Technology is transforming the casino industry
Smartphones have revolutionised the way we live our lives and go about our day to day lives. We have developed an expectation of having instant access to just about anything at the palm or our hand, no matter where we are and what we are doing. As such, entire industries have had to transform to digital platforms and the casino industry is no different.
Casino apps and mobile friendly versions of online casinos have used modern technological solutions to convert the same thrill and action as you can expect in a land based casino. Digital advancements allow more sophisticated apps than ever before with endless options of online slots, 3D games, virtual roulette or blackjack. There are also apps that allow you to play in live casinos through real-time streaming in HD directly to the device.
Although you are not able to get the social aspect of playing in a traditional brick-and-mortar casino, the convenience of being able to play in your own sofa, while commuting to work, in a sunbed on holiday or even in the waiting room at the doctor’s office suggests its online counterpart is least to say highly appealing. It opens up for a wider market as some people might feel intimidated to attend an actual casino or simply don’t have the flexibility to due to family life.
Benefits of Mobile Casinos
There are many benefits to a good and secure mobile casino. Mobile players are offered unique bonuses that players on website counterparts does not receive. Mobile app players can also receive customised bonuses as the app can collect data of how you play as well as what you like and dislike, and therefore offer rewards that are personalised to the individual player.
Another benefit is also that players often have the option of playing with both free money and real money. This opens up for the opportunity to casually enjoy a few games without gambling with your own funds and also makes you more familiar with the games before you use your own money.
As smartphones have gotten more sophisticated over the years, games have become more interactive and realistic as well. We’ve seen examples of how shaking your phone can serve as part of a game or using your phone to tap icons or drag chips in table games. Certainly, the simulation of card shuffling and other interactive features adds just that little bit of extra entertainment that a desktop can’t bring.
A digital future
The onlino casino industry has already skyrocketed into one of the highest grossing industries globally. Its popularity is undeniable, but how can we see it developing in the future? Can we expect cutting-edge technologies like holograms or virtual reality to become an integral part of the game?
Perhaps connecting a virtual reality headset to your smartphone could in the future allow you to visit Sin City in the privacy of your own home. These type of developments are already brewing and considering the extent technology has developed since the very first mobile phones came out, our imagination of what’s to come can be limitless.