For the past several years, the online casino industry has seen consistent growth.
In 2017, the theme was massive growth when it comes to games that are franchised in connection to movie releases.
Below are three trends that are likely to be the story for 2018. They’re not only based on what technology is being created behind-the-scenes but what gamers have been asking for, too.
1) Virtual Reality
Since virtual reality is becoming increasingly popular, it only makes sense that it links to online casinos as well.
The way virtual reality would fit in with online casinos is by allowing the gamer to feel as though they’re in an actual casino – without leaving the couch.
At the same time, online casinos have begun to allow players to interact with each other. Virtual reality will allow gamers to take this interaction to new heights.
2) Live Gaming
There’s an online service called Twitch. Users can live-stream their current gaming experience, and allow spectators to watch along with them.
Because the platform has become so popular, it only makes sense that online casinos would try to get a piece of the pie. If spectators enjoy watching people play action games for free, how exciting would it be to watch them play with as much as thousands of dollars on the line?
The growth of live gaming also extends to the casino side. Live dealers are becoming increasingly popular and are in high demand for online gamers.
3) Skill-Based Games
When people think of casino games, they think it’s all based on luck. However, some games do rely more heavily on skill. A good example is poker, where players play each other, instead of a dealer, and there are numerous strategies involved.
Because players feel like these games rely on skill, and that they can become good at them through practice instead of relying on luck, these types of games are in high demand from online casinos.
This trend actually extends to offline casinos as well.
Technology has affected every industry from healthcare to finance – and the online casino business is no exception.
In 2018, gamers can expect to see virtual reality gain more usage, live streaming and real-time dealers, and more skill-based games – so gamers can put the odds in their favor.