Mobile Bingo and Industry Growth

Mobile Bingo and Industry Growth
Posted on September 29th, 2011 In the not so distant past the internet bingo industry was slow in realizing the potential offered by mobile technology. Many major bingo brands have launched their own mobile apps with great success. Many industry analysts say that mobile bingo will be the main driving force behind further industry expansion. Mobile technology has made life more convenient and has changed the way people communicate shop, gather information and play games. Today just about everyone owns a cell phone so the potential can easily be seen. When sophisticated smart phones hit the market the new technology acquired a loyal following especially among the young. Apple led the pack in the development of smart phone technology with its popular iphone. Other manufacturers were quick to follow Appleā€™s lead and developed their own smart phones and apps. Aside from the obvious purpose of sending and receiving calls smart phones have several functions. Users can text, access social networking sites, check emails and access the internet. Many business people use their smart phones to store calendars with important appointments. It is now a common sight to see people on trains and buses texting or playing games on their smart phones. During the past decade the growth of internet bingo has been fuelled by groups of bingo players forming bingo communities and socializing while playing games. Like many online games bingo has adopted nicely to the new mobile technology. Some experts believe that by 2013 mobile bingo will eclipse internet bingo in popularity. As more players join mobile bingo games the jackpots will get larger since the jackpot of many internet bingo games is determined by the number of players in the game. The potential for the bingo industry is without precedent. There will be some aspects of mobile bingo that will have to be dealt with before mobile bingo gains total acceptance among players. Issues such as poor reception will have to be addressed. Some mobile bingo games do not allow mobile access to chat rooms which is a serious drawback for many players. Studies have clearly established that a majority of bingo players value socialization more than financial gain. Limited mobile access to chat rooms will have to be addressed. Internet bingo gaming apps are free and can be downloaded on to compatible mobile devices at bingo sites offering mobile games. Today hundreds of millions of people own and use smart phones and each person is a potential mobile bingo player.

Comments are closed.