Sometimes a piece of news comes along that in many ways comes as no surprise and yet is telling when it comes to the state of the industry, and one recent development that falls firmly into that category is the recent announcement that sales of desktop computers have fallen to a twenty year low in the first quarter of 2013. You do not need to be an avid reader of the news here at MobileCasino.net or even a follower of technology in general to realise that this was a long time coming, but the fact that it has now actually happened means that mobile devices are almost confirmed as the platform of choice for many individuals, not least mobile casino players.
In casino terms specifically, mobile players faced a situation whereby they were waiting for their mobile devices to effectively catch up with desktops in terms of power, graphics and playability. After all, anyone that remembers playing casino games on their old Symbian powered devices or WAP handsets will know that the process of loading and enjoying a game was somewhat painful compared to sitting down in front of a computer and logging on to an online casino. However, numerous factors have combined to ensure that this is no longer necessarily the case:
- The current mobile hardware on the market, such as iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs, far exceed the capabilities of what were the industry standard desktops when the first online casinos came about
- The introduction of app stores on mobile devices have offered both players and developers a central hub from which they can find the latest and greatest software for their device, including a wide range of mobile casino apps
- Portability now matters more than ever, and the fact that even casual players are likely to have a spin while commuting means that casinos are seeing players spend more time on the slots or tables than ever before
Naturally, this news vindicates the decisions of all of those companies that have placed mobile casino gaming at the forefront of their vision for 2013, such as Microgaming and the constant improvements and additions to their mobile Spin3 platform and Probability who are dedicated solely to the mobile market. We have already stated numerous times here at MobileCasino.net that 2013 will be the year of mobile casino gaming and this evidence boosts that claim even further, to the point that it is now pretty much inevitable.
Even developers that have not quite made mobile gaming their number one priority will be almost forced to do so in light of this news, so players will no doubt benefit greatly, with greater choice and huge advancement in technology and gaming options as the race to become the premier provider of mobile casino games begins to take shape.