Cell Phone Gambling – Yes, Even Your Old-model Phone Can Play

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on December 26, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Bingo, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

The provision of real money, cell phone gambling into the palm of your hand – right at your fingertips, is available right now – today. Simply login to your favourite online casino and click on the mobile tab. There are games available across the board from roulette to slots and even scratchies; for iPhone, Android and normal WAP enabled cell phones. So, if your favourite online casino does not have ‘mobile’ tab, it is seriously time to join a new casino website.

At one time games needed to be individually loaded, but things are getting better by the day, and the subscriber may even opt to have a ‘bundle’ of games delivered. These are sent to the phone through an SMS link, from the website via a link, or by scanning in barcodes with use of sophisticated technology, such as that available on Apple iPhones. Even most of mid-range, basic cell phones today are WAP enabled, and therefore able to allow their owners to get into real money cell phone gambling.

Games and systems are fully interactive; offer integrated payment and other back office systems, such as account record keeping. Placing a wager is not only limited to casino games, online bingo is popular too, as are sports betting, betting exchanges, spread betting and wagers on global financial markets. Poker is also played for real money via cell phone gambling, but this is not an ideal way for poker pros to play. However, for the occasional poker punter, playing this way every now and then can also be great fun.

Just like the online casino; every type of cell phone gambling means the player is able to claim bonuses. Cell phone accounts are linked to one wallet at the online gambling site, and when first deposits are made, cash match bonuses are the norm. There may even be some mobile gambling sites which offer no deposit bonuses for the player to try one game at least before they buy. All other bonus scenarios, loyalty points and various promotions apply. Obviously because not all games that are available online are available on mobile, only certain promotions will apply to mobile gambling members; these offers are always made clear to the player.

Mobile casino games listings are made available at virtually every site, this is to enable the player to check if their handset name and model may be used to gamble. You might also be surprised to find that your WAP enabled Samsung, which is already three years old, actually supports various games. While more and more new applications are being made available virtually every day, mobile gambling has available online for a number of years; the only thing that has changed dramatically is iPhone and Android technology, as well as the uptake from consumers.

Mobile Phone Gambling – Bingo! There’s No Going Back Now

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on November 26, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Bingo, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

Operators of mobile phone gambling applications and software platforms are finding this form of gaming to be nothing short of phenomenally popular with fans. As more smartphones hit the market and the shift grows towards using these handsets, there is more uptake on gambling games and apps. Finall growth in this alternative channel for online gambling is starting to show serious uptake. Through slots and casino table games, sports betting, bingo, and more; mobile phone gambling now puts the power of the Internet, right in the palm of your hand.

In the UK there are a couple of preferred mobile phone gambling activities showing serious growth, one is mobile sports betting and the other is Britain’s favourite game…can you guess?…right it’s…Bingo! Yup bingo is the name of the game, and in a survey of one substantial affiliate member base alone (100 000+ members); this indicates that 47% of online bingo players own a mobile phone. 34% of the survey respondents also said they would be happy to play mobile bingo for real money, and 30% responded that they would play real money slots games too. We are looking at some pretty big numbers, and there is no going back now!

For some time now online bingo and other UK gambling concerns, have been making mobile phone gambling apps available, even though the uptake was initially much slower than was expected. The mobile scenario has done a double take, and backed by the fact that technology has advanced rapidly, and mobile social networking has instilled confidence in users, more and more bingo players are taking a leap of faith to put their money where their mouth is, on mobile. Android, iPhone and Web enabled mobile games are all readily available, and all games applications include fully integrated as well as encrypted payment systems. 65% of mobile bingo players make use of the Android OS, while only 16% make use of the iPhone and 19% are on Blackberry.

Mobile phone gambling games developers are taking advantage of this information as well as the fact that the tables have turned; and are taking a more serious look at mobile games developers. Mobile is no longer an afterthought it has become an ‘essential’. In fact Playtech recently purchased the Swedish mobile sportsbook developer – Mobenga, for a neat €23.8 million! They certainly had a need to fill this gap in their portfolio, and have recently signed a massive multi-year (and multi-million) deal with Gala Coral online. As part of the deal, Playtech gets Gala Bingo online as a client, as well as all other online operations, and they are also being charged with developing a brand new mobile sports betting facility for Gala.

