Despite a barrage of reports that online gambling revenue and growth underwhelmed in 2014, there’s no denying the surging popularity in mobile casino apps available across the U.S. and world at large today.
According to new information released by App Annie, expenditures on mobile casino games for Apple’s iOS platform alone jumped 55% year-over-year.
The market is worth $2.7 billion today, and that’s almost exclusively social-casino games in which players can’t win real money.
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Casino play on a Windows phone? You bet.
“Online casino players who prefer using a mobile device that runs on Windows Phone 8.0 or 8.1 operating system, will find the new Microgaming-developed Windows phone, real money casino app available at Jackpot City,” says Mark Whysall of ADINews.
The app appeared in the Windows Phone Store in November. Said to be the first-of-its-kind native Jackpot City Windows Phone mobile casino app, it contains an offering of more than 35 first-rate Microgaming casino games.
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The Mission Indians are moving to “corner the casino” with a new mobile app.
According to Gaming Intelligence, the Pala Band of Mission Indians has teamed up with mobile technology firm JOINGO to launch a dedicated mobile app for the San Diego-based Pala Casino Spa & Resort.
“Featuring loyalty account integration, interactive property details, and a slot machine finder, the Android and iOS app is integrated with the operator’s existing Casino Management System,” notes Gaming Intelligence. “This allows players to access the casino’s Privileges Club, providing real-time account balances, tier-point summaries, and other account information.”
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One of the biggest venues for app developers and their creations, the International Gaming App Awards, has long been a platform to celebrate the best and most lucrative gaming apps. This year’s awards presentation will also highlight developers and games that feature some of the best technological innovations over the last year.
This will also be the first year that online casinos will be featured in the awards. 888, the brand that builds and hosts countless online gambling websites, has been nominated for multiple awards.
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It’s big news in New Jersey gaming today.
High 5 Games today officially launched with GoldenNuggetCasino.com, with ten games approved for release so far.
As mGamingWatch has previously reported, H5G recently partnered with Golden Nugget to bring its premium VAULT, Remote Gaming Server products to GoldenNuggetCasino.com in the Garden State.
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As the company eyes, by its own admission, a multi-billion dollar worldwide sector with social casino slot games, MX Digital has just announced the launch of its catalog of celebrity branded digital slot games.
“We have been looking for the right strategy, and the right partner to expand into the social gaming sector for some time,” Eric Bischoff of Bischoff Hervey Entertainment and co-founder of MX Digital, said in a provided statement. “We have great brands with partners who have passionate social media fan bases and who are anxious to promote these games with us.”
MX Digital develops and distributes waged digital slot games internationally featuring various well-known celebrities spanning Hulk Hogan to Chuck Norris.
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According to the news out of New Jersey this week, Betfair is staying put — for now — in the Garden State.
“GameAccount is eying a 2015 mobile casino launch with an ‘undisclosed US casino operator’ that plans to launch its mobile casino in the first quarter of 2015,” PokerUpdate reports.
We’re told that the forthcoming product will be HTML5 games and cross-platform gambling apps.
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Yes, I just quoted a Frozen song so “Let it go.”
All joking aside, with New Jersey having legalized online gambling, Caesars is adding a new marketing campaign this month. Adweek explains that, “As the weather gets chillier, Caesars Casino wants to let New Jersey residents know they don’t have to leave their homes to try their luck: They can play online.”
When I say play online, I also don’t mean a handful of games either. According to the report in question, players “can play more than 120 games on the casino’s website.”
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One day in the not too distant future — if federal and state governments comply — you may be able to place a bet from your smartphone from almost anywhere in the United States.
According to Valuewalk.com, “Online gaming is still just 8.9% of the global gambling industry by revenue, generating $40 billion of the $451 billion total in 2013, but that’s still a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25% between 2000 and 2013.”
Gabelli analyst, Camillo Schmidt-Chiari, says that he expects online gambling, “to slow to 5.7% through 2017, which is still better than the global gambling industry’s projected 4.3%, but this average misses the big opportunity presented by mobile gaming.”
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Social mobile and casino app developers may want to make Android a higher priority.
According to a new report from IDC, the worldwide smartphone market is on fire. In the second quarter of this year, 300 million units shipped for the first time ever — a milestone quarter, says the IDC, and a landmark achievement for the smartphone industry.
“Android was the primary driver with its vendor partners shipping a total of 255.3 million Android-based smartphones in 2Q14, up 33.3% year over year,” the report summary reads.
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