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Oct
17th

Internet Gaming Technology Moves Forward

There are constant changes in internet bingo and gambling technology. In many ways the advances in gambling technology reflect the changes in other areas. Today people shop online, gather news and information, publish articles, pay bills and use the internet to communicate with others. Land based casinos use a lot of modern technology. At some bingo halls players have the option to use hand held computers to play games. The computer marks the cards automatically enabling players to play more cards during games.

Brick and mortar casinos use technology in several ways. Players are watched for any signs of cheating and facial recognition software is used to keep cheaters and other undesirables out of the casino. Casino technology includes sophisticated surveillance security cameras. Since large amounts of money are always around casino employees are watched closely to prevent skimming and theft. The technology benefits both the casino and players. Land based casinos also use high tech slots and video gaming machines powered by the latest software.

Internet casinos also need to keep an eye on players to make sure that the casino rules are followed and players obey the laws of the jurisdiction where the casino is located. Internet bingo sites and casinos must have programs in place to make sure that no underage players are allowed on the site. In most countries internet casinos must have their game software tested regularly to make sure all games are fair and random. Increased broadband access has allowed online gaming sites to expand into new markets.

The increased speed of games like poker and blackjack has attracted a large group of younger players.  Casino software has enabled these players to play hundreds of hands at high speed giving them the opportunity to hone their playing skills. Many tech savvy young players use the strategies they have learned online at live casinos and many have been highly successful. Technology has also enabled online casinos to keep track of which promotions and bonuses are the most popular among players. The site can then tailor bonuses and promotions to appeal to their player base. It will be interesting to see what future generations of gaming technology have to offer.