In the first part of this series, we discussed the trends that emerged in the casino industry in 2016. In this article, we will be sharing our predictions of the future of casino slot games for the upcoming months.
Trends that are set to change the casino industry in 2017
Bitcoin and eWallets
This super popular crypto-currency is fast becoming the preferred method of funding for many players. One of its key benefits is that it provides a better deal all round when compared to traditional forms of currency.
Many online casinos have picked up on this and have added bitcoin depositing options to their site. Some have gone as far as to only employÂ bitcoin as the soleÂ source of depositing and withdrawals. We can expect a sharp rise in popularity as Bitcoin steps out of the shadows of traditional funding methods.
We can also expect mobile gambling to keep soaring in popularity. Not only can you now play your favourite casino games on your mobile and tablet devices, but some casinos also have dedicated apps and special bonuses for playing certain games on the go.
We’d go as far as to say that circa 97% of all online casinos nowadays are mobile compatible as they have to keep up with the demand. Games such as slots, online poker and bingoÂ areÂ the games of choice for mobile casino players.
Fantasy Sports Betting
This exciting new form of gambling has already caused a stir last year, but we can expect 2017 to be the year of Fantasy Sports Betting. What makes this type of gambling popular, is the fact that it gives players complete control over line-ups which means a bigger and better influence over the results. There are also massive prizes up for grabs and plenty of opportunity for winning.
Virtual Reality is now a thing! Last year SlotsMillion became one of the first virtual casinos to emerge offering a sensory experience like no other. The main pull of virtual reality is that it draws you into the online casino world as you play games and interact with casino staff and other users, just as you would at a land-based casino.
It kicks the online gambling experience up a notch, in the same manner that Live Casino did when it was first introduced.
For those of you that are still reminiscing about the good old days, you can rest assured that the casino industry is still going to cater for you. We have seen a surge in retro video-game-style slot games Â in recent years such as Net Entertainment’s Neon Staxx as well as the constant emergence of new fruit-machine slots.
Social Casino games
We expect more integration of skill-based play into social casino games. Basically, this would give users more control and the ability to customize their own user gaming experience. We can see this being applied to some slot games but mostly table games.
The Asian market
We all know how much the Asian market love slot games and table games. We can expect more casinos to become available to the Asian market thanks to a recent change in gambling laws.