The Mobile sector continues its sweeping upward momentum with a report from Gartner indicating that mobile users on the Android OS will account for over $2.18 billion of total mobile gambling revenue and 5.75 percent of the overall interactive gambling market by 2013. The popularity of mobile gambling across all platforms continues with large online gambling firms reporting strong results from those sectors.
New releases from the mobile gaming and app sector include:
American Wagering, Inc., parent company of Nevada's independent sportsbook operator Leroy's Sportsbook and Computerized Bookmaking Systems, Inc. received field trial approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to offer its mobile account wagering application, LEROY'S® APP, on the iPhone. Claims to be the first iPhone mobile sports betting app to be released in the United States and joins the company's application inventory that includes Android®, and BlackBerry®.
Cantor Gaming launched an Android-compatible mobile sports wagering app following its approval by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The app can be utilised only within Nevada's state lines.
Cellectivity successfully completed a lengthy Apple approval process, enabling its Bet2Go sports betting application to be accepted in the iTunes online store in the United Kingdom.
Poker Pals from Chillingo provides mobile poker fans using iOS compatible devices on-the-go entertainment. The intriguing new game is described as an amalgam of poker and Scrabble.
EntwineTech launched its live dealer games Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Sicbo for iPad.
RIM, owner of Blackberry, gifted Gameloft’s Texas Hold’em Poker 2 app in an attempt to appease users after a temporary glitch in their system left Blackberry users incommunicado.
“Lucky Charms” from NeoGames is based on the popular on the popular luck o' the Irish-theme. Its seventh mobile game, Lucky Charms has been released on the HTML5 platform supporting iPhone and Android mobile devices.
PA Associates Ltd released an upgrade of its "Poker Analyst" application, available via the iTunes app store. The app enables poker players to keep track of opponent characteristics during play and works with any poker variation on devices utilising the iOS 4.0 or later platform.
Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth launched a new odds calculator application “Poker Calculator App” that includes poker tips and links to Hellmuth’s other enterprises.
PokerStars Italy boosted its virtual presence in Italy with the launch of a dedicated Italian poker app, available free to Italian residents only from the iTunes store.
The concept of fast, turbo-charged poker for people on the move is building since it was introduced by Full Tilt with Rush Poker, and more recently by InstaDeal. Pokertube Speed Poker.com’s “Speed Poker” app is Android and Apple compatible.
“Loopy Lotto” from Probability was launched through the firm’s mobile casino brand Lady Luck’s to join a portfolio that includes slot jackpot games Sweet Treats and Knights Quest.
The Skybet marketing team embarked on a clever social media drive with the launch of a Football Prediction application for football betting fans on Facebook titled “Call of the Nation”. Match predictions made by more than 300 football fans are uploaded by the online betting company via the app, which is hosted on Sky Bet's Facebook fan page.
“Slot Machine – Megan Fox” is Spicy Apps’ latest social gaming mobile slot. The game offers Android mobile users an opportunity to kill time whilst earning social gaming rewards that unlock high quality pictures to use as a wallpaper for cell phones. An interactive skill element allows players to control where the reels stop.
Tote Ireland, in keeping with the trend, launched Tote Mobile, a new free Android and iPhone compatible betting application that offers live betting into the Irish and UK Tote Horse Racing pools and provides access to live Tote prices, account history and special promotions and bonuses for bets placed through the app.
French online gambling operator Winamax claims its latest app is a world-first in online poker, making multi-table action possible on iPhone and iPad. Players using the facility are able to play on four tables simultaneously, with on-screen prompts when action is required, and the history of the last ten hands played on each table available for reference. The service includes a built-in educational facility to walk players through the process, and the action is on the same tables as those downloaded on the desktop client.
Multi-player social games developer Yazino launched Blackjack by Yazino, a mobile version of the company’s social take on blackjack.