The iGaming industry has been growing and developing for just over two decades, with the first online casinos and betting sites appearing in the late 1990s. Back then, these sites were primitive compared to what we have now, simply because the technology used to create them was nowhere near today’s levels.
As we all know, the massive surge in all types of technology that we have seen in recent years has revolutionized not only the iGaming industry but also the gaming world overall. We take a look at the new casino technology that has made iGaming what it is today and how these technologies are being introduced in modern online casinos.
HTML5: Software for All Devices
One of the biggest innovations in the iGaming technology that appeared in recent years has been the introduction of the HTML5 technology in software development. There used to be a time when Flash and Java were the standards in casino game development, but today HTML5 has taken that title.
The major difference between these technologies and the advantage of HTML5 is the fact that apps and games developed with this tech easily adapt to any type of device they are run on. This makes it ideal for mobile games, as users want to be able to play on hundreds of different devices that come in different shapes and sizes.
If you are playing an HTML5 powered game, all you need is an internet browser that supports the technology, which is pretty much any mobile internet browser you can think of. Android, iOS, and other mobile users can all enjoy these games without much hassle.
Improved Safety Protocols
One of the big fears that players have when it comes to iGaming is security and fairness. Historically, the internet has seen its share of frauds, and it is understandable that some users are fearful play for real money with online operators.
The modern online casinos have implemented various security protocols to prove their fairness and security, among which is the provably fair technology, that allows players to check the fairness of a game by receiving an encrypted package with the results of certain spins before they are played, which can only be opened once the spins have been completed.
Players are additionally protected with the help of SSL certificates and 256-bit encryptions which ensure that all personal information that players share with the operator are 100% safe from any external intrusions. All of these have made the iGaming industry a much safer place for all potential players.
Live Casino and Virtual Reality
The introduction of live casino games in the early 2010s brought a real revolution to the online casino industry, as it allowed card game and table game players to finally get the experience they have always wanted. The streaming technology and internet speed were the limiting factors before, and the tech was introduced the moment it finally became feasible for the average user to access it.
Today, live casino games are the norm and most table game players enjoy playing in the live setting, with real dealers, cards, roulette wheels, and more. To take all of this a step further, the casino software developers are now playing with the virtual reality tech, trying to bring the experience to a whole new level.
While we don’t quite have fully-fledged VR casinos just yet, we can definitely expect to be playing roulette and blackjack in the virtual space within the next couple of years. Experimental versions of such games and casinos are already up and running and this is certainly one of the most exciting technologies in this sphere of gaming.