The past few years have been very profitable for online casinos. Many people choose to gamble from the comfort of their homes rather than to go out into a brick-and-mortar casino. This means more players for online slots, which already are the most popular casino games.
The future is looking bright for video slots. What was once a simple game with a few reels now is a heavily-computerised digital adventure. How might online slots improve in the future? What could be the fate of slots in the years to come? We provide the answers to these questions in this article.
Plenty more fun in a new light
So far this year we have already witnessed the release of a few great and innovative video slots. For example, Relax Gaming has blown us away with their new Kluster Krystals Megaclusters slot. In this game, every spin brings the possibility of upgrading symbols to higher-paying ones. Winning combination clusters cause all neighbouring symbols to be upgraded to a double, triple or quad symbol!
- The past few years have shown a tendency with slot developers to pack new games with more and more features.
Plenty of more new slots are already announced and in the making. Titles like that include Sinbad by Quickspin, Treasure Mania by Evoplay and many more. We can’t wait to see what innovation is brought to us with time!
New rules and regulations
The new UK Gambling Act 2021 is set to roll out in October this year. As we wait to hear about what changes and what stays the same, there are a few new regulations that are already public:
- All games will be banned from playing positive sound effects when the player loses. This feature is designed to make the player believe that they have enjoyed a positive outcome when they have in fact lost.
- There will have to be a gap of at least 2.5 seconds in between spins. The gambling commission argues that this way the player will be able to keep track of their bankroll more efficiently.
- The Autoplay button is set to be removed from all slot games. According to the UKGC, the autoplay function is not sustainable in view of responsible gambling.
- Gambling operators will have to clearly display to the player the amount of time they’ve played, the losses and the wins at all times while playing.
- The maximum bet on online slots is set for a major decrease.
Slots are likely to keep growing in popularity as the year goes by. With exciting games bringing both new and experienced players back to the game, the fan base of video slots is set to be growing. We might soon be gambling under new rules and the games might look a bit different but in its heart, video slots will always remain the game of chance that we love. We wish you many big wins!