Virtually daily in the online gambling news industry, we see mobile phone gambling apps being developed and launched. With the start of the new British football season for 2011 for example, quite a number of football-specific games and platforms have already been launched. In the meantime if you want to play mobile bingo, or any other gambling game in fact; there is more than enough choices to keep you busy.

Cell Phone Casino – Microgaming As Always IS Top of Their Game

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on October 26, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Bingo, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

All gambling industry analysts agree – the cell phone casino and mobile gambling growth is the next big wave of popularity to expect for this industry. m-Commerce is gearing up to present iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch applications as well as Android. Some sites offer Blackberry – not many at this point in time – and virtually all online casinos worth half a penny, offer tons of WAP enabled games; there are still millions of non-smart-phone users to cater for.

One of the first to step a foot in the door with any new online gambling development is Microgaming. These developers are always on top of their game, and one of the most aggressive in their rollout of new software systems and games. They have a history of being first off the mark, and again they have got the ball rolling for the cell phone casino with the GameWire™ software platform. This technology has already advanced to another level with Microgaming Quickfire™, which allows various software platforms to operate approximately 160 of their casino table games and slots.

To explain this system very simply; Quickfire is a type of software adapter, which when plugged into any platform allows for any of its games to be played. Just to go a little deeper into it, one cannot offer slots games off a dedicated poker platform normally;s with this software one can now offer these games and it works across every online gambling platform including mobile. By the same token, more and more gambling sites are taking up the product and it is becoming widely popular, but not all Microgaming sites have it on offer as yet. You will find it at Virgin Game – they are lightening fast with every gambling game offering known to man (just about), as well as a few other websites. The uptake hasn’t exactly been slow, but it is taking time for some casino clients to see the light.

The cell phone casino market is driven by the need of the consumer to consume all the latest handsets; who are we to argue. iPhones, Blackberry’s and Androids have become bigger and better status symbols for feeding the ego of ladies, than a pair of Jimmy Choo’s and matching Vivienne Westwood handbag would do. It is easy to pass off a Woollies handbag, if you can produce the latest iPhone from its depths – not unlike the proverbial rabbit from a magicians hat – be the envy of all your friends! m-Commerce apps and platforms work hand-in-hand with this consumerism aspect.

Being on Microgaming software also means that the biggest progressive jackpot prize games have been adapted for play with the cell phone casino evolution. These are games such as Mega Moolah, Mega Major, Mega Minor and Mega Mini, which means millions of €/£/$ worth of prize money is also up for grabs on mobile. You can’t take your PC with you when you go out with the girls for a drink, but you can take your mobile casino, and won’t the girls be impressed with your new iPhone handset too?

Mobile Phone Casinos – The New World in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on August 26, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Bingo, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

The world of the online casino has been available on mobile channels for a number of years. In fact, virtually since WAP enabled phone technology has been widely available. However, this form of online gambling entertainment has only caught the public eye so fervently in very recent times. This is not only due to the fact that technology has advanced to such an extent to make playing these games so accessible, it has taken time for consumers to confidently believe that the world of online gambling can be in the palm of their hands! Mobile phone casinos are widely available now, and users – thanks to social networking – are no longer afraid to make real money games a part of their mobile world.

We are not only talking about playing casino games in this context, users are dumping PC’s for tablets and smart phones at an alarming rate, and sky-rocketing their internet use into the stratosphere while on the move. It stands to reason that gambling games would become part of this deal.

In the UK for example, the most mobile gambling growth is being seen in sports betting. Operators are quickly catching on, and it is all systems go for Android and iPhone applications development – a lot of this is taking place right now. It makes sense that sport betting is popular, because both football and horse racing betting are two of the most popular wagering activities in this country. Now we can go to a football match or the pub, and place an in-play bet on the footie while watching it live in action. Perhaps this will distract football hooligans from getting themselves into trouble? Watching a match with a bet in place always makes the game much more exciting, although losing the bet may also cause problems with run-away tempers.

Besides sports betting activities, mobile phone casinos also offer a whole host of games. Roulette has always been hugely popular; this made the game one of the first choices to be offered on the mobile channel. Being a structure random number game, it was relatively simple to develop, and by the same token, slots soon became adapted for a mobile gaming platform. Blackjack is popular too, and now even mobile bingo has become very big mobile news.

