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iGaming Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

The moment the 2017 Malta iGaming Summit came to a closure, people began to speculate about what the next convention will include

Although there is no way to predict the future (yet), it is safe to assume that upcoming tech developments will hijack the show. So if you are wondering what the 2018 summit will include – it is time to review the possible tech changes that will occur this year in the iGaming industry.

With each passing year, new technology emerges practically out of thin air, while older tech gets better and better with time. Both old and new kinds of tech have a great influence on the online gambling industry, so what changes could we expect to witness in upcoming months?

What to Expect

By how things look right now, there are a few iGaming trends that seem set to become a big part of the industry, and they are bound to develop into something even bigger in time. So what kind of tech are we talking about?

  1. Artificial Intelligence – Various types of AI can prove to be useful in the iGaming field: chat-bots, AI betting assistants, automated sports traders, and more. Although this kind of tech is far from becoming the perfect gambling tool, many experts believe that AI is the future of gambling, and big companies are working hard to make this dream come true.
  2. Blockchain and cryptocurrenciesBitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are all people talk about in recent months. The idea behind blockchain is idyllic – it is all about making safe and secure transactions without communicating with the recipient through a third party. Everyone knows that the current payment options aren’t ideal, especially since the verification process can last for days, and it can hold back the payers. If experts incorporate the blockchain method in the industry, people will be more inclined to participate in online gaming, as the process of placing bets won’t look so troublesome anymore.
  3. VR and AR Virtual reality and augmented reality already have a big part in the gaming industry, but online gambling venues haven’t used those tools to improve iGaming as of yet. AR is probably more suited for the iGaming industry than VR since it requires fewer gadgets and players can access it from any mobile device they have at hand, but the possibilities related to VR are quite exceptional as well. If AR is incorporated into the gambling world, there will be endless gaming options for you to enjoy. Think about all the casino games that you love and how they can improve with the help of such tech. Every gambling session you will have while using your phone will turn into a full-blown adventure – realistic and exhilarating. Let’s all hope that this kind of tech will be immersed in the industry as soon as possible.

Each of those tech trends can bring something new to the online gambling arena, and when they become a reality – the iGaming world will never be the same.

At the End of the Day…

Those three trends are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to upcoming iGaming tech. And hopefully, by the next Malta iGaming summit, there will be more breakthroughs to talk about and discuss, but until then – we can only dream big and encourage the best minds in the industry to keep developing the most thrilling tech possible.

  1. Recipient through a third party. Everyone knows that the current payment options aren’t ideal, especially since the verification process can last for days, and it can hold back the payers. If experts incorporate the blockchain method in the industry, people will be more inclined to participate in online gaming, as the process of placing bets won’t look so troublesome anymore.
  2. VR and AR Virtual reality and augmented reality already have a big part in the gaming industry, but online gambling venues haven’t used those tools to improve iGaming as of yet. AR is probably more suited for the iGaming industry than VR since it requires fewer gadgets and players can access it from any mobile device they have at hand, but the possibilities related to VR are quite exceptional as well. If AR is incorporated into the gambling world, there will be endless gaming options for you to enjoy. Think about all the casino games that you love and how they can improve with the help of such tech. Every gambling session you will have while using your phone will turn into a full-blown adventure – realistic and exhilarating. Let’s all hope that this kind of tech will be immersed in the industry as soon as possible.

Each of those tech trends can bring something new to the online gambling arena, and when they become a reality – the iGaming world will never be the same.

At the End of the Day…

Those three trends are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to upcoming iGaming tech. And hopefully, by the next Malta iGaming summit, there will be more breakthroughs to talk about and discuss. But until then – we can only dream big and encourage the best minds in the industry to keep developing the most thrilling tech possible.

While you wait, you can keep playing and enjoying all the new online slots games that gaming companies release on a monthly basis. Remember that every single one of those games could look a whole lot different if the right tech comes along, so keep dreaming big, and maybe by next year, the iGaming world will change completely!

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