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Top Trends Shaping The Future Of Online Card Games

  • Published Date September 12, 2017
  • By ridhima arora

Card games have been around since ages. Over the course of 1200 years, playing cards have resulted in the cross-cultural cooperation, as people from all countries and continents have been indulged in this activity. With the growth and advancement in every walk of life, even the fashion of card games has changed. Gaming has transformed from physical tables to the online approach. Online card gaming has now been around for more than twenty years and it is widely accepted that the world’s very first true online casino was established in 1994.
 
Gradually, more software providers emerged using the powerful computing technologies, aiming to provide a gaming environment that’s as realistic as possible so that gamers who don’t want to go out to a bricks-and-mortar casino can experience the thrills and excitement of playing from the comfort of their own home, or while on the move.
 
The mobile gaming industry has benefitted the most from this transition. In India, reports suggest that the mobile gaming industry will reach $3 billion by 2019. Within this industry, online card games have stood out for some time, with growth rates of 100 percent every year. 
 
Read on to know about the lift of traditional card games into the Digital Era.

        1.) Rummy is a very India-centric game, which we have all grown up playing. It is the third most widely played game            among every age group. Today, millions of players are associated with online rummy portals thus, taking the                  Indian gaming industry by storm. It is growing at 50-100% year on year.
 
        2.) The digitization of traditional card games like Rummy and Teen Patti was the most intelligent move made in the              history of Indian gaming industry. The most trending and revenue-driving games in India are social card games,                which includes Rummy and Teen Patti, which are capable of uplifting the entire gaming industry.
 
        3.)The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas. The winner of                   each event receives a World Series of Poker bracelet and a multi-million dollar cash prize and is considered to be             the World Champion of Poker. Over the years, the tournament has grown in both the number of events and in the             number of participants.
 
I know the above will persuade you to accept the growth of the online card gaming but hold on! Let me tell you something more that will surely boost your excitement level. Mobile casino gaming has opened up the doors to a whole new spectrum, since the inception of Virtual Reality. In general, mobile and online casinos are attracting the younger players and virtual reality will definitely draw more to gamify their casino experience.
 
What is the Virtual Reality?

Also known as computer-simulated reality, VR technology simulates a player’s physical presence in a specific environment so that they can interact with it. This can be achieved through a VR headset and other equipment that provides a sensory experience involving sight, touch, and hearing. The gamer’s experience won’t be disturbed by their physical environment because the headset is designed to block out all external sights and sounds, enabling the player to become completely immersed in their VR world.
 
The Reality and Virtual gaming Fusion!
 
Online card games have shown quite frequent exciting changes, in a relatively short span of just 20 years. And now that the virtual technology is booming, players can really immerse themselves in their favorite games. It’s a simple concept where when someone puts on the headsets, they instantly feel like they’re living inside an alternate reality. That’s because these devices display a 360-degree panoramic image and respond to how the users react in real-time. Did you know that one online casino is already using virtual reality technology successfully? Yes, the concept has already been embraced and has become one of the major highlights in the industry.
 
The Challenges!

The hard to accept truth, is that VR is an expensive technology, not only for operators who want to offer the unique software but also for the players. The former will have to deal with the high cost of production and the latter will also need to buy the appropriate equipment. However, whatever the future holds for this new era of virtual reality casino gaming, early indicators are that it’s going to be pretty amazing. Although there are challenges ahead, the future of online casinos seems to be bright.
 
Online casinos complementing the real casinos!
 
Do not take me wrong when I talk about the growth of the online card gaming and the new concepts that are emerging. In my views, the online casinos will not take over the real casinos, but they will somehow complement them. In fact, studies show that online casinos actually accompany real casinos by getting players excited about gaming.  In simple words, a beginner can learn and get trained practicing online and once he is well versed, he can enter a real casino without any fear.
 
                                                            Happy Online Gaming!
 
 
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