Online Casinos first appeared in the mid-1990s, with Microgaming at the forefront of developing the software needed for games to be reliable.
It took a few more years for the technology to develop sufficiently to allow the possibility of live Dealers casino games.
Playtech was the first to produce a live casino games in 2003, although acceptance was slow because the Internet speed at the time, for most people, was not fast enough to support a flawless live broadcast.
As Internet bandwidth increased, as did the fact that more people had access to faster connections, online casinos with live Dealers became more popular.
Many people who were suspicious of animated casino games, which use random number generator software, and the casino games with a live Dealer allowed players to see the cards being dealt and the roulette wheel spinning.
Today, a live games section is mandatory for any serious online casino, as there are a huge number of people globally who only play live online games.