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What to expect from Online Gambling in 2019

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Feb/11/2019

Online casinos have certainly come far since its introduction in the 90s. The growth and development was small and steady at first, and then exploded during the 2000s and early 2010s.  

Looking back at what became popular in the last few years, the areas we expect to see continued growth is mobile casinos, better services and more competition.

New trends

Here are the top online gambling trends we can look forward to in the coming year:

  • More Live Dealer Action

Live dealer offerings at online casinos are proving to be extremely popular, so it’s a no-brainer that this will be a prominent trend going forward. For those who don’t know, a live dealer experience allows you to have access to real-time gambling action from the comfort of your own home.  This offering is typically streamed from a studio venue but more and more online casinos are featuring games direct from actual land-based casinos, with VR Tech being the next big implementation. Live dealer action is largely applied to table games, so if you don’t want to miss out on this trend you had better brush up on your roulette, blackjack or baccarat skills!

  • Advanced Technology

Technology is continually changing and evolving in the online gambling industry. The expected focus for operators going forward is secure login technology that will enable players to log in quickly without the need to repeatedly enter a username and password. For example, the same fingerprint solution technology applied to unlock your mobile device can also be used to access your online gaming account.

 

  • Mobile Casinos

At present, over 50% of online gambling revenue comes from mobile devices, so online casinos must adapt in this area if they wish to remain relevant. We should therefore see more online casinos streamline their services to ensure mobile usage is offered, with even more games and high-quality services in 2019.

 

  • Smartwatches

First came the smartphones, then smart TV’s, and now it’s all about the smartwatch. Get ready folks, indulging in your favourite casino game from that nifty device on your wrist is coming!

  • Cryptocurrency

Let’s face it, digital money is the way of the future.  It’s safer, faster and a lot more convenient. You will already find that many online casinos accommodate cryptocurrency, with Bitcoin being the majority operator. There are several other cryptocurrencies in the world however, and we hope to see more of them being incorporated, including the likes of Litecoin and Eutherian for example.

 

Focus on slots

Considering the top ranked Canadian slots for 2018, last year was pretty impressive, and 2019 looks to be even better.  Upcoming games promise new features, modern graphics, and larger potential payouts. Some exciting new titles to look forward to include Temple of Treasure: Megaways, Champions of Rome, and Ancient Fortunes: Zues.

Bigger Jackpots

Progressive slots remain the most exciting and appealing types of online slot games, and with its potential to turn you into an instant multi-millionaire, it’s not hard to see why! Just recently the ever-popular Mega Moolah slot made one lucky online punter a whopping $20 million richer!

 

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