What to expect from online gambling in 2019?

Amber Schutz
Mar 30 · 3 min read

Every year online gambling is becoming an increasingly popular and profitable industry. In 2018, many new online casinos were opened all around the world. And discussions on the legalization of online gambling flared up at the local and government levels in the US.

What can we expect from online gambling in 2019? Let’s get a look.

New online casinos will be opened

If 2018 has become the year of new online casinos, it seems that 2019 will surpass it in this respect. Due to the high competition in the online betting industry, more and more gambling establishments that care about the needs of players are opening up. This is good news for online gamers, as this trend means an increase in choices for everything related to services, games, and technology.

Mobile casinos will grow in popularity

According to research made in 2018, the trend in the more active use of mobile devices for games in online casinos was expected this year. In fact, many of the new resources that emerged in 2018 were mobile casinos that were open specifically to serve the ever-growing number of online players who love to play on their smartphones.

Judging by the current trend, mobile casinos will be used in 2019 more often too.

Increase in the number of Bitcoin casinos

Bitcoin cryptocurrency is becoming more and more famous. As a result, the popularity of online casinos that offer to use Bitcoins as a payment will grow. Moreover, the number of online casinos that offer cryptocurrency as the only payment method will increase.

More countries and states will look for ways to regulate online gambling
While Europe is making a significant progress in regulating online gambling, it is quite obvious that in 2019, many countries will want to address this issue too. At the moment, the European Commission regulates the online gambling industry in all EU countries. Given the popularity of this type of entertainment, more and more countries will want to follow this example.

Today, online gambling is allowed at the state level in the United States, but only three states have taken advantage of this. In 2018, Sheldon Adelson advocated the adoption of the RAWA (Restoration of America’s Wire Act) bill, which would completely ban online gambling at the federal level. However, this bill was not included in the draft budget at the end of the year, which means that the states that legalized online gambling can sleep peacefully next year. It also means that other states will probably want to legalize online gambling games in 2019 for an additional source of income.

It seems that 2019 will be a promising year.

Amber Schutz

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