When it comes to playing poker on mobile this is a whole different kettle of fish. This particular game is not played against the house, and with up to ten real money players seated around a table; presented a bit of a problem for software developers. At one point in time, half of the table could only been seen in play. Again technology has come to the fore and finally caught up with the fact that players want mobile poker. Software has improved and so has the size and resolution of screens. However, it is still highly unlikely that serious online poker professionals will ever make use of much in the way of mobile poker opportunities. More often than not these guys take part in multi-tabling and even use more than one big screen to facilitate their games. That having been said, virtually every other game is grist for the mobile gamblers mill.

Cell Phone Gambling – Are We Impressed? Yes, We Are!

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on July 25, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Phone Gambling | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

Everyone is impressed by the concept of the cell phone and how it has evolved over such a short period of time. I don’t believe we have reached the stage where we are complacent about this technology, and I do believe the fact that this technology is easily accessible to both the rich and the poor, which makes something very special of it. Personally I hate cell phones and this is quite simply a sub-conscious thing, because I had a job where I was compelled to be joined by the hip to a cell phone 24/7. I hardly make phone calls and only keep a mobile to make my mother happy. I’m 51, but she still thinks I’m her child, what can I say? I would never contemplate cell phone gambling not even if someone paid me to do it – but then again, perhaps I would if I got paid ?

Cell phone games evolved with the technological advancement of handsets, while online gambling was moving in a parallel direction. It was only a matter of time till these parallel lines met and cell phone gambling became a reality. For those of you who believe that this form of gambling is a new thing; in 2005 the total revenue globally from cell phone gambling wagers was estimated at $2.6 billion. In 2008, this revenue was $5.8 billion according to Informa Telecoms and Media, so, it ‘aint nothing new my friends. We are now six years down the line from $2.6 billion. Want to hazard a guess how much cell phone gambling is worth today? No, neither do I!

If you are looking at the dollars revenue in the billions numbers from years back with cell phone gambling and the fact that this has double and tripled, don’t be all that impressed; online casino operators are not all that impressed with the uptake, and still believe that cell phone gambling is only taking off now. Take off to be what? Well… we can only let our imaginations be the guide.

People were initially impressed by the simple facts of the cell phone back in the day; the fact that it didn’t need cables and could be charged; lasting for quite a few hours. Today cell phone batteries last days and we want more and more features besides calling capabilities – hence mobile gambling, egg timers, blu-tooth, BBM, 3D and more.

The software for real money gambling games is simple to set up, the only bug-bear being with the Apple iPhone, where they covet their technology to the nth degree. Most good brand online casinos have the set up instructions available for free and they even give away free money for you to get stared, so, you have nothing to lose. Of course if you win, it may prove a little bit difficult to capture a photo of the winning screen with your mobile phone – but then again the only thing that these little electronic miracles can’t do is make and pour out your morning coffee.

Casino on Mobile – Remote Gambling Just Became Really Remote

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on June 25, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Phone Casino | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

Any online gambler who is remotely familiar with the method of playing casino games for real money online, won’t be in the least bit surprised to find that casino on mobile offerings have been around for a while. The only surprise is that industry experts have been predicting a global explosion of this method of play for a while and it hasn’t quite tipped the scales yet, but we are teetering on the verge.

Technology has advanced to meet the demand of high quality gaming in terms of the casino on mobile and it’s just a matter of time for players to get the full picture, and topple over the edge of that verge. Compatible handsets are obviously important and the strange thing about it all is, that handsets have actually been technologically capable for quite a while.

Take these few manufacturers for example: Sony Ericsson offers 47 different models of compatible handsets, for Nokia this is 93 different models. Motorola has 49, LG has 33, Panasonic has 4, Sagem has 7, Samsung has a whopping 83 models, Sendo (who?) has 2 different compatible models, Sharp has 6, Siemens – 13, and in total this is 337. But this is by no means all the different cell phone manufacturers and all casino on mobile compatible models. These are a small section just to give you an idea, and apparently there are more than one thousand makes and models on which these games may be played! Actually we pinched these examples from one online casino alone.

Games that can be played on mobile include; poker, roulette, blackjack, craps, baccarat, backgammon, slots of all different kinds, keno, scratchcards, bingo, video poker and sports betting too. In fact currently there is more than one hundred different games we can play, and as well as the normal handsets we use; include special platforms and games for specific use with Android and iPhone apps, because it is the use of the smartphone that will really govern the boom.

