Video slot trends for 2021
We are already three months into 2021 which has given us a good picture of the trends to expect from video slot developers. We have already seen a lot of innovation and new features over 2020 which was largely affected by COVID-19.
One thing we can definitely expect to see is a large response to last year. Making things safer, more available and fun while gambling at home. Let’s take a closer look at the video slot trends we can expect to see during the rest of 2021.
More Bonus Buy and Sticky symbol features.
Bonus Buy was already an emerging video slot trend toward the end of 2020. This year, we can expect to see a lot more of it and its something we are looking forward to. This will help decrease the frustration gamblers feel while waiting for Scatter symbols to land on the reels.
Sticky symbols are always a great way to trigger those bonus features. These are the symbols that can be locked in position for the following spin. This really aids in triggering other bonus features that the slot has.
For more about the Sticky symbol, we covered them and many other bonus symbols that appear in slots here: Video slot symbols and what they mean.
Stronger security aided by artificial intelligence.
With more people staying at home and gambling online, tighter security has become even more important. Many video slot developers are working on using artificial intelligence to improve the safety of both casinos and gamblers.
This kind of protection can handle issues very quickly to ensure a safer environment from hackers. It is still best to use the best internet safety practices too. This will keep you even safer from potential threats.
Mobile-friendly video slot trends.
More and more gamblers have been turning to mobile to make bets and spin slots. The benefit to this is that gamblers can do it from the comfort of their home. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, this has become even more important.
During the course of 2021, we can expect to see more mobile-friendly video slots. Many casinos already have the infrastructure for it too. With recent changes to the Google Play Store policy where gambling apps will be allowed in certain countries, this will only further push more mobile-friendly slots.
A step into the virtual.
Virtual reality (VR) has been growing in popularity for some time now. With gamblers looking for new experiences, a logical step forward would be into VR. This will offer a more lifelike gambling experience that, for some, could be experienced at home.
If VR gambling becomes more popular, you could be sitting on your couch in your pyjamas and teleport yourself into a fantasy casino with other people. We expect to see more VR video slots release in 2021.