This article will go over some technological solutions that have forever changed the world of online casinos and those that are yet to make their impact.
RNG Technology as a Guarantee of Fairness
The majority of online casinos today are powered by the so-called Random Number Generator (RNG). It is actually a complex algorithm that relies on mathematical formulas to produce a series of random numbers that represent symbols in casino games. With the help of RNG, all outcomes in games are entirely random and not rigged.
Independent software testing bodies and agencies, such as eCOGRA and iTechLabs, put these RNGs to the test and ensure they have not been tampered with.
Mobile Casino Gaming
One of the biggest things in the world of online casino gaming right now is mobile casino gaming. Virtually all online casinos have launched web browser versions of their sites to accommodate the needs of players on the go.
What’s more, casino software developers, such as Microgaming, NetEnt, Evolution, and others release games for all types of mobile devices and systems at the same time as they do for PC users.
As a result, more than 50% of casino players used their mobile devices to place bets in 2020, so the trend is not abating. In fact, casinos have launched proprietary Android and iOS apps for users to bring about greater stability and more customisation options.
Cryptocurrency Technology in Online Casinos
A significant part of casino gaming is making payments to and from the casino. Technology has brought novel ways of making deposits and withdrawals, including e-wallets, cryptocurrencies, and many other similar payment processors.
Thanks to the blockchain technology that gave birth to Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, etc., casino players can now enjoy complete anonymity, instant payments when even withdrawals are concerned, low fees, and many other perks. Cryptos’s popularity comes from the fact that no personal information is ever disclosed to the casino when making a payment, unlike when paying with a credit card where you have to divulge its number and other data.
Live Dealer Games in Online Casinos
Casino software companies have been pursuing gaming solutions that will somehow blend the world of iGaming and that playing experience you get in land-based casinos. The answer came in the form of live dealer games.
Casinos can now stream live action from studios and actual land-based casinos and let players place bets on those games as if they were at those tables and in front of real dealers. Professional croupiers run the games and take your bets while also interacting with you and other players, contributing to the playing atmosphere.
VR and AR Tech
The latest technological advancements that have affected casino gaming are VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality). These technologies allow users to experience the digital world in a realistic manner and through their senses. Gadgets such as VR goggles and headsets transport users in a completely new environment, allowing them to look around the virtual world, even feel, hear, and interact with virtual objects.
NetEnt, a notable software developer, has released a VR slot game, Gonzo’s Quest, while Starburst lets users “enter” the games via Oculus Rift VR glasses and Leap Motion 3D controllers and “spin” the games’ reels.
To illustrate the scope of VR further, just imagine sitting at home and wanting to play some poker with your mates. Instead of going out, you can put on your VR goggles and immediately transport to a new environment where you can do all sorts of tasks — talk to your friends from all over the world, shake hands, all the while playing a game of poker from the comfort of your home.
As for AR, this technology superimposes images on the user’s actual real-world environment. It works best with mobile devices as we have seen in the Pokémon Go video game.
No one knows for sure how technology will develop in the future, but one thing is for certain — casino gaming will benefit from those developments the most. Players will get more realistic playing experiences, better security, faster payment options, and many other incredible perks.