Top Online Casino Trends In 2019 - Armchair Empire

Top Online Casino Trends In 2019

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Since online casinos first appeared, rival companies have been jostling for position in the highly competitive marketplace. The good news for the punters is that tough competition means casino providers are having to do more and more to keep players happy. This means new ideas, better bonuses and constant innovation in the online casino sector. And any newcomers to the market have to pull out all the stops to get themselves noticed.

With this in mind, we look at some of the trends that players can expect to see when visiting online casinos in 2019.

Live casinos

Live casinos are already with us but they are expected to grow massively in the next 12 months. And many companies are already putting more of their focus on offering the best live casino experience.

A live casino gives you the chance to play with a real dealer just as you would in a traditional brick and mortar venue. But, instead of donning your favourite tuxedo, heading to a high-end establishment and pretending you are James Bond in Casino Royale, you can play with your feet up at home on your chosen device.

When you play at an online casino with a live dealer, you will see the dealer on the screen and you can even interact with them. They deal real cards and spin genuine roulette wheels rather than use the automated systems usually associated with online casinos. Overall, they offer a more authentic experience. Websites such as, which have the latest information and casino reviews based on real personal experiences, can point you in the direction of the best live casino websites available right now.

Virtual reality

Are you ready to enter the Matrix? Following closely on the heels of live casinos will be virtual reality casinos. As VR technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, expect to see more and more gaming companies offering virtual reality services.

For casino users, this will mean being able to put on a headset and take a seat at a virtual table alongside friends and fellow players. Players will be able to customise their casino halls, upload their own music and even choose their own appearance. This might seem like the stuff of fantasy but the technology is already here and is set hit the mainstream any time now.


The trend for the gamification of casino and slot games is also set to continue. This means players will have the opportunity to work through levels, defeats bosses, complete in-game mini-tournaments and lottery-style games while playing online casinos and video slots.

Players could also be rewarded with cash or more chances to win simply by sharing games on social media, playing on consecutive days or installing other apps. They may also be given goals that will trigger rewards once reached. The possibilities for video game-style enhancements in online casinos is endless.

Other areas set to experience a boost in 2019 are payment systems, with cryptocurrency set to feature more; security measures, with more focus on voice, fingerprint and face recognition, and mobile casinos, as more people switch to playing on the go on handheld devices.