Online Casino Trends to Look Forward to in 2018

Published December 26, 2017 by Ivan P

Online casinos in 2018 are likely to continue down the path of bitcoin gambling, with more innovation and improved social aspects, all resulting in even bigger jackpots to be won.

The year 2017 is about to end, with only a few more days to go before we step into the New Year. All in all, it was a very good year for the online gambling industry, with a lot of interesting things going on all over the place. Instead of looking back, however, we're about to try and predict the future of online casinos in 2018.

Continued Growth of Bitcoin Gambling

Over the past couple of years, we've seen a significant number of online casinos picking up on bitcoins and other crypto-currencies. The bitcoin market has been experiencing an insane growth and that growth has left quite a mark on online gambling.

In 2018, online casinos are likely to continue down the same path, expanding their infrastructures to accommodate for bitcoins and other popular altcoins such as Ethereum and Litecoin. With more and more people owning some form of crypto-currency, the industry will be looking to get involved with this expanding market segment as much as possible. Bitcoin accepting casinos are sure to grow in numbers in 2018.

More Innovative Casino Solutions

During 2017, we've seen quite a few new online casinos join the market, many of them coming up with interesting and imaginative gaming platforms that offered more than just a bunch of games. In fact, some of these casinos have seemingly set a new trend that's likely to continue moving forward. Virtual reality casinos are a good example, riding on the virtual reality wave of recent years.

Online casinos in 2018 will offer players an even more adventure-like experience that will get them involved on a number of levels beyond just trying to hit a big win. Technological advancements will provide even more opportunities to achieve this goal. We expect to see more TV casinos, coupled with innovations in the live dealer casino range.

Social Gaming on the Rise

It is likely that the 2018 online casino industry will seek to incorporate more social gaming aspects across the board. This is a trend that we're already seen with quite a few latest games, which resemble Facebook games such as Candy Crush and other Saga titles.

Beyond games, online casinos in 2018 are also likely to look into various possibilities of adding social angles to the overall experience, increasing interaction between the players, through the gaming itself and via improved communication methods.

Even Bigger Jackpots

All things considered, 2017 was a good year for progressive jackpots, with quite a few players banking massive amounts on popular progressive games like Mega Moolah, Hall of Gods, Mega Fortune, etc.

All of the segments mentioned above are likely to generate increased interest for online casinos in 2018 which, in turn, will lead to even bigger jackpots next year. Progressive jackpot winners in 2018 are, thus, likely to have even more cause for celebration than their predecessors.

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