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Online Casino And Gambling Trends For 2019

Gambling worldwide online has been one of the largest growing markets since the internet was created and thanks to new technology it continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. The sector is experiencing major changes as innovations using the latest tech enable new ways for gamblers to win.

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So far 2018 has seen a major decline in the amount of land-based casino establishments and high street bookmakers as most gamblers now prefer to use smartphone apps to place their bets. Below I look at what we trend we can expect to see in 2019 in the gaming industry.

Game Design Improvements

One of the things that have been holding back the industry is the limitations of technology which has led to poor game quality. In order for games to work on mobile devices, new solutions have had to be found to enable the streaming of HD graphics on mobiles. Over the last few years, this technology has increased dramatically which means that now it is possible for the same quality online casino graphics along with speed for mobile games as you would find on a PC.


Due to mobile technology improving dramatically it has also enabled live streaming. This has increased the popularity of playing against live dealers and other peers. Now instead of been only able to access low-quality casino games, players can access every type of the highest quality. Poker is one of the most popular apps in 2018 and now thanks to game design improvements it means that gamblers can take a seat at the table no matter where they are as long as they can connect online.

Augmented Reality Casinos

Big things are expected from AR technology and 2019 is expected to be a breakthrough year for this new tech. So far this year we have seen the launch of Magic Leap which is the first Augmented Reality platform that is at the forefront of development. This should help fuel development in the industry and the gambling sector is always one of the first to explore new technologies. It will enable a true 360-degree gambling experience and players will not be able to tell the difference between the real and digital world. It works by using holograms which means you could be sitting at home playing against live dealers at your kitchen table.

Virtual Reality Casinos

The next step in the casino revolution is VR technology which is been used to create online casinos that can be explored in virtual reality. It means that new ways to play games can be created that makes gambling more immersive and fun. With companies such as Oculus Rift and others all developing systems that will enable this, expect big things to happen in 2019. It will take peer to peer gambling to the next level as players will be able to see each other which means that when playing poker you will be able to see a player's reactions which can help to figure out if they are bluffing or not.

Smart Contract Casinos

It is still early development in the blockchain and cryptocurrency development stages as many new companies are raising finance through ICOs. Many are using smart contracts to develop casinos that can run autonomously and produce zero house edge games. This tech is going to change the face of the industry due to it enabling many player advantages that traditional casinos cannot compete against. It means that rather than playing again the house, you will be playing against computer code that is 100% transparent along with provably fair.


Online gaming is going to carry on the trend of becoming more popular over the next decade. With technology enabling a more immersive experience and blockchain tech playing a major role in shaping the future of the industry it is exciting times. Soon you will be able to play in digital environments with games that have no house edge which means you have as good a chance of winning as the casino. This can only be good news and will surely encourage more players to try their luck as the odds have never been so much in a player's favor before.

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