Online casino gambling is expanding in the US. Truth be told, online sports betting has undergone a much more significant expansion than online casinos or online poker, but the latter isn’t completely neglected.
If you’re interested in the online casino gambling industry and like to stay up-to-date with the latest changes and trends in it, make sure to read this short article. We’ll explain some of the trends that are likely to occur in 2021 in real money casinos.
Mobile casinos aren’t a new thing. They have been around for a while now, and the industry has been rapidly expanding on mobile devices. Now more than ever, casino lovers can enjoy playing slots and other games on the go. Moreover, online poker enthusiasts can also access Texas hold’em and other popular cash games and tournaments at the tip of their finger — as long as they have enough battery power and a stable Internet connection. Needless to say, the online sports betting industry is also very much present on mobile devices.
But let’s get back to online casinos. Players in the US (and around the globe) find it convenient to play casino games whenever and wherever they want, and mobile devices are perfect for it. In other words, you don’t always have to turn on your desktop computer to spin the reels a couple of times — it’s much more practical to do it on your mobile phone or tablet.
It’s safe to say that the online casino industry will become even more mobile-oriented than before. We can expect many casinos to improve their services for those using smartphones and tablets.
Approximately 50% of online casino lovers gambled on their phones in 2019. This number was probably somewhat lower in 202 due to Covid restrictions (people had to stay home). However, once restrictions ease, mobile gambling will become more popular than ever.
Many online casinos outside the US already offer players an opportunity to deposit and withdraw funds using some of the popular cryptocurrencies — mainly Bitcoin. However, crypto payments are still not fully regulated in the US, and online gambling platforms cannot offer them.
Still, with the immense popularity of cryptocurrencies, we can expect that this can change in the near future — maybe as early as 2021. Apart from Bitcoin, we might be able to see other cryptos introduced to online casinos, including Ethereum, Ripple, Tether, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and more.
Even if cryptos become a valid form of payment in US-based online casinos, you should still be careful with them, as they are still pretty volatile. It means that depositing and withdrawing them is another gamble you must be willing to make as their value fluctuates all the time.
It’s no secret that some states in the US are considering legalizing online casinos. It means that the online gambling market can become even more competitive.
At the moment, each online casino in every state has a land-based operator, and these often don’t mix with online casinos in other states. Even if the operator is the same, it will have a different offer to players from, say, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. But what if the rules change and online casinos can be opened by operators that don’t have land-based properties? In that case, we could see an influx of new online gambling platforms.
Although a possibility, it’s not likely to happen in 2021. One thing is certain, though — we will see more land-based operators offering their services online in states where online casinos are legal and regulated.
The online gambling landscape is actively changing, and so do its most important part — real money casinos. The entire industry is shifting to the mobile-first approach, and all kinds of different innovations are presented all the time. Being so rapid, the industry is bound to bring plenty of new things in 2021.
Most importantly, we could expect the industry to get more competitive than ever, as many new online gambling platforms might open their virtual doors to visitors in the US.