Today: Apple Watch Launch Gears Up for Online GamblingPublished April 24, 2015 by Amir G
The Apple Watch is officially launching today with big expectations for its future impact on online gambling.
The hype machine is working extra shifts as the anticipated Apple Watch officially launches today. It is a bit of a weird launch, because the smartwatch will not be actually available for pick up at stores: What happens is that pre-orders of those who managed to snatch a device begin shipping today.
In a memo sent to Apple Stores, Apple's Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts estimated that the situation will continue through the month of May. This means that, with a lot of luck, you will be available to snatch one in a walk in purchase in June – maybe. It'll take time until all models of the Apple Watch will be fully available both on shelves and in online stores.
Gambling Apps Already Available
What's clear is that once the initial launch ruckus settles down, online gambling will have a whole new field in which to engage. Playing slots or blackjack from your wrist is something that would sound fantastic a few years ago, but as wearable tech came into play the fantasy became a reality.
So much, in fact, that there are already online gambling apps lined up and ready for the Apple Watch. Online gambling giants Ladbrokes Australia and William Hill Sports have already announced that they will have apps ready for wrist betting on the launch day of the Apple Watch.
Ready for Online Gambling
Functionality-wise, the Apple Watch is fully ready for online gambling options. Both the 38mm and 42mm versions can provide hours of wrist fun with games such as slots and blackjack; as we have seen, online sports betting is already in.
It's only a matter of time before the other big operators jump on the Apple Watch ship, and it's likely that we'll see an expansion to other smartwatch devices not limited to Apple's. If this ship sets serious sail, we could be seeing groovy things. The imagination can run wild with features such as on-wrist live dealers, single-tap deposits and withdrawals, entire on-wrist online casinos and more.