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Live Streaming Is the Future of Gaming

Back in the day, if you wanted to enjoy gaming, you would go to your friend’s house – the one who had the latest game – perch yourself on his or her bed and accumulate dirty dishes as you gamed into the night. The nostalgic gamers within us would love to return to these simpler times, but the fact of the matter is that gaming has changed, and it has got a lot more spectacular.

Remember when your parents would say “you’re wasting your life away by playing video games?” … well, now days gaming means big bucks. People haunt gaming arenas that pack thousands of fans looking watch the action unfold. Let’s not forget that some fans are calling for gaming to become a recognised sport. Some others are trying to push it into an Olympic sport. Others, are trying to make money from home by “taking risks” in a virtual casino.

One of the main attractions that is constantly being talked about is casino live streaming. Live streaming is available to many gamers in most countries, but its expansion into the gambling world could develop and become the real future of online gambling. Some forward-thinking operators are already adopting the technology required to make live streaming to a mass audience reality. It may be sooner, rather than later, that we can expect to see big casino names jump on the bandwagon. It may take a while before everyone has access to some of the gaming channels, but companies like mFortune Online Casino are already making the rounds. Honestly, it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the club joins the industry and begins to offer an enhanced gaming experience equipped with live streaming as part of a normal service.

Why Would You Want to Watch Streamers?

Some football fans go to the game and others watch from home. Well, football is no different than online gaming. Those of us who prefer gaming and watching two players battle it out with two football teams would like to watch that happen in an esports arena. If we can’t get to the arena, another option is to watch a live stream. Just as the football fan would probably watch the game at home if they could not get to the stadium, gamers want to watch the action play out from their gaming chairs. Ultimately, gamers want to be more involved with online gaming and get to watch the best players and the superstars of their favourite games from around the world.

But gambling is different… right? Not exactly. How often do we sit at home watching poker videos of the WSOP? People follow poker players like Daniel Negreanu, Esfandiary, Tom Dwan, Doyle, etc. Now we’re talking about streamers (like JCarver – Run It Up) gaining a following – gambling.

Where Are We At?

Currently, live streaming is available in the gaming world. Many gambling sites have adopted this technology to some extent, especially on table games such as poker and blackjack. Outside of the casino, gaming also offers live streaming through technology like Twitch streams. The UK is a street ahead of other countries because you can stream eSports games on its BBC channels – although not to a significant degree just yet.

So, Is Live Streaming the Future for Gaming?

Yes! Live streaming is one of the ways that gaming will develop over the following years. For those who can imagine gaming to be like any other sport, the need to stream tournaments and competitions is a necessity. How quickly it will be rolled out remains to be seen but will be interesting to monitor. It will cause a fierce competition in itself between game developers and gaming platforms, especially among online casinos who will want to win the race to the best live streaming experiences.

L. Scott Harrell

L. Scott Harrell is the Executive Editor of Vtrep.com. He is also a serial entrepreneur and top tier business development professional who speaks leadership, startups and digital media masterfully. Scott can be reached via email: editor@vtrep.com