Big changes are in store for the online gambling industry in 2019. The online casino industry has seen a massive amount of growth in the past few years and 2019 will be no exception. Significant technological advancements like virtual reality and IoT will play a major role in shaping the future of the industry.
As 2018 comes to an end, the team at OUSC is getting excited about what’s to come. With this in mind, we want to give our readers a heads up on what to expect in the online gambling scene next year.
Top 5 Online Gambling Trends in 2019
Here are five of the top online gambling trends we can look forward to in the coming year.
The Rise of Virtual Reality
The next step for the online gambling industry is to focus on virtual reality technology. Online casinos are utilizing this type of technology to offer a more dynamic and immersive way to play table games and slots.
Companies like Oculus Rift are currently developing systems that can be used to enable VR options with online gaming, with gameplay expected to begin in this realm by 2019. Peer to peer gambling will take on a whole new format as players will be able to see each other at the tables and interact via a virtual reality experience.
Advanced Technology & Security
Every year, we see technology continually change and evolve in the online gambling industry. For 2019, we feel that secure login tech will continue to be a focus for operators. The goal is to allow players to log in quickly with the need for repeatedly entering a username and password.
With mobile gaming, technology has advanced so that a fingerprinting solution can be used to allow players to log in with ease. As we use this technology to unlock our mobile phones, look to online casinos that use the same tech to allow players access to their online gaming account.
The Continued Growth of Cryptocurrency
Slowly but surely, the world is starting to see that cryptocurrency is a quality format to use when completing financial transactions. More online casinos are providing players with formats of cryptocurrency for deposit and withdrawal methods. This type of blockchain technology provides a more secure financial option instead of the more traditional methods.
In 2019, we expect to see even more cryptocurrency options at online casinos, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Eutherian, and other methods for financial transactions.
Enhanced Live Dealer Experience
We already know that live dealer gaming is an extremely popular option among online players today, helping them feel as if they’re at an actual casino. In 2019, we expect big things in the live dealer realm.
The Golden Nugget started offering something new this year with their online live dealer gaming in New Jersey, featuring a roulette option straight from the casino floor instead of a studio. Expect similar offerings from other casinos that offer online gaming as well as the implementation of VR Tech regarding live dealer games.
Gambling via mobile devices is on the rise and for online casinos to stay relevant, they must adapt to the ever-changing needs of players. More than 50% of revenue involving online gambling comes from mobile devices. Nowadays, players want to take their gaming on the go and be able to play from wherever.
In 2019, we should see even more online casinos streamline their services to ensure mobile usage is offered, with even more games and high-quality services.
Big Things Are Coming For Online Gambling in 2019
These are just a few online gambling trends that we can expect for 2019. Some of these may become major factors, while others might take a back seat. One way or another, it’s safe to say they will all play a role in changing things. Stay tuned to all the latest news as we continue to watch the latest introductions to the US online gambling industry within the New Year.
The OUSC team wants to know your thoughts. Which trend do you think will have the biggest impact in the online casino industry? Leave your answers in the comment section below!