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Mobile Gaming Gaining Popularity Infographic

Mobile Gaming Gaining Popularity Infographic

jackpot infographic

Being the proud owner of a iPhone 4 I understand the lure of mobile gaming all to well. This infographic does a solid job of presenting a wide range of information from number of companies developing mobile gaming applications to various characteristics of the mobile gamers. I was more than a little surprised to see that female mobile gamers outnumber the male mobile gamers. I guess us men need the big screen to fully pump up our testosterone to levels high enough to enjoy the gaming experience.

While the graphics are simple, using mostly muted colors and familiar geometric shapes, the vast amount of information almost dictates this type of minimalistic and ordered design. Graphics and words play well together, neither one dominating the other. The choice am modern font was a no-brainer and serves the design well. In fact, the entire infographic has the feel of being read on a mobile device. This is probably my perception and not the intent of the designer but it helps the piece feel more connected with its content.

And with this post, I begin my new rating scorecard.

Design: B-
Solid design, thoughtful use of colors, shapes and space.

Content: B-
Interesting, while not overwhelming.

source: http://jackpotcity.com/

The Growth of The Mobile Gambling Industry

The Growth of The Mobile Gambling Industry

With customer adoption of smartphones increasing, the way gamblers interact with the online gambling services is changing extremely fast. First, the PC allowed customers to bet from home, without any need to physically going to a casino. Now, the raise of mobile gambling allows gamblers to place their bets any moment, anywhere through their mobile devices.

As a consequence of this, the gambling industry has been growing in a new direction during the last two years. The use of the mobile gambling services offered by the betting operators has grown up to 150% in the last year. At the same time, in 2013 some operators like William Hill and Paddy Power reported up to 50% of their sportsbook revenue coming from their online services offered for mobile devices, up from just around 20% back in 2011.

Experts predict the gambling yields to more than double in 2015. We can talk about £4.7 billion revenue in 2012 for the global gambling industry. It’s predicted to be around £11 billion in 2015.

At the same time, the global spend in gambling per adult is also increasing rapidly in Europe, and even though it’s not this fast in Asia, the tendency is also to grow.

Mobile casinos are predicted to generate more than 15% of revenue of the whole mobile gambling market this year. As the CEO of Paddy Power said, “Mobile betting is the highest growth area of the UK Gambling market”.

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The infographic is courtesy of Simon’s Online Gambling Blog, the number one online gambling blog.