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Mobile Gambling Growth In Ireland

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Mobile gambling is a huge trend nowadays. For the development of mobile gambling tere are two key aspects – improving technologies and scaling up Internet coverage worldwide, as it imports gambling services to remote parts of the world and opens up opportunities in new markets.
Over the past two decades, the mobile phone has evolved from a means of communication to a smart device that can replace dozens of other useful gadgets. Let’s talk about the current situation and future of the industry in Ireland.

Current Data: What Are The Numbers?

According to the data provided by the researchers, the mobile segment has grown significantly since 2003. It is estimated that this year the niche’s revenue will be €25.2 billion. In addition, it is noted that the share of mobile gambling in the industry at the moment is already 42.6%. This indicator has a persistent tendency to increase for more than five years in a row.

It is significant that the growth of mobile gambling is most noticeable in the niche of sports betting, and not in online casinos. Some operators working in the market report that most of their income comes from mobile gambling right now. Currently, the leading field with an indicator of 66% is sports betting. Online casinos are in second place – 27% of the market, the lottery industry makes only 7%.

According to the data presented above, it becomes clear that the main trend in the industry is the transition of users from bookmakers to online casino operators and the growing popularity of online slots. Whether this trend will continue in the next few months, especially after the abolition of quarantine measures, we will know later.

Mobile Device Statistics

Today, the main areas of mobile transactions take social networks (73%), followed by gambling (72%), and trade (61%). In 2019, gambling was the first with 70%. In 2018, this segment ranked second with 62%, the same position as in 2017, when 55% of transactions were made on mobile phones.

Future Trends: What Are They?

There are some of the main tendencies that currently can be observed in Ireland:

1. Bettors are gradually becoming users of online casinos.
2. In general, the online gambling industry is on the rise.
3. There was a decrease in online betting, despite the cancellation of sports competitions, but it was not as big as predicted.
4. The users use apps more often to log into top online casinos.

The Impact Of Coronavirus On Industry In Ireland

The growth is an expected consequence of the self-isolation that we all are experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the most vulnerable position were bookmakers due to the cancellation of sports competitions.
At the same time, bookmakers in other countries manage to invent alternative offers to maintain business and meet user demand. For example, Australian operators have decided to offer customers bets on the weather, the European market has changed its focus to virtual sports.

What Is The Future?

First of all, the influx of new users is expecting to become bigger. Especially in the mobile segment. Gambling operators see this and do everything possible to make their products as convenient as possible for using on mobile devices, they engage users and work on the design, adaptability, speed of games on all platforms, etc.

It is important that players do not have any problems at any stage of using services. Therefore, operators are engaged in improving loyalty systems and stop scammers.

The companies’ forecasts for the next few years are based on the assumption that the segment will develop progressively, without strong jerks and shocks. So, next year GGR will be up to €28.8 billion, and a year later – €33.1 billion. And by 2023, the segment’s revenue may reach €37 billion, by 2024, it will be €41.4 billion, which is 64% more than in the current year – €25.2 billion. The market share is being scaled and will exceed 50% of all gambling operations.

The Situation In Other Countries

Mobile gambling operations are especially popular in Europe, and most of the revenue is generated here. Following Europe, a high percentage of mobile revenue was recorded in Oceania and the African continent. There is a suggestion that this effect is achieved because, for residents of these regions, the mobile phone is the only way to connect to the Internet due to the poor quality of broadband.
The current regional map of the mobile segment share shows that the number of operations in Africa is 47.9%, in Asia-40.8%, in Europe-42.4%, in Latin America-21.1%, in North America-27.3%, and Oceania-49.2%.

Thus, we see not only the rapid development of mobile gambling but also its modification. Of course, world events, in particular the COVID, affect this in a big way. We will keep an eye on further updates.

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Best Games to Come In 2022

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There is a common quip in the gaming and game development world that new games’ release dates are more of suggestions than a sure thing. This is because no game ever makes its initial release date. But gamers have come to terms with delays and understand that it’s part of the game development process. However, this does not keep us from getting excited about the new titles slated to be released later this year.

