How technology has impacted Irish online casinos
Gaming is popular in Ireland despite changing gambling laws. UK is the world's second-largest gambling market in Europe. How has technology impacted Irish online casinos?
The first attempts to regulate gambling in Ireland appeared in 1854 with the Betting Act of 18 54. Commercial casinos were banned in 1956 under the Gaming and Lotteries Act. Online casinos are the only option available to Irish gamblers. The current bill is being reviewed and would allow for up to 40 legal land-based casinos with up as many as 15 tables each.
The Internet, technological devices and constant technological improvements are the main reasons why online casinos are so popular. Since the invention of the World Wide Web, most industries have changed and transitioned to the virtual world. Online casinos can be accessed from anywhere and are convenient. The competition is fierce and providers are investing in online casino technology. Many casinos offer apps that players can download on their mobile phones and play at any time. 83.72% of world’s population owns a smartphone. There are more and more smartphone users every day. It is estimated that 83% of people in the world own a mobile phone.
Technology has greatly contributed to the development, success and popularity of online casinos in Ireland. As current technology continues to improve, the online gambling industry will most likely continue to develop and attract new gamers.