Mobile Gambling Gets Bigger with iPad Casinos
Oct 27, 2010
As mobile casino games grow in popularity, they are also growing in size. The line separating mobiles and netbooks is blurring, and iPad casinos take advantage of this.
Mobile casino games can be hard on the eyes. Standard mobiles have small screens, and while casino software producers do a wonderful job cramming a lot of information in a small space, it can be straining trying to play blackjack on a few square centimeters for more than a few minutes.
Smartphones make things a lot easier. Android casinos and iPhone casinos let players relax their eyes a bit, since these devices offer larger, crisper displays. They are also easier on the thumbs, since they replace old-style button controls with softer touch-screen interaction.
No smartphone, however, can match the experience of gambling on an iPad. The device was launched just six months ago, and has not even become available to many European markets yet, but the numbers don’t lie – it is an incredibly popular device.
Despite this, iPad casinos are only now starting to pop up. Sites like All Slots Mobile and Platinum Play Mobile now offer dedicated iPad games through the Microgmaing Spin3 platform. Titles like Jacks or Better Video Poker, Tomb Raider slot, and the popular Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot make full use of the iPad’s large screen and multi-touch controls, letting players enjoy the games and win real money wherever they happen to be.
Mobile gambling is on the rise. One recent study from Pew Research showed that one in four American smartphone users gamble at mobile casinos. Another from Juniper Research predicts that the mobile gambling industry will be worth $48 Billion by 2015. As this march of mobile gambling progresses, mobile phone technology follows quickly behind.