Why Cash Games Are Going Mobile

by Dan

There are few people today who don’t have a mobile phone with them at all times. With wi-fi hotspots everywhere and great deals on mobile internet with calling tariffs, it’s possible to be online pretty much wherever you are.

Of course, the main reason for that is to be contactable, but a by-product is that you have a world of entertainment available at any time, via this handy device that sits in your pocket or your bag. In the US, there is at least one mobile phone per American, which means that mobile penetration is 101{71b550cbed0aca3fea2335d26076176dc834a5ad6e765af844b2cea64fe7483b} and over 48 million people play games on a mobile device. And, according to a 2013 comScore report in the UK, there are now more than 20 million regular mobile gamers in the UK.

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The variety of the gaming you can do on a mobile device grows by the day, and it’s the fact that it’s so easy to download something new to play  that makes us choose to game on our mobiles rather than a console or on the desktop. Everyone likes an easy life! And when you’ve had enough of one game, there’s always something new to try within a couple of touches. Mobile gaming apps have been popular for years now, but one particular type of gaming is really taking hold in the mobile market – cash gaming with games such as bingo and casino games like slots, roulette and blackjack.

It makes a lot of sense that this type of gaming should be popular with mobile users. When a game has the ability to entertain you but also offers you the possibility of winning large amounts of cash, what’s not to like? Of course, any sensible player should remember that the chances of winning are low, and that the more you play, the more you’ll spend, but as long as you keep control of that spending, cash games certainly add an extra layer of incentive to play.

Another reason we’re all playing cash games is that there is so much free gaming credit to take advantage of. When you sign up to play bingo on big name sites like Cheeky Bingo, Winner Bingo etc, you get a welcome bonus when you make your first cash deposit. Bingo games at Winner Bingo, for example, come with a £40 bonusfor anyone chipping in £10 into their account during the first week of signing. £30 of the bonus can be used on bingo and the rest on other games on the site. All the online cash gaming sites have similar promos available.

Many of the sites offer extra promotions for people who are using the mobile versions of their games. Examples include free spins on a Friday, or a chance to win an extra amount of credit when you login on a site via your mobile device on a particular day of the week. All of these promotions are great for consumers, of course, but even better for the gaming site operators as they help them to increase and retain their share of the burgeoning cash gaming mobile market.

Of all the games out there to play on the mobile, it seems that the simplest are often the best. When you’re playing on the mobile, you may not necessarily have surroundings that are easy to concentrate in, so you don’t necessarily want to choose a game that takes a lot of thought or decision-making. Two of the most popular real money games are slots and bingo. Both are similar in that you don’t need to make lots of decisions once you are playing, save how much money you’re going to spend on them.They’re easy games that entertain, so are ideal for distracting you from the boredom of a commuter journey or while you’re waiting for an appointment. Games like bingo and slots also work well visually on smaller screens that you get with mobiles and tablets.

According to investment bank Digi-Capital’s Global Games Investment Review 2014, it’s estimated that overall games industry revenue in 2017 may exceed $100 billion and that mobile and online games will account for 60{71b550cbed0aca3fea2335d26076176dc834a5ad6e765af844b2cea64fe7483b} of the market. Every time you play on your mobile, you’re contributing to the growth of this massive and growing market.

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