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The Variety of Online Casino Games – What’s the Next Big Thing?

The online gambling industry continues to grow at a rate that few can keep up with.

Game developers and casino operators are continually looking at ways to innovate and create. In this article, we will take a look at what the future of online casino games might bring.

Virtual Reality

If there is one thing which looks set to explode in the coming years, it’s virtual reality gaming. Virtual reality casinos and online casino games are still in their infancy, but it will only be a matter of time before virtual reality gaming really begins to spread.

One of the benefits of land-based casinos is the freedom to walk around the casino floor and test out different games and immersing yourself in the atmosphere.

Most online casinos simply cannot provide this experience. However, with virtual reality technology, this could all change, and the sights and sounds of the land-based casino will be right before your eyes in virtual reality.

Some online casinos have already integrated virtual reality into their online casinos, offering dedicated virtual reality casino spaces for their players.

However, at this stage this is very much the exception rather than the norm.

Virtual Reality Games

Some developers, most notably NetEnt, have been very keen to develop the virtual reality dream for the last few years.

Back in 2017, NetEnt showcased Jack’s World which was a virtual reality game which was built around their hugely popular slot game, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Work has also been put into developing virtual reality games based on the classic casino table games such as blackjack, roulette and poker.

Microgaming have created a roulette variation, which involves asteroids crashing into players, giving it a truly virtual reality feel.

Live Casino Games

Live casinos have grown considerably over the past few years and have become one of the most favourite types of online casino games.

In the live casino, classic casino table games are played out in live time in high definition on real casino tables, offering a truly memorable experience.

We expect to see many more live casino games being released over the coming years with exciting features and broadcasting, as operators build on the success of this outstanding creation.

Also, with the development of virtual reality technology, the possibilities for live casino games are very exciting indeed.

With virtual reality, the live casino could become a thing of beauty. Players will be able to chat with one another and with the croupier making the whole gaming experience more social and even more realistic. In short, it truly will feel like you’re sitting at a real casino table.

More Skill Games

We also expect to see the development of more games based on skill in the near future. Skill games typically pit players against virtual opponents or against one another.

The great thing about skill games is that it isn’t purely based on luck, like slot games.

These types of games appeal to the more analytical player and online casinos are realising that the demand for skill games is increasing.

Other Trends Worth Tracking

As well as the aforementioned predictions, we also think the online gambling industry will embrace the following trends.

  • Higher engagement. Online casinos engaging with their players more to deliver a more personalised service
  • More pop culture games. Pop culture and branded games are hugely popular, and we expect to see more of them
  • More personalised gamification. We expect to see more customisable settings for players when playing games, particularly slot games
  • Augmented Technology. Another exciting technology trend which we think will be utilised

This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of EconoTimes.

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