If you follow the online casino industry, then you will know that technology has had a massive impact on it over the years. Slot games and online casinos were basic in the past and now they allow players to totally immerse themselves in a different world in the hope that they will win a lot of cash. With the previous advancements in technology in mind, we have put together some predictions on how we think new casino technology will have an impact in 2019. Keep reading to find out more.
Mobile Gaming Apps
While mobile gaming might have already kicked off for many of the online casino sites you’ll find today, there is still a long way to go. Most sites are now optimised to work on both Android and iOS devices but what about the other devices that people are using? In 2019, we expect to see even better mobile optimisation from the smaller brands that haven’t quite managed to get there yet.
Of course, with mobile gaming also comes the concept of mobile gaming apps which a lot of online casino operators are not utilising. With mobile devices using apps for basically everything they do, we expect 2019 to be the year that many of the online operators switch their attention to creating apps that their players can use. Some of the big casinos like Stakers already have online casino apps which work well, and these will be used as guidance for others that want to get a piece of the action.
The idea of virtual reality being incorporated into online casinos is extremely exciting but yet it still hasn’t managed to kick off. This concept is something which has been talked about for a long time but with very few casinos yet to try it out, we are expecting 2019 to be the year for it. With virtual reality in online casino games, players will be able to get the full casino experience. They will feel as though they are really there and might even be able to see the reels on slot games spin right in front of their eyes.
Virtual reality has a huge potential and with this sort of technology becoming more mainstream in the past year, we predict that we’ll see a lot more of this in 2019.
One of the top priorities for many online casino players is the security that comes along with the site. Nowadays, hackers are very advanced and can hack into almost anything. This is a massive concern for those who enter their personal and bank details into many different sites without much knowledge about how they are going to be protected.
Although many online casinos already have 128-bit encryption, we expect to see tighter security and more gateways to stop people from hacking accounts. This will make people more likely to sign up and will reduce the threat of players losing their money that they have won on the site. We predict that the sites that try this out will promote the fact that they have enhanced security in an attempt to appeal to those doubting players.
Live games really took off last year but still only some casino sites are making use of them. We predict that in 2019, some of the sites that only seem to focus on slot games will try their hand at live games and let players enjoy the experience. Not only will we see more live casino games across more sites, but we also expect the quality of existing games to improve a lot. This includes everything from improving the quality of the stream to the interactive features that come with these sorts of games. Look out for some live games appearing on your favourite online casino as this trend catches on even more in 2019.
Many of the online casinos that you’ll find these days now offer many different payment methods to give players the chance to make a deposit quickly and with ease. Of course, cryptocurrency has seen a lot of traction in the past few years and some online casinos have even started accepting this as a payment method.
In 2019, we predict that many more online casinos will be allowing players to use cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to make a deposit on the site. This makes the whole process easier and will in turn have an effect on the popularity of this type of currency. Make sure to check if your favourite online casino already offers this type of payment method because some have realised that this is the way forwards.
Better Quality Features
Our final prediction for how technology will change how online casinos operate in 2019 is that the quality of the games will improve a lot. The best slot game developers are already using top of the range technology to create impressive games but there is still a long way to go. With advancements in technology we expect see even more complicated bonus features and graphics that are even clearer than before. With better quality games, more people might be willing to make the switch from traditional consoles to those which are played on online casinos.
Check out the latest releases from top developers like NetEnt and Yggdrasil to see just how well they utilise technology that is available today.
Technology has always had a huge impact on how the online casino industry operates and we expect 2019 to be another impressive year for this industry. For those interested in technology and how things operate, make sure to look out for the introduction of virtual reality into this industry as well as the improvement of the games themselves.
We predict that mobile gaming and online casino apps will take priority for many online casino operators this year as the focus turns to this type of gaming. Keep an eye on the iGaming industry and find out if our predictions are true.