Mobile Casino Games Gain Popularity

Published August 20, 2005 by OCR Editor

Mobile Casino Games Gain Popularity

Online casino gaming has reached a new height in popularity and one area that is catching on at a fever pitch is mobile gambling.

For those who like to play at online casinos but are away from their PC, there is still an option to play the games: via a mobile or handheld unit. Some of the most popular sites now offer their games in three flavors: download, no-download and mobile versions. This gives player a wide variety of choice depending on where they are.

Marc Falcone, Deutsche Bank gambling analyst commented on the popularity of mobile gaming sites and the direction they are heading in: "I think every major online casino company wants to get into online gaming, but without access to the U.S. market, it becomes a costly venture. The gadgets are the first step in a long process."

But some people don't want to see the games outside the gambling halls. Sen. Maggie Carlton, of Las Vegas said it's bad enough that the state has allowed Keno to be played away from the casino floor. There needs to be places where there aren't two and three gaming devices at your disposal. There is a real concern that the mobile gaming could make the temptation for some people to always have access to games much too tempting.

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