The mobile gambling market is expected to be worth more than a hundred billion dollars by 2017, Gaming Club can reveal, with online gaming companies expected to scoop a net profit of $45bn in the process. The study, which was carried out by mobile device experts Juniper Research, also revealed that mobile gaming is the fastest growing sector in the gambling market as a whole.
The rapid rise in the use of smartphones and tablets has been the key driver of this trend, with over 62% of Britons now owning a smartphone, a rise of 14.2% on the figures for October 2011. This has combined with rapid growth in the online gambling market as a whole, with revenues increasing by 32% between 2010 and 2011, accounting for 15% of the entire UK gambling market.
Prior to the development of smartphones, if you wanted to play online casino games on the move, you had to lug a laptop computer around with you – which was far from convenient in the majority of situations.
A smartphone makes it much more convenient and comfortable to play online casino games wherever you are, and this is one of the main reasons for the popularity of mobile casino gaming. With casino games on your mobile, there is no need to use a computer or visit a casino to enjoy a gaming experience.
Instead of playing within the browser window, which can be cumbersome on smaller devices, players can choose from a wide range of apps that provide them with easy access to casino gaming on their handset. Games are free to download, fun to play, and provide many incentives to get players started such as free credits when you sign up to a site. Also, some sites that are optimised for smartphones, such as Gaming Club, provide an app-like experience without the need to download any software. All the major online casino games are available, including Roulette, Blackjack, Slots, and Poker, and even gamblers with more esoteric tastes can usually find what they are looking for.