Over years the online gambling industry has been going from strength to strength and is not showing any signs of slowing down. And as time passes, it is quite natural for online gambling platforms to change and develop. Predictions involve the day when people will have an absolutely different, surreal experience in online casinos, and this day is right around the corner!
Such a change will be mostly prompted by innovation in technology. Let’s face it, we are about to witness a new era of technological advancement, a mind-blowing world we never knew before, and in the world in question online casinos will undeniably get their piece of innovation cake! So let’s be prepared to taste and celebrate it all together. To this end, we are delighted to put you wise to the developments online casino gamers should expect to enjoy in the foreseeable future.
Full steam ahead!
Virtual Reality Explosion
The opportunity to quite authentically live a particular event, without stepping out of our homes, sounds truly enticing. Just imagine finding yourself in Egypt wandering around the gods and pyramids, or stepping into a posh brick-and-mortar like casino hall, socializing with other real players, gleefully sipping your refreshing favourite drink served by a charming digital lady! And it all is right here within a snap of a finger.
Although we are still making our way to the point when virtual reality is in full swing, major steps have been already been taken with many games software developers heavily investing into the technology in question. Thus, it is quite obvious that within the next couple of years, augmented reality is going to gain steam, while the 2020s will be marked by an absolute explosion of VR.
The point that VR will beat the real thing, made by Mark Zuckerberg, seems to be very promising, and only fires up the enthusiasm of diving into the spectacularly augmented online casino world.
A Spike of Cryptocurrencies
There’s no denying that using cryptocurrency is highly beneficial for those who play at online casinos. Not only does it contribute to the prompt and cheap transactions simplifying a whole bunch of processes, it also helps players around the world circumvent governments’ gambling restrictions, fiercely despised by many.
Thus, it doesn’t come as surprise that over the last couple of years, more and more respectable online casinos started to embrace the cryptocurrency payment method, with Bitcoin mostly as their top choice. However, at the time being, a lot more of Bitcoin’s digital counterparts are gaining popularity, and 2019 is predicted to be the year of the widespread adoption of a plethora of cryptos by the major players on the gambling arena, the coin names will include, for sure, good old Bitcoin, as well as Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin.
WildTornado is a forward looking, envelope-pushing online Bitcoin casino, highly regarded in the gambling world (holding the “Certificate of Trust” from AskGamblers). As it stands, we are now looking to launch multiple crypto payment methods as mentioned above. As such, we are about to invite all players to keep abreast of the time and capitalize on the best achievements of technology while playing favourite slots or table games online!
Wagering requirements will gradually vanish into a thin air
Back in 2017, several big casinos have already changed their bonus offers policies. What they did was calling a halt to wagering requirements on bonuses. Consequently, some more casinos followed in their footsteps.
This development inevitably compels other operators to consider doing the same for the sake of their competitiveness on the market. That said, the coming year is likely to see the loosening up of the bonus policies by many of the renowned online casinos.
The above-described scenario will, for sure, be happily welcomed by players. But what about the implications? Will it sound the death knell for generous bonuses from casinos? Will it prompt the new era of a handful of gifted spins? These questions remain unanswered at this stage.
Artificial Intelligence will seep into games
AI is no longer depicted only in mind-boggling sci-fis -it is already here in our real world. Remember the latest Google’s introduction of Duplex AI and how skillfully it managed to trick two people? The restaurant administrator and the receptionist at the hairdresser’s were tricked into believing they were talking to a flesh-and-blood, honest-to-goodness human being! And we have to admit to being both excited and creeped out at such a development.
While artificial intelligence has not yet substituted for human beings, and let’s hope such a day will never come, it managed to beat people at a number of things, such as math, chess, poker, just to name a few. At this point it’s worth getting 2 years back to check out a curious case when outstanding abilities of AI were spectacularly demonstrated at 2017 Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker competition, where Libratus AI (creation of Carnegie Mellon University) tore the world savviest poker players into shreds. Although doing their very best, coming up with multiple strategies altogether, the real pros’ brains – Jimmy Chou’s, Dong Kim’s, Jason Les’ and Daniel McAulay’s – did not even come close to matching the steel-and-wire brain of the machine. As one of the players related: ‘Libratus is too good. I can pretty confidently just humbly admit defeat here’.
Taking into account the above-mentioned feats of AI, its seeping into the online gaming software is inevitable. You may be wondering how this is?
Firstly, in the not distant future, AI is likely to substitute for random number generators in online casinos. It will have the power to control a player’s behaviour and minimize the chances of an unfair play. But, many make a strong case against such a scenario, arguing that it could push the luck factor away from gambling.
For the time being that’s all we can say about the future of online casinos. As you can see, there’s a lot to look forward to! And rest assured, we’ll keep our finger on pulse to ensure that you don’t miss the latest trends in online gambling.