Online slots were paying out some major winnings over the month of February as online betting grows at an astonishing rate across the UK, Ireland and USA.
While the likes of New Jersey is seeing record numbers being wagered as the online betting market continues to grow, the UK and Ireland is also seeing impressive figures with huge wins for punters too.
Slots such as Starburst, Rainbow Riches and Mega Moolah are hugely popular and with online slots becoming even more accessible, that’s only going to continue.
Mobile gaming and the increasing methods of banking is appealing to more and more players with the likes of Boku allowing for more players to hit the market.
That figure is going to continue to rise and what’s more, it’s helping players win big too.
In Ireland during February a player won £4.2million. Sean Doyle was just the latest of an ever-increasing line of players winning progressive slots, which regularly hands out winnings in the millions.
That came off just an £8 bet, while three other punters have won over £120,000 on slots in recent weeks.
But while online slots are looking healthy across the UK currently, new legislation and taxes could stutter the progress across the year.
Reports suggest that offshore gambling firms operating in the UK could see taxes further increased to increase the country’s budget, while the decrease in maximum bet for fixed-odds machines could also cause a problem for company revenue.
However, it can’t be denied that online slots are currently thriving and as further legislation gets passed in the USA that’s only going to benefit the global market.
A number of popular UK firms are expanding their operations out to the United States, with William Hill now operating a popular slots and casino site in the country, which will only allow it to expand offerings worldwide.
That increase in revenue for bookmakers and games producers alike will allow online casino to develop even further, with the likes of virtual and augmented reality set to be another revolutionary move for the industry.
Virtual reality is beginning to find itself in the online casino world and could become the norm, just as the likes of live casino has in recent years.
It would take a juggernaut to prevent online slots to really slow down over the next year and as has been proven over the last decade or so the industry has a real habit of reinventing itself for the better.
That will undoubtedly happen, particularly as technology continues to develop at a pace. 2019 will be an exciting year as UK brands expand into the US and more million pound winnings are handed out than ever before.