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How to Start an Online Casino Business?

 

The casino industry is booming at the moment reaching all-time high revenue of $227 billion in 2020. This momentum comes from a sudden increase in popularity for online gambling websites, which has a lot to do with the Covid-19 situation.

The online casino industry is rising at a very fast rate reaching more than $60 billion in revenue last year, and experts predict that in the next couple of years, the online gambling industry will account for more than 50% of the global gambling revenue.

This seems like a great opportunity to jump on the train and open up an online casino business. However, opening a gambling business is much more difficult than starting a regular business due to regulations in most countries.

That’s why we decided to go through some of the steps that will help you start your online casino business.

  1. Choose a Reliable Software Provider

One of the most important things is the base of your online business, and since we are talking about starting an online casino business, your software provider will determine how your business runs in the future.

That’s why it is very important to make a deal with some of the biggest and most reliable software providers. It is in your best interest to start with a trusted and secured company and evaluate everything from pricing and terms of guarantees and security features.

It is important to focus on the gaming content. Different software providers specialize in different types of games, and you need to choose the one that goes along with your goals.

This looks like an overwhelming process, especially if you don’t have enough knowledge about gambling. With that said, there are companies like SoftGamings that will take you step-by-step from choosing your games, security features, to licensing and other important things that will make your website legal for gambling.

  1. Choose Your Gaming Content

Starting your casino business is the easy part of the job. Attracting customers to your website is more difficult, especially when you consider all the competition you’ll go up against. This means that you need to pay close attention to the type of content you offer and stick to some of the most popular types of gambling.

There is a common rule in the gambling industry where players will judge your business based on your games. You have to highlight all the classics like poker, roulette, and blackjack, but stay in trend with slot games.

More than 60% out of all casino customers choose slot machines, and this percentage is more for online gambling websites.

This is the time where you have to make a deal with your software developer to come up with a game that is exciting, visually pleasing, and offers great RTP.

  1. Obtaining Gambling License

When it comes to the legal framework of the online gambling industry, it is worth mentioning that it differs from country to country. Therefore, the licensing process might be overwhelming since you need to hire professionals that will make sure that you are on the right path.

Fortunately, some gambling jurisdictions offer gambling licenses like the United Kingdom, Alderney, Isle of Man, Curacao, Gibraltar, and Malta. The main difference between them is their reputation, license duration, and price of the license.

If you live in the US check out whether the state where you operate has legislation approved concerning online gambling. Every state has very specific laws you should know about.

For example, Pennsylvania approved legislation that allows certain times of online gambling, including fantasy sports, online casinos and horse racing. You can read more about that here: https://www.twinspires.com/states/pennsylvania

 

  1. Secure Verified Payment Methods

Since we are talking about online casino gambling, you must install a payment gateway that can process commercial transactions from most of the popular credit cards or other payment processors.

This is a job that can be done by your software developing company, and most of them will provide you with options and install the payment processors on your website.

The only thing is that signing a deal for verified payment methods is a bit difficult since you have to sign multiple agreements with payment system providers to ensure transition security. It is worth considering adding more payment options, like cryptocurrency, just because it can attract more customers to your website.

  1. Create Your Website

After all the hard steps are finished, it is time for some creative thinking. Looks are very important when it comes to making a difference in the online gambling industry, and a well-designed website can bring more customers to your business.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be an expert programmer in order to create your website just because this step is usually done by the software developing team since the website must be connected to the core of the games. That’s why we said that choosing your software developing company is the most important step of the journey.

After you’ve created your website, it is time to think about promotion activities and find a way to spread the word about your business.

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