How The Pandemic Kickstarted The Online Casino Craze

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Many of us have changed our day to day habits as we’ve been locked inside during the pandemic – for some it’s time to get back to work as the greenlight has been given for many businesses across the world to open their doors and discover a ‘new normal’, whereas others may still be stuck home either remotely working or waiting for their own job to become available again. One of the many habits gaining in popularity during this pandemic has been found within gaming which had already been performing extremely well, but one of the sectors within gaming of online casinos has really hit its stride.

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One thing that has been attributed to the growth is within the cancellation of many different sporting events throughout the pandemic – online betting had been a close competitor to online casinos but the cancelled events have led to many betting operators struggling and have caused many punters to move to the alternative, but as sporting events have returned there has been little change in traffic to online casinos currently at the same time as many return to work – whether or not that is just in the short term is yet to be seen, but is also something that can’t be overlooked for the success of these services.

There have also been regulation changes that had many expecting usership to drop – within the UK there had been a regulation change to an initiative called Gamstop as it had been made mandatory for all operators to register or be at risk of losing their gaming license, this change had many expecting a fall in usership but operators have managed to work around this by registering elsewhere such as Maximum Casinos which continues to attract similar numbers showing the strength in the online casino market.

Mobile gaming has now become more accessible than ever before largely in part due to the changes in the devices we use, and with a changing audience that is now capturing an older audience with disposable incomes that has led to the further growth of online casinos – the market is now primarily woman over the age of 34, spending on average $70 per year on mobile games which has also helped pave the way for online casinos to continue seeing the growth that they’ve found recently.

The coming months will be a make or break moment for many of these services – as many of us are now heading back to work and offline locations are starting reopen the direct competition to the sector is starting to come back, figures have remained looking strong in the short term and as such the question will be whether or not the online casino craze can continue on for the longer term – but the seed is there and the audience for these games have changed and now support the growth that has been seen – mobile gaming is still very much on the rise, and online casinos could stay at the center of that.

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Comments

  1. Beyond Comps says

    Not surprised as more people being bored and on their phones.

  2. Christina Gould says

    I didn’t know about this. Thanks for posting!

  3. Debbie P says

    I had no idea. Thank for the informative article.

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