Online Casino Trends to Watch in 2019
If there is one rule about the online casino, it is constant improvement. It would be hard to find any industry that has consistently stayed ahead of technology trends better than the online casino. It has moved smoothly from adding flash games for desktop computers to mobile games for all sorts of phones and tablet devices. It has used the latest trends to improve the delivery of games and how they are played.
Now, with the new year on the horizon, it’s worth looking at some of the biggest trends in technology and how they might be incorporated by the online casino as well.
1. Virtual Reality is Spreading to the Mainstream
With virtual reality, the line between two and three dimensions is blurred and games that incorporate the technology can offer an even more intense, immersive experience. The online casino is likely to bring the technology forward even more. Much has been said about the experience of the real casino vs. the online experience. With virtual reality, the difference between the two may become smaller than ever. Even the roar of the crowd, one of the best elements of the real casino experience can be added realistically to the online experience.
The prospect of virtual reality growing in quality sufficiently to challenge the real casino experience is one of the most exciting and game-changing developments going today. While technology does not quite reach that level today, it is no longer too far to imagine. It stands as the greatest leap forward in online gaming yet, and serves notice to the real casino that the online experience does not stand still for long.
2. Casino Games Incorporating Popular Culture
There has always been a strong cross-over between culture and the casino, especially with the platform for creativity established by slots games. Themes have covered virtually every popular movement or idea, and the trend shows no loss of momentum going into 2019. In fact, it only looks to accelerate, with more aspects of culture finding their way into the online casino.
With the online casino always looking to add elements to its games that make the experience broader and more engaging, there is nothing more effective than grabbing elements from shared experiences to make them part of the casino culture as well.
Culture is the glue that bonds people and creates a common language. Naturally, that language would translate very well in the context of online casino games.
3. Better Rewards for the Big Rollers
The competition for the top players continues to heat up across online casino sites, and the best way to capture the most desired players is to offer them the best rewards for playing. After all, casino players may not come just for the wins and losses, but they certainly welcome more rewards for the wins. That’s what playing the odds is all about, and the casinos that can spot the trend and find a way to incentivize it through promotions is likely to emerge a big winner in the coming year.
That also means that the biggest players will be the ones who set the terms for all the rest, as it should be. The hunt for the biggest and boldest bettors will likely change the reward structure on the online casino or, quite possibly, create a two-tier structure that offers different incentives and promotions at different levels.
4. Cryptocurrencies Will Make an Impact on Payments
People who have always sought the most anonymous and safe payment system will soon have full access to the deregulated glory of bitcoin and its growing number of descendants. The currency is completely unstoppable, cannot be tracked, and offers the most reliable system going today to vouch for its legitimacy, the blockchain.
Bitcoin and others are likely to start taking a sizable portion of online casino banking in the coming year. Although it may require some time for the currency to stabilize in the markets before it starts to take hold more firmly. The current fluctuations in value may be too volatile for some.