The news of the partnership between a new technology and media business and a sportsbook platform provider was recently announced. With this news, we may be seeing the next steps for sports betting for the future. Technology, user needs and other market developments are creating space for new and innovative solutions in terms of sports betting. In this article, we look at some outcomes of these innovations.
It may be difficult these days to remember the time when betting could only be done from specific betting shops. Today, technology has allowed people to bet anytime they want, from anywhere. Whether it is from a laptop or smartphone, it is easy for anyone to find different betting options to try out for fun and entertainment. If it hasn’t already, the increased accessibility may put an end to the betting shops as we know them.
Because more people are using smartphones, mobile apps have made betting more convenient for millions of players. And if mobile betting apps continue developing at the current rate, betting sites may be the next to disappear.
Predictions Becoming More Precise
Today, sports from football to cricket to basketball are much more monitored and analyzed than ever. Thanks to drone technology which helps catch all viewing angles, as well as other technologies like VAR and slow motion technology, viewers can track every motion of the players during a sports match. This is helpful for bookmakers, as they can collect more precise data. The data from a game, weather conditions and much more can become valuable knowledge in calculating the odds and predictions for future games.
This is also the case for live betting where technology can track the progress of a game as it unfolds so bettors can place bets during the game.
While sports can be a way to create a community by gathering friends and family around games, and sports events, betting can also work the same way. By participating in forums on the internet, people can chat with others – even strangers – who share the same passion for betting. In these forums, people share tips, tricks and general thoughts about betting.
This sense of community is then furthered by the concept of social betting. With social betting, people can bet in a group or place private bets with friends and acquaintances. By drawing insights from fellow betting fans, there are better chances of coming up with a good strategy.
Virtual Reality in Betting
While Virtual Reality is often associated with playing horror games and getting scared as if in real life, the technology has also spread to the betting world. Because bettors wish to interact more with the games they play, they can wear VR glasses to watch the game as if they were in the physical environment of the game. Virtual Reality can make things seem very realistic, making for a more entertaining betting experience. This also makes it more convenient for fans who don’t have the option of watching the game in real life.
The same thing goes for chatbots that can assist with any betting-related questions, such as tips for getting more out of odds.
Safer and Secure Betting
With online gambling and betting come scams and other types of fraud in the industry. But new technologies have been developed to help fight those acts. Betting sites are encrypted to help prevent unauthorized access to the data of users. To ensure a safe betting environment sportsbooks use algorithms to analyze the betting patterns of bettors. This way, they can detect any signs of illegal activities and intervene to disrupt them in time.
In addition, the use of cryptocurrency payment methods for transactions on betting sites has also helped create a more secure betting environment. Cryptocurrencies run on blockchain technology, making transactions transparent, public, and more secure, as long as bettors take the necessary precautions. While cryptocurrencies can provide safer means of carrying out transactions, they are not risk-free, just like other payment methods.