Mobile Casino Gaming: An Iceberg Full of Promise

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Mobile Casino Gaming: An Iceberg Full of Promise

As it stands, today's mobile casino market is huge. Although still not quite the size of its older online brother, the mobile gaming industry now generates billions of dollars each year. In fact, even beyond the confines of the real money gaming world, social casino apps are also filling up the storage space of mobiles around the world.

According to the stats, social casino games alone raked in $3.3 billion in 2015 and that figure only gets bigger when you factor in real money operators such as Smart Live Casino. By offering easier access to a range of games, including slots, blackjack and roulette, both free play and real money casino operators have been able to attract a whole host of new players to create a buoyant industry.

More Ways to Win for Mobile Movers

It's not just on the operational side where things are improving either. With more players anteing up and more money flowing through the system, the average slots jackpot has also increased over the last 12 months. In fact, this trend resulted in Playtech's Jackpot Giant spitting out a record UK mobile win back in January 2016.

Gifted to an unnamed Scottish player, the £4.5 million jackpot was not only one of the largest on record, but testament to the growing popularity of mobile casino games.

However, as we've said, technology is constantly changing and it's likely that tomorrow's mobile games will look different from today's. Indeed, you can already start to see evidence of this sort of change when you download the Smart Live Casino app. Where you would have once found a handful of basic slots offering a smattering of win lines and very few graphics, you'll now find a plethora of engaging mobile slots games. From video slots to 3D slots, the depth and intricacy of games such as Jack Hammer 3D are proof that as Smartphone technology has improved, so too has iGaming technology.

The Future Looks Bright

If that's the case, then the next few years should see the top mobile casino games becoming even more complex. Live dealer mobile games can now be streamed on the latest mobile devices without any glitches, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Indeed, if Apple delivers on rumours such as higher screen resolutions (possibly with full HD capabilities) or flexible screens, then we could all be enjoying mobile casino games with more colour, more visuals and more in-game quirks (we could possibly flex the screen to control the action).

But that's not all. With wearable tech still in its infancy, this market could soon develop and that would open up even more possibilities for mobile gamers. While the look and feel of slots or blackjack on a Smartwatch would be very different to what's on offer now, there would certainly be a market for it.

The Tip of the iGaming Iceberg

To conclude, mobile casino games are certainly a major part of the iGaming industry. However, we can't help but think that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

With operators such as Smart Live already pushing the limits of modern technology with 3D slots and live dealer games, there's undoubtedly a lot more to come in the future as we see the likes of Apple, Samsung and HTC bring out phones with more power, more features and more ways for gamers to  ante-up on the move.

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