The age has come where we can gamble remotely, no matter how remote we are, and the only thing which lies between us and a wager on Manchester United is a cell phone signal. There are not many places in the world today where a signal cannot be received; as people who can’t afford land-lines, easily manage the cost of a mobile phone. For instance a honey farmer in the Rapununi – British Guiana; probably won’t own a car, but he will own a mobile phone. Billions of people all over the world in all kinds of income groups have easy access to mobile telecommunications.

If you are a honey farmer in the Rapununi and you are interested in getting a casino on mobile or taking a sporting bet; this is as close as your nearest internet connection, which would be your cell phone of course.

Mobile Poker Free – The Only Thing you Want Free is the Software You are Playing On!

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on March 20, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

Who would possibly want to play mobile poker free, unless perhaps you were a newbie and you were learning the game for the first time? There are sufficient resources online to learn how to play poker free. The only mobile poker free that you want is the software these games come on; honestly, I don’t see why anyone should have to pay for an app in the iStore so you can play poker on a mobile phone. When you play poker online, the software download is free, just as it should be when playing mobile poker games.

Just think about the game of poker itself, this is not a casino game. Traditionally a casino game is one which is played against the house, and while there are forms of poker which play in this way such as Pai Gow and Caribbean Stud, these are not considered to be true poker games. The measure of success in this game of skill is how much money you can win, so why anyone would want to play mobile poker free other than to learn; is completely beyond me.

Just like all other online poker, the mobile form of this game has reached the pinnacle of technological advancement; for handsets this is the same. It is fuss-free, fast access and there is only one more thing required to cross the threshold into popular play; this happens to be the players. Mobile gaming has been growing in popularity in very small incremental degrees, but experts believe we have reached that point of no return, when all the chips are down and the felt is arrayed for all three protagonists to come together and set mobile gaming on fire. Poker was the leader for online gambling growth, it is one of the most popular live games in the world, so, there is nothing stopping it now from becoming the undisputed leader of mobile gambling, although sports betting does have a head start in the popularity stakes.

Mobile poker free or otherwise gets the job done and plays in exactly the same way as it would when playing on PC or laptop. There is whole new series of exciting things to look out for, such as the new Android mobile poker application that is being launched by Microgaming at ICE in London while we speak. Because poker is a multiplayer game it is of a better quality when played on more sophisticated technology and applications. Just remember that poker is not the kind of game that should be played free, it is simply not in the spirit of the game, but if you really want to find ways to do this, you will find one or two other players that will be prepared to play with you too. However, it is doubtful that amongst them you will find a Daniel Negreanu.

The Mobile Poker Game – Looking to Make a Quick Chip or Two on the Bus Home from Work?

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on March 15, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

A very wise man once said “The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius!” Unfortunately the author of this brief piece of wisdom was unknown, so, we cannot pick his brain any further; although we would love to know what they think about the new mobile poker game genre; and how the “chip” fits in, in a heck of a lot more ways than one. In the old days poker at home was 6 friends a pack of cards a bag of chips, a dip, a six pack, half a dozen ceegars and green plastic shades!

Because of the continued success of live poker tournaments such as the WSOP as one example; which are regularly glamorized on the TV, and of course the popularity of online poker. It was only a matter of time before the mobile poker game became a viable game. So, if you fancy a game of poker and you want to make a quick chip or two on the bus or train home from work, now you can, and you can play these games on virtually any WAP enabled phone. But who wants WAP when they can have the latest Android, Blackberry or Apple operating systems on a smart phone. In fact the question on everyone’s lips these days has become, “who do you know who doesn’t own a smartphone?” Let’s sell them one quick!

Already a favorite pastime whether live or on the internet, poker has become mobile but this technology did not develop overnight, nor has the uptake by users been as much of a bun fight as was expected. It is a little bit nerve-wrecking to think you are gambling with real money against other players who are gambling with real money, and you are doing this with your new Blackberry Torch.

One of the most compelling factors that has changed the way mobile gamblers feel about playing games such as poker, is that most online social networking; you know, the Facebook and Twitter type; now take place by mobile phone, and this has instilled greater confidence in gamblers, online shoppers, and all kinds of people seeking all kinds of services, to use their handheld mobile phone device as apposed to PC’s and laptops.

