While we cannot predict the future, we do have the ability to forecast the possibilities based on what is hot in the industry right now, including the most popular casino trends for 2021.
With the advancements in technology and certain changes in the market at the moment, we can expect that 2021 will be quite an exciting time for online gambling.
Here are the areas that we believe you should watch:
After the sportsbook industry ground to a halt earlier this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, sports betters turned to esport (video gaming) to get their fix. Here, professional video gamers play against each other in prominent games like FIFA, NBA, NHL, and NFL to name a few.
Streamers and professional video game players on games like Fortnite and other prominent platforms attract massive betting crowds, who place wagers on the outcomes of tournaments and more.
This market has grown massively over 2020, as people were forced to online platforms this year. It is a segment of the industry that is likely to sky-rocket in 2021.
The high cost of the equipment needed to enjoy the games saw its popularity stall, as only a select few ‘wealthy’ gamers could afford all the paraphernalia, etc, needed to play the titles.
The rise of 3D headsets for mobile phones engineered a breakthrough in this segment. The price is far most cost-effective and practical. This could be an avenue explored in the near future, which could prove revolutionary for the industry.
While cryptocurrency casinos have been around for a while, they have never been as prominent as normal fiat currency sites have been. However, more and more operators are starting to accept Bitcoin as a viable method of payment.
The playing public is becoming increasingly aware of crypto technologies, which means that the demand for them is growing too. Thanks to Bitcoins surge in value at the tail end of 2020, we can expect that more and more people will want a place to gamble with this new currency.
The online gambling market is strongly player-focused. There is constantly new technology landing on the market to make it more convenient for the customer base.
With the rise of crypto, we can be assured that revolutionary new blockchain payment methods will hit the ground running in 2021.
PayPal has already jumped on the bandwagon, having embraced cryptocurrency payments on their e-wallet app. Players can now fund both centralised and decentralised casino platforms from one convenient account. This revolutionary move by a leader in the payment market is only a sign of things to come.
2021, We Await Thee!
Things can only get better going forward. The resilience of the online casino market has proven true. Growth and innovation are inevitable, and we can most definitely look forward to a year of increase ahead.
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