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2023 predictions for iGaming

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Do you find that each year the leading online casinos seem to get better and better? 

It’s certainly true that more and more players are attracted to enjoy online games of chance.

The last decade has seen a huge surge in the popularity of online gaming – and it’s all thanks to the convenience, availability and sheer attractiveness of these gaming sites.

But will the casinos continue to enjoy their post pandemic success? Will the online gaming bubble burst this year?

We consulted online gaming industry experts to reveal the likely way the casinos will evolve in the coming months and will likely to maintain the core entertainment for many people. 

What does the rest of 2023 hold for the online casino player?

1. Popularity

The current boom in online playing is likely to continue, according to industry insiders. Ever-increasing convenience and accessibility will fuel this rapid growth.

As more societies and cultures accept the playing of online games and restrictions are liberalised, this growth is expected to spread worldwide.

2. Technology

Behind-the-scenes tech that powers the online casino revolution is still evolving. The advancements clearly haven’t finished yet.

Insiders reckon the big areas of future growth in gaming technology will be virtual reality, increased mobile gaming power and development of more live and multiplayer gaming.

Virtual reality is a particularly exciting area for game players. The potential for online casinos is huge.

VR technology will be able to offer a completely immersive gaming experience for players. It could, for example, allow you to feel as if you are playing roulette in a glamorous real-life casino – or joining a poker table in an atmospheric backstreet bar.

Blackjack could also be a big beneficiary of VR tech. Experts consider we are very close to some major breakthroughs in this field of gaming. 

Developers are known to be working on creating new unique and innovative games for leading online casinos. These could be games that none of us have ever played – yet.

They could become part of the continuing fierce commercial rivalry between the casino operators. A casino may soon be able to tempt us to sign up by offering new games that no rival can offer.

The introduction of VR in the casino world has been delayed by the need for such high-speed internet access and by the cost of the equipment involved. Both these obstacles are disappearing fast as tech and equipment improve.

Perhaps 2023 will be the year that VR gaming really takes off.

3. Regulations

There is likely to be a beefing up of the authorities that monitor and regulate the online gaming world. This in turn brings more trust and confidence among players who are worried about the reputation and reliability of casinos.

As nations and states relax their restrictions on internet casinos, they are likely to insist of strict rules and regulations to appease a few conservative opponents.

Many states are very keen to hurry this process – to access the huge tax revenues that licensed casino operations can bring to the public purse. 

For players who are unsure on which casinos are legal, you can head to a site such as Bonus Finder. Their post on online casinos lists the top legal casinos available in your area as well as the best promotions available.

   4.  Security

Leading online casinos are expected to continue to invest heavily in cyber-security in 2023. The risks of fraud, hacking and theft have been growing. 

The sophistication of attacks on all forms of internet security is prompting an escalation in the defensive tactics employed. 

Many casino sites are already employing high-level security but the threat evolves all the time – so the defensive systems have to evolve too.

  5. Prizes

Less likely but certainly something to hope for, it is thought that some online casinos will try vastly boosting their top prizes. The market is so competitive that casinos are using every method they can think of to stand out from the crowd.

Already online casinos are engaging in a battle for customers by offering vast arrays of bonuses, promotions and jackpots. Expect this to continue and that prizes could become part of the battle.

It’s all good news for players who can look forward to more special deals and features – a potentially some huge jackpot prizes.

  6. Games

All signs point towards online slot games retaining their position as the world’s most popular online game. This is only likely to be strengthened by new enticing versions of slots with more themes and features included.

Expect casino table games to become more popular too. This year more and more players are discovering the extra thrill of playing these in a live environment.

Some also think online casinos will start incorporating eSports in their offering. Esports tournaments and events are becoming major draws.

Overall the experts are very positive about the online gaming future in 2023. 

Casinos and their offerings are likely to become more advanced and user-friendly. Meanwhile their games will continue to evolve and become more enticing.

So, while the experts say it’s all looking good – us players can prepare ourselves for increased levels of fun in the months ahead!

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