The online gaming industry is booming, with new gamers joining in on the fun every day. In fact, it has been estimated that in 2010, online casinos generated revenues of just under $30bn. This is expected to increase to a staggering $50bn by 2015.
Poker sites in particular have been extremely popular since the first poker site launched back in 1998. Online poker soared in popularity after the 2003 World Series of Poker was televised in 2003.
Thousands of Games Now Available
From the humble beginnings of online casinos, with only a few games available, online casinos have evolved rapidly, and there are now thousands of games available to users. Graphics and gameplay have improved dramatically, meaning that users have an incredibly enjoyable experience.
However, of the recent success enjoyed by the online gaming industry, a good proportion of that is owed to the ever-growing success of mobile. The mobile industry as a whole is experiencing growth of unfathomable proportions. According to recent figures there were 6bn mobile subscriptions. To give that some sort of scale, that’s 87% of the world’s population.
1.2bn Mobile Web Users
In addition, there are are now some 1.2bn mobile web users worldwide, and this figure looks set to increase. With such a huge market available to them, it’s no wonder that we’re constantly seeing more and more mobile-focussed casino sites being launched. Mobile gaming is accessible to people on the move – it’s easier than ever to play online casino games.
Another contributing factor to the success of online gaming is that it is so easy to create an account and add funds. With just a few clicks, you can link your casino account to your bank account and make deposits for your game. Many online casinos even allow you to make deposits through PayPal. It’s safe, secure and extremely convenient!
Author Bio:- This post was written by Andrew Felton – a mobile bingo enthusiast and habitual tech blogger.