Whether locally here in Swindon, across Wilshire or throughout the UK, the way we engage with our favourite hobbies is changing. The world of the internet has created new platforms for interaction and allowed us to pursue the activities we love without even leaving the home.
One of the industries that have truly capitalised on the opportunities presented by the new digital marketplace is the online casino sector. An almost innumerable selection of websites, across laptop, tablet and mobile, provide entertainment wherever players are in the world.
The sector is also one of many online that are helping people connect with their favourite hobbies. The majority of games are now heavily themed, featuring logos, colours and sounds to create a particular aesthetic and environment.
In this article, we will examine how some of the latest games are succeeding in engaging with more casual players, through the use of common hobbies and interests, whether they are living locally or around the world.
History and mythology
One of the big themes utilised in casino gaming revolves around history and mythology. These two topics are a source of intense fascination for many, with enthusiasts pouring over books and resources, and studying through documentaries and educational courses.
There are plenty of local landmarks to nurture that passion, including Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury, while the online casino is providing a more modern way to engage. Age of the Gods at Betfair’s Casino is built around Greek mythology, while Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead features an Egyptian theme.
Slightly less educational, one evergreen interest in the modern age is TV. Many viewers have a preferred genre that they’re happy to invest their time in, whether that’s news, sport, drama or comedy.
Quiz shows often attract a fanatical following, with Swindon locals often among the many hopefuls desperate to get the chance to appear and compete for a cash prize. But although not all of us make the cut, the online casino offers other ways to engage with our favourite shows.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is one of the major game-show brands to be adapted into a casino game, while Deal or No Deal, famously fronted by Noel Edmonds, has been brought to life in a spin-off game called What’s in your Scratchcard?
Of course, a major passion for local people is sport, whether that’s following the men from The County Ground, Swindon Robins speedway or the Wildcats Ice Hockey team. For many, sport is a way of life and a big part of the weekend ritual.
Unsurprisingly, the online casino sector has been perfectly positioned to capitalise on those passions and engage with fans. Ruby Walsh Champion’s Gold aims to bring the thrill of horse racing to a modern slots game, while Fishin’ Frenzy transforms one of the world’s most popular pastimes into a digital hobby you can enjoy from your couch.
Games like these are no replacement for the real thing, but they provide a new outlet for local sports nuts to enjoy their favourite activity.
Perhaps more than any other online industry, casino gaming has succeeded in engaging with a full spectrum of entertainment and general interest sectors, and building these links helps to engage new players and keep the action fresh and exciting.