VegasMaster: Seven Years of iGaming Evolution
VegasMaster, the online gambling magazine and news resource, is celebrating seven years of delivering honest, reliable, factual and fascinating content to the world’s gamblers. Since 2011, the diverse team of gambling experts who run VegasMaster have seen many changes happen in the iGaming industry and among players.
Mark Pilarski, is one such expert who has helped to contribute to VegasMaster’s success. An insider casino specialist, Pilarski has over 18 years of experience in the casino industry and has created the legendary Hooked on Winning casino advice audio series. He has provided valuable insight to players, covering a vast array of gambling-related topics, including slot machine payouts, the rising costs of gambling in Vegas, casino winnings and tax payments, and more.
Through its experts’ continual analysis, research, and interviews with prominent industry professionals, over the years, VegasMaster has seen the iGaming industry evolve in three key areas:
iGaming Technology has come a long way
VegasMaster has watched the online gambling industry evolve from its desktop download only roots to Flash-based instant play platforms to its now high-tech HTML5 mobile software. The evolution of digital tech has led to online slots with unique reel engines, live dealer casinos, Bitcoin casinos and VR Casino experiences.
Recently, there have even been mobile betting innovations. In its exclusive interview with Onionsack CEO, Jonathan Power, VegasMaster learned that text betting messaging platforms are becoming increasingly popular in the industry, particularly among bookmakers.
iGaming Regulation Crackdown
VegasMaster has witnessed some of world’s gambling markets change, and not always for the better. For instance, France, Greece and Australia’s governments have placed restrictions on remote gambling laws, which has led to many offshore online casinos closing their doors to players from these countries. On the other hand, Japan has relaxed some of its rules and certain U.S. states, including Nevada and New Jersey, have actually legalized online gambling.
Likewise, the UK iGaming market is performing exceptionally well, with the total gross gambling yield for Britain’s remote sector at a 1.0% increase from April 2016 to March 2017, according to the UK Gambling Commission. That being said, with more players gambling, especially at an increasingly younger age, the UK Gambling Commission has cracked down on its rules to help keep gambling fair and safe for players.
iGaming Players want quality, fair on-the-go fun
Mobile casino gaming is the future and younger generations are showing more interest in iGaming. For instance, VegasMaster found that according to a Statista report, between 2016 and 2017, the age group that gambled the most online in the UK were those between the ages of 25 and 34 years.
Additionally, the online magazine has also tracked the evolution of a new wave of online casino brands focused on player fairness, responsible gambling and wager-free promotional offers like fair spins.
After seven years of evolution, VegasMaster sees that a growing number of today’s players are choosing mobile casinos. Players have come to want and expect more from their online gambling experiences and the industry is changing to accommodate them.