Mobile Gaming Powering Casino Company Revenue
At a time when land based casinos throughout the world are experiencing a lull in business, mobile gaming has become one of the top ways for gaming companies to make money. Outside of Macau, mobile gaming is powering revenue for casino companies.
Britain’s Juniper Research has released figures that suggest that in 2015, mobile gaming will reach its peak. That will mean $48 billion a year, according to the research company, and that figure could grow depending on possible law changes in the US.
Currently, the US government has laws in place to scare gamblers away from betting online. If those laws are changed, the Internet and mobile gaming that takes place in the country could reach a fever pitch in the next decade.
Japan currently is the world leader in mobile gaming, with their Racing Association’s iPAT service processing the most mobile gaming transactions in the world. The UK, which has liberal online gaming laws, is second. China is moving up the list quickly with their VODone lottery service.
Mobile device developers have started to allow online gaming apps on their smart phones. The addition of the apps have already caused some gamblers to switch their service providers in order to get their hands on devices that offers mobile gaming apps.
Lottery services have been the most popular of the mobile betting, but online casinos are coming on strong. Blackjack, slots, roulette, craps, and other casino games can be found on some apps, while sports books have also moved towards offering their service from a smart phone.