ONLINE Online gambling hopes to develop 5G broadband 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 641 The advent of 5G will enable big innovations for in-game sports betting and virtual reality. Both could bring online gambling to more people and ramp up the stakes for companies and players alike. 5G will enable live betting which takes place during pauses during a sporting event. Delivering calculated odds and processing bets from thousands of devices during a live sporting event will be one of the most direct and lucrative applications for 5G connectivity. Meanwhile, virtual reality, currently limited by broadband strength, will turn the immersive and popular world of online casinos into an addictive escape for first-time and experienced gamblers. Live in-game sports betting will allow gambling companies to squeeze more revenue out of single sports events, whilst VR casinos target a tech-savvy millennial audience with cutting-edge visuals and social interaction. 5G coincides with a wave of gambling legalisation in the US The US Supreme Court lifted a federal ban on sports betting in May 2018. So far 11 states have legalised it and 28 have proposed legislation to that effect. Legalisation frequently attracts regulation. Heavy taxes on gambling companies created a strong incentive for governments – most recently the Swedish government – to open up regulated markets. The US has the highest number of 5G installations scheduled to be operational by the end of 2019 thanks to US President Donald Trump’s determination to roll out 5G ahead of China. The 5G rollout, along with sweeping gambling reforms, will ensure that US citizens are among the first to be exposed to live sports betting and VR casinos. Mobile broadband carriers in the US – including Verizon and AT&T, two of the biggest in the world – have already hinted at the 5G-gambling synergies with investments in sports betting companies. Online gambling companies are openly proselytizing the advent of 5G as a gateway to wider demographics, more addictive gameplay and higher retention rates. Under such circumstances, companies risk encouraging governments to tighten regulations over business practices. 2019 has seen Italy and Belgium ban advertising for online gambling, tighter controls in the UK have resulted in five companies being banned and Uganda and Cambodia have banned it altogether. China is hostile to gambling and exerts significant pressure on smaller economically-dependent neighbours to ban it. As China is the number one 5G provider for the Asia-Pacific region, the leverage of Beijing over gambling-friendly neighbours will only increase. While 5G has huge potential to boost revenues with new technology, the spiral of superfast betting and immersive VR experiences could frighten governments into tougher regulations. Providers of 5G will be weighing up the risks and rewards of this market. Source: verdict.co.uk About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: 5G, online gambling, VR Casino Continue Reading Previous Vitual reality casinos explained in MalawiNext ‘Boet Fighter’: A funny local game with only a few issues More Stories ONLINE WORLD NEWS AstroPay Seeks to Bolster Growth with Affiliate Program 15 hours ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS 4 sales-boosting modules from Slotegrator’s new platform 1 week ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE The influencers paid to push hashtags 1 week ago Iwo Bulski NIGERIA ONLINE BGaming develops compression algorithm to cut game loading time 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Africa Records a High Number of Gamers 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Keep VIP programs compliant with the right bonus module 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BURUNDI ONLINE Grupo Pefaco enlists Moobifun to take it digital in Africa 2 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE Volatility & Variance for Slot Games Explained 2 weeks ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA How gambling has evolved world-wide 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS TVBET unites forces with Technamin 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS How the iGaming industry is driving the global economy 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Online slots go live in South Africa 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.