The Gaming Trends of 2022

The gaming industry has boomed in the last couple of years. Many more people have turned to mobile phones, tablets and gaming consoles for their entertainment fix.

This trend sparked an explosion in sales, an increase in innovation and a whole host of new gaming trends that we are still trying to get our heads around. Two years on, we attempt to better understand the gaming industry by looking at some of the biggest trends to emerge in 2022.

Virtual Bingo Halls

The land-based bingo hall has been somewhat of a dying breed in the UK for the better part of two decades. The advancements in technology and the smoking ban all contributed to this decline.

Fortunately for bingo lovers up and down the country, a knight in shining armour has stepped forward in the form of online bingo. Since 2020, UK online bingo has been growing at a phenomenal rate.

Revenues, participation numbers and the average spent by players per session have all increased so far this year.

With many online gambling providers looking to expand their horizons in the wake of online casino saturation, we can expect more investment in the online bingo sector in the coming months and years.

There are now various bingo providers available on the online market all offering different bingo games and competitive promotions to attract bingo players.

Twitch Growth

It became an all too familiar trop in the late 2010s to hear people complaining about how their kids spend their free time watching other people play games on YouTube and Twitch. “Why can’t they just play the games themselves?” lamented Mums and Dads up and down the country.

Well, if Twitch viewing figures are anything to go by, it isn’t just children that love tuning in to watch live gaming streams anymore.

Last year there were a reported 9 million streamers a month on Twitch who between them were watched for a combined 22.8 billion hours across the year by 2.78 million concurrent viewers.

What’s so important about those figures? As well as being truly staggering, they also represent a significant rise on the figures posted in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

The undeniable trend being that more and more people are turning to game streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube for their entertainment.