As we march from 2022 into 2023, so do the trends of online casinos march into the future alongside us. The norms and standards of the last 12 months are no longer the standards and goals that online casinos aim for tomorrow. Let’s take a peek at what we can expect to become the trends of 2023.
A Shift in Preferred Payment Methods
The most significant trend change that is expected to occur is the preferred payment options. Pay-by-phone has rapidly grown throughout 2022 and is set to be the most popular choice in 2023. The highly volatile crypto market has made some punters cautious about paying with cryptocurrency and has also slowed the growth of crypto casinos, not to mention the learning curve that accompanies using e-wallets. This has led to an uprising of the popular pay-by-phone casino with exclusive offers that will match any other deposit method’s promotional offers.
Players Prefer Live Dealers Over RNG Games
RNG, Random Number Generator, games such as slots and video-based poker or blackjack have been the go-to games of choice for online casino visitors for decades. However, as technology and, more importantly, the internet has improved and become more accessible live dealer games have surged in popularity and show no signs of slowing down.
New Breed of Slot Machines
As mentioned above, RNG games are on the decline. However, lovers of the humble slot machine have nothing to fear as slot games remain amongst the most popular games at both online and land-based casinos. Online slots have already pathed the way for innovation with RTP, Megaways, and virtually unlimited multipliers. The new breed of slot machines is set to take on these characteristics and more such as VR integration. It is exciting to see what 2023 holds for the iGaming industry.
Brick and Mortar Casinos on the Decline
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, online casinos continue to become most players’ preferred way to play. The pure convenience of playing anywhere at any time proves to be too big of a draw for the majority of players for land-based casinos to compete with.
If you add in travel costs and fancy-dress codes, it is easy to see why most players would choose to play online. However, brick-and-mortar casinos are not just lying down to die as they have bolstered their live shows and other entertainment factors to keep drawing in the crowds.
There are many new trends to get excited about for both online and in-person punters, from the technical marvels of easier and more secure payment methods and ways to play to the goosebumps-inducing live shows and thrilling new slot mechanics for in-person experiences.
With all the promise of change hanging in the air, it is easy to get caught up in all the excitement and lose track of what is going on where. Take a deep breath and dive in the deep end, as 2023 has whatever you may want, be it online or in-person casino experiences.