Mobile Casino Trends for 2017

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Much has been written about how technology will shape our lives in the near future so we’ve looked at how innovation might impact on mobile casino trends in 2017. Technology makes leaps and bounds every year and inevitably, some of the innovation will be picked up by the mobile gambling sector. Here are the hot trends we expect to see making their way to mobile casinos this year.

Speech-enabled apps

Voice enabled software has made rapid advances in the last few years and the operating system on modern smartphones now comes with great speech recognition software.

With voice recognition replacing touch as the primary input on smart devices, there’s an obvious benefit for gamblers who don’t want to be hampered by clunky, multi-step experiences on the way to placing their bets.

It’s only a matter of time before players are using speech recognition to interact with mobile casino games as the technology has already begun to find its way on to betting apps.

Unibet and Betfred introduced speech enabled apps for sports betting in 2016 and BetVictor recently announced its intention to introduce voice recognition to its mobile offering this year.

Virtual Casinos

SlotsMillion and Virtual Reality developers, Oculus Rift have produced a prototype, which could redefine the online casino experience. A video demonstration on SlotsMillion website shows how players can move around a 360-degree casino environment and play a few spins on Starburst slot.

Using tablets and smartphones to play mobile casino games is the hottest thing in gambling at the moment and the potential for VR gambling is enormous. Imagine how popular it will prove when we are able to connect a VR casino to our smartphone with voice recognition and play our favourite mobile slots.

More NetEnt innovation

NetEnt has been at the forefront of online casino gaming for 20 years and enjoyed a big year in 2016 with the development of a number of new and unique video slots. The NetEnt Rock trilogy has been a huge success with mobile slots Guns ’N Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Motorhead going down a storm with mobile casino players.

Expect to see Rock trilogy make its way onto more mobile casino apps as the demand for this kind of slot game increases. The excellent use if iconic rock music has created a sense of continuity not seen among video slots and it will come as no surprise to see more slots series being developed in 2017 on the back of NetEnt’s success.

Mobile payment methods

2016 witnessed a rising trend in mobile payment apps among shoppers and one of the easiest ways to make a deposit on your mobile casino is to pay with your phone bill. You can fund your favourite mobile games whether they are slots, scratchcards or table games and the payment is charged to your mobile phone bill. If you have a prepaid balance, the payment is deducted from there.

It’s quick and simple, and transaction details are clearly displayed for acceptance before any money is sent to your mobile casino app.

There are several credit card processing apps for smart devices, which provide a cheap and streamlined method of payment while others offer reasonable pay-as-you-go plans. However, a number of mobile casinos are adopting payment systems from PayForit and Boku to allow deposits to be charged to your mobile bill and we see this gaining popularity with casino players in 2017.