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Mobile Gambling the Next
6 April 2009, By Deter Reiter,
Casinospage.com Staff Writer
Internet gambling on PCs
took the gambling world by storm in the late 1990's and
has forever changed the casino and sportsbetting
landscape. The next big thing in the technological
evolution of gambling is mobile gambling.
Mobile phone casinos are not
new. The technology has been around for a while
and the first casinos dipped their toes in the mobile
gambling space in 2006. Today a handful of casinos
offer mobile gambling, including
32 Red Casino,
Platinum Play Casino
Its all about the phones
So why is the industry only
now buzzing about this new medium? Well quite
simply, handsets have now progressed to the point where
mobile casino games are now entertaining to play.
While all WAP enabled handsets are able to support
currently offered mobile casino games, including most
phones sold in the last 3 years, current and future
handsets offer the screensize, resolution and processing
speed that make these games almost as nice as the PC
Large, touchscreen, browser
enabled phones like the iPhone, and competing offerings
from other major manufacturers are becoming the norm.
Players can play their favorite casino game anywhere,
anytime, with most of the look and feel bells and
whistles of online casino games available on their PC.
What Games Can I play?
Game range offered in mobile
format is still limited, although most of the table game
favorites including blackjack, roulette, baccarat and
roulette are available, including video poker and a
reasonable slots range. Games are downloaded
individually to your phone rather than as a game suite
to manage file size transfer.
Where Can I play?
A handful of online casinos
(Microgaming and Playtech licensees) now have a mobile
phone game range, including
32 Red Casino,
Platinum Play Casino.
These casinos also
offer games for iPhone users.