How Mobile Gaming is Increasing The Options Available to Gamblers
Gamblers Prefer Mobile Gaming
Millions of us around the world are now signed up to online casinos, with many of us preferring to play on them through our mobiles. Before the invention of smartphones, we were limited to our desktops and laptops which did limit to an extent where we could play on the online casino. This also meant that you would need an active internet connection, which was a lot more problematic, especially before the invention of wireless internet connections. However with a smartphone, not only can you play anywhere at anytime but you don’t even need a wireless connection if you have mobile data. Today we’re going to look at exactly why gamblers prefer mobiles when it comes to gambling and what mobile casinos have to offer to the player.
What Does Pay by Phone Casino Mean?
You may have heard the term ‘pay by phone’ being passed around when it comes to mobile casinos. However, if you don’t know what it means, we’re here to shed some light on it. With mobile casinos, you have a range of options available to you when it comes to depositing and withdrawing, including all the major payment methods. However, when it comes to mobile casinos, you also have a different option available to you, that option is called pay by mobile casino.
So what does this mean? Well if you’re on contract, you can make a deposit of £10 for example, and instead of having to pay there and then from your card, what will in fact happen is that the £10 will be added onto your next monthly bill. Alternatively, if you’re not on contract, if you have a prepaid balance if you’re on Pay As You Go you can also make a deposit and it will be deducted from your balance. This payment method however is only offered by quite a few mobile casinos and is quickly becoming a way in which they can separate themselves from the rest of the competition. It’s also worth noting that only certain network providers allow for such a facility and most of the smaller network providers won’t offer this facility.
So why is this such a popular option? Well, if you’re on contract anyway, it allows you to be able to deposit funds that you might not currently have available there and then. This works well for people who want to play on an online mobile casino but maybe have their payday a few days away. It also works as a credit facility so that if the player needs to reserve funds in their bank for a specific purpose, they can do so.
What Other Options Does it Give Us?
The other obvious option that gamblers have should they wish to opt to play on mobile casinos is the fact that they can play wherever they are. Nearly every single online mobile casino is available 24/7 to play on. This means that opposed to land based casinos they can play on their phones wherever they are in the world.
They also offer an abundance of payment methods by which to deposit and withdraw from. If you were to go to a land based casino the chances are you’ll be restricted purely to either cash or credit/debit card. This means those who want to deposit by other means such as cryptocurrency or skrill/moneybookers are excluded from playing at land based casinos. Cryptocurrency is also now being offered by a select few mobile casinos and this has really caught the attention of gamblers as bitcoin for example allows them to instantly deposit and withdraw as opposed to the standard payment methods which as well know by now have waiting times both for processing and withdrawing.
Mobile Gambling in Numbers
A recent study carried out by the gambling commission found that around 55% of online gamblers had used either a mobile phone or a tablet. This means that, for the first time, more people are playing on mobile casinos on their phones rather than on their desktop or laptop. This is in part due to the increase in smartphone ownership, with another study estimating that around 95% of households in the UK own a smartphone. This is partly the reason however the convenience factor we’ve mentioned today is also another reason why.
What Does the Future Hold for Mobile Casinos?
Going forward one thing we can hope to see is more and more mobile casinos adopting cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin as a payment method. This in fact is a unique selling point for a range of online mobile casinos who pride themselves on having it as a payment method. The benefit as such is a very fast deposit and withdrawal time.
We can also expect the number of people gambling on their mobiles to grow as time goes on for the same reasons it’s become as popular as it is today. As more and more people see the points of convenience the more people we will see making the transition either from playing on their desktop/laptop to their smartphone.
Another potential development for casinos and new mobile casinos could be to integrate virtual reality to their casinos. This would allow the player to have the flexibility they have currently playing wherever they want but at the same time would present the player with a more immersive experience.
Hopefully now you can appreciate just how much more mobile casinos have to offer players. Especially in regards to an abundance of payment methods as well as being able to gamble wherever and whenever they want. The pay by phone deposit method that is strictly limited to mobile casino players is preferred as it’s flexible and can allow the player to make a deposit and gamble even if they don’t have any funds readily available in their bank. Land-based casinos as we’ve mentioned are at a disadvantage due to their lack of payment methods however are still flourishing.