If there is anything constant about the gaming industry, it is change. For casino players everywhere, there are few potential changes for 2013 that they should know about. For the most part, changes for in the industry have been good for the player, and it figures that any enhancements going forward will remain true to form. Casino players have enjoyed better technology, improved payout ratios, and simply a better experience in both land based and online casinos over the past decade.
The industry has continued to improve technologically at a breakneck pace, and once major change that casino players should know about would come from that arena. The convergence of social media and the gaming industry may just prove to be the next big thing in gaming. The platforms that social media outlets can provide can push products and services out to the masses like nothing ever before in history. Rest assured, if there is a way to make money then the gaming industry will find one. That is why many experts in the space have anticipated the marriage of these two titans.
Another area that should see some changes is the development of North American based online casinos. As regulation eases or certain municipalities start to see the possibility of increased revenues by offering gaming licenses, you will see either existing online casinos establishing brick and mortar locations in the United States, or you will see existing casinos start to expand their operations by establishing online gaming divisions. Either way, for the player, this should bring about a swoon with options and availability.
For example, online sports betting may see a drastic increase as major casinos will back action. This will give casino players more security when it comes to placing wagers. Currently, a lot of online casinos have sketchy reputations as it pertains to payouts or even line movements. Major casinos would figure to not have this type of reputation, which should lead to increased handles across the industry.
When thinking about where the gaming industry is headed, it essentially will lead to a place where gaming information will be readily available and easily integrated to mobile devices everywhere. These two changes that should take place in 2013 are the building blocks of this. It would reason that only the largest casinos, with the most leverage could be able to help usher in this new era. In the coming years, massive consolidation should take place, as the best of breed technologies will be swallowed up by the big players and integrated into their platforms. The integration with the social media outlets should be seamless, and with the power of the gaming industry behind it, there will undoubtedly be much in the way of value to the casino player.
Try to imagine the gaming world in its current state as far back as 1993. In just a short 20 years, the world has been turned upside down.