Mobile Gaming

By Carlo Abela

All the signs show that mobile gambling is literally taking over the iGaming industry, but where will handheld casinos be in the future?

Mobiles started with 1G network, then went on to 2G. Today it's up to 4G, and the end is not yet in sight. With 1G network, security had its issues, and it was far from where it is today. With the advent of the 2G network, horizons were widened and a boom was created for these devices.

The casino industry entrepreneurs realized the potential, but took time out and waited until the technology advanced more. However, their wait wasn't a long one as the smart phone explosion was knocking on their doors.

Apple released its first iPhone in 2007, and Google joined in a year later with Android. Finally, online casinos could offer players a means of handheld gaming, which sky-rocketed to today's network, the 4G, and opened doors to hundreds of mobile casinos for the taking.

Apple released its newest smart phone in September, the iPhone 6s, and its technological advances involved in this device are next to incredible. This leap in technology, coupled with speed which bettered personal computers, made mobile casinos and mobile gaming look just great. With this possibility, people who play casino games using real money became a walk in the park. Nowadays, tablets and smart phones have the cutting edge in technology, and have basically taken over.

Mobile operators have been offering games on social sites, like Facebook, which has a huge following of the worlds' population. Most of the games here as yet don't include real money winnings, but the near future might change all that. Mobile casinos have adopted social games, like Candy Crush and others, for real money games. With deals being made with these companies, the social site market to play with real money will be realized very soon.

A new trend that is rising in popularity with mobile players, are skill games. These games involve endless levels, as well as multi-player options, which offer constant competition skill games making them very popular, and very addictive. At the tip of the iceberg are names like Bejeweled and Solitaire, while developers are working of various other titles, which can be found on many famous casinos.

Many are still dubious of the legitimacy of online gaming, but with Live Online Casinos, this has painted a different picture. With the possibility of seeing, and actually talking to a live dealer in a casino, this has offered players the sense of actually being in a real casino. All this can be accessed from the comfort of one's mobile phone. This has had an impact on Las Vegas casino floors, with a reduction of their revenue dropping from $12.9 billion, to $11 billion. Jackpot City, Winner Casino, Rich Casino, and other online casinos, offer excellent live mobile casinos, and interacting directly with professional dealers have given people the sensation of actually being in a brick-and-mortar casino.

Mobile casinos are sprouting as new mobile devices keep on being released. However, one word of warning, though, and that is to do your homework properly, go through reviews as to which online casino can be trusted or not, for after all, your name is on the account you register, and so will be your money.