What can we expect from online gambling in 2016?

Published on March 3, 2016 in Industry News

online gambling in 2016Online gambling and its many facets are always changing. From the humble beginnings of the very first online casino in the 90’s to the large selection of mega casinos online today, change and growth is constant.

As we settle into 2016, we take a look at what could be in the future of online casinos around the world as discussed and researched by the OCR.

Gambling in the USA

When Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware opened the online gambling highway to the people of America, many assumed that the rest of the country would soon follow suit. Unfortunately, the legalising of gambling in those three states has not sparked the fire many had hoped it would. 

As the elections draw closer, decisions regarding online gambling in New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania have ground to a halt. It seems that while the fate of the USA is being decided, punters will have to wait until 2017 to see any big changes.

Bitcoin on the rise

Alternative payments such as Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, paysafecard, etc are well-known and accepted by many online casinos every day. Bitcoin has increasingly become a popular form of digital currency that more and more people are investing in.

Smaller ‘boutique’ casinos have started to welcome Bitcoin payments and experts expect that 2016 will be the year that many of the larger online casinos follow suit. Bitcoin is known for being extremely secure, making it a smart addition to any online casino.

Say goodbye to mobile casino apps

The most important aspect of any online casino is being able to accommodate punters, no matter how they choose to access the site. Whether it be from a laptop, desktop or tablet, responsive websites have become the norm. Web developers are working every day towards abandoning casino apps (which cost unnecessary time and money) and perfecting the art of the responsive online casino.

The ability to move seamlessly between casino sessions, no matter which device being used, is one that can only improve the online gambling experience.