The online gambling industry truly is a monster. It’s leaving land-based casinos not just in its dust, but erasing them from people’s memories. And if 2020 hasn’t seen the biggest boom in people sitting around at home with nothing to do so turning to all things online, then nothing will. The times are a changing, and technology is forcing our hands at every turn, for the better.
Technological evolution is no longer about the big game changing thing like a light bulb or a radio every 50 years, but 50 new things that add to our coexistence every single day. And that my friends, is making this a very exciting time for this industry. So many passionate people behind the scenes churning out idea after idea to improve, progress and shift the thought patterns of what we find normal is the key to this boom. Exciting times indeed.
Virtual Reality is Now the Reality
VR and AR are big hits with punters as the one thing that was lacking in the online was immersion. That buzz of the casino floor is incredibly hard to recreate and it’s the one thing that keeps people leaving their houses as opposed to jumping online. Could VR be the solution?
Just imagine playing poker but getting to actually physically see your fellow players. Throwing your chips down on the blackjack table. Even physically spinning the slot wheels as opposed to clicking the button. It’s now all a reality and as the technology gets cheaper and better (as it always does), the popularity will push developers to keep up or get left behind. They create what people want and what they are willing to spend their hard-earned coin on. The possibility of your dining table literally becoming a high roller poker tournament is too exciting not to think about.
Live Dealer Casinos
Again, immersion. It’s about getting the most out of your online experience and now more than ever, being able to seek direct personal contact from your own home. It’s truly becoming invaluable. Live dealers are not there just to communicate with you but provide you with that authentic experience that is generally missing.
The closest thing to being there is obviously what players are looking for as it’s what countless companies are focusing on and perfecting. And if they’re the only people we get to have a conversation with that day, well hey, that’s just the times we live in.