2020 has been filled with a lot of highs and lows – well, mostly lows. One of the sectors that showed its might throughout this year was internet gambling. While the transition to online gambling activities was mainly catalyzed by the coronavirus pandemic, experts were already projecting a lot of good things for the gambling industry.
Unsurprisingly, there was a significant surge in the demand for online gambling services and this not only resulted in significant revenue bumps for the sector but also saw the launch of a ton of amazing innovations.
Some of the areas that we have seen a ton of impressive developments are in the gambling dApps scene which is just beginning its journey. While the numbers that these new forms of gambling apps are attracting are still not quite as big as what traditional iGaming solutions offer, they come with a new or untapped audience that is definitely going to push the industry forward.
The main attraction of the dApps is that they offer something that other traditional mobile apps are not able to – that is, they allow the users to play from anywhere using their smartphones. We are headed towards a future where crypto-powered online gambling will be the norm. Thanks to the robustness of the new solutions as well as the fact that they are very hard to censor gambling dApps have a massive following that is expected to grow even bigger in the coming years.
Key Innovation Areas
Digital currencies and other elements of the crypto sector are being championed as the future of online gambling. The promise of a ton of new opportunities and possibilities is primarily driven by the belief that more innovative use-cases and applications of the technology will be realized along the way.
As you may have already noticed, there are some key areas whose development will drive the industry forward. These include the support for micropayments, easier onboarding as well as the demonstration of provably fair gambling. There are already lots of efforts being pursued in this regard but it will certainly take a bit of time.
A Few Setbacks
Crypto has come a long way since the late noughties and all of the advancements in the sector have proven to be very useful. Even so, it still is not quite there yet. To begin with, mainstream adoption still seems to be a few years away at best. Moreover, such issues as blockchain scaling are still impeding broader adoption.