A new report from Juniper Research has suggested that by 2017 mobile gaming could be worth $100 billion.
The growth is expected to come from and expansion of mobile lottery games in international markets as well as more sports betting and social gaming in the UK.
A number of online casinos already offer fully functional mobile sites where players can enjoy all the casino’s games. Now casinos are looking to make the games more social.
There is already a new Facebook app which offers real money bingo and in the UK smartphone use has exceeded 45%, suggesting that mobile gaming will continue to increase in popularity.
The main attraction of online gaming is convenience; players can enjoy their favourite games without leaving their homes.
Smartphones makes the games even more accessible and more convenient than ever before. Players can now enjoy casino games wherever they are, on the commute to work, lunch hours etc. etc.
Social gaming is also pushing more users to mobile games. There are lots of gaming operators already investigating the possibilities of running mobile gaming apps on Facebook.
Gambling is only going to become more accessible thanks to smartphones and social media and is likely to attract more players than ever before.