SERVER BASED GAMING A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO BECOMING A REALITY.
Since 2005 online gambling media have been speculating about the emergence of a gambling innovation, server based gaming. Put simply this ground breaking technology would make it possible for each machine to feature a wide variety of games, all linked up form office databases, and selected on the spot by players. This may not seem like an earth shattering discovery to avid arcade gamers but the very thought sent an excited shudder in casinos up and down the country. The technology was featured in the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas at the time and was shown a great deal of interest by a number of parties.
It has taken a whole three years, until the 2008 edition of G2E, for the technology to come of age where "Server-based gaming: Beginning to begin" has stirred up the issue again, and while the move seems a lot closer than it did three years ago insiders are still reluctant to give a date for the introduction of the technology. Choosing instead to state that: "While it may still be unclear when and how server-based gaming will be introduced widely across the industry and to the consumer," the panel's description stated, "the question of if it will is no longer."