Latest Trends that Shaped the Online Gambling and Casino Industry in 2021

It is true that successful online casino gambling requires a combination of luck and skill. But in addition to these, a solid understanding of the industry is also needed in order to succeed.

Every successful brand in the world has gone online, and the same is true for brands from the gambling and casino industries.

It is also true that in the coming years, the whole business of online gambling will increase as better technologies will shape better products, better games, and even better online casinos. Better tech will lead to better player satisfaction thus improving the sales and revenue in leading online casinos.

In this article I will help you understand how some trends that have shaped online gambling and casino industry in 2021 and hopefully these will continue to do so in next years as well.

Cryptocurrency Payments

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From Cash to Plastic to Digital — we had all the payment options available for betting online. Prior to 2021, cryptocurrencies were used in a few online casinos as well but that coverage was too low.

Since the end of 2020, online gambling companies started understanding the need of integrating cryptocurrency payments with their casino websites. Of all, Bitcoin casinos are amongst the most popular crypto-casinos. Additionally, the casinos are making full use of Bitcoin, Dogecoin & other altcoins and blockchain for payment, payout and other purposes.

This trend is expected to continue in the future and is also expected to grow when the cryptocurrency market recovers again.

Access to unrestricted gaming services

Betting and Gambling are restricted in most of the countries. But Online Casinos are not that much. Online casino agencies are registering their companies in countries where gambling norms are easy and they expand their websites and apps to other countries.

Plus with the input of cryptocurrencies and online payment partners, businesses are doing better financially as well.

Globalization

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Globalization has affected the online gaming industry, including betting and gambling, positively. People are coming together, language barriers are dropping and trust values of casinos have increased.

Every online casino has a local online casino website — take for example, if you are betting in India, you will find Indian versions of Bons, Bet365, 22Cric etc.

Evolved social responsibility

The online gambling business is governed by stringent laws that are regularly updated and reinforced. As a result, the new legislation will have two effects:

  • on the one hand, these will change the legal landscape surrounding the industry; 
  • on the other hand, these will take advantage of a new degree of socially responsible protection to benefit players.

Predictions show that the amount and diversity of gambling addiction prevention techniques will grow. Furthermore, as social responsibility grows, new means of helping gamers with addiction and other gambling-related disorders will emerge.

Virtual Reality and Smart Watches

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The rate at which technological advancements are implemented in online casino gambling is amazing. For example, virtual reality gaming is still in its testing period as a technology, but there is already talk of using it to play online casino games. It is said that introducing VR gaming in casinos will help better manage and detect cheating in blackjack or poker.

Smartwatch gaming is another game-changer in terms of creative technology that can take casino gaming to new heights. Smartwatches can prove to be a logical extension of smartphone gaming, and voice command will add a new level to the experience.

Gaurav Tiwari

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