A few days back we reported that online bingo had been experiencing growth far in advance of current industry trends. The other major online casino game that has been bucking the trend is blackjack.
While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact combination of reasons for this, it is interesting that the two games that are experiencing this kind of growth are both played against the house rather than other players.
In terms of casino games that can be played online, poker has traditionally had the biggest share online over the last few years. A share that was disproportionately bigger than it’s offline equivalent.
This landscape seems to be shifting somewhat as the games played against the house have been making significant gains.
One suggestion that has been floated in some quarters with specific regard to blackjack is that the movie “21” has aroused the interest of many people who would not previously have been patrons of online casinos.
This is purely speculative of course but some combination of factors is currently causing this shift in usage and it will be very interesting to see if the trend continues over the coming months.