The Hottest Online Casino Trends for 2020
The forecast for the rise in popularity in online gambling never ceases to amaze us. In the next 5 years alone, it’s said that the industry will be worth nearly $100 billion. To get there, though, online casinos need to keep forging ahead. Over time, we’ve seen the industry go from strength to strength and with a new year right around the corner, there are certainly no signs of slowing down. In fact, there are a few hot trends predicted for the industry in 2020. Let’s take a look at them.
Players Can Look Forward to Better Bonuses and Promotions
This year we saw tons of new opportunities crop up for people to enjoy online gambling thanks to laws in relevant countries being lifted. As with any industry, this has given rise to competition. To reel in and retain new players, brands need to get more creative than ever with their bonuses and promotions.
This means players can look forward to some of the best no deposit bonuses and match offers we’ve yet to come across, and plenty of exciting offers that are set to be game changers for signing up to casino sites.
Another trend we’re noticing is more reasonable wagering requirements, which means playing through your bonuses is about to get easier.
5G Is Here at Last
5G wireless technology provides stronger connections and faster download speeds in certain locations. Some Asian countries have already developed and perfected the technology, and 2020 is set to see more countries implementing 5G for sensationally fast and flawless gaming.
In the world of online gambling, reliable and faster connections are always a good thing. It lets us play on a casino’s software, their apps and in instant play mode with tons more confidence and, no doubt, far better graphics.
New Ways to Pay
Most online casinos work the same way. You open your player account, make a deposit and withdraw your winnings. Typically, you need to verify your identity with documents like your ID, passport or utility bill.
But we’re seeing more pay n play casinos hitting the market, and that means ways to pay have become much easier. For instance, you don’t have to open a casino account or register to play at a pay n play casino. You also don’t need verification documents to confirm your identity when withdrawing your funds.
Trustly, for instance, has already launched a pay n play service in many online casinos. As soon as your withdrawal request is approved, your cashout is almost instant. So, for e-wallets like Instadebit and ecoPayz, you get your cash within minutes.
Let’s not forget the rise of cryptocurrency casinos, too, where payments are instant and anonymous, making it an appealing option for gamblers.
More Interactive Gaming Experiences
Here’s something that might surprise you if you’re a fan of spinning the slot reels. Online casinos aren’t actually seeing as good returns on slots as they used to. That’s because younger players seem to prefer games that require a skill.
This means more online casinos are set to prioritise the development of new games with even higher quality graphics and we may even see a trend towards arcade-style games next year.
Regulated Markets Still on the Rise
Of course, the online gambling world is all about money. Next year, we’re going to see millions continue to roll as more governments around the world implement legislations to legalise online gambling in their countries.
A good example of this is the United States, with several states already regulated and up and running. These states, it’s reported, are generating massive sums for state coffers and with the news breaking in October that Google will be relaxing their gambling advertising ban, there is no doubt that revenue figures are going to soar.
Technology Takes a Twist
Online gambling revolves around technology, and 2020 will see it have a huge say in what variations crop up and how games are packaged for players. We’ve already seen the rollout of immersive and highly entertaining live casinos and next year, we’re more likely to see virtual reality gambling increase in popularity across the industry.
Software developers are always on the hunt to make games even more immersive, and we think virtual reality will take the entire experience to the next level in 2020.
We Bet Things Can Only Get Better
While most developments in the online casino realm have come about through technological advances, 2020 won’t be much different. However, raw innovation and advancements in internet connectivity and faster, more discreet ways to pay along with a new generation of players demanding high-quality gaming and more skill-based games, we think 2020 is about to be one of the biggest and most exciting years for the industry yet.