How Technology Has Impacted Online Gaming

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Just two decades ago, if you were to discuss the digital gaming scene it would have involved talks on Tetris or Snake, played on the classic old Nokia phone. These were the days where technology was simple, it did the job it was supposed to do, and nothing more.

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Fast Forward to the present day and we are currently in the middle of a technological revolution where digital technologies are developing at an alarming rate. Such technologies are changing the way we live, from how we get groceries, to how our children are educated, how we receive medical care, and how we spend our leisure time.

However, one industry that have been impacted by modern technology the most is online casinos. Casinos typically existed in physical venues where players would need to visit the venue in order to play the games on offer. However, today’s casino gaming fans are able to access their favorite casino games at the drop of a hat.

In today’s age, technologies have been empowering the casino industry to innovate and improve, helping the industry to continue to grow and receive more users across the globe than ever before.


Live casinos

While online casinos provide an abundance of positives, including being accessible from almost anywhere and at any time, they also lack a little when it comes to comparing them to the atmosphere of a live casino.

Whether you’re visiting an upscale casino in Monte Carlo or Las Vegas or are simply enjoying a game night at your local casino venue, real life casinos provide the opportunity to put on your best outfit, have a cocktail, enjoy the luxurious environment, people watch, and soak in the excitement of the atmosphere. However, when it comes to playing online, this was typically lost.

Live casinos are online casinos that offer dealers who are a part of the game in real time and broadcast live from a physical casino venue. As such, players are made to feel like they are in a real-life atmosphere as they can interact with the dealer, while also feeling peace of mind that it is a fair game thanks to technology that closely monitors the game and the dealer.

Online casino payments

Historically, online payments have been a subject of concern on the internet and have been a barrier to access for many people. However, new technologies mean that online payments are now much safer and are also less hassle too. For starters, there are e-wallets such as PayPal and Venmo, which offer an additional layer of financial protection, whilst making the process of paying in or withdrawing money much quicker too.

In addition, there is the option of cryptocurrency like bitcoin at many online casinos now. Cryptocurrency is a decentralized digital currency that is not processed by and kind of bank. Payments are instead scrambled and randomized, making them very hard to track, protecting a player’s identity.

Virtual Reality

One of the major challenges of online gaming has been trying to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds.

Virtual Reality technology is helping to bridge this gap by providing a physical experience within a digital environment. By using a VR headset, players are able to fully immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and even feelings of the game while being able to effectively shut out any environmental distractions.

VR technology has been around for a while; however, it was first used by the likes of architectural firms and car manufacturers to create realistic mock-ups. But, as the technology has become more affordable to the average household, it has become a huge hit in the gaming world.

Random Number Generators

Digital Random Number Generators or RGN’s are thought to be much more reliable than physical RNG technology as an RGN is not affected by natural entropy. In order to ensure complete randomness, a digital RGN works by having a short initial value which goes through a complex equation. Using a seed value key, a digital RGN creates a random sequence that does not have any predictable patterns.

Mobile games

One of the biggest perks of online gaming is that you can play games from anywhere and at any time. You could be on the commute to work, or even on a desert beach, online games offer flexibility that should not be taken for granted.

Most games are now available on PC, numerous console devices, and on Apple too.

Overall, online casinos have been rising in popularity throughout the years, especially as technology continues to advance at an alarming rate. With much of the global population already accessing such services, there are so many more opportunities to develop, of which we can’t wait to see what’s next.