With restrictions easing and new countries being given the green light for traveling, the world is preparing for what might be the biggest comeback of all time. We’ve been very patient this last year and a half, looking after each other for this very moment, and today is looking closer than ever. Portugal is one of the first ones to be added to this list of free-from-restrictions countries, meaning that a big part of Europe is looking at it as a possible first destination. Due to this, Portugal’s land-based casinos industry has been adopting some of the latest gambling trends into their casinos, making the gaming experience a lot better and allowing them to provide the players with the services they need.
During the last few days, I have been in touch with top Portuguese gambler Maria Paz Santos, who shared her insights into the online casinos and their casino bonus trends that are currently dominating the sector.
Blockchain technology ranks among the top online gambling technology that will disrupt the vast of industries (it already is). Not only it improves cryptocurrency transactions, but it is also helping in other ways, for example, eliminating various forms of fraud. This encourages gamblers to play more and with more confidence.
Over the past few years, many online casinos have adopted Bitcoin and altcoins as payment methods. They accept deposits in Ripple, Ethereum, DOGE, etc. This shows the industry’s flexibility, as it is willing to maximize convenience for all users.
Driven by blockchain technology, the Bitcoin system is completely decentralized and more secure than its competitors. Each transaction is encrypted to reduce the risk of fraud. No banking details are shared, and hacking a crypto casino is an absolute heroic task. Not to mention that transactions are much quicker too.
Analytics and Data Modeling
While on the surface the word data doesn’t sound too exciting, there is no doubt that data is invaluable. The entire online sector is fighting over it. And with so many people playing games online, there are more than enough sources from which data can be mined.
These services can track your “gaming history”, when you played, how much you bet, at what time, what games do you like the most, how much time you spend on each game, and so on. This allows the casinos to improve the in-game experience, having a constant flow of valuable data.
I was absolutely amazed when Maria Paz mentioned this. You can check into a casino and download their app, and from then on it serves as your virtual guide and assistant. You can make dinner reservations, schedule a massage, or see what shows you can check out, everything from the app.
Taking it a step further, you can even be allowed to control your room’s temperature, part the curtains, or order room service. Some casinos even provide extra bonuses and slot games in the app, and if you’re a valuable customer, they might throw a few free spins your way.