Tech is impacting our lives with just about everything we do, from the way we do banking, go shopping to how we communicate. Whether you are ready or not, technology is improving our lives with modern innovations every year.
It’s even evident in our leisure pursuits, with online poker as a classic example. The global iGaming market was worth $73.42 billion in 2021, of which online poker was a large portion, . The massive growth was propped up by changes in technology, which helped feed the online poker market further. To prove our point, here are three examples of tech changing online poker.
1. Augmented Reality
One of the most exciting innovations in technology is augmented reality, or AR, and the iGaming industry has begun to embrace this new invention. AR integrates digital information such as visual, auditory, and other sensory information with the user’s environment in real time to provide a totally immersive gaming experience. Imagine being able to play poker in a virtual Las Vegas casino, or sit at table in a Macau casino, and interact with other players and dealers — without ever having to leave your home!
AR combines the convenience of online poker and the choice of playing anywhere on the globe. Tech giants, such as Meta and Apple, believe AR is the future of technology, as they have made huge investments in the sector. We have no doubt that this technology is going to take online poker to unprecedented heights.
From its inception, crypto has been predicted as the future of global finance. Despite there being a recent crash in the crypto market, it doesn’t spell the end for crypto as online poker (among others) will still embrace it. Online poker providers can leverage the crypto technology, and in some U.S. states, cryptocurrency in poker might even help legalize the online version of the game. This is because it has made online casino payments easier and safer than conventional methods. There are other benefits as well, one of which is an improved anonymity. Many poker players are private and prefer to have their identity kept anonymous. Using crypto as a payment method to fund online poker accounts allows players to deposit and withdraw crypto, without having to share personal financial information.
3. 5G Internet
Online poker attracts millions of players from across the world, and this may cause some issues in connectivity as millions of players connect to a specific site. Therefore, to achieve the best gaming experience, players will need to have the fastest connection – 5G Internet. An article at CNN states that 5G is expected to be nearly 100 times faster than 4G in terms of speed: 4G provides speeds of up to 200 Mbps (0.2 Gbps), whereas 5G provides speeds close to 20 Gbps.
With a 5G internet connection, players will be able to participate in multiplayer games on smartphone and mobile devices without lag. They’ll be able to use AR to join hosted gameshow style events or play live poker games with stable and continuous streaming. 5G is one of the top tech innovations online poker players can take advantage of in this next generation of iGaming.
Technology continues to revolutionize different aspects of our life and online gaming is not an exemption. With new innovations and upgrades in online poker, you can enjoy an immersive, a more convenient, and even real-time, poker experience like never before! Now, isn’t that the best way to go all-in? Have fun![Please embed image: