Everyone likes quizzes. Whether we get full marks or simply do not know the answers, the joy and competitive spirit sparked by taking quizzes provides a special sense of enjoyment. Events in early 2020 have led to an enormous increase in online quizzes – being taken by those with large followings on Instagram directly, or in smaller groups on Zoom and other video chat apps. Moving quizzes online is resembling the rise of iGaming titles that are dominating the digital space. So, what do iGaming games and quizzes have in common to provide thrilling entertainment options?
Are You Feeling Lucky?
One of the most evident connections between quizzes – pub quizzes and quiz shows – and iGaming is that they both have the opportunity to win prizes. Both have levels of skill – online poker requires strategic knowledge, for example – and both have a component of luck draw.
For example, the first UK winner of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Judith Keppel, asked her final £1 million question about someone living in a French town. he just happened to be visiting. Had the question been about something obscure but outside his area of knowledge, he most likely would not have sat in his place as probably the most prolific quizzes in the country. In iGaming, games like roulette are obviously based on luck where the ball lands.
Classic Quiz Show Inspiration
iGaming and quizzes aren’t only linked through the stress that both bring to the players. Quiz games are often used as an influence in numerous iGaming titles. For those who have an interest bet and play at the same time Deal or No Deal or No Deal provides that added level of tension. Players can make a choice from different boxes – just like in the show – which offer different prizes. The game takes the TV experience and throws it at you to see how you really fare.
The gameshow functionality works well as an iGaming title because the show is full of suspense, which can be replicated well online. There are also slot games such as Wheel of Fortune and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire slots that take inspiration from quiz shows and incorporate it with slot gameplay.
Adding Digital Elements
Both iGaming and quizzes have moved online and have found new elements to add to the gameplay. Houseparty app allows quiz rounds involving classic games ‘Heads Up’, where you must guess a person based on a clue given by another quiz. It also has elements taken from Pictionary, where you draw the answer. iGaming is also adding unique elements to its digital platform, such as adding video clips into the traditional reel gameplay.
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— House Party (@house party) June 12, 2019
That quiz site Sporcle also takes on the classic trivia game and using the convenience of online platforms to make it more enjoyable. For example, guessing countries all over the world is more fun when every correct answer appears on a map – and you haven’t got to scroll through encyclopedia lists to find answers you might have missed.
iGaming and quizzes go hand in hand. Both bring out player competitiveness and create a tense environment. Both have also done well adapting their traditional formats for online audiences. Creating new experiences on digital platforms has allowed them to evolve in new ways.