The number 21 is associated with luck, risk and excitement. There are exactly 21 points on the standard dice. In Blackjack, you must accumulate 21 points to win. All of this is curiously associated with 2021, a year of extreme uncertainty.
Like the online gaming industry, the iGaming and casino sectors are changing. The year 2021 should therefore bring its share of novelties, not only in terms of the themes addressed, but also from a technological point of view. So what will be the trends in online gaming in 2021?
Roulette and Blackjack in live mode: among the games that will be very popular over the next few months, we will surely find all those offered with the innovative Live mode. In short, users have the opportunity to participate in a game that is streamed with a live dealer. The gaming experience will therefore be very similar to what you can try out in live gaming rooms. Roulette and blackjack in real mode are the most fashionable games in 2021. Simply register at the online casino sites and you will be contacted at the first available game of your favourite game.
Online slots: Online casino slots are tending to mutate to take on the appearance of classic video games. In other words, they are seen as mini-games that are played to spend time. The topics covered are reminiscent of the video gaming sector, such as: the Zeus slot machine or Candy Bar. This is also the case for film franchises with themes related to superheroes such as Marvel, for example. Online casinos now see themselves as gaming platforms, and this is how they address their customers. Casual” games now account for almost half of the games downloaded on mobile phones.
Virtual reality games: VR games are becoming a reality in the online gaming industry. It is progressing and changing the image of this industry significantly. Although they are not yet widespread, many European online casinos are expected to introduce VR games in the near future. Virtual reality casino sites offer a gaming experience similar to that of a real casino, as is already the case for live casino games. It is very likely that a significant number of operators will implement this technology, as it will enhance the interactivity of the games and provide players with a unique and immersive experience. One estimate predicts that by 2021, approximately $250 billion will be generated by VR online gambling (Source: bpifrance).
New generation game consoles: Microsoft and Sony launched their new generation of game consoles at the end of 2020. The Xbox Series X console has been available since 10 November, while the PlayStation 5 was virtually out of stock when it was released on 19 November. The main arguments in favour of these machines and the reason why users are loyal customers are their realistic graphics, their game catalogues and the smoothest way to play. But both have differences in terms of processor, power and design, making them more competitive and interesting for some users and others.
In 2021, online gaming platforms will pay even more attention to responsible gaming rules and programs.