Entertainment phenomena driven by tech

For those out there that are really into their entertainment, we have been spoilt by a raft of technological developments over the last few decades that have constantly revolutionized the way we entertain ourselves. From music systems that produce clearer and more defined sound that can even fit in your ear to gaming consoles that produce ever sharper graphics and more inspiring gameplay. 

We have witnessed a lot of change and an explosion of options at our disposal. Most recently, we have had the PlayStation 5, the Apple iPhone 15, and the first concrete signs of virtual reality gaming. However, despite all those luxuries, there are a couple of entertainment options that are beginning to receive wider, worldwide recognition.


Electronic sports have existed for decades but have only really caught the attention of the public in the past few years, in particularly during the pandemic when lockdown restricted many people from outdoor activity. However, the rise in popularity is somewhat unsurprising when we consider the digital age we live in. Modern day tech is not only allowing more people to connect more conveniently, but we are now able to play games over the internet or on a server with very little lag or disruption. 

Ever faster upload speeds allow players of online games such as Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, and FIFA to seamlessly play against other players around the world. Whether you are a casual player or professional eSports athlete, the advancements in tech paint a rosy future for eSports, with more live events and an even sharper increase in following expected over the coming years. The US market alone is expected to exceed the $1 billion mark this year and could even reach $1.5 billion by 2028. The ease at which users can access and play online games is astonishing and we can expect to hear more from eSports in the future.

Online casino

Another entertainment avenue that is slowly working its way into the mainstream is online gambling. This incorporates the online casino and online sports betting aspects and the two have enjoyed a welcomed rise in popularity with tech allowing online casino/online bookmakers to expand the services they offer customers. For online casino operators like Cloudbet, they offer state-of-the-art games with more interactive features, eye-catching animations, and catchy soundtracks. 

This is a vast improvement from the online casinos of old that offered considerably basic gameplay on classic games such as slots, blackjack, roulette, and poker. The one feature though that has given the online casino more legs is the ability to play these games on the move on mobile devices. Advancements in cellular network technology, which has now reached 5G, enable players to stay connected wherever they are, making any online casino action more accessible.