Ways Tech has contributed to sports betting online

When it comes to the gambling industry and online bookmakers, it is regularly reported that they have expanded the options considerably in recent years. However, the leap in opportunities and innovations between 2000 and now is not due to these companies. It is the tech companies that have driven the development, and which now ensure that hundreds of thousands of people in the Netherlands can play in a comfortable and safe way. In what ways have these technology companies made sports betting so much better?

Fast payments thanks to technology

POV: You are ready with chips and cola to watch the Dutch national team play in Qatar. Suddenly you get the idea to put € 5 on profit to Holland, but the match starts in 5 minutes. No problem; thanks to the tech companies, it is possible to make a deposit with a bookmaker that can be immediately seen on your balance. Incidentally, this does not only apply to gambling websites; This has also opened up a new world for online shopping where you can transfer money anywhere in the world in seconds.

Without the technology, this would have taken 3 to 5 business days. Then you could have forgotten that game on Orange.

We owe mobile gaming solely to technology

The time of entertainment behind a laptop or computer is behind us (for a while). We do not need a PC anymore, because we all walk around with a minicomputer in our pocket. This is again thanks to technological innovations that have ensured that particularly small components ensure that our phones can handle complex applications without any problems. This has also opened the doors for mobile gaming. You can think of several puzzles (whether it is via Facebook), but the mobile phone is also widely used when taking a gamble. This way you can even see from the stadium betting on sports while waiting for the kick-off surrounded by screaming football fans. Or just from the tranquility of your own backyard.

Livestreams and esports

You’ve probably already seen a stream, from your favorite player for example, or a technology giant telling its story live to inspire other people. E-sports is also not unknown among tech enthusiasts. These two branches were completely unthinkable in the pioneer days of the internet. At the moment, it has become the standard. A streamer from Southern Italy can easily win fans all over the world and be encouraged from Chile and Siberia at the same time.

This development is indeed on the verge of the springboard. Several tech companies are already very busy developing blockchain applications and applications that should significantly improve scalability. Of course, in this context, we can also think of the companies that are constantly working to improve the network; optimal internet connection is still required (whether this is 4G, 5G or via an Ethernet cable).

Optimal ease of use

But where we see the biggest improvements, and not just in sports betting over the internet, is ease of use for the average consumer, gamer or gambler. The tech companies have ensured that everything works better, is faster, but above all much more secure. For example, consider SSL encryption of data, anti-malware and virus software to keep malicious files out of our mobile phone and computer.

Here, too, it is good to keep an eye on developments in the blockchain. Certainly in the field of security, identification and verification, great promises have been made by many large and small companies that deal with tech on a daily basis.

What can we expect in the near future for sports betting?

The technology companies are not sitting still. Developments that bookmakers will mainly benefit from are the opportunities that blockchain offers, and e-sports as an additional industry to offer betting opportunities to players. When this can happen on a larger scale, there is a good chance that these matches (like the virtual sport at the moment) will be broadcast by the bookmakers themselves and no longer solely via the feeds of participating teams. Definitely enough to keep an eye on if you are a fan of applied technology.

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