Wed, Jul 15, 10:19am by Noah Taylor
COVID-19 has showcased just how severe a global pandemic can be, but that hasn’t been the case for online casinos.
European Gaming reports that the pandemic has shifted the gambling world online in different ways.
Many will already know the awareness of gambling responsibility.
In some countries, the government has stepped in and placed limits on how much players can spend online.
For example, Sweden has a limit of 5,000 Swedish crowns a week.
Understandably, this measure has been put in place to ensure there are not any financial implications for individuals once the lockdown is lifted.
It will mean that some businesses will note a significant drop in income as a result.
The positive impacts of COVID-19 to online casino businesses is that every business has had to deal with obstacles relating to the pandemic.
Many online casino platforms have seen more interaction as a result of the lockdown though, especially those in the United Kingdom.
Despite the concern about people becoming addicted to online casinos, many people set themselves a realistic budget and enjoy gambling responsibly.
Given the lockdown measures in place, more people have adopted online casinos, as they can offer an experience that can be tailored to emulate the real thing in some instances.
The crossover to online gaming casinos in the United Kingdom meant that the userbase for various platforms increased dramatically.
One of the most popular platforms as of April 2020 for online casinos and other betting is bet365.com, with nearly 21 million users.
However, the industry as a whole has seen several online casino platforms embraced as people find new ways of enjoying their favourite games.
Impressive numbers have also been seen with SkyBet, which boasts nearly 16 million users and William Hill with just shy of 13 million.
In some instances, the online casino could be enjoyed via an app, whereas those searching for a more immersive experience are trying out the solutions that virtual reality can offer.
In short, people have found that the world of online casinos is much different from their original iteration many years ago.
As well as offering a more immersive experience, there is also social interaction that makes playing casino games at home more fun.
Of course, responsibility needs to be at the forefront of each transaction.
Still, many of the leading platforms have measures in place to ensure users are enjoying casino games without there being financial implications.
Real-world casinos will remain to be popular, but the pandemic has meant people have had to peek behind the curtain of online gaming and are pleasantly surprised by what they unearth.
How Online Gaming Casinos in the UK Have Prospered During Lockdown https://t.co/IQrPBr9Bkx
— European Gaming Media (@EU_Gaming_Media) July 13, 2020
Swedish state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel Sport has increased its online casino production since signing a distribution deal with Nolimit City.
Inkedin reports that Nolimit City is a leading household name in localised Swedish gambling entertainment, with Svenska Spel accessing a range of the Malta headquartered tech provider’s “most popular titles.”
Within the terms of the deal, some Nolimit City names, including Punk Rocker xWays, Deadwood xNudge, Tombstone, Dragon Tribe and Harlequin Carnival, will be on view in the Svenska Spel online casino lobby.
Malcolm Mizzi, Nolimit City’s commercial director said: “We are beyond excited with this monumental partnership.
“We established a strong foothold in Sweden, now having a long list of key players live with our portfolio, we are eyeing the next big market ahead.
“Svenska Spel are without a doubt the biggest name we could ever hope for achieving.”
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