Online Casino Predictions for 2020

By Ben Hamill - December 26 2019

Technology is developing at an incredible rate, and this growth is affecting almost every industry. Online casinos are no exception, and as the decade draws to a close many insiders are looking ahead to what next year will bring. Markets are also developing and maturing, with changes in what players want and what operators are providing. Some of the biggest predictions are listed below.

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Historically, online casino and Bingo games have attracted more men and women respectively. The advent of smartphones seems to be changing this landscape, and is expected to continue to do so in 2020. More females are enjoying Blackjack, Roulette, slots and other games on their phones, and more males are doing the same with Bingo.

The changes in playing habits have already changed the way online establishments are marketed, and may even lead to ladies-only online casinos in the near future. Logically, men-only Bingo rooms could also spring up on tablets and smartphones.

Unique Welcome Bonuses

Welcome bonuses are one of the main ways operators ensure players are attracted to their sites, rather than to those of their competitors. Until now, the deals on offer have been limited to no-deposit and deposit match bonuses, as well as free spins.

In the new year and beyond, specially tailored deals that allow you to choose the kind of bonus you want will become the norm. You can also expect different prizes to be given away as part of the offers, such as luxury holidays and technological gadgets.

More Cryptocurrencies

Payments with cryptocurrencies continue to be big news around the world, and nowhere more so than in online gambling. Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals are commonplace now, and Ethereum, Ripple and other cryptocoins are becoming more so.

With stronger regulations for virtual currencies in place, online players are feeling increasingly comfortable using these convenient payment methods. Since they’re also beneficial to casinos because of their low costs, the trend should keep growing and even be encouraged with games dedicated to virtual coin players only.

Gaming Developments

The biggest news in online casino gaming continues to be live dealer entertainment. Recently, developers have added several new titles to their portfolios including Keno and even Craps. As well as familiar casino games, bespoke titles such as Evolution Gaming’s Football Studio and Monopoly LIVE have increasingly been seen.

With ever-improving graphics and functionality, players can expect major slots developments in 2020 too. More interactive special features, and bonus rounds that are clearly based on the games’ creative themes, are predicted. As the old adage goes, you can’t stop progress.

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