Interactive online entertainment has paved the way for the online gaming industry. The rapid rise of tech innovation, vis-à-vis the Internet of things has facilitated a massive boom in online gaming. The Internet is responsible for upending convention in banking, e-commerce, travel, audio-visual content, and entertainment. Once stable industries have been relegated to the annals of history forever. The public payphone, printable pictures, the local Blockbuster store, traditional brokerages, cable TV, massive land-based retail operations, and entertainment options now hum to a different tune. The Internet has revolutionized communication channels with the advent of interactive, video streaming technology in real time. Communication costs with mobile operations are negligible, and widespread Internet availability now connects people in remote areas with people in countries all over the world. The Internet is more than simple 1s and 0s in cyberspace – it is a bold new paradigm that has facilitated a boom in multiple seemingly unrelated industries.
The rapid rise in online gaming popularity is a natural consequence of the widespread adoption of the Internet among players. Before the Internet, games were limited to board games such as Monopoly, Clue, chess, card games, Scrabble, and the like. The limitations of these games served as a catalyst for immersive gameplay in their online equivalents. Now, all of these games can be enjoyed in a multiplayer mode through broadband Internet connections. Online gaming portals have gone a step further and monetized these operations to provide revenue streams for their companies, and profit potential for their players.