It’s been a long time coming and there’s been huge anticipation – but now 5G is being rolled out on a large scale and we’re finally discovering its advantages over 4G. Anyone lucky enough to have a 5G-enabled phone and use it in an area where it’s set up and ready to go will already have a good idea of the improvements. For example, it can download a movie or video in a fraction of the time it used to take on 4G and also downloads in much higher quality than before.
It’s also something that will be great for anyone who enjoys playing in online casinos, and some games are going to earn more than others from this development.
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One group of people who will benefit greatly are those who play online slots for fun. Previously, the norm was to enjoy these games on a desktop device, but now the trend is to play them on the go. The games themselves have also become progressively more sophisticated with titles like The Gates of Valhalla, including multiple features including drops in which winning symbols are automatically replaced with new ones, roaming wilds that can multiply wins, as well as free spins. This all adds up to the data transferred from site to drive and 5G will make this process smoother and faster.
Slot game soundtracks also play an important role in the overall experience. So the good news continues as the audio stream promises to be of even higher quality than the already excellent 4G service.
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Another big favorite of the online casino player is the live casino. If you’ve never encountered this before, it involves games like roulette, blackjack and baccarat being streamed live to players with real dealers running the show.
As you’d expect, this relies on fast data speeds, both upload and download, if gaming is to be as seamless as it would be in the real-life casinos this release aims to emulate. 5G is configured to ensure that the connection will be fast and secure, with no annoying buffering or interruptions in the middle of the game.
An additional advantage will also be that it will be faster to start once a game has been chosen. Indeed, it is always necessary to download the game software before starting to play. Then, once you’ve done that, it can sometimes take a few moments for the casino camera to connect. Hopefully that will also become a thing of the past with 5G.
Looking to the future, there is a lot of potential. Virtual and augmented reality are poised to be the next big things in the development of online casinos, as well as many other areas. Using 5G will dramatically improve the ability to create the immersive experiences that VR and AI entail.
So it all adds up to the fact that 5G is good news for gamers, great news for casinos, and great news for the games we’ll all be able to play.