Mobile Online Gambling Trends 2019
New technologies introduced users to previously unknown forms of gambling. With the rapid growth in popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the means of access have changed – players now less frequently use desktop PCs.
Since the first online casinos of the 1990s, new developments continue to make the gaming process more realistic and simple, while mobile games made it more convenient. The numbers speak for themselves: in 2011, only 7% of online games were played on mobile devices, while in 2013 this number has increased to 17.4%.
It seems that in 2016 over 50% of the online gambling turnover will come from players using phones and tablets. The peak of this trend would probably occur in the next few months. It is likely that the annual gambling income will reach $ 100 billion.
The influx of mobile devices
According to some estimates, 100 people in the US accounts for 104 mobile devices. While many people buy new phones to replace the old models, others cannot use them because of their old age. However, most people who are planning to buy a smartphone or a tablet already have at least one of those devices. The connection speed has changed – today it is much faster than just a couple of years ago. The screen size has grown from three inches in 2010-2011 to five or six inches.
Internet access has become faster and easier, including via Wi-Fi access points. This means that in order to play their favorite games players can access the Network with a few button clicks and immediately start making bets. It is reported that in the UK around 33% mobile gamblers play on the way to work, 27% – at work, and 23% – in the bathroom.
Several websites allow players to register, deposit money, withdraw winnings, receive bonuses and do everything they previously used to do via a stationary PC.
All these advantages make mobile gambling increasingly popular, but the growth possibilities for this market are still limited.
The accessibility of mobile gambling depends on several factors, such as the player’s location, his phone’s platform and the casino software. In the US, for example, online gambling is prohibited, and the market development will depend on the relaxation of laws. It is much easier to find a website with a fully functional mobile version in Europe, the UK and the Far East.
Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry have their own stores where you can download free gambling apps. They can also provide the possibility of simplified registration on gambling websites and offer their customized links to install the application on a mobile device.
This trend cannot continue growing forever, but, without doubt, the habit of gambling on a mobile phone has already ingrained. And since technologies continue to evolve, there is no reason to assume that its popularity will decrease in the future.
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