Do you play casino games – games of chance or skill for money by using a tablet computer, smartphone or a mobile phone? Over a dozen mobile casinos were reported to be operating as of March 2011.
Gambling has been big business for hundreds of years. With the arrival of smartphones, casinos began to take advantage of that shift and developed mobile platforms for players. The strong attraction of connected smartphones is the fact that layers have immediate access wherever they go and wherever they are.
As tough as the mobile app development economy has been, mobile gaming has been a runaway success. That is where a huge chunk of money in mobile apps is made. Casino games continue to grow in leaps and bounds, as such.
Online gaming is similar to mobile gaming, the difference being the end terminal – in this case a PC. Of course, the lines are getting thinner and thinner over time.
Mobile Casino Games
Despite the prospects, Google initially would not allow mobile casino games in Play Store. However, this policy was shelved in 2013 and mobile gambling games are now allowed on the store for the UK, Ireland, and France. Those apps must meet Google’s stringent guidelines though.
But such apps are not allowed in the Play Store outside of those regions. As such, most players of mobile casino games and betting games around the world download the apps from the developers’websites.
Mobile gambling may have taken off early in North America and Europe, but it is catching on in Africa as well, where sports betting is the most active. Its popularity on the continent is due to the high affinity of residents towards sports, as well as the proliferation of local sports betting players. See: Snapshot of Mobile Gambling in Africa.
Mobile and online gaming are fast-growing industries globally. There are legal issues that vary from one country to another, but it does not look like it is going to lose steam.
Do you do any mobile and/or online gaming, betting, or gambling? What have your experiences been with them, if any?