Online Casinos: What Can We Expect to See in 2017?

Online Casinos: What Can We Expect to See in 2017?

With 2016 soon drawing to a close,  we at  think we can all agree that this year has been amazing and certainly an interesting year for the online casino world.

Epic Slots: In a nutshell, 2016 saw some epic slot launches, such as the “Netent Rocks” Tour which saw 3 slots branded with legendary rock bands/ musicians: Guns N Roses Slot, Jimi Hendrix Slot and Motorhead Slot.

Themed Casinos: 2016 also saw some fantastic new casino sites popping up all over the place, some traditionally themed and some wacky, offering unique ‘gamification’ to give you a complete different and interactive online casino experience.

Advancements in Live games: There was of course, many other interesting highlights as well, including technology advancements in live casino games, so it’s never been so easy or as high quality to play ‘real’ casinos games virtually as it is today. As well as more casino games providers (some unknown last year) each launching some fantastic online slot machines with, never seen before, in game features and themes, each out doing the next.

It’s safe to say that 2016 was certainly remarkable, which makes us wonder: What does 2017 have in store for the online casino world?

What Can We Look Forward To In 2017?

New Slot Games: Unique & Top Quality

Netents Q1 Road Map

It’s no secret that Netent are considered one of, if not the best casino games suppliers of the moment. With that said, Netent have already released their Q1 roadmap and although there aren’t any branded slots in sight, there are some great games on the horizon which we can look forward to.

To kick off 2017 in style, NetEnt’s Divine Fortune Slot will be released towards the end of January. Not a lot of information has been given away yet, but Divine Fortune Slot has the appeal of a local jackpot, so perhaps it’s safe to say that it’ll be in the style of Netent’s other top jackpot games including Mega Fortune and Mega Fortune Dreams.

February will see Joker Pro Slot, which certainly could be more of a ‘classic’ styled game, but with the added incentive of winning up to 1000 times your stake!

There will also be Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild Slot, launching at the end of March, which could rival their own adventure seeking Gonzo’s Quest Slot or perhaps one to rival Microgaming’s recent release of Jungle Jim El Dorado Slot. Although that’s all we know for now, we do know that as usual, Netent will be leading the way with some fantastic new games and jackpots launching at the beginning of 2017.

3D Slots, Graphics & Soundtracks

Over the past decade, game developers have been pushing boundaries when it comes to the themes and features used in their online slots. And this is possible due to the top quality graphics and soundtracks they use. This in turn is helping such games evolve into spectacular looking ‘works of art’ which is of course, is only great news for casino players.

In 2017, we’re expecting to be the year where more and more 3D slots will emerge, with even more eye catching graphics than ever seen before. Some game developers such as Betsoft and Yggdrasil could potentially out shine and overtake some other long standing rival brands such as Microgaming and Playtech, whom of late have been accused of ‘playing it safe’ and launching some disappointing and ‘samey’ themed games and generic graphics.

New Casinos Launching in 2017

In 2016, we saw new casinos launch on a somewhat large scale. Some sites are completely new from newly established iGaming companies, and some others which are ‘sister sites’ to long established online casinos.

It’s clear however, that all of these new casinos have offered varied themes, including ‘Minion’ style characters, to a casino adventure, where you must as a player embark on a casino adventure to unlock bonuses and free spins when you complete certain missions. There has also been Pop Art inspired casinos; 1940’s styled casinos – the list goes on.

As long as an online casino is owned by a long standing and reputable company and also offers reputable gaming license, then every theme is subjective to personal preferences, but it’s clear that there’s a casino out there for everyone’s tastes and preferences. In 2017, we expect this trend to continue, with a few added points:

BitCoin Casinos

You probably would have heard of ‘Bitcoin’ but perhaps it’s all a bit new to you.  Bitcoin is a crypto currency and payment system, and for some players the appeal of using Bitcoin at an online casino is the heightened security and also anonymity that it provides.

In 2016, we saw some Bitcoin casinos emerging, but we’re expecting 2017 to be a different story. More casinos may begin to accept this type of payment; more Bit Coin only casinos might emerge, as peoples understanding and trust of the currency expands widely.

Mobile Casinos:

Since it’s said that over 50% of people prefer to play casino games and slots on their smartphone or tablet, then it goes without saying that casinos are coming up with some brilliant mobile casinos.

In fact, some mobile casinos are actually better and easier to use on your mobile device than desktop! 2017 will be the year where there is barely a difference between the 2, making sure that being able to play casino games on the go is effortless. This means that being able to gamble online has never been so accessible, easy and entertaining.

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