Nigeria has shown what it is like to evolve in every aspect of life. From technology to various other industries, the landscape of Nigeria has progressed steadily.
One extremely noteworthy development that we have seen in the last decade is the growth of online gaming in Nigeria.
Most people in Nigeria have a smartphone on them. Plus, internet connectivity has also evolved over the decades.
Thus, nothing is stopping the youth and gaming enthusiasts to play to their heart’s content. That being said, we have gathered some facts that would provide an insight into the online gaming sector of Nigeria.
The industry has gained momentum over the years and drawn a lot of traffic. Plus, with the ongoing traffic, many people are now looking for various online sources of recreation. And gaming, most definitely, serves as one.
Therefore, let us now jump straight into the topic and discuss the trends and developments that this space has seen.
The Key Players of Nigeria’s Online Gaming Sector:
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that there are three key players driving online gaming in Nigeria. They are-
- Mobile gaming
- iGaming, and
- Console gaming
Each of these players has a lot of fresh activities and opportunities to bring to the table. And the Nigerian population has been smart enough to grab all these opportunities.
These key elements have made the accessibility of online games easier. And that is the primary reason for this domain to grow to unprecedented heights.
Now with that put in place, we shall examine these elements in more details.
Mobile Gaming Continues to Reign the Online Space
Mobile gaming changed the face of the online gaming industry ever since Nigerian started finding more access to the device.
Mobile gaming has brought together the gaming industry of Nigeria. And the gamers are now able to play as much as they want, for as long as they want.
A hoard of gaming apps, superfast internet connectivity- these have made mobiles a gateway to gaming.
Surveys show that almost 83 per cent of Nigerians have smartphones. And this figure is only going to rise by the end of 2022.
iGaming is on the Rise
The second key player that has changed online gaming in Nigeria is iGaming. Taking inspiration from many gambling sites for the US market, Nigeria has also developed secure gambling sites. If you are still wondering what iGaming is, it is nothing but online casino games.
Games like blackjack, poker and a variety of table games are drawing attention from Nigerians. Online gaming has always been around the corner. People have found relief in gambling online.
They are not just convenient but also have faster payouts and lucrative bonuses. And the online gambling sector of Nigeria has had immense contribution towards the country’s economy.
With more efficiency and perfection in the iGaming platforms, the sector is only growing at a galloping speed.
The iGaming sector of Nigeria now has variety in slot games and some amazing animation. And now that people are unable to visit the casinos, iGaming has become more popular than ever.
It is serving as a great stress-buster and keeping people sane in this hostile environment.
Console Gaming is Still Popular
Console gaming shall never go out of vogue. It is the first choice of several gamers and still remains so even to this date.
The emerging arena of eSports has made console gaming all the more popular in Nigeria. It is drawing more people to itself and revolutionizing the industry for the better.
However, console gaming also has its fair share of challenges. The most significant of those is the bandwidth issue. Nigeria has suffered from poor broadband infrastructure for a long time.
The problem is still a persistent one and shall require more time to be solved.
However, amidst all of the issues, the console gaming sector has still emerged as a key player in Nigeria’s online gaming industry.
In a Nutshell:
As we can see, the online gaming industry of Nigeria has evolved and is still evolving with every passing day.
It is assuming more structure and drawing more people towards it. As the days bleed into years, we can assume that Nigeria shall grow to emerge as one of the leading lights in online gaming.
Chances of this to happen seem pretty high. If reports are to be believed, by the end of 2022, the online gaming sector of Nigeria might become quite a game-changer.
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