iGAMING 101



What is iGaming? As per sportsbettingdime.com, iGaming is any kind of online betting that wagers on the future outcome of a game or event. Sports betting, online casinos, poker and eSports all fall under the iGaming definition.


The pandemic situation has proven to be a time where iGaming grows swiftly. According to capermint.com, iGaming is progressing at a rapid speed and is showing no signs of stopping down.


Many factors could be accounted for the growth of iGaming industry. As mentioned by a report from forbes.com, technological advancement means that the games are constantly evolving and improving. That the services are offered with better visual and audio design which naturally attract more customers.


But with popularity comes the caution. We listed some of the pros and cons of iGaming.



PROS


1. Sharpens Mind


While majority of betting games are pure luck, there are games where you can exercise your skills on strategies and vision. “Reading” the game and being aware of what’s happening can help you win. Indeed, a mind exercise!


2. Connecting with People


There’s a community of iGamers that allows you to join and interact with, one way or another. This is a window for you to connect with other people online with similar interests.


3. Quick Decision Making


There are choices we can think about for an extended period of time. But there are also decisions that need immediate action. iGaming is an exercise of the latter – better brain function and quick decision-making abilities. An iGamer has to make decisions and his/her reactions to the game often translate to better information processing in real life.

CONS


1. Untrustworthy Gaming Sites


The internet is a wide-open space where you can find a wealth of knowledge. But this same community is also the source of virus, malwares and other online bugs. iGaming sites are the usual destinations of these untrustworthy elements. So, proceed with caution and a watchful eye.


2. Gaming Addiction


Perhaps, the most worrying misgiving about iGaming is the addiction that results from playing for too long. As per the report of ctesolutions.com, this compulsive behavior sees some gamers go to the extent of mismanaging funds available to them to feed their addiction.


3. Strain on Eyes


Longer screen time can strain your eyes. The eyes can also get dry and irritated during long stretches of screen use. According to chop.edu, studies show that people of all ages blink far less often when concentrating on a screen, which in turn causes the eyes to dry out.



Oriental Game is the leader of iGaming software solutions provider in Asia and is encouraging responsible iGaming. Of course, with iGaming, there are pros and cons. But similar to other gaming and interests, in general – overindulgence is a dangerous habit. So, the operative word here is “moderation”. Have fun but have a life too.




Sources:


https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/guides/legal/igaming/

https://www.capermint.com/blog/igaming-industry/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackjones/2021/04/21/the-rise-of-the-igaming-industry-what-is-in-store-for-the-citizens-of-united-states/?sh=42c08dee3555

https://www.ctesolutions.com/pros-and-cons-of-online-gaming/

https://www.ctesolutions.com/pros-and-cons-of-online-gaming/

https://www.chop.edu/news/health-tip/how-too-much-screen-time-affects-kids-eyes#:~:text=Dry%20and%20irritated%20eyes,is%20essential%20for%20clear%20vision