“As mobile technology develops, the number of gambling enthusiasts who prefer to play automatons and bet on sports using smartphones and tablets is growing. This trend will continue in 2016 “.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the first touchscreen smartphones and tablet computers appeared ten years ago. During all these years, the audience of gamblers who appreciated the advantages of the game “on the go” and selected slot machines, poker and sports betting on mobile devices, has steadily grown, and now about half of the regulars of online casinos at least sometimes play this way.
The forecasts are very optimistic
According to all forecasts, the mobile market will grow at least until 2020, and this, in the context of profitability, will lead to the fact that mobile will become a more significant gaming platform in comparison with PCs and laptops. If you do not look so far and focus on 2018, then the situation is this: more and more people prefer “mobility” instead of sitting at the table, while in some markets (for example, British) about 80% of users in some age groups are owners of smartphones / tablets, and the percentage of such players is constantly increasing (and not only in Britain).
Technologies are developing with leaps and bounds, in many countries 4G has long been a dream, and reality – sports betting and mobile slot machines are becoming more accessible to a wide range of users.
Social gambling, in which people can play with each other and immediately share their impressions, is also a promising segment of the mobile market, but the main income still revolves around casino and sports betting. Computers now have almost everyone, including people who could not even imagine that they will someday play in a casino, and this in turn has led to a real boom of online gambling games; transition to mobile gaming platforms – the same natural evolution as Internet surfing, e-mail and social networking with portable devices.
Optimizing games for mobile devices
The main concern of developers of mobile gambling is to provide them with the same usability as desktop versions: from the normal size with control buttons, navigation, the possibility of increasing the image, for example, when playing roulette, etc.
Game portals bet365, Tivoli, Slotty Vegas, Jackpot City and others are examples of casinos where users can find a wide range of games optimized for mobile games. In all these cases, mobile games are only part of the content offered by these sites: players having one account can choose the version of the game themselves, depending on which platform they use or where they are located.