A November 28, 2014 article on blackjackchamp.com reports that because smartphones and tablets have changed the way we communicate and function in our every-day-lives, they are also changing the manner in which we gamble.
Although online casinos were amazing at the time they were introduced, the mobile casino industry has actually exploded over the past few years. Since about half the world’s population engages in some form of gambling annually, smartphones have made gambling more accessible than ever before by bringing mobile casino games right to our fingertips.
“Mobile casinos let players take their favorite gambling games with them wherever they go. Whether it’s slots, video poker, blackjack, roulette or even derby racing, it can be played on a mobile phone. With mobile casino games, players can bet and win money anywhere, any time.”
Since all major online gambling operators are trying to come up with the next big attraction to lure more customers their way, a good mobile app could very well be the key to their renewed success.
Juniper Research, a firm based in England, which specializes in the identification of new high-growth market sectors within the mobile ecosystem, reports that 2013 was merely the beginning of the mobile casino boom. As smartphones and tablets continue to improve, so does mobile software also continue to improve.
By 2018 experts believe the number of players using their mobile devices to gamble could reach 164 million. “Researchers believe North America will play an important role in this growth. Online gambling is just getting started in the US, but as the market opens up, the industry will flourish. Tablets and smartphones are very popular in the US and experts believe it’s only a matter of time before mobile casinos take off. Even at this point, the only thing standing in its way is America’s restrictive legislative system. Juniper previously reported that mobile gambling revenue would hit the $100 billion mark by 2017.”
According to Net Entertainment chief, Per Eriksson, their mobile branch only accounts for 13% of their current software business. He is very optimistic, however, and anticipates massive future growth. Net Entertainment is a world- leading supplier of digitally distributed casino systems and games. Every time Apple and other smartphone companies update their equipment to add larger screens and better features, gambling software firms also make improvements to their games and make them as user-friendly as possible.