Is Mobile the Only Technological Innovation in Gaming?

If we were to ask gamers what was the most significant innovation in gaming in recent times, we suspect that most would say the development and technological improvement of a mobile casino. As we speak, the majority of online gamers do the majority of their gaming on the mobile platform of Everygame Casino and other top online casinos.

We can report a bit bemusedly that many land-based casinos now offer a mobile gaming platform so their players can continue playing in their hotel room even as they left the casino floor bleary-eyed from hours of gambling!

What Hath Tech Wrought in the Area of Mobile Casino Gaming?

Mobile Gaming Has Come a Long Way, Baby

Mobile gaming has certainly come of age, and we expect it to continue to improve.  Still, we feel that we should all appreciate the many other technological innovations that have made online casino gaming the go to way to relax at home after a long day at work.

Online Casinos are the Result of Digital Technology

The first online casino came aboard in 1994.  That was 28 years ago, to be sure, so many gamers today don’t remember the wonderful occasion!  Gamers from about age 50 and older will remember that the first online casinos were just a bit clunky to use.

They answered an immediate desire of gamers, namely, to be able to play much more often than they could play at any land-based casino.  Travelling to a land-based casino was at one time the only way to play but with the arrival of online casinos, the travel aspect of gaming was dramatically changed.

Since 1900 Many Innovations in the Area of Games Have Occurred

Here we are talking about toys and games that are simply fun to play and did not exist until someone invented or developed them.

  1. Arthur Wynne invented the crossword puzzle in 1913.
  2. The Frisbee was invented only in 1948.
  3. The teddy bear was created in 1902, probably as a reference to Teddy Roosevelt.
  4. The teddy bear was followed after World War II by Smoky the Bear who said, “Only you can prevent forest fires”.
  5. Yogi Bear came later as a reference to the famous New York Yankee catcher, Yogi Berra.
  6. Richard James invented the slinky in 1943.
  7. James Wright brought silly putty to a generation of kids also in 1943.
  8. We should mention a few famous board games such as Scrabble™, Monopoly™, Risk™, Set™, and Milles Bornes™ which, because Americans always butcher the French language, the famous Rudy Suckers card!
  9. The hula hoop was developed in the 1950’s.  it was made of plastic which was one of the more profound inventions of the 20th century.


Why Was Plastic So Important?

In the great movie of the 1960’s The Graduate, one of Benjamin’s parent’s friends whispers to Benjamin “plastics” as a business to go into.  Even in the 1960’s, the idea of going into plastics could evoke gales of laughter!  Today we use plastic in thousands of ways and we take its presence for granted.

Plastic was developed in a laboratory and was one of the seminal discoveries of the 20th century.

Here are a few other seminal inventions or discoveries of the 20th century all of which we take for granted:

  1. Airplane
  2. Car
  3. Telephone
  4. Light bulbs
  5. Tractor.  It is hard to believe that the farm machinery so important to feeding the world was invented only in 1904!
  6. Movies
  7. Radio
  8. Television
  9. A computer run by software was invented in 1941.  This led the head of IBM at the time, Thomas J Watson, to famously say, “I think there is a world market for about five computers!”
  10. Refrigerator
  11. Microwave

Clearly this list is very, very incomplete.  What it does show is that the 20th century was a time of great invention and innovation and the online gaming world was part of that process!

Food Innovation

A lot of the inventions or innovation that we take for granted relate to food.  Clarence Birdseye developed frozen food in 1923!  Fast food came of age in the 1960’s.  Freeze dried food is a post-World War II development.  Instant coffee, food processors, freezers, industrial canning, and the bra was invented in 1913!

Of course, the bra was not directly connected to food but it did set a trend for lighter and more streamlined packaging!

The World Runs on Electricity

Benjamin Franklin performed a famous experiment in the 18th century that should have gotten him electrocuted and resulted in furthering our knowledge of electricity.  Few people today remember a time when a flick of a switch was all that was needed to light up a room, run many household appliances, and generally make life infinitely easier all owing to electricity.

Robert Caro references the importance of electricity in his biography of Lyndon Johnson (the man who became President of the United States when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963).  He spoke about the electrification of central Texas in the 1930’s where Lyndon Johnson lived and was already an adult.

Medical Technology Saves Millions of Lives Every Year

Modern surgery, life-saving medicines, surgical techniques that were unknown just a few decades ago (or less), x-ray, MRI, cat scan, and so many other medical innovations save so many lives we lost count at more than one billion!

Perhaps the single most important medical breakthroughs were the accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928 and the very purposeful development of polio vaccines in the 1950’s.

How Does All of this Relate to Mobile Casino Gaming?

The mobile phone was actually invented in the post-war heyday of great invention, namely in 1947.   However, the first mobile phone was sold commercially only in 1983.  The first mobile gaming platform came about in the late 1990’s.

This first mobile casino was far from the mobile casino that the majority of online casino gamers use today!  Technology has made mobile gaming so much more fun than it was only twenty years ago!  Technology has made it possible to curl up on a soft and comfortable chair or sofa to play.

Gaming on mobile is easy on the eyes!  It is easy to take a few moments to play while waiting in a reception office or while commuting to or from work.

Everygame Casino and the Future of Mobile Gaming

We feel that one thing is absolutely guaranteed in the future of online casino gaming: the technology for desktop, laptop, and especially mole gaming will continue to improve.  Everygame Casino will always be in the forefront of innovation in the area of casino gaming.  JOIN EVERYGAME ONLINE CASINO NOW!