Mia Gardner | 09 Jan 2018
We take a look at what to expect from the online gambling industry in the year to come and examine some of the most prominent role-players at the forefront of progress at this pivotal point in time.
Online casinos making the shift towards incorporating Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general isn’t anything new at this stage, but the sudden spike in global awareness regarding Bitcoin during the past year has certainly served to nudge things along into the fast lane.
2018 will most likely see more, if not all, online casinos join the Bitcoin revolution. It’s a matter of get on board or be left in the lurch. Infrastructures will need to be adjusted to make provision for the incorporation of cryptocurrency; not exclusively Bitcoin, but also other smaller groups such as Litecoin and Ethereum.
The fact is that more and more people are in possession of some form of cryptocurrency. This is a natural development that has happened as product confidence and familiarity with a brand-new concept grew. Online casinos will no doubt see the need to provide for this eventuality in order to retain their share of the market.
Whenever any general idea becomes popular the natural swing of things is for more and more people or entities to join in on the idea. This is exactly what has happened in the online gambling industry. And as is common knowledge, competition is the fastest and most effective route to growth and progress.
As a result, a lot has happened in terms of innovation and keeping things fresh and interesting. The industry has realised that in order to keep patrons interested, players must be engaged on as many levels as possible. Enter the concept of virtual reality casinos.
The expectation is that this will be developed even further, as well as the concept of live dealers engaging with players in real time. Holograms are no longer magic walking, talking reflections found only in the corridors of the Enterprise.
2018 is going to be a very mesmerising year indeed.