One of the Internet's fastest rising online poker networks, Cake Poker, has been quietly testing its new mobile offering using what is understood to be proprietary technology.
Launched on February 12th 2009, the Beta test program for the Windows based mobile offering has apparently been well received. Any device running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 or higher is capable of running Cake Poker Mobile. Examples include the Motorola Q and the HTC Touch. For Windows Mobile 5 devices, players may first need to install Microsoft's .NET Compact Framework.
The games include Texas Hold ‘Em and can be accessed, along with more information and test incentives at mobile.cakepoker.com. This release is open to the public, and Cake have asked for feedback on the real-money action presented through this new platform in order to progressively tune it to player demand.
The Cake Network plans to release the facility to its member operators, and possibly across a wider range of platforms, once the Beta phase has been successfully completed.
The mobile gambling market is growing steadily, which explains the growing operator interest – in a recent Juniper study it was estimated that despite the troubled world economy the mobile gambling sector could reach $5 billion in revenues in 2009-2010.