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From on land to online and into VR in less than 50 years - what's next?

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By GaryOPA on Aug 23, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    From land-based games to video gaming and VR in less than 50 years. Latest industry insights for those who want to be ahead of the game!

    Gamers around the globe have always been passionately into their favourite games no matter what decade or part of the world they come from. In less than fifty years we have witnessed a seismic shift of all major gaming platforms. Our games have evolved from the good old childhood days of running around the courtyard playing hide-and-seek with a group of boisterous friends, to playing video games on PCs and gaming consoles. 2019 has shaped up new trends which are forecasted to become prominent in the next four years.

    Let’s take a tour of the major episodes of this fascinating gaming narrative.

    Casino entertainment on demand opens up unlimited opportunities

    Moving along with the most recent trends in the entertainment industry, the casino gaming sector is experiencing some major shifts. As the iGaming market is booming, thousands of players from all corners of the globe are confidently using the perks of the 21st technology to access their favourite casino games 24x7 from any convenient device.

    Having the advantage of using e-wallets and cryptocurrencies, players around the world are safely removing the risks of losing their hard-earned cash. The greatest difference between a traditional brick-and-mortar casino and an online one is the fact that you don’t actually have to deposit ANY cash to start playing. You can play for free and try different casinos and casino games.

    Online casinos lure players from all over the globe

    Gambling on the go has become a popular pastime activity. All major casinos in Europe offer players a superb selection of online games including classic, video and progressive slots, European and American roulette games, blackjack, poker, baccarat and, of course, bingo and scratch cards. Unlike land-based casinos, online casinos are able to spoil their players with a generous range of welcome bonuses, which makes gambling online even more attractive.

    Safe regulatory framework for online gaming providers

    Online casinos in Europe are licensed by reputable land-based regulatory authorities, such as the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. Such a strict regulatory framework is created to ensure that virtual gaming space provides players with a safe and responsible gaming environment.

    Entertainment goes virtual and mobile

    According to the statistics, traditional video gaming platforms are gradually being replaced by mobile and app-based platforms as they allow more flexibility when it comes to getting access to a wider range of games as well as gaming on the go. The report shows that the total gaming time gamers spend on PCs has decreased by over 50% in just 3 years, while mobile gaming is steadily increasing in popularity.

    Some stats for the curious cats:


    Although traditional hardcore gamers might disregard mobile gaming, mobile platforms continue attracting new generations of consumers. The future of mobile gaming is fuelled by the seamless blend of mobile technology and social media. Nowadays, mobile gaming is an interactive social experience.

    VR: hottest trend in the entertainment industry

    Yet, the hottest trend in the entertainment industry is generated by the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) markets. Consumers increasingly go for a fully immersive gaming experience which transforms ordinary everyday settings into a surreal world of wildest fantasies.

    It is estimated that by 2021, global revenues generated by VR and AR technology will reach $209 billion. This means that there is a chance of moving away from our beloved PS4 and Xbox One consoles and replacing them with sophisticated VR headsets. Let’s wait and see what happens next!


Discussion in 'Mobile Gaming World' started by GaryOPA, Aug 23, 2019.

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