The UK online gambling industry appears to rebounding after several years of sluggish growth, as a growing number of millennials are expressing an interest in online gambling. Online gamblers have traditionally skewed younger, but the group is still growing steadily - and the industry itself must do what it takes to align itself with this growing base of millennials to become sustainable.
Whether you gamble online for fun or as a profession, there’s no doubt that it’s an exciting way to pass the time and make money. However, there are a number of surprises that you’d never have expected before you started playing...
You drop your coin in and pull the handle, the wheels spin and finally settle, and sadly you don’t win the jackpot.
But instead of the game being over, an icon appears and says “click to win a prize”.
So you click the icon, and the casino disappears in a wash of colors and you feel like somehow hitting the icon made you into a character in a video game that is literally being transported to a brand new world.
Once the colors stop spinning you find yourself outside and with a pair of six guns, one in each of your hands.
Online gaming is not a new concept. Since the earliest days of the internet, players have been engaging opponents in a wide variety of titles, with the earliest examples being competitive matches of traditional games like chess and checkers. Over the years, a number of different delivery platforms including GameSpy, Xbox Live and Steam have changed the way (and more importantly the efficiency) of how players interact with each other in the digital space.
Casinos are a big UK buzzword for 2015, and the number of people enjoying casino games in Britain has never been higher. The relaxation of gambling laws almost 10 years ago has allowed for much freer access to both land-based and online casinos, resulting in a more open and accountable gaming industry that’s more easily accessible to the average gambler.
The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee (HGOC) held its second hearing of the year on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The issue under consideration is gambling legislation, notably the legalization of online gaming. The first such meeting took place on March 2017 where the Senate CERD Committee and the House Gaming Oversight Committee engaged in a robust debate on online gambling activity in the state.