Get rich quick is something we all want and there are people who believe casinos are the place where to achieve that. It's working like a magnet, attracting millions every year. It's kind of like cryptocurrencies, you invest hoping to earn more, then you either win or lose, depending on the game you play.
Gaming is very popular and a profitable business. It's addictive, therefore there's no risk of going out of fashion. Casinos can attract millions every year and give people the hope of winning, while quite many are ruining their own and their family members life losing everything they have and sometimes even more.
Las Vegas is a famous destination. Millions of dollars are played there every year at roulette tables, slot machines, blackjack and God knows what other games they are offering visitors.
Online gaming is also very popular, e-gaming is considered now a sport (esport). The first eGames showcase event took place during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the British House in Parque Lage, Jardim Botânico on 15–16 August.
Gaming On Hive Blockchain
It was no question that games are going to show up on the blockchain, therefore we have a few on Hive already. When I say few, I mean just a handful and there's plenty of room for more.
I've been waiting for gaming to develop faster and it looks like I have to wait more, maybe a year or two in order to get some more games, definitely different from what we have now. We're going to get there as Hive is less than one year old and development is just at the beginning. This is kind of a must to be honest, if we want to onboard more users. Gaming and earning, this is a great combination that can attract many users.
Blockchain Based Casinos
Let's see what can a blockchain based casino can offer players.
Privacy can be preserved as bets and winning withdrawals can be made in cryptocurrency. This is very important for many players. No one likes others to know how much they lose of win if the amount is substantial. Playing under a username is comfortable.
Decentralized is another advantage that other, usual casinos don't have. Greenlighting, verifying and processing transactions is not in the hand of a single entity anymore.
Transparency is the other very important keyword here. The blockchain systems make sure that the code underpinning casino games is as it should be. Most of the apps are open source, so the code can be verified easily.
Immutability is next. All the transaction are stored on the blockchain so it can't be altered, deleted or tampered with. The distributed ledger technology is immutable and keeps data and records safe and secure.
None of these can be guaranteed in a live casino. You have no privacy as everyone can see you and what you do. You can be banned from entering a casino if they think you did something wrong and there's little you can do about it. Games can be rigged and again, there's little you can do about it.
Gambling On Hive
According to State of the Dapps, there's one single random games platform on Hive, called Hive Slot Games.
I'll be honest with you, I've never heard of it, but then again, I'm not a gamer or gambler, so it may very well flourish on Hive without me knowing it. But is it the case?
The author is HSG.com, the dapp was submitted on August 3rd, 2020 and last updated one month later. The platform can be reached and look functional. It has Hivesigner and Keychain login option with makes it more trustworthy. Unfortunately I can't tell you more about it as I haven't tried it out.
If you chose any other know platform, you can see how many dapps they have. Bitcoin casinos are again endless in number, you just have to run a search and get flooded with offers.
I still believe gaming alone can double the number of active users on Hive, not to mention the financial advantage it can bring. But for that to happen, we need new games, a diversified game offer asap.
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