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Is there an end to the growth of the online slot industry?

Back in the day, slot machines were in extremely high demand. Anybody who enjoyed a bit of gaming and gambling every now and again seemed to enjoy the action with a slot machine, and as such these slot machines at became just another thing to do at the weekend or after a work day – much in the same way as going to the pub to play pool or darts, slot machines were another thing to do. 

Winning some money while you are at it gave it nice USP too. But these days, and increasingly, we find ourselves in a digital world where you could say we are all more like sims characters than human beings, as everything from the dog food purchase to the doctors appointment continues to be done more and more online, through our apps or mobiles, and while we are on the go as well. There are no limits to who we can be and what we can do thanks to the world of online.

So it would make sense that in this busy and demanding world that we are now in, it is obvious to see reasons why there has been a growth spurt in the online slot industry. They are fun, and the long commute to work spent previously reading gloomy news in the gloomy free newspaper you can find on the train is now a thing of the past. 

How and why demand for online slots increased 

It is simple really, but perhaps not altogether obvious. Slot gaming online had been on the increasing demand of consumers for a few reasons and was always on the one to watch list, one reason why being that they were not really seen in the pubs any more and we all started to game online more and more, the evolution was only a matter of time. 

So, the solution was that the game must be outsourced through a different medium, and the ideal medium was online. The word itself confirms something that we already know, we are more mobile these days, with the average person spending about 30 hours per week on the screen of their phone, it is no wonder things would go that way sooner rather than later. 

What did the increasing growth for online slot games mean?

The growth of online slot games meant that the developers and gaming companies had to keep up and in many cases some were not able to do so. It was never going to be easy to come up with better ideas for gaming, and better software for these games either. 

And if there is one thing all companies want to do, it is keep down their costs, and this leads us onto another reason for the growth of slots. It is encouraged. It is a lot more expensive to maintain a machine that gamers play slots on and everything else that comes with that, then it is to maintain an online slot game with a casino hosting it. 

Maintaining either is something that must be done, but it would of course be more expensive to maintain a machine over a digital game due to the fact that sometimes machines need replacing, whereas with online or digital gaming all that really needs to be done if something goes wrong is a jig of the software and you are good to go, and we will not forget the old on and off or reset trick that your IT helper always gladly reminds you of. 

When it comes to the online casino scene a lot has changed over the years after the first of these having launched in the 90s. 

When the first online casino opened with slot games galore, they launched with a selection of just 18 games – many of these being the classic games such as roulette, craps, and blackjack. 

Nowadays, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to gaming options available for us to play, on top of this the land scape of online casinos has changed considerably in the wake of the digitisation of gaming and graphic design. 

Today, when we play online games not only are our wins known to ourselves but now they are published on our social medias for other people to see too. 

As well as this, online casinos have also changed. Now we can just log in and play what ever we like when ever we like and we can do this where ever the time takes us too, an unprecedented event in the history of slot gaming and online casinos.

The ease of use and accessibility of slot games has been given rise in part thanks to the use of casino apps, slot games in particular being amongst those which are most favoured among smart phone users playing games online. 

With the huge amount of progress and changes that has been made since the 90s, we can only imagine the expected changes in slots in 2020. 

The gaming and online casino scene changes, not ends

Another way in which online slots will change in 2020 is perhaps due to the software used. Virtual Reality for example is one exciting aspect of gaming which can change the way we play forever, especially with slots, and it would be no surprise if online slots were to move into this arena in 2020. 

As well as all of this, we now have the best graphics and software available to us at any given time with games that we did not have before, which means in 2020 we can expect some more even better gaming experiences as slot games in particular continue to be modernised in keeping with the current market. 

Accessibility is also likely to increase, even though we can play games often where ever we like when ever we like at the moment, we can still improve our accessibility and expand the amount of devices we can play from at the same time, which is likely to happen in 2020.

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