New technologies, cryptocurrency and eSports bets: principal gambling trends in 2019
According to a forecast of H2 Gambling Capital consultancy and iGaming Business online magazine, globe’s total profit from gambling business will surge over €50 bn in 2019. Follow the article to find out more about current trends in the gambling field.
Online casino licensing
As reported by Spectrum Gaming Group consultancy, gambling will be developing under new jurisdictions in 2019. The relevant tendencies towards positive changes in this industry were apparent in 2018.
Thus, Sweden introduced a new system of gambling licensing in 2018. At the end of the year, local companies got a gambling permit. Authorities of the Argentina-based city Buenos Aires also showed their warm welcome to online casino legalization.
In 2018, the Japanese government adopted a law stipulating the introduction of casino resorts across the country. An anti-gambling addiction law was passed as well. A state control agency in the field of online casino is to get to work starting from 2019.
According to the decree issued by the President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko, online gambling organization and realization will be legal starting from 2019.
State officials of the various U.S. states continue elaborating draft bills on virtual gambling clubs legalization. Spectrum Gaming Group predicts that sports betting will be legalized in at least nine states in 2019.
As shown by the Spectrum Gaming Group’ research, Chinese authorities will toughen control over online casinos in 2019. The analysts also reckon that the Asian junket culture will go through some changes in 2019.
Online casino mobility
Mobile casinos have grown popular over the recent years. A smartphone allows to play poker, table games or place eSports bets regardless of your location.
Previously, Worldwide Gambling Market experts stipulated that the global gambling market would increase by 5.7% up to 2022. Smartphones and tablets would be among the main drivers of this process.
It is also expected that online portals with gambling apps will grow in number in 2019.
Live dealers in online casino
Live casinos with real dealers instead of computer programs will be popular in 2019. They boost player credibility with a gambling club by helping clients feel gambling vibes.
Application of new technologies
VR. VR technologies will be implemented into the gambling segment in 2019. It would help players immerse in the atmosphere of a real gambling venue worldwide, clients would observe their competitors’ behavior or play with friends remotely.
Smartwatch. Smartwatches gradually grow in popularity so gambling apps will be introduced on these devices.
As far back as 2015, Microgaming presented Dark Knight Rises, a slot specially developed for Samsung smartwatches. Gambling parlors are expected to develop in this direction in 2019.
3D effects. Currently, amusing soft is not enough for casino client attraction. People search for a bright picture and nice sounds during a game. In 2019, software developers will continue creating and issuing gambling apps using 3D effects, animation, and qualitative sound.
AI. Artificial intelligence will assist in the collection and analysis of data about casino clients. For example, AI will offer gambling activities to players’ preference and provide speech recognition services.
Cryptocurrencies in gambling
Cryptocurrencies have been on a roll for several recent years. Gambling business goes along with this trend and gradually adopts it. Currently, clients of some casinos can deposit and withdraw money in no time.
However, facilities accepting cryptocurrencies are a rarity on the online gambling market.
Representatives of Slotegrator (online casino websites developer) claim that the number of blockchain-powered gambling projects will grow in 2019. The decentralized ledger technology would help companies attract investments via ICO. As analytics comment, this form of fundraising would promote startups on the gambling market and compete with major online casinos.
Popularity of eSports bets
Spectrum Gaming Group analysts believe that 2019 will be successful in terms of eSports betting raising popularity. Gambling representatives are expected to take an active part in related advertising campaigns beside bets accepting.
2019 is anticipated to be a success for companies organizing and holding gambling events. Cutting-edge technologies, development of new industry directions, and gambling legalization can take this sphere to a new level and bring operators high revenues.