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UK Gaming Industry Continues It’s Rapid Rise: Better Technology and VR Improvements

Andy Newton
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The UK Gaming industry continues to dominate and is now recognized as being one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Regardless of any potential recessions – past or future – the UK gaming industry seems to be able to dodge any threat of a downturn.

Over the last five years, it’s reported that the UK gaming industry has grown a further 10% annually and there doesn’t seem to be any let-up!

Better Technology and More Choice In UK Gaming Industry

This continued rise in gaming growth can be pinned down to many factors – with many feeling the improved technology and wider choice for players are the main reasons.

With improved game development tools across the online casino and gaming providers in the UK, this has helped grow the engagement for existing players and also in attracting new customers into the UK gaming industry.

Virtual Reality Improvements Have Been Welcomed By UK Gaming Industry

Another of the recognized steps forward in the gaming industry has been the expansion of VR – or Virtual Reality. The good news for the UK gaming industry is they’ve also become a central core of VR with many software developers investing heavily in this area.

This injection of support has moved VR to the next level and given the ability to the UK gamers to try out new and exciting gaming environments – with developers having an array of new options and ideas because of the VR improvements.

Augmented Reality Creates the Casino Experience From Home

AR, or Augmented Reality is another big area that many feel has helped take the UK gaming industry forward. This technology injects a bigger digital element to the older platforms – mixing the two, which allows players to get a sense of ‘actually’ being in the casino.

Yes, this hasn’t been welcomed by the ‘real casinos’ as players can now stay in the comfort of their homes and play.

In contrast, online players can now feel like they are at the casino tables for real. The improved AR technology has made this possible.

Blackjack, Slots and Video Poker the Most Popular with UK Players

Of course, sports betting on big sports like football and horse racing is hugely popular in the UK too.

However, when it comes to the gaming world, it’s blackjack – or 21’s – video poker and slots (fruit machines to the older readers) are the top-rated when it comes to the UK gaming industry.

Overall, It’s Hard to See Anything but More Growth for The UK Gaming Industry

Yes, many are talking of a recession being on its way – or even here already. However, with the improved technology that the UK gaming companies are plowing into the industry, it’s hard to see a let-up in growth.

With the option to play more games, with better usability and, arguably the most important factor – being able to recreate Las Vegas at home, then it’s easy to see why UK gaming fans at the moment are holding all the aces.

Andy Newton

Andy Newton is a well-known horse racing and sports betting writer that specialises in using key trends and stats to help find winners and unique betting approaches. Over the years, Andy has built up many industry contacts, including with some of the leading horse racing stables in the UK with his time running the Trainers-Quotes site and has also ghost-written for former top jockey Richard Dunwoody. Andy is also the former sports betting editor of odds comparison site Easyodds and JuiceStorm and appeared on many betting podcasts for MatchBook and BetBright. You can also find his views via his monthly Racing Ahead magazine column, which he’s held a slot for over 10 years. Now a regular on Bettingsites.co.uk too giving his views, trends and tips mainly on horse racing and football - so if there's a stat to be unearthed and it's a sport, Andy is sure to find an interesting betting angle. Here’s a look at a sampling of where Andy’s expertise has been mentioned: Racing Ahead Magazine Trainers-Quotes JuiceStorm GeeGeez