5G came to life in 2016; however, developing and integrating generational mobile broadband takes time. The high-speed internet service is the successor to 4G and started being deployed by major mobile providers in 2019. Since then, it has taken on much of the UK by storm and will see trails coming to the Isle of Wight later this year.
5G can change plenty for a plethora of industries, but what does it mean for the world of online casinos? More than ever before, people would be able to enjoy instant gaming around the island.
One game that could greatly be affected by the trial is bingo. Although there are live bingo halls on the island, many people enjoy playing online these days. However, with the 5G trial, online bingo could move from the comfort of people’s homes to anywhere on the island. Speed and connection are crucial to an excellent online game, and, with successful 5G integration, this would be far easier. This will give people the option to play bingo at Leo Leisure, in their humble abode, or even at the Needles Headland and Tennyson Down.
Although the Isle of Wight has plenty of halls to host a bingo game, it isn’t flushed with casino options. Thankfully, there is a multitude of online casinos with every game they can imagine. The 5G trial gives casino fans a whole new world of possibilities to play anywhere at high speeds. Roulette, blackjack, and poker will all be at inhabitants’ fingertips instantly. That means that if you suddenly had the urge for a quick game of bingo or blackjack while at St. Catherine’s Lighthouse, you can easily depend on the power of 5G.
5G has also affected online sports betting in other parts of the UK. If the trial proves a success and 5G is permanently brought to the island, having to worry about finding a bookie will be a thing of the past. Like online bingo, many people now prefer to use online sportsbooks due to the convenience and accessibility. By using mobile apps, people have access to so many features and live cashouts that would be accentuated by having 5G. For example, if you were visiting Osborne House, but the game you had wagered on wasn’t going your way, having a 5G connection would ensure that you could cash out before the game ended without any connection issues.
Technology is dynamic, and the world keeps evolving with it. As technology improves and changes, human behaviour develops with it. Devices and services that may not have seemed possible on an island online a few short years ago are now utilised and used every day. If the trial for 5G on the Isle of Wight provides the island with omni-coverage, people will reap the benefits in a myriad of ways. One sector that will benefit from such is the online gambling sphere, as seen with previous developments. The increase in speed, connectivity, and ease of access will be significant factors for current and future players.