Online Gambling: What's Next for 2013?Published December 25, 2012 by OCR Editor
This year was a massive year for online gambling, so what can we expect in 2013?
This year was a huge year for online and mobile gambling, with a proliferation of new operators, products and technologies. It is impossible to know what will happen next year, but we took our best shot anyway and came up with four possible developments in 2013.
Apple TV: Possible new avenue for online gambling
Apple TV released the third generation of its device this year, bringing users digital content from the iTunes store and other platforms. Online gambling has yet to take off on these devices, but given that gambling on smartphones and devices is now so popular, Apple TVs (and similar devices) must be the next port of call.
Windows 8 Release: New gaming technologies
Windows 8 is the latest version of the Windows operating system, released earlier this year by Microsoft for use on personal computers. It remains to be seen how popular Windows 8 will be, but regardless there are already signs that the leading online casino and betting operators will be ready with new apps to supply demand.
Blackberry 10: Mobile comeback on the horizon?
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is expected to release its latest BlackBerry 10 smartphone to the market in early 2013, and we expect that this could be the next big thing in mobile casinos. Should the new smartphone device prove popular, gambling operators will have no choice but to produce a compatible app.
This isn't confirmed yet, so we could easily put in our 2014 forecast, but nonetheless we thought it was worth mentioning. Amazon is rumored to be considering the launch of its own smartphone ("Kindle Fire Phone"), and as with the release of other major smartphones, the impact could be big for mobile gambling.