ONLINE Online gambling trends in Africa to watch out in 2021 2 years ago Mary Ngaruiya Post Views: 509 Online betting has made its statement in the gambling sector. Better gaming experiences, new online sites, safer and fast payment methods, and new technologies will sure make the difference. 2021 is here, and thanks to last year, the gambling industry has seen greater horizons. Online gambling has proven to be more than what most Africans perceive it to be. Anyone online gambling enthusiast understands that a great experience results from playing and other factors that enhance the activity. In this article, we will discuss some major online gambling trends. Esports Gambling By now, you must have noted the increasing popularity of esports gambling. In 2020, there have been several online esports tournaments, and people from all over the place bets online. Like online casinos and sports betting, esports are available to gamble for real money. Punters have several bet options such as: • Challenge Betting • Social Betting • Real Money betting • Fantasy Betting • Skin betting Betting on esports is much similar to traditional sports wagering. You don’t have to like casino games or wait for a football league to resume. Esports got you covered. If you have wagered on sports before, you will find it more fun and easy to bet on electronic sports. Some of the most common tournaments followed by the African gambling population include; • World Championships: League of Legends • Intel Extreme Masters • Call of Duty Championships • ELEAGUE More competition More and more online gambling platforms are getting launched this year. 2021 started on a higher gambling note, and players have more online casino options. One would think that new casinos would be struggling to attract customers. Well, that’s not the case since most are up for the challenge. They offer punters better gaming experiences, generous bonuses and promotions, advanced gaming softwares, and better payment options. For older online casino sites, the competition will be stiffer. We can only hope that they are braced for it. You ought to try some of these advantages outlined below that keep attracting new punters in large numbers. Generous promotions: New online casinos are providing punters with mouth-watering bonuses particularly offered to them. The bonuses come with no or lesser wagering requirements compared to old casinos. Gamification: New online casinos are providing better games that are more entertaining to play. They seem to be taking advantage of having different gaming software providers. More user-friendly interfaces: Previously, punters have had issues maneuvering through gaming platforms. This is not the case with most of the newest online casinos. They have very easy to understand interfaces. You don’t have to worry about hunting for actions for hours when you should be placing a bet or playing a game. New casinos in the top 3 African Gambling Nations; South Africa: • Genesis Casino • Yeti Casino • Sloticca Casino • Mr. Play Casino • Fun Casino Kenya: • Bet Lion • 22 Bet • BetWay • Sahara Promotional Casino • MCheza Nigeria: • SureBet • NairaBet • LionsBet • Bet Bonanza • WazoBet From the list, you can tell that some of these new casinos are real game-changers in the gambling industry. E-Wallet gambling With online gambling, you enjoy getting entertained on the go. You will need more convenient ways to pay for your gaming services with the tap of a finger without taking that trip to the bank. Several e-wallets have penetrated African territories and gained significant popularity. Some like PayPal can transfer cash directly to your mobile phone. For instance, Kenyan players can use their PayPal wallets to transfer their winnings to their M-Pesa accounts instantly. Other secure and popular e-wallets in Africa include Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe, BOKU, and Trustly. More Cryptocurrencies In the past few years, the use of non-cash methods in gambling has gained popularity. The most commonly used cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, which is the original one of its kind. Other cryptocurrencies are surfaces and claiming their place in the world of gaming. Punters will are now having more options to pay or receive their payments in more casinos. Earlier on, only a few casinos and casino games were accessible using cryptocurrencies. Now you can play from several Crypto casinos and enjoy a wide variety of casino games and promotions. About Post Author Mary Ngaruiya Mary Ngaruiya is a social planner and a sports lover. I have both the capacity and the passion to analyze sports, casino games, and peoples’ interactions in these spaces. Gambling has a pivotal role in the social, technological, and economical spheres of human lives, which I understand and acknowledge, therefore giving unbiased analysis on the same. See author's posts Mary NgaruiyaMary Ngaruiya is a social planner and a sports lover. I have both the capacity and the passion to analyze sports, casino games, and peoples’ interactions in these spaces. Gambling has a pivotal role in the social, technological, and economical spheres of human lives, which I understand and acknowledge, therefore giving unbiased analysis on the same. 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