A live dealer poker game functions like any other poker game that a player would play online. The main difference is that instead of a machine dealing the cards and taking the bets, there is an actual dealer who does that. Players register for a poker match and a dealer welcomes them all. All participants can see each other through the video stream and as they place bets. The dealer will most of the time be on the floor of the casino running the entire game. He or she will deal and watch over each round and announce the winner when the round ends.