Gaming has evolved in unbelievable ways. Only a few years ago, the only way to play casino games was to go to an actual land based casino. Nowadays, with the growth of the economy and global business, people do not really have time to take a long vacation out to Las Vegas or Atlantic City. Times change; that is a fact of life.

So instead of clinging to the past, gaming companies have clearly decided to let go and look towards the future. What is the one thing that people almost always have with them and are using constantly? The answer should be pretty obvious: cell phones. So recently mobile gaming in general has skyrocketed taking the concept of gaming and making it possible to play your favorite games at home, on the bus, on the subway, during your lunch break, in the city, in the country, in a foreign country, or even in the bathroom if you wish. 2014 has stuck out as a revolutionary year for web gaming.

Since today everyone, or almost everyone, has a smartphone, the huge rise in mobile gaming is not really all that surprising. One example given by Natalie Hanman in her article for the online periodical The Guardian mentions Jim Evans, an employee in the mobile phone industry and a gambling aficionado, switched from the betting shop and internet gambling to mobile gambling because of his fast-paced life style attributable to his work. His words for the article stated, “I find it more convenient to gamble on the phone because I travel a lot and can take it everywhere.”

“So,” as Hanman declares in her article, “forget the hype about super casinos proposed in the new gambling bill – mobile phone gambling looks set to trump them all, providing an addition to many consumers’ mobile entertainment package.”

In a report done by Juniper about ten years ago, they estimated that by 2009 the mobile gambling services would have generated more than $19.3 billion, nearly one-third of all the mobile entertainment revenues, estimating conservatively. Now, about five years after this report’s estimated goal we can safely say the market has more than fulfilled that estimate by now.

Sports Betting has surged via mobile gambling due to the fact that mobile technology has been updating at an astronomical rate. This and the rise in mobile gaming in general have made the eyes of analysis firms turn towards mobile gambling. A study done by comScore Inc., a leader in measuring the digital business world, in 2010 demonstrated the potential growth in the mobile gaming market in the big picture sense. Back in 2010 the smartphone was not such a hit, but four years later the smartphone has boomed. Even then, the smartphone subscribers would play mobile casinos and other games a lot, simply due to the capacity of the apparatus. Today, four years later, feature phones, or non-smartphones, are disappearing, and you constantly see people using their smartphones for gaming, whether it is mobile casino gaming or any other type of gaming.

Silver Oak Online Casino has jumped on board with the revolution as well, and we strive to take mobile casinos to the next level. We have made a bunch of our best games available for mobile gaming. We have stocked up games like T-Rex, Count Spectacular, Cleopatra’s Gold, Naughty or Nice (especially good for this holiday season), and a great selection of other games that you love. The best part is that you can play them from anywhere at any time right on your smartphone. Welcome to the future of gaming!

Simon

Simon is an overactive gambler and the Staff Writer here at Silver Oak. He loves casino bonuses, online slots, and using the em dash too often. Currently, he rests his typing hands in Vancouver, Canada.