a night out at a casino so that they can gamble and socialize. The main draw at these bricks and mortar establishments was mostly the live table games such as Roulette and Blackjack but slots have also muscled in on the action too. 

The popularity of online slots at has squeezed traditional casinos because so much more choice can be offered online. Virtual casinos are also very convenient and you can play table games too. You can also meet real dealers in the Live Casino section of these virtual establishments. 

Best Of Both Worlds 

Since slots have become king, gaming developers have tried to add a slot element into table games to prevent the loss of punters. Some live Roulette games offer players free slot spins as part of their winnings. Playtech has also mixed the best of both worlds in their Age Of The Gods Live Roulette. This slot themed Roulette Table is linked to a progressive jackpot network offering Roulette players a chance to win one of them. As you spin the wheel you can also win free spins on the Age Of The Gods slots. 

In December 2019 Playtech went another step further and introduced Live Slots, it involved the slot Buffalo Blitz being played in a live studio environment. This offered reel-spinning action that was presented by a hosting. What this did was add a social element to slots, as they are primarily a solitary pass time. The social element was added courtesy of a Live Chat feature that was used to contact the presenter. This proved to be very popular and other such games have followed. 

Final Thoughts 

People enjoy watching others play slots, especially if the player is a high roller and the stakes are high. This is why casino game streaming channels are so popular. Instead of being a voyeur these innovations add a social atmosphere to the proceedings. Younger audiences enjoy this the most as they are used to socializing through gaming on consoles. 

Whether a new concept like Playtech’s Live Slots will continue to grow remains to be seen. There are many punters out there who prefer the private experience online casinos offer. In fact, this is one of the major draws of online casinos and it is especially appealing to women and a major reason why online gambling is so popular with them. For now, it seems like Roulette and Blackjack will continue to dominate live casino entertainment, but for how long for, remains to be seen.