Ever since gambling came online, there have been many changes, using innovation and technological advances to improve online casinos. New types of games have emerged such as Live Dealer games, new ways of rewarding players have been invented and many improvements have been made to existing games to make them even more attractive to players and more rewarding, with new features and mechanics.
Accessibility has also improved, and thanks to mobile technology, players can now access their online casinos wherever they are, whenever they want.
The reality is that every year there is a new trend, an exciting new flashy thing that marks the beginning of another era for online gambling. And while 2020 created the path for new trends, it looks like 2021 will be the year that amazing new things happen. Take a look at what to expect from online casinos as we look forward to entering 2021, by the way I think we’re all a little sick of 2020….
The dominance of mobile gambling
Of course, mobile gambling has been on the rise for a few years now, but it looks like it will dominate the scene in 2021. With the COVID-19 outbreak taking the world by surprise, many players have been trying to play online casinos on all the devices they have at home. And they seem to particularly like the fact that they can enjoy their games on their tablets and smartphones.
Mobile gaming is expected to grow strongly in the coming year, with more than a third of the world’s population owning mobile devices and internet connectivity. Operators are expected to improve their mobile offerings, although most leading companies have already made their sites mobile-friendly. The number of mobile casino apps is also expected to increase, especially given the popularity of app development in recent years. Developers are expected to make their games even more mobile-friendly and HTML5 so that players are best prepared to enjoy their mobile gaming time.
To date, it has been reported that the mobile gaming industry held around 50% of the online gambling market. The industry is expected to increase this share by almost 59% by 2021.
Rapid growth in cryptocurrency-based casinos – crypto-casinos
For now, many of the leading online casinos offer bitcoin as a payment solution and have games that can be played entirely in digital currencies, but it looks like more are set to join the club. Cryptocurrencies are particularly popular at the moment, so it should come as no surprise that there is a surge in cryptocurrency-based casinos. Whether they are entirely crypto or offer standard currencies as well as digital ones, there is no doubt that casinos based on digital offerings will dominate the scene in 2021.
One of the reasons why players prefer to play with digital currencies is the total anonymity they have. But add to that the fact that cryptocurrencies are some of the fastest, safest and most convenient deposit and withdrawal solutions, and you have a major reason why the number of casinos using them is expected to increase. But another reason why the number of such casinos is expected to increase in the coming year is that many new regulated markets have accepted the use of cryptocurrencies in their online casinos. Not all markets have welcomed digital currencies, as they are much harder to track than fiat currencies. However, with these currencies making their way into many other industries, it looks like the online gambling industry is embracing them even more and will make them an important part of that market.