The Hottest Future Casino Gaming Trends for 2018

The online casino industry is just like any other in the sense that it is always evolving. With such advances in technology, online casinos are more sophisticated than ever before and you could argue that there has never been a more exciting time to be an online casino player. For something a little different, we thought we would look at some key trends that are currently shaping the industry and what we can expect from online casino developers in 2018. These are just some of the ideas that we have come up with but feel free to drop us a message with some ideas of your own.

More Live Casino Options

If you have played on online casinos recently then you may be aware of the rise of live casino games. These games offer players a truly authentic experience and really are the closest thing you can get to experiencing a real casino but from the comfort of your sofa. You can play with other players as well as a live dealer from virtually any internet-abled device so how will these games progress in the next year?

We fully expect these games to develop further in the coming months. Currently, you can play games such as blackjack, roulette and poker in a live setting but we really can see more games being added to the live casino platform in the not too distance future. Definitely one to watch if you’re a fan of live casino games.

More Payment Options

Currency isn’t what it used to be and the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has really offered many businesses and consumers new ways to conduct business. Other currencies such as Digibyte and Ethereum continue to go from strength to strength and more and more casino developers appear to open to the idea of adding these digital currencies to their casino networks as a new way to pay.

Of course, we fully expect e-wallets to continue to prove popular with sites such as www.paypal-casinos.co still continuing to perform strongly in the current climate. Expect many more online casinos to offer Bitcoin or Ethereum as a method for payment in 2018 and also for other new innovative payment methods to enter the online casino market as well.

Virtual Reality Integration

It’s almost a guarantee that there are going to be some VR-enabled online casino games being released in the near future and the platform is projected to be worth a staggering $40.4 billion by 2020 with the only game that we have seen so far being VR Roulette by Microgaming which scooped the Digital Gaming Innovation award back in 2015.

It won’t be long before other developers are following suit with some of their own titles. VR hasn’t totally taken off as of yet because the devices are still very much out with the average consumer’s price range. However, as more devices are released more affordable VR headsets will become available. Watch this space.

Amol Wagh

Author of Game Marketing Book: Market Your Indie Game Like A Pro! 7 years of Tech Blogging & Digital Marketing. Co-founder at Dotline Inc & a Gamer. Follow me on Twitter @amolwagh, @amol.wagh