Whenever a year ends, it’s common to look to the one ahead and wonder how much will change. A lot can happen in 365 days, as 2020 has so brutally shown us.
As far as online casinos go, there are certain trends that will likely shape the industry more in 2021 than they did this last year. From how people gamble online to what they pay for their gaming habits with, there’s quite a lot that we can expect from casinos moving forward. These are the five most notable trends.
Obviously, mobile gambling isn’t anything new. As long as smartphones have been around, people have been increasingly looking to them as a means to satisfy their gaming habits. However, it’s expected that there will be a greater shift towards mobile gambling following the pandemic.
An estimated 50% of people used their phones to gamble in 2019, a figure that’s no doubt increased now that access to land-based casinos is limited. With the 2020 lockdowns forcing people to play online, there’s undoubtedly been a significant proportion of gamblers who have realized that this method is both simpler and safer.
Once restrictions begin to ease and physical casinos reopen everywhere, it’s unlikely they’ll see as many people return as they had around when they first closed their doors. It’s bad news for them, but great news for the online casinos.