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Online Gaming Growing Thanks to Smartphone Apps

Monday, December 5, 2016


Long gone are the days when a visit to the local casino or a night at a friend's house dealing cards being the only way to indulge in a spot of poker, blackjack or even roulette. Now we are constantly seconds away from downloading an app on our mobile phone, which gives us access to thousands of casino games and the freedom to play literally anywhere.

The App Revolution

In 2008, when Apple opened up its App Store and in 2009, when Google launched Google Play, the mobile gaming arena changed forever. These stores allowed developers to sell directly to consumers as opposed to through a mobile company (such as Nokia). With these major developments in the market, many major players in the iGaming market have seized the opportunity with both hands. Soon enough, gamers with smartphones had the opportunity to play roulette games from 32Red, blackjack on the Cherry Rush app, or try the ComeOn sports betting app. Additionally, variations of the games became more accessible than ever. For instance, 32Red offers more than 6 variations on the roulette.

The ease in which these games could be accessed and consumed has undoubtedly turned us into a nation of phone bettors according to a report published this year, which showed that slots has become the dominant gambling game across all platforms for social casino players with 75% of the social casino audience playing via a smartphone. The main reason why slots have taken a foothold in the market is because it can be played in short bursts, allowing people to quickly jump in and out of games especially whilst on the daily commute. With commute times in many of the country's largest cities averaging over 60 minutes, people seemingly have more time than ever to make use of their idle thumbs.

Prior to the app revolution, it was nearly impossible to play roulette outside of a casino. However, the creation of apps and emergence of the free-to-play model enabled players to try out strategies for free before selecting to actually invest in an online game. Roulette, slots, poker and other casino games have enjoyed a revitalization thanks to the consumer's thirst for instant entertainment. Advertising has also played its part in consumer awareness of the ease and speed of playing casino games across multiple platforms.

Virtual Reality Casinos

Whilst right now it's largely unchartered territory, reports suggest that VR may become the latest technological innovation to further propel the growth of an already thriving industry. Many operators such as Slots Million have already developed and released beta versions of casinos that can accommodate VR technology and a quick search on YouTube to see these games in action will show you that the visual results can be impressive.

Aside from this, what else does the future hold?

According to Statista, the US gambling industry makes more than $4.52 billion a year, with online gaming representing a significant portion of that. This was due in no small part, to the growing online sector, roulette, slots and particularly poker, which has played a major role in the revitalization of these games. With 2016 drawing to a close, it wouldn't be careless to assume that number with only grow and look set to continue with the advancement and speed of new technology, and that is a good thing.

Appealing to a mass market with rapidity, ease of access and speed of play is the core reason that casino apps will continue to take a stranglehold on the gaming market. There can be no denying the thrill of an ace turning over in your hand in a game of blackjack or watching the wheel spin and the ball land on your number. The ability to do that just by downloading an app will see the continuous growth of our favorite casino games. 

Tool of the Day - Square No Crop - photo editor

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thanks to the enormous improvements made to smartphone cameras, mobile photo editing is more popular than ever. Everyone wants to add those little tweaks to make their photos really pop and there are a metric ton of apps that can do just that. Searching for photo editor apps in the Google Play Store will return enough results to make your head spin today we are suggesting a great, simple photo editor in the name of Square No Crop.

Android App of the Day – vStart Earn Money

Are struggling financially? Want to get more money in an easy way from the comfort of your home? With vStart Earn Money, things are not only easy, but also there is great ROI. For very simple tasks, like watching videos, downloading apps and similar tasks you will get serious rewards in the form of credits. Later those credits can be turned into money and transferred on your PayPal account.

iOS App of the Day - Don’t Leave it! Remember to take your stuff

When it comes to managing my daily to-do lists, if I don’t have my blogging ideas and rough drafts saved in highly organized and labeled folders, I’m likely to forget about them completely. Same goes with personal items.

Always Master Your Astrlogy With Astrology - Daily Horoscope

Are you the type of person that only reads the newspaper for your horoscope? Well here’s some good news. You can put down the newsprint because we have researched the perfect app for you that will keep track of what the stars have in store for you.

Android App of the Day - Currency Converter

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Living the life of the jet-set can be a bit confusing. Traveling to various countries is a pain enough as it is with the different languages, customs and businesses – it’s even more of a problem if a businessperson is there to do business. Whether it be buying some trinkets or brokering a deal, the main problem with foreign transactions is the need for an accurate conversion into the local currency. That is why having a simple currency converter app is always a smart thing!

App of the Week - ParentoScope

Friday, December 2, 2016

Digital assistants are all the rage at the moment. Apple has SIRI, Microsoft has Cortana, and Amazon has Alexa, but this was the first time we heard of Belinda, a digital assistant dedicated to the art of parenting. It is a part of the ultra-useful parental control app - ParentoScope. Using it for the first few days we instantly knew, this is an amazing app and it must be featured as App of the Week!

iOS Game of the Day - Archeopad free

When amazing artwork, illustrations and creatively exciting environments combine with the classic tetris puzzle gameplay, the end results can’t be bad! Our today’s Game of the Day – Archeopad combines just that. This stunning game will guide you in a puzzle journey around the globe within the eyes of an archeologist-adventurer. There are hidden treasures in more than 90 levels, and your weapon is the archeopad.

Cross-Platform App of the Day – ShedWool - Employee Scheduling

Planning employee work shifts across time slots and locations is difficult and time-consuming. We tested one the latest employee scheduling and shift planning apps that will make that task easy and efficient. One of the best new employee scheduling apps we tried is ShedWool. This iOS and Android app can do so much for you as a business owner. It is so easy to setup and use you will never want to use any other similar software.

Most Addictive Game of the Week - Turtle Warrior

When we first played Turtle Warrior we wanted to quickly deleted it and forget about it. However, after playing with it for more than 20 minutes, we are still having hard time turning it off. The thing with Turtle Warrior is that you will need little time to get into the gameplay. After that everything is easy and you will enjoy every second of the game.

Sports App of the Month - FireFan

Photo App of the Month - PicStackr

Game of the Month - Rescue Paws

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