Gaming as a whole is a very social experience, as such it’s no surprise that live streaming for gaming has become as popular as it has over the past decade or so and no surprise that some of the biggest games draw in tens of thousands of viewers per stream for the bigger content creators – one of the latest spaces to emerge in the online streaming space has been within online casinos and slots in particular, but is the relationship between the two beneficial for online casinos or is it something that could have a negative kickback?
Something good to come out of the relationship has been with the growing number of experts in gambling making the shift over to platforms like Twitch and YouTube to share their own experiences and to share their winning tips too, with a growing number of players looking for advice on how to succeed through these services, these experts, and the tips they offer are becoming invaluable to the players most looking for them. Given that they’re currently able to play some of these games whilst they’re explaining their thought process or their approach to playing, particularly with higher skill games like poker which years of knowledge can help newcomers adapt to the game and help them gain the knowledge they need to win.
There’s also some downsides, however, as some big streamers are calling for rules around casinos and online streaming to change because of some larger content creators playing for long hours and gambling a large amount of money with no protection for particularly at risk audiences, it has led to some controversy around the online platforms but as they have yet to issue any information on whether or not any changes will come into place, it’s still something that could see major change in the near future, and even something that may see a potential ban.
For now, it’s a very unique opportunity for operators to reach a growing audience and for these operators to gain some more direct feedback about their games, which could be the hidden benefit of the growth – with a more direct way to communicate with the most avid players through the big names streaming the games, operators are able to see what’s going well and what isn’t going so well and make on the fly changes to ensure that players are getting the best possible experience – it is something that has been instrumental in the success of other games and other genres, and with such a huge audience and so many eyes currently fixed on the genre right now, it’s an opportunity that may only have a short life span before disappearing once again.