With hundreds of thousands of new players logging entering the online gaming world into every month, the competition is there for each and every online casino to be as enticing as possible. They need to differentiate themselves in order to make themselves stand out from their peers. The one who does this most successfully will experience significant benefits.

Many of the basic themes have been already been done to death. Ancient Egyptian was original in the beginning but now it is cliched. The same applies to anything with a theme related to Ancient Rome. A Gladiator style theme was very popular around the time the movie came out but this is now passe. You can say the same about anything to do with Sparta.

What is in at the moment is anything to do with World War Two. This is making a comeback on the back of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. This is the way things work. They come and go in cycles. You just have to catch something on the upside of a cycle. Timing really does play a part.

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is under a year away. It is still a bit too early for this to be big but around next March and April it will be huge. By the time June rolls around, it will be the only thing anyone is interested in. But in order for something to be playable by then it has to be finished months beforehand.

There are now a number of online casinos coming out with a theme to do with space. Anything related to space, astronauts and rockets never really goes out of fashion. It just depends on how you do it. You need your graphics to be clear and sharp and your sound to be crisp.

Something which is still generating a fair bit of buzz was the theme built around the White House. This became very popular due to last year’s Presidential Election. The different gaming rooms are modelled around the different rooms in the White House. Poker is in the Oval Office; blackjack in the red room, roulette in the blue room and baccarat is in the green room.

The reason why this was such a success was its attention to detail. This is what you want with any theme. People really want to see that thought and consideration has been put into it. While the main reason they are there is to have fun, this doesn’t mean they can’t also learn something while they are there.

Typically this is why anything on a historical theme works. People like history and they like the ability to go back in time. It’s cool to play blackjack alongside Winston Churchill or Napoleon. It’s quirky and it works.

People don’t tend to like history at school. It is ironically because of this that they gravitate towards it when they are older. They want to make up for lost time and take in what they missed the first time. It’s just the way things work.

By Julia Winston
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