Online Casinos Since the Mobile Casino Revolution
When the casino industry moved to the internet in 1994 it’s hard to know whether anyone could’ve predicted how popular it would become over the two decades that followed. Then, when the first smartphones were released in the early 2000s, the world of technology was turned on its head once again as developers scrambled to optimise software for use on mobile devices. The online casino industry was no different and mobile optimisation has become a massive drawcard for most operators in the modern age of casinos.
There are currently over 2 million apps available to download in Android’s Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, the majority of which are mobile games, further proving the incredible popularity of the mobile casino game industry. However, where to from here? What new and exciting technologies could the online casino industry possibly offer players in New Zealand and around the world?
Wearable Online Casinos
In 2013, when the first smartwatches were released to the public they become the latest buzz in wearable technology and online casino operators started envisioning ways to optimise online casino games to be played on smartwatches. Even though smartwatch sales saw a marked decline during the 2014-2015 period, when Apple threw their hat in the ring and released their Apple watch in April 2015 smartwatches once again became a hot-ticket item. Unfortunately, at first the pull and swipe technologies left much to be desired which made online casino game development slightly tricky.
However, the online casino didn’t become an industry worth $40 billion by sheer luck, but rather through their continuous commitment to adapt to new technologies. As smartwatch technology improved so did the possibilities for online casino gaming and the future could see many more players opt for play on their wearable technology rather than a mobile or tablet.
Virtual Reality Online Casinos
Virtual reality software has become the latest trend in technology and incorporating it into playing online casino games could turn an already thrilling experience into an absorbing, otherworldly one. Virtual reality online casino games could see the player completely immersed in an online casino environment, and considering how far voice recognition software has become, players may be able to communicate with a virtual reality dealer just like they would do in a land-based casino.
Consider the possibilities of a virtual reality casino! Players would be able to entirely recreate the look and feel, and sights and sounds of a land-based casino without ever having to leave the house. Live dealer games coupled with virtual reality and voice recognition software could just be the ultimate version of online casino gaming, as the player is guaranteed to feel completely transposed.
Superior Mobile Casino Gaming
Mobile technology has improved drastically in the last few years, and if players in New Zealand think back to their first mobile phone, the comparison is most likely entirely laughable! Modern smartphones are on average more powerful than a standard desktop computer or laptop and most people are essentially walking around with a computerised powerhouse in their pocket.
However, we definitely haven’t seen the last of the mobile technology improvements and the quality of mobile games are constantly increasing as smartphones become more powerful. Developers are being forced to remain consistently innovative to meet the increasing demands of players, so I think it’s fair to say that we haven’t seen the last of mobile casino improvements.