Login

Register

Login

Register

Home Gadgets Miscellaneous Gadgets One of Our Next Big Gaming Trends Is Hiding In Plain Sight...

One of Our Next Big Gaming Trends Is Hiding In Plain Sight In The UK

Sometimes, identifying the “next big things” in the gaming world is a fairly straightforward process. As of early 2020, for example, we can already point to the next generation of major consoles, various forthcoming games, and new handheld options that are poised to further the mobile gaming revolution. In other cases though, there can be some major gaming trends or changes that aren’t as readily apparent in advance – such as the “Battle Royale” format popularized by Fortnite, or the entire mobile AR category, which exploded in the shadow of VR headlines.

Mobile Gaming - Razer Kishi
Mobile Gaming – Razer Kishi

Right now, a broad look at the global gaming industry across mediums and categories, reveals that there may be one such unheralded trend hiding in plain sight in the UK: casino slot gaming. Right now, dozens of UK slot sites are recommended as safe, entertaining, and modern gaming platforms for people to enjoy online. They are not, as some might assume, anything like some of the sketchy offshore poker sites or lazily designed free-play slot apps that largely represent the digital casino category to so many people. Rather, they are fairly advanced gaming platforms, focusing on slot arcades and presenting them in wide selections full of engaging themes and, often enough, surprisingly terrific animation.

Digital Casino - Free-Play Casino Games / Slot Apps
Digital Casino – Free-Play Casino Games / Slot Apps

These slot games, hosted on UK platforms, are available in other parts of the world too, though Americans primarily enjoy limited access. For example, if you’re a U.S.-based gamer, you may be able to visit a UK slot site and play a demo or free version of a given slot arcade that catches your eye. But you won’t be able to play it in its full capacity, nor with real money on the line. And that, essentially, is why we’d say that this particular section of the gaming industry is “hiding in plain sight.” It’s right there for U.S. gamers to see, but in most cases, it can’t be fully enjoyed.

This might change. The last couple of years have seen fairly significant advances for online gambling activity under U.S. laws, and though most of those advances have concerned sports betting rather than casino gaming, they may ultimately be linked. It’s been noted that as sports betting is being legalized, the money is online. That is to say, with some states legalizing the practice generally, and allowing both retail and online betting, a vastly greater portion of the revenue is coming from online activity (and in some cases, mobile activity specifically).

Casino Mobile Gaming
Casino Mobile Gaming

This effectively incentivizes the specific advancement of betting websites, and opens two doors that could lead to the migration of some UK slots sites to the U.S. market. One is that the general concept of online gambling revenue has more or less been proven in American markets, which could lead legislators to consider casino gaming just as they first considered sports betting. The other is that some of the very same platforms driving successful online betting activity already have their own casino gaming options, which could be welcomed as a sort of second wave of opportunity.

All of this leads us to believe that widespread casino gaming in the U.S. is far more possible now than we would have guessed a few years ago. And as a result, the rather excellent slot arcade category that’s already thriving in the UK could represent one of the major new trends around the corner for American gamers.

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

Must Read

House of X XMask Mesh 3.0 – Washable & Reusable Face Mask (FULL REVIEW)

The House of X XMask Mesh 3.0 is a breathable, lightweight, washable and reusable Face Mask that features a multi-layered protection filter and a set of two non-return air valves. It’s much more breathable and comfortable than disposable masks, and it also feels less wasteful than its disposable counterparts. Overall, this face mask is a really high-quality product that's both easy to assemble as well as to maintain.

Azulle Access4 Fanless HDMI Mini PC Stick (4GB RAM / 64GB Storage) – Review

The Azulle Access4 is a Fanless HDMI 2.0 Mini PC Stick that features 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage (additional 512 GB via Micro-SD Card), and both HDMI 2.0 Output and USB-C Connectivity. Thanks to this fully functional and cost-efficient fanless portable computing solution you can have flexible applications for both your home office and business meetings by using it as a desktop replacement for both your business and home office. Thanks to that, you can also conveniently use it for any of your entertainment needs, including home theater streaming and cloud gaming. While this Fanless Mini PC Stick obviously won’t be able replace a powerful high-end PC, it will still conquer any simple to intermediate processing tasks with ease. Furthermore, one of its best features is that by using its USB-C Port, it can even be used for a dual-monitor display set up.

What is a decent Gaming Setup with a Computer, Monitor, Desk, and Gaming Chair?

If you spend a lot of time at the desk, you know how important it is to have an ergonomically designed gaming set up! You have to take care of your back, neck, hands, legs, and eyes. For all that, you’ll obviously need a comfortable arrangement where you will never feel exhausted. However, there are a lot of aspects to be considered while designing a proper PC setup, and both comfort and functionality are chief among them.

Telecommuting Tips for those Working from Home

In light of the pandemic, many have found themselves working from home for the first time in their lives. For many, it is a blessing, but for some, not so much. Some find themselves struggling to stay focused, and some are unable to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This article is a solution for those who struggle to uphold a balance in their remote working life. It will guide you on how to stay cheerful while working and how to achieve peak productivity in high spirits. So without further ado, let’s dive into it.

Somnox Sleep Robot – Sleeping Aid Robotic Device (Full Review)

The Somnox Sleep Robot is a Robotic Stress Reliever and Sleeping Aid Device that can be used to guide a user towards relaxation while also improving the person's sleep by simply slowing down their breathing. This compact kidney-shaped robot can help you fall asleep quicker and sleep more deeply, and even wake up more refreshed by using sleep science and effective relaxation techniques. It’s extremely easy to use as all you have to do is simply cuddle with it during your time sleeping at night. Overall, the Somnox Sleep Robot is a great solution for all your sleep problems, and it can be used to achieve a healthy sleeping routine without resorting to any sleep medication.

Check Out Gagetguy On Indystyle

Check Out Gagetguy On PetPals TV