Chrisoffer Odegarden
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Live casino game shows have enjoyed an increase in popularity across global markets in recent years as players seek familiarity with household name brands. In light of this, Christoffer Ødegården, Head of Casino at Bojoko, explains why these game shows are gaining traction, which ones are stealing the spotlight and what the future might hold for this exciting genre. 

CasinoBeats: Could you tell us why you believe live casino game shows are gaining so much traction among players?

Christoffer Ødegården: Absolutely. Live casino game shows offer a unique blend of entertainment and interactivity that traditional casino games may lack. They provide players with an immersive experience that mimics the excitement of being in a real casino, all from the comfort of their own homes. 

CB: That sounds intriguing. Can you give us some insight into which live game shows are currently the most popular among Bojoko users?

CØ: Some of the standout favourites include variations on real-world classics like “Deal or No Deal” and “Monopoly Live,” as well as newer additions like “Crazy Time” and the close to be a classic in its outrights, “Dream Catcher.” These games offer a mix of familiar concepts with innovative twists, keeping players entertained and coming back for more.

CB: Could you give us some insight into when live casino game shows first started emerging and what they added to the live casino experience?

CØ: I can still remember online casinos before the live game shows came in. In fact, I can remember them when live casinos didn’t exist, and what a game changer it was when it finally arrived. Players could interact with real croupiers and get a bit of that real brick-and-mortar experience.

It took a fairly long time before live casino game shows entered the race. I believe the very first live casino game show was Dream Catcher, which Evolution launched back in 2017. It was clear from the beginning that they were onto something, and we saw a quick rise in popularity in the late 2010s. 

The change is pretty extraordinary. Before, players could only play classic casino games with a real croupier. Then, with the creation of live casino game shows, they were exposed to diverse experiences they had never had before, or at least not at an online casino.

These game shows added a new dimension to the live casino experience, allowing players to participate in games that closely resembled those seen on television, complete with real-time interaction and the chance to win exciting prizes.

I would be as bold as to say that live casino game shows are the most significant reason for the rise of live casinos in general over the last few years. 

CB: How does Bojoko help players find casinos offering these immersive experiences?

CØ: Our mission is to empower players by providing comprehensive and unbiased information about online casinos and their offerings. When it comes to live casino game shows, we understand that players are looking for an engaging and authentic experience. That’s why we’ve curated a dedicated section on Bojoko specifically for the casinos that offer live game shows. Players can easily browse through our listings, compare different casinos, and find the ones that provide their favourite game shows.

CB: That sounds quite convenient for players, but with the increasing demand for live game shows, how does Bojoko ensure that its listings are up-to-date and relevant?

CØ: We have a large team of casino experts who regularly monitor the online casino market to ensure that our listings reflect the latest offerings and developments. We also rely on user feedback to keep our information accurate and relevant. Additionally, we work closely with our casino partners to ensure they provide timely updates regarding their game offerings so players can always find the most up-to-date information on our platform.

CB: Looking ahead, do you foresee any changes or trends that will further improve the player experience of live casino game shows?

CØ: As the popularity of live casino game shows continues to soar, we anticipate seeing more innovation in terms of game concepts, features, and technology. Providers are constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver unique and engaging experiences for players. We expect to see a wider variety of game show formats with more interactive elements and immersive features. 

Additionally, technological advancements, such as virtual and augmented reality, may further enhance the live casino experience, creating even more immersive and realistic environments for players to enjoy. I would say the future of live casino game shows promises to be exciting and full of opportunities for players and providers alike.