In this article we will tell you about the latest trends in online gambling and video games. In general, trends in the development of video games turn out to be similar to those in the development of bitcoin gambling.
This article is based on global statistics, which can try to predict the further development of the entertainment industry.
The emergence of free games
Developers have long realized that if a person likes a free game, it is likely he will agree to pay for it in the future. Some games are available for free for a certain period of time, and in some for the money you can unlock certain features. This is a big plus for gamers, because now you can play any game you like without risking your finances. Absolutely all of the reliable online casinos offer their players an opportunity to play any game with virtual chips, i.e. for free.
Revenues in the field of gambling are greater than in the movie industry.
In 2014, movie box office revenue in the United States was $10 billion, which is 2.5 times less than gaming revenue, which exceeded $24 billion. It should be noted that the gambling industry is already recognized as a major competitor to the movie world.
Gaming is getting more mobile
According to 2014 data, every American has at least one cell phone. If we consider that many smartphones are now comparable in power to computers, it is understandable why in 2014 more than 48,000,000 people wished to play on their mobile devices. Similar trends are occurring in online gambling, sports betting and online poker.
The number of female gamers is growing
That’s right, 47% of U.S. gamers are women. Compared to 2012 their number has increased by 5%. Even more interesting is the fact that almost one third of all gamers are over 50 years old. The statistics shows that 29% of the players are at least over 60 years old. The same situation can be observed in the sphere of online casino; more and more women and elderly people, finding out about the existence of online casino, begin to play at bitcoin casinos.
Gambling families are a normal phenomenon.
Given the fact that video games have been around for a little over 20 years, the “Dandy” generation is grown up and has children of its own, together with whom, however, they continue to play. Statistics show that more than 30 percent of Americans play video games with their kids at least once a week. 16 percent of all children prefer to play with their parents, 40 percent play exclusively with friends, 17 percent play with their significant other, and 34 percent spend time playing video games with the rest of the family.
The increase in the number of users of the Internet and casinos, respectively
At the moment there are about 7 billion people living on our planet, 2.5 of which use the World Wide Web. For comparison, about 6.5 billion people use cell phones. Due to the lack of quality broadband, the most backward regions in terms of the Internet are Africa, the Middle East, Central America and South Asia. But a lot of efforts are being made to fix the problem. And that just means that the number of new gamers and gamblers will increase from year to year.
Below we will give you the statistics on gambling in a number of countries:
- About 58% of U.S. residents play video games
- The average age of video game enthusiasts is 30 years old
- 51% of households own at least one video game console
- 77% of all gamers spend at least an hour a week playing games
- China and Japan lead in mobile gambling, with Russia in sixth place.
- The average age of UK gamers is 35. More than half of them are men, who spend about three hours a day playing games.
- 91% of the population has a telephone, and 56% of them have a smartphone, and 80% of mobile device time is spent on games and applications (including online slots).