Wednesday, 27 May 2020 18:18

2020 Biggest Gambling Trends

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The gambling industry is constantly changing year after year, and all we can do is to sit down and watch as new trends come in. Each year, changes will occur to the casinos, games, or the styles of gambling. Many players were waiting for 2020 eagerly especially with all the promises they have been hearing around. If you are one of the avid players, then here are some of the biggest gambling trends you should be on the lookout for.

  1. Raise in Book of Dead Popularity

Some games become an instant talk of the town the minute they are released, while others will take their sweet time before they are recognized. The Slot Book of Dead is one of those that are likely to become a hit in 2020. It is a video slot from Play’n Go and was introduced to the world on 14 January 2016. It was certainly not an instant hit when it was launched, but four years down the line, it is starting to gain interests among players.

Book of Dead is playable on 5 reels and 10 paylines. It is also loaded with several in-game bonuses including wilds, scatters, expanding wilds, and free spins. Additionally, it has a return to player percentage of 96.21% and high volatility. This means the player has a good chance of landing the maximum win of 500,000 coins.

  1. Increase in Mobile Gambling

With the Covid-19 pandemic currently taking over the world and people spending most of their time indoors, mobile gambling is increasing rapidly. Most land-based casinos have been closed, and their players are looking for better places to gamble their money. Those who have never opened a mobile platform will join their competitors by opening either permanent or temporary gambling sites.

Other than that, most experts had already predicted the popularity of playing on the go in 2020 so it will not be a surprise either. Some of the software providers have already begun designing video slots that are compatible with mobile devices. It will not be too long before other developers follow suit.

  1. Use of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Cryptocurrency is popular all around the world, and the gambling business is not left behind. Most online casinos are adopting this trend, not just as a tribute to modernity, but to enhance their clients’ gambling experience. These two trends will improve the security of players’ information during deposits and withdrawals since they are hard to hack.

Another benefit is that the payment transactions are slightly lower (or even absent) than other banking options. Additionally, deposits and withdrawals processing might take less time than other methods you are using. Lastly, another great gain from these trends in 2020 is anonymity. This means players can make their payments in incognito mode.

  1. Virtual Technology

To attract new players to their gaming sites, most online casinos will integrate their systems with virtual technology. It is still a new trend and still has a long way to go. Some developers are already investing in this trend, and all we have to do is wait and see the new developments in their games in 2020.

One advantage of Virtual Reality is that it will give players a chance to play at a simulation of a land-based casino without leaving their house. Moreover, you can also play face to face with other gamblers and communicate with them. Some good examples of VR in the gambling industry include Virtual Reality Roulette from Microgaming and Necromancer slot machine from Evoplay Entertainment. Hopefully, there will more of such games this 2020 and from more software providers.

  1. Artificial Intelligence

AI introduction to online gambling sites will enhance the customer experience. This can be done in different ways with the first advantage being customizing games for players. An algorithm in the site will observe user behaviour and later, be able to propose what the user likes or entertainment they are into through the collected data.

Another use of AI in 2020 on online platforms will be tracking the players’ activity and notice if they are addicted to gambling through their behaviour online. Moreover, this trend, just like in many industries, will improve customer service. This is possible through integrated chatbots, which can respond to the client’s queries.

  1. Live Dealer Games

This has been in the industry for some time now, and it will not be a surprise seeing other site providing similar services. Live games will give players an experience of a real casino in real time and with real dealers.

Conclusion

Remember that some of these trends have been in use for quite a while now, and they are still growing. The gambling business is trying to integrate some of these like AI and virtual technology into its systems to elevate its users’ experience in 2020. However, these are just some of the trends you can expect this year but there is still more such as progressive games, exclusive, and live games.

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