The future. It always seems like a place where flying cars will be the main form of transport and robots will live among so advanced us that we can hardly tell the difference. Apart from being some sort of William Hanna Joseph Barbera interpretation of what lies ahead for the human race, technology is shaping how casinos operate.
The development of the internet and mobile phones has revolutionized how patrons enjoy gambling. You no longer need to visit your local brick-and-mortar casino to enjoy games like blackjack and roulette, but what does the future hold for online games?
The Metaverse development by Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most compelling investments in the future of technology and social media. It feels like something out of a science fiction film, with people worldwide connected through a virtual space.
Currently, if you want to play the latest online slots, you go to a casino such as Betfair and choose from their selection of games. You maneuver your way around the website, find a game you like and start spinning. Theoretically, in the metaverse, you could connect by virtually walking into an online casino and socializing in a digital space. Although it seems like a pipedream, this sort of technology is here and you can expect the gaming world to become more involved as these digital spaces develop.
Even more advanced live dealers
Something that is in the here and now but will see more development in the future is live dealers. When you go to an online casino, you have the option to play table games in your own time or as part of a live dealer experience, where the games are filmed in a specific location and the games are in real time.
These games are interactive and excellent for online players to socialize and play without leaving the comfort of their homes. As technology develops and more card games get live dealers, there will be more of a push for this type of gambling. Patrons usually like interacting with their dealers, enjoying good conversation and humor. As the medium develops, more interaction between players and dealers will be possible. Although it is good to get out into the real world, those with little access to casinos or who aren’t as mobile will be able to enjoy a real-life casino experience from their device.
VR technology has come on leaps and bounds over the past ten years. Often something that seemed like a distant future has become a reality through headset technology. The immersive experience allows users to think they are in certain situations or games while they haven’t even left their living room.
Moving to online casinos was a natural transition. VR headsets allow users to feel like they are sitting at a table and enjoy a game as if they were in a real casino. When coupled with something like live dealers, or the metaverse in the future, it will be difficult to tell the difference between being in a real casino and an online one.
The future of casinos won’t be filled with robot dealers or levitating cards, but it will involve being able to connect with people, no matter where you are in the world.
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is the founder of SEOChasing Pvt. Ltd., who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He is a car enthusiast, civil engineer, cricket lover, and forever Navodayan (JNV is love ❤️).