The gambling industry has seen some big changes over the last few years, as online gambling has changed the way most casino fans enjoy their favourite game.
Through the rapid development of technology that boosts gaming accessibility, many now enjoy their favourite casino sites wherever and whenever they like. But as we head into a new decade, what can we expect to see in terms of developments in the online casino industry?
Rise of VR Gaming
Being able to offer a more interactive gambling experience will be one of the priorities of online casinos and that means we can expect a significant increase in VR-based gaming. As technology continues to make it possible to offer a more immersive playing experience, the gadgets used to make VR a reality are now much more affordable.
This wider accessibility of VR technology as well as the demand for more immersive casino gambling experiences means that VR-based online casinos are likely to spring up all over the internet, giving players the chance to be fully immersed in the casino experience. So fans of Canada’s casinos will be able to enjoy a virtual version of their favourite Canadian casino wherever they are in the world.
You can’t have failed to notice the rise of cryptocurrency in recent years and this new form of payment is making itself felt in the online casino industry. A number of online gambling operators have begun to accept Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies as a valid form of payment. The advantage of cryptocurrency for players is the increase in security and anonymity it offers.
Right now, traditional payment methods are still the best option for online casino sites, but that is likely to change slowly over the next few months as more casinos expand their banking options.
Live Dealer Casino Gaming
Using an online casino offers convenience but some casino players want a way to recapture the atmosphere of a real casino, which is where live dealer casino gaming comes in. Many online casinos are focusing on live dealer casino gaming, provided often through dedicated casino studios to provide a more interactive and human element to the online casino experience. This trend is likely to continue throughout 2020 and beyond, with VR and AR technology making live dealer gaming more attractive.
Consumer Habit Shifts
Changing consumer habits have forced online casino operators to adjust their product over the years, as live dealer gaming, mobile gaming and other innovations have placed new demands on their business model. And one of the most notable changes in customer habits is the growth in demand for Free to Play (FTP) and video-game style features in online casino games.
This is most noticeable among millennial casino gaming enthusiasts, who are used to playing video games, and who also expect a range of features and narrative elements in their casino games. The result is likely to be an expansion of FTP possibilities and the development of more casino games that have a video game feel with narrative twists, high definition visuals and an altogether more immersive and user-friendly experience than the traditional online casino game can offer.