Online gambling is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. A big reason for this, is that it is starting to penetrate into countries that hadn’t offered the service up until recently. One of the countries that is seeing a sharp increase in the amount of online gambling, is Chile. We’ve taken a look at some of the reasons for the way in which online gambling growing at a fast rate, and why it is likely to be sustainable.
Advent of Accessible Internet
This first reason is the most important factor. Previously, the internet wasn’t widespread in Chile. Very few people had access to it, and if they did, it was usually a slow connection. This meant that people who wanted to do things that required a significant amount of bandwidth, were often unable to do so. However, in recent years, this has changed.
Far more people have access to the internet now, and not just that, the speed that’s available is very fast. One of the drivers for this, is the popularity of streaming services. Because people want access to media, it means that the internet has moved into some of the areas of the world that previously had poorer levels of infrastructure.
A by-product of this, is that online casinos are now much more accessible to players. One of the big worries about playing on slow internet, was that it could cut off before a win was registered. This would obviously cause players to potentially lose out on money. With faster and more reliable internet, this isn’t such a problem anymore. As such, players have made the move to playing at online casinos and sportsbooks.
Mobile devices are useful for a whole range of different things. It’s not just that they can be used to take photos of some of the amazing things that take place in Chile. They can also be used to access apps. This ensures that people can visit a number of different online casinos by using their mobile device.
This is important in the growth of online gambling because not that many people have access to computers. Because most people have access to a mobile device in the modern world, there’s far more people that have access to online gambling.
It’s not just through using apps either. The improvement in mobile browsers means that sites can be accessed through the browser now. So, people who have devices that don’t have a lot of storage space, are still able to enjoy them. If they can’t install the app onto their device, then they can just play it through the built-in browser. This obviously provides the ability to play at online casinos and sportsbooks to far more people than in the past.
This is something that not too many people are fully aware of when it comes to the growth of online casino use. However, HTML5 has actually played a large part in it. Online casino games were traditionally developed in Flash. However, this didn’t have great compatibility with other devices. It meant that a lot of games couldn’t be played on mobile devices.
HTML5 solved this problem by offering high levels of compatibility. It means that almost all modern casino games can be played on mobile devices. It offers players far more choice when playing on mobile. This obviously makes mobile casinos much more appealing, and it has helped the growth of online casinos within Chile.