How Will Technology Shape Online Casinos in 2021?

online casino trends for 2021

Technology has always been a driving force in the competitive world of online casinos. Over the next year, we’ll see even more advances in high-tech gaming, from how we play to how we pay. Let’s take a look at what to expect in online gambling tech in 2021.   

News Highlights

  • Flash is out; HTML5 is in
  • Virtual reality gaming is on the horizon
  • Crypto gaming continues to surge

Online Casinos Technological Trends in 2021

Below we’ve listed the top online gambling trends players should expect to see in the coming year.

The End of Flash Powered Games

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Our old friend Flash is no more. For years, the Adobe plug-in brought the action to our gameplay has gradually been outmoded by HTML technology.

Now HTML5 does even more than Flash ever did. That means more casinos will offer HTML5 as a way to load and play games without the need for downloading an app. Mobile casino players have the most to gain from this technology.

Mobile Gaming

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It is not just the HTML5 technology that offers such promise to the future of mobile gaming. It’s the fact that iPhone and Android portable storage capacity and pure computing power are advancing by leaps and bounds.

The iPhone 13 is on its way in 2021 with new mobile devices from Nokia and Samsung.

When the COVID-19 crisis settles, and people start going out again, we expect even more players to be pulling up games on the go, during their downtime in airports, taxicabs, and even the dull meeting room. 

VR and AR Games

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Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are taking games beyond the computer screen. You can put on a helmet and be at a playing table or slot machine with VR, or you can bring the play to your coffee table through AR.

Some online casinos are already offering these futuristic modes of play, and you can look for more in 2021. The only hitch is in the high cost of the hardware and extra computer power.

New Cryptocurrencies

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We expect more online casinos to cater to cryptocurrency gambling in the coming year. And why not? Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain have gained acceptance because of security, anonymity, and provably fair gaming.

Though Bitcoin is still king, new cryptocurrencies are entering the market every day, and many are created just for gambling. Look for a continuing surge in the popularity of the crypto casino.

What The Future Holds for Online Casinos

These advances in technology are a big part of the future of real money online casino gambling. But they are still only a part. A newer 5G wireless connection speeds up internet access, and 6G is not far off.

COVID-19 forced us indoors and brought more people to the table. The crisis also crunched budgets in the public sector, causing governments to see the potential for gambling revenue. Online wagering will benefit from all of these factors. They add up to a promising future in online casino gambling starting in 2021.

About the Author
Karen Esposito

Karen Esposito - Reviewer / Editor

Gambling enthusiast, with a passion for table games like poker and blackjack. You can find usually find her investigating the latest games and industry updates.