When you compare the slot games we play with those that were popular 20 years ago, there is a big difference in quality. We didn’t know it at the time, as we were happy with what was on offer but it is fair to say that we were playing some very basic and poor games back in the late ’90s and at the turn of the century into the 2000s. It is fair to say things have moved on a lot since then, and if there is one thing we cannot be accused of right now it is playing basic and poor games.
The offerings we have right now are thanks to a number of things coming together. The technological advancements we have seen have certainly helped, along with competition both between game developers and casinos as well as the need for them to keep up with the demand we place on them, both in terms of the number of games we want and the quality of them.
Technology and Gaming Continue to go Hand in Hand
The big push behind the development of our games has been technological advancements. Technology is vitally important in many different ways, and unless this improves like it has done, we won’t be able to play on games like those we have at the moment. The games currently being created would not be compatible with the computers, phones and internet speeds of the past, it is only because all of these have improved at a rapid rate that we can get the exciting, state-of-the-art titles that we are getting at the moment.
The internet plays a big role in pretty much everything nowadays, and improvements in internet speeds and availability have helped developers create the titles they want to. For example, back in the past, not everyone had access to fast internet at home but now we have the majority of households in the US with internet that is at least basic broadband speed, if not quicker, with things like fibre speed internet becoming increasingly affordable and popular.
The other improvement in terms of internet speeds and connections has been the improvements to mobile internet. This allows gamers to play on the go and again has seen rapid increases in terms of coverage and speeds. Many people in the US are using mobile phone contract plans that include large amounts of internet and in some cases unlimited internet. These people can use this and the fast speeds they get to play on their favourite casino games. These games and mobile gaming has been around for a while, but there are so many more people gaining access to it due to technological improvements.
The handsets we all have are also vitally important. Without these smartphones, we wouldn’t be able to handle the games on offer. Smartphones are exactly what they call themselves, smart. They offer good internal processors to handle the complex games on offer while having enough memory to allow us all to download and install our favourite casino apps so that we have easy access to what we want to play on.
Those players who prefer to play through a mobile device should remember that this is only possible because of the technology in place away from your casino. It is down to your phone provider and internet connection that you are able to play the games on offer, although the casinos and game developers deserve a lot of credit too for realising this and using the technology available to its maximum capabilities to give us the best possible service.
Competitive Market Continues to Favour Players
The gambling industry as a whole remains very competitive and while ever this is the case, players are always going to get a good deal. Even better for players, there are two sides to this competitive market, both of which play into the hands of those playing.
The first side is between the casinos themselves. They are striving to attract players and although they want to make a profit, having games that produce big wins is a great way of attracting new business. The casinos are all fighting against each other for our business and while ever that is the case they are going to be pushing hard to gives us reasons to join them. This includes having the best games, new titles, big jackpots and much more. This is exactly what we want as players, so to know that casinos are actively out there looking to provide us with this means we are always going to get good service while this is happening.
The second competitive marketplace is amongst the casino providers themselves. They have a name and reputation to think about, and they are all striving to be the best. This is a unique situation here, where we have providers on two levels, those who make the games and those who run the casinos that we play at. The developers are responsible for the games, and between them, there is a battle on to be the best. Things like having a jackpot that catches the eye, a new feature that no one has seen anywhere else before or a theme based on something popular are all things that will help a game stand out, and therefore the developers also make a name for themselves.
These companies are trying to outdo each other and go one better, and all of that means bigger and better games for us, so it is great news for slot players that this competition is currently there.
Huge Demand for the Best from Slot Players
Those who gamble, whether it is sports betting, casino gaming or something else, all want to have the best available to them. Whether this is the best betting markets, the best odds, best games, best offers or something else, we are a bunch of people that are quite demanding from the companies that give us our entertainment.
Players are loyal when things are fine, but if things are not perfect and we are not getting great offers and games then there is so much choice on offer elsewhere that we will happily look elsewhere to get our gaming fix.
If casinos want us to play with them, and the developers want us to play on their games then they have to offer us the very best. Anything less, and we will look elsewhere. This is something we can do because of the competition out there, and something else that keeps everyone on their toes, and ensures that we are getting the very best service possible.