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What Online Gambling Trends to Expect in H2/2016

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2015 was a massive year for online gambling. The number of online casinos has continued to rise, with more fresh companies approaching the business from fresh perspectives. The last year had its share of mergers and acquisitions, and some scandals, too. This year has seen a slowdown at the beginning, but now that the fiscal year has ended, the time has come for businesses to seek their new way in the new one. Here’s what to expect during the second half of 2016.

Virtual currencies move one step closer to fiat

Last year has seen a major change in the perception of Bitcoins. PaySafe Group, the owner of such online payment solutions as PaySafeCard, Skrill and NETeller, has stricken a deal with BitPay, one of the largest Bitcoin processors of the world. This deal means that players can now make Bitcoin deposits to the Wild Jack Casino, although indirectly – they can make Bitcoin deposits into their e-Wallets, where the cryptocurrency will be converted to fiat. This will make it easier for players worldwide to fund their Wild Jack Casino accounts to continue playing. You can visit the Wild Jack Casino at: www.wildjackcasino.com.

Mobile casinos will focus on quantity, quality

Smartphones have reached a plateau in their development. The software solutions offered by the Wild Jack Casino have also reached their apogee – its games are optimized to their best, offering the smoothest possible gaming experience across all devices. Now the time will come for quantity and quality.

The Wild Jack Casino already has one of the richest mobile game libraries out there, and new games are added to it every couple of month. In the second half of 2016 the development of mobile games will most likely speed up, following the shift of the players’ focus toward portable gaming solutions. I wouldn’t exclude the launch of the first mobile-first title at the Wild Jack Casino by the end of the year.

Nothing new on the American front

Last year has seen some progress in the regulation of online casinos and poker rooms in the US, but now everything has come to a stop. No wonder – the Land of the Free is occupied with deciding who will lead it in the next four years. Experts have predicted this – they say that no legislature will risk bringing up a subject as sensitive as online gambling in an election year, especially since one of the fiercest opponents of legalization was supporting (at least financially) some of the presidential wannabes. I expect the US online gambling debate to stay silent during the second half of 2016 – but it will most likely return into focus next year, with many states out to see the extra tax revenues the industry can generate.