Gamble On The Go
If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you’re doing so on your smartphone.
While many project what the future of online gambling well hold, it’s becoming more and more clear that mobile gaming is not only a big part of the future, it’s officially become a staple of the present. More prevalent Wi-Fi spots all over the country, better mobile devices, and online casinos becoming more mobile friendly have all helped usher in a new, on the go era of online gambling.
Sports gambling was one of the first aspects to go mobile as people live bet games from their phone and are able to wager in real time. Over the past few years, as more people rely on their phones for everything, players have taken to their phones and tablets to play a hand poker, double down on blackjack, or play the wheel of chance. If you do everything else on your phone, why wouldn’t you gamble on it as well?
While the future may be now for online gambling, there are still some growing pains and adjustments that need to be made by both parties involved in order to create an ideal gaming environment. For casinos, trying to create the same experience on a mobile device as the user gets on their desktop computer can be tricky. In turn, the user must be willing to make some concessions or get used to the fact that they have to adjust to playing on a new device.
We’ve already seen many casinos offer exclusive deals to mobile players as they try and double up with a single user. If they can get a player who’s willing to play both on their desktop and their smartphone, they’ve essentially doubled the amount of time the user will play, and in turn, perhaps doubled their opportunity to make money.
80% of adults own a smartphone and that number expects to increase in the coming years. By the end of 2018, mobile gaming is expected to make up 40% of the online gaming industry – an industry that’s projected to be worth over $100 billion by that same time.
Mobile phones have revolutionized our daily lives and now they’ve revolutionized our industry. With more and more online casinos shifting their focus towards mobile gaming, we may see an even bigger shift in the online gambling landscape over the next few years.