As January draws to a close, iGaming pundits all over the web are beginning to place their bets on what 2018 has in store for the tech world and online casinos. Alas, not all of these predictions coincide, but there are a few areas where most tend to agree. Today, we thought we’d take a look at the three iGaming predictions that tech experts are all agreeing on.
1. More Games, More Choices
As the online casino industry and community have continued to grow over the last few years, we have received more games than we can shake a pair of dice at. Fortunately, this doesn’t seem as though it is going to change anytime soon as experienced and new players alike are constantly demanding new games. Whether you’re a table game fan, a slots supporter or a dedicated bingo player, there’s a great chance iGaming software developers are already working hard on your new favorite game, full of improved graphics, innovative features and extraordinary, diverse gameplay.
In fact, some tech experts are even expecting entirely new genres that expand on the games that have been released over the last ten years. For example, as young audiences tend to support skill-based games over titles that rely entirely on luck, you can expect to find many more games that require talent over chance at online casino platforms throughout 2018.
2. Bigger, Better Bonuses
Ever since online casinos launched in the late 1990s, they have been competing for customers using bonuses and promotions. This is the main reason why there are so many to choose from today, with most iGaming platforms offering no deposit bonuses, match bonuses and free spins at the very least. As more online casinos continue to pop up all over the internet, chances are we can expect bigger, better bonuses to appear as well.
Already there are a few forward-thinking operators ensuring they get ahead in 2018 market. For instance, promotions site bonus.ca are currently hosting a promotion from the king of mobile casino games, Leo Vegas – where players can receive a $1000 bonus and hundreds of free spins. We’re willing to predict that no deposit bonuses will continue to gain popularity throughout 2018, thus allowing possible customers to try out a site without having to spend any of their hard-earned cash. As always though, we highly recommend you check the wagering requirements of any site before making any financial commitment.
3. More Live Dealer Experiences
For many years, online casinos focused on providing quick, easily accessed titles that allowed players to experience games from the comfort of their own homes. Now, these games have evolved and appear to focus on delivering rich, real-life casino experiences similar to those you can expect from traditional brick-and-mortar casinos.
One of the main ways that casinos have done this is by providing live dealer games, which grew in popularity at an incredible rate throughout 2017. In these games, real, trained croupiers are video streamed to players in real time, creating an authentic experience that typical online slots and table games can’t recreate. As the technology that enables iGaming operators to provide these games evolves, we can expect to see even more engaging experiences that may lead to live dealer games ruling the online casino industry.
These three forecasts are merely speculations, but we are more than confident in them and the online casino industry’s ability to fulfill them. Do you have any predictions that we haven’t covered? Let us know in the comments below.