Gosh just thinking of that; I don’t know if any of you are old enough to remember the Star Trek TV series – not the movies. They had these mobile communicators, we used to think they looked stupid when they spoke into them, and we have been speaking into virtually the same things for years. Not only that, our communicators now hold our mobile poker game, even bingo, blackjack, roulette; you name it! At least the trekkies used to play real poke – I mean, I think Scottie and McCoy did or would have done!

Free Mobile Poker Game – Will This Be The Only Poker Model, US Players Get?

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on March 7, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

The stars are aligned for the mobile poker game to take off like a bat out of hell. By the stars we mean the technology, software and players’, however, as far as US players are concerned, the closest they may get to playing on a smartphone is the free mobile poker game.

Take for example the present position of PokerStars – one of the, if not the largest online poker operators in the world. They have reiterated their position that there is nothing to stop them from operating in a regulated US marketplace. While this is all very well and good and they have made their stand for the future in US markets, this marketplace is currently not regulated. So in effect Poker Stars is not actually allowed to operate in the US in terms of real money. But wait this gets more complex, they are not allowed to deal in real money transactions, so as they provide mobile poker too, they are only allowed to provide a free mobile game. But, where is the money in that for them. There isn’t any really, other than potential goodwill somewhere clearly undefined, and possibly way in the future. One has to ask ones-self, “how much goodwill does PokerStars have?”

What reiterating their stance on principle, in respect of offering online or mobile poker to US players; truly has at heart, is the fact that some significant legislative accomplishments have been made. However in amendments to legislation recently adopted, there us a clause which prohibits any entity qualifying for a license to operate in the US, if they “knowingly” took part in illegal online gambling operations after the promulgation of the UIGEA in 2006. Now, both PokerStars and FullTilt are two of the very few poker sites which have continued operations in the US post-UIGEA – yet still maintains that their operations have and still are at all times legal. So they have “knowingly” continued operations.

It is all terribly convoluted, but needless to say PokerStars consider themselves to be a “respected” US operator. Now that mobile poker is expected to have a huge uptake due to the massive growth in popularity of the smartphone. Is one to assume that PokerStars will only be providing their US members with the free mobile poker game, and that no money at all is going to change hands? We actually find this very hard to believe. Of course this is only our opinion, but it is a carefully considered opinion. However you don’t have to live in the US to get a free mobile poker game, because this is all the law allows. Anyone can get their hands on free mobile poker and as this form of gaming looks set to continue to grow in popularity; free offers will also continue to grow more diverse.

Free Mobile Casino – It Depends on Which Angel, Sorry Angle You Take

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on March 1, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

Is there such a thing as a free mobile casino, well…it depends on the tack you take. Rather look at it from this point of view – players may play free mobile casino games when they register at a casino online and sign up for this service. Just as casino games may be played free online, there are ways to play them free on mobile handsets, and currently as this is a very new technology, players have been a little slower on the uptake. New members at mobile casinos are offered a small amount of free casino credits which are made available on their first login.

One would assume, and this I am sure of, that your mobile and your online casino funds are kept in one account, with two separate sections. It stands to reason then that redeposit bonuses are available to fund even more free mobile casino games play. Then again there is also demo mode, and if a casino online allows the player to enjoy games in demo mode, they may enjoy playing these games even more in demo mode on for example the latest Apple iPhone off the assembly line. According to a new report out from Bwin and Harvard University not all online games players are in actual fact die-hard gamblers. Playing these games for free allows access to the same games as all mobile gamblers enjoy and the nice thing about playing in demo mode, is when the uncontrollable urge comes about to take a flutter, players simply switch to their real play account.
While we are discussing research and the free mobile casino – mobile gambling continues to grow in popularity now – it may have been slow on the uptake, but is going like a Boeing now. In new data released by the Gambling Commission in the UK, Middle aged men make up the majority of their gambling public (46%), they are from high-earning, well-educated households, and it is these players in the UK who look set to lead the future of mobile gambling globally. Currently UK gamers make up 30% of total wagers placed, but this may change and decrease to fall in line with global trends as anticipated online gambling deregulation takes place around the world.

If you are a British middle aged male and you play free mobile casino games, but are too afraid to take a flutter in case of getting inexplicably addicted, perhaps this research will give you heart. It has been found by the Harvard study; that the majority of online gamblers moderate behavior patterns according to wins and losses. This means only 5% of subjects in the study exhibited irrational betting behavior. All you have to do is hope that you don’t fall within that 5 percentile.