We can all agree that technology keeps changing the way we view and get by in the world and when it comes to gambling and online casinos, the story is pretty much the same. As technology advances, so do our opportunities and expectations. We’ve witnessed plenty of innovations lately in the world of online gambling, but let’s take a quick glance at which four trends seem most likely to shape the future of online casinos in our opinion, shall we?
The Improvement of Mobile Platforms
To start off, mobile casinos are definitely no longer a curiosity, but a prerequisite. An astonishing piece of info tells us that in 2016 the revenues generated by mobile gaming finally surpassed those by console and PC gaming. More specifically, mobile gaming earned $36.9 billion compared to PC gaming, which generated $31.9 billion and consoles, which earned $29 billion.
The revenues generated by mobile gaming finally surpassed those by console and PC gaming in 2016.
Naturally, there is no going back. With smartphones advancing daily, improved graphics and more sophisticated designs for smaller screens, the future of mobile gaming really isn’t an issue. It’s going to bloom and we’ll be there to witness it, our phones at the ready.
Virtual Reality Gaming Advancing
Yes, we’ve talked about virtual reality gaming before, but it’s a trend that’s really started to grow in the past couple of years and whose prime time is yet to come. So far, the introduction of VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Playstation VR has helped bring virtual reality games and casinos closer to players in the world of gambling.
Admittedly, there are still technical difficulties that VR developers are having to deal with on a daily basis – for example, significantly lower quality graphics in virtual casinos compared to those of online casinos and mobile casinos – but they’re getting there. If you’re itching to try your hand at VR slots, you might want to check out SlotsMillion Casino’s very own virtual reality casino – it’s already up and running; just go grab your Oculus Rift and have fun!
Updated Rules, Regulations and Legislations
Now, this trend isn’t really technology-based, but you’ll agree it’s without a doubt severely impacted gambling in the past and will only continue to do so. As regulatory bodies come up with new – and stricter! – rules, online casinos and software providers learn to adapt and find ways to adhere to them without losing their grip on innovation and creativity.
The Rise of Cryptocurrencies
And, finally, cryptocurrencies. Everyone talks about them, everyone wants to have or trade them and the world of online gambling is, frankly, where cryptocurrencies are thriving. What’s more, Bitcoins are no longer the only cryptocurrency the world knows; Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Ripple and Dogecoin are just some of the rising stars that have followed Bitcoins to the cryptocurrency stardom.
When it comes to Bitcoins specifically, there is an ever-growing number of online casinos that accept Bitcoins in addition to regular currencies, so cryptocurrency slash gambling aficionados are looking at a very bright future. Just pick a Bitcoin casino that’s most up your alley and good luck!
Any recent trends we’ve failed to mention that will most likely shape the future of gambling? Be sure to jog our memory at our forum!