Top 3 Benefits of Using the Cloud for Online Poker

Top 3 Benefits of Using the Cloud for Online Poker

Cloud connectivity has completely transformed the capabilities of our devices. Instead of manually saving data to a hard drive or PC, cloud connectivity enables users to store information externally. This both frees up space on your computer and allows you to access data from any device with an internet connection. The cloud facilitates remote working opportunities, enables greater collaboration between colleagues and has helped make our lives more flexible on a day-to-day basis.   


The cloud has also provided a means for many pastimes to pivot to the digital realm, even ‘hands-on’ ones like poker. Online poker and online casinos tap into cloud technology and software, enabling users to play and engage with other players from the comfort of their homes. In this article, we’ll discuss the top 3 benefits of cloud-based poker and how Cloudscene can help developers provide a better experience for users.   


1. Low Latency


Did you know that players are twice as likely to abandon an online game if they experience even a few milliseconds of latency? Latency refers to the delay between pressing a button on a controller and the action taking place in the game. This occurs for several reasons, including the geographical location of the server, the quality of internet connection or even the type of IT infrastructure online poker developers use.

Cloud connectivity helps mitigate the risk of latency by connecting with reliable colocation providers globally. Partnering with a colocation provider enables developers to establish robust cross-connections from multiple locations, facilitating improved performance and reduced latency for end-users, regardless of location.   


2. Play Anything, Anywhere

Previously, you could only play poker at the local casino or if you had a buddy generous enough to host your friends for a weekly tournament. Now, players can hold ‘em and fold ‘em whenever and wherever they like, as long as they have a reliable internet connection.   

Many online casinos will host ‘live games’ for players that want a real-world poker experience without having to leave the house. Players can play against other players (not bots) in real-time, making the possibility of winning equal for everyone. The dealers are live too, which helps the game feel more interactive for players.   

Cloud and online poker also enable users to play multiple tables, which, unless you’re The Flash or an octopus, is very hard to do in real life. Playing different tables simultaneously allows players to make more than one bet at a time; this way, even if they lose at one table, they still have a chance to recover at another.   


3. Secure Transactions 

By working with a cloud connectivity service provider, online poker developers ensure that transactions between players are made safely and privately. Most cloud connectivity providers employ three types of controls to protect user data:   

1. Preventative controls to mitigate or remove existing vulnerabilities in the system  

2. Deterrent controls to prevent hackers from infiltrating the system, and  

3. Detective controls alert the provider when a security incident takes place.  


These protocols are managed and updated by the cloud provider, eliminating the need for online poker developers to invest in costly security measures themselves.   

Furthermore, cloud connectivity services are much less vulnerable to hacking and leaks than personal devices. This is because the game and player data are stored remotely on servers managed by the cloud provider. Cloud providers must employ state-of-the-art security measures to protect data from physical and cyber breaches. Because of this, playing poker through the cloud is far safer than downloading gaming software to your computer and gives players the peace of mind that their data and money are secure.   


The Cloudscene Solution

Cloudscene is a digital procurement platform that helps businesses search, find and connect with telecommunication providers. Whether you need rack colocation, cloud connectivity, cybersecurity, ethernet, dark fibre, wavelength, IP transit and internet access, simply outline your requirements, and we’ll connect you with a vendor that’s right for your business.  

Online poker developers can use Cloudscene to find reliable cloud connectivity providers or establish edge data centres closer to customers for improved connection speed.  

Want to learn more? Get in touch with our friendly team to explore the platform and see how we can help your team save time and money on network services.