Casino studios are found in many locations across the world. In theory, casino gaming providers can set up their studios anywhere, as the remote connection to the player's computer eliminates the need for proximity to key markets. However, in practice, this is not the case.
The casino needs to make sure that its studios are set up in a place that permits online casino gambling. This is why many studios are found in locations such as Malta or Romania. Both of these countries regulate online gambling and permit live casino operations. There is no barrier to live casino gaming providers who wish to locate their studios in these places.
Eastern European countries like Romania offer additional benefits. Labor costs in these areas tend to be cheaper than in other areas of Europe and the rest of the world. This means live online casinos can keep their costs low while benefiting from remote casino access.
Lack of Regulation Brings Risk
Not all studios are located in regulated markets. Some countries do not permit online casino gambling or wagering of any form and yet still host live studios. This is because the gambling activity does not take place in the studio itself — local authorities tolerate this because the studio does not offer services to citizens within the jurisdiction.
This is a risky setup, however. Because there is no regulation, the casino studio has no legal protection under local law. This means the local authorities could suddenly decide to prohibit the studio activity, effectively taking the studio offline. Casinos who operate studios in this kind of location will need to make sure they have a backup plan just in case hosting privileges are suddenly withdrawn.