You won’t believe what the future of online casinos looks like


Got a time machine? Then you’re going to want to take a trip back to the mid 1990s. No, not to bet on the World Series, a la Marty McFly in the hit motion picture Back to the Future 2. No, you’re going to want to take a trip down memory lane, literally, to see what the world’s first online casino was like.

This is more than just a history lesson. Looking back at where we were can give us a hint at what we can look forward to in the future. The world’s first online casino was primitive, with relatively horrible graphics, slow animation, and an archaic look and feel.

But back then? Back then it was amazing. No one had ever played online casino games before. Until the first online casino game around, you needed to hop on a plane and head to Vegas or Atlantic City to play Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, or slots.

It’s easy to think that where we are today is the end of the line. After all, you can play against real dealers from home. And traditional online casino games are fast, authentic, and amazing. But this isn’t the end of the line. No way.

Remember Charles Holland Duell? He was the commissioner of the United States Patent and Trade office in the 1800s. And in 1899, he uttered a now infamous quote that, looking back, is beyond ridiculous:

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.”

We’re not even kidding. This is a quote that came before pretty much every modern-day invention. Before microwaves. Before helicopters. And way before any modern-day technology like smartphones or computers had been invented.

That’s why it’s naïve to assume that we’ve reached the point where no further online casino evolution takes place. No, there’s a lot more to come, and today we’re exploring what we think is next. We hope you enjoy it.

More cross-device support

In the upcoming macOS release, Sierra, Apple is including technology that will unlock your Mac if you’re wearing you’re Apple Watch and lock it when you leave with your Apple Watch. It’s beyond genius and we think there’s an application here for similar technology for online casino games.

We think that the online casino world can become more secure by tying accounts to a specific Apple Watch or Android Watch. If you’re not wearing your watch, you can’t play. This would allow players to ensure that their accounts are never compromised. Obviously, sites like The Virtual Casino take every step to ensure that accounts remain safe, but it’s always good to stay far ahead of the bad guys.

More live dealer games

Live dealer games have grown in popularity over the last five years. If you’re new to live dealer games, it’s basically you playing against an actual dealer. Through the magic of a video feed, a Blackjack dealer, for example, deals out real cards. You bet virtually, just like you’d do playing traditional online Blackjack. But the cards are real and therefor it feels that much more real.

As live dealer games grow in popularity, and as the Netflix effect has forced people into getting unlimited date with their Internet plan, you’ll likely see more and more live dealer games pop up.

Improvement in graphics

The thing about live dealer games is that they tend to be slower than regular online games. That’s because with live dealer games, you have to deal with real shuffle, real dealing, and the wait time that comes with accommodating multiple people betting at the tables. The future of online gaming calls for online table games to appear almost if not just as real as their online counterpart. That means you could one day sit down at an online Roulette table and confuse it for a live dealer Roulette game (which actually looks like the real deal).

While people are all about graphics improvements, some people actually prefer online casino games to look and feel a little less real than an actual land-based casino experience. For that reason, you’re likely to find several games that still feel a little less authentic.

More land-based relationships

You’ll like see more online casinos develop relationships with land-based casinos. While not all land-based casinos are eligible to run their own online casinos due to state regulations, it’s possible that some land-based casinos look to develop relationships with popular online casinos that serve other jurisdictions.

For example, you could see a big Las Vegas casino give away trips to their casino through a popular online casino. The land-based casino would develop promotions with the online casino in an effort to funnel players to their property. This would be mutually beneficial as the land-based casino would profit from players enjoying their property, and the online casino would benefit by coming across as being backed by a major player.

Even bigger jackpots

As online casinos become more and more popular, it’s only natural for jackpots to grow to record heights. Million-dollar jackpots are fairly frequent now, but these will likely grow even higher as communities grow. What’s more, with more people playing, it’s likely that these jackpots are also popped more frequently.

Taste the future now at The Virtual Casino

At The Virtual Casino, we’re already witnessing the evolution of online casinos. We’re committed to introducing new games on a regular basis and evolving our software to make sure it remains the best in the business. We already offer a healthy mix of online casino games, live dealer games, and realistic slots. And as the competition keeps up, we strive to stay ahead of the curve.

If you’d like to experience the future of online casino games right now, sign up for a free account at The Virtual Casino. You’ll gain access to all kinds of free online casino games, all of which you can play without risking any real money. And when you’re ready to win for real, we’ve got a deposit bonus with your name on it. Joining us takes just a minute, so come play.

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