Although there are hardly the other mobile gambling available, it’s only a matter of your time. Betfair and Ladbrokes are apparently already planning two more iPhone Gambling Apps to travel alongside their Sports Betting Apps. With a 40% increase in mobile turnover in 2009, Betfair’s iPhone App will probably cause quite a 70% increase in mobile betting turnover in 2011.
Interestingly, during the issues of developing mobile gambling is that the investment involved in developing specific manufactured phones and software may be a big risk as long as the merchandise could be less popular in a year. For instance, the Google Android OS features already replaced the iPhone’s supremacy since it now has a 25% share of the market. The most advantage of Android software is that it are often used across different mobile manufacturers like Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia. Thus, we’ll inevitably see more people counting on the Android software than iPhone once the inertia breaks in and everyone enough Android apps are developed to compete with here.
Overall, I feel that mobile casinos and sports betting will become massive (particularly the former), particularly with the recognition of tablets. However, I do not think that mobile poker will ever takeoff. The screens are just too small to play such a posh game where there are too many variables (e.g. multi-tabling on different games or tournaments).