This piece will look at the best games you should expect before the year ends. So if you’re ready to possibly get your hopes up for no reason, keep reading to learn more.

1. God of War

God of war is a quirky game set in a world inspired by the Norse mythology and was initially released in 2005. The game has gone through a few iterations over the years, which has only improved its gameplay. The current title does an excellent job at developing its characters and establishing their backstories, pulling you into the game and engaging you even more.

In addition, the musical score does an even better job at accentuating important moments in the game. That’s why we are so excited about the new revamp slated for later on this year. We are sure the stories and music will only get better, and we don’t even need to mention the gameplay. Sony always kills it.

2. Call of Duty

When duty calls, you have to answer. This is one that never disappoints. Its action sequences are as engaging as ever, and the graphics are every graphics designer’s envy. Betway also found that playing COD helps you burn as much calories as a long walk, with a 90 minute gaming session elevating your heart rate to 90+ beats per minute and helping you burn up to 180 calories.

So you can now enjoy your gaming sessions and don’t have to worry about missing the gym. And with a new release this year, we have more than one thing to be excited about.

3. Last of Us

Another title that is excellent to play is Last of Us. It’s set in a decaying post-apocalyptic world and stars two characters—a child accompanied by an adult. However, the story is not about the dilapidated world but about these two characters and their struggle to survive this world.

This is one we hope the development gods here us and release as expected. We cross our fingers and hope it makes its release date this year.

4. A Plague’s Tale

Set in a corps-ridden world, plague-infested rats and inquisition soldiers who have it out for the two orphaned sibling protagonists. The game’s setting does an excellent job of making the main characters empathetic as you witness their struggle from a third-person perspective.

However, the gameplay is not that engaging, and the obstacles are neither challenging nor compelling. We are glad the makers are revamping this one and getting a second chance at taking another crack later this year.

5. FIFA 23

FIFA is a classic game that never disappoints. It has been a favorite for many, and FIFA 23 is expected to be the most popular iteration of the francise yet.

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2022 World Series of Poker® Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

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Following a two-week nomination period, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has announced the highly anticipated list of ten Poker Hall of Fame nominees. Inducting one new member annually, the ten nominees will be considered by 32 living members who will allocate a ballot of ten total points to determine the 2022 Hall-of-Famer. The finalists are as follows:

 

  • Josh Arieh
  • Layne Flack
  • Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier
  • Kathy Liebert
  • Mike Matusow
  • Lon McEachern & Norman Chad
  • Michael Mizrachi
  • Brian Rast
  • Matt Savage
  • Isai Scheinberg

 

There are three new finalists in the 2022 class including four-time WSOP bracelet winner, Josh Arieh, and Las Vegas residents Kathy Liebert and Brian Rast.

 

The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 10 in tandem with the final table of the Main Event at Bally’s & Paris Las Vegas. All living Poker Hall of Fame members are invited to freeroll into the $1,979 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, with the buy-in priced in honor of the Hall of Fame’s founding year. This event will be open to all players. Each participating Hall of Famer will have a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into poker’s most exclusive club. The 2022 inductee will be announced during the event.

 

For more information on the Poker Hall of Fame, visit http://www.wsop.com/pokerhalloffame/.

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QTech Games bolsters its offering with CQ9 Gaming integration

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Emerging-markets leader extends its premier portfolio with more top slots from an emerging Asian force in multiplayer video content

QTech Games, the number-one games distributor across all emerging markets, has announced its latest premium partnership with Asian video content and slots supplier, CQ9 Gaming.

Under the terms of the new agreement, CQ9 Gaming’s GLI-certified portfolio – comprising top-quality slots, arcade, and table casino games – has been integrated for QTech Games clients and their players, providing another cutting edge to a powerhouse platform recognised for bringing the finest online games to market across developing territories.

Popular CQ9 titles include Good Fortune, 1945, Kronos, Zeus, Lucky Fishing, and many others which harness the appeal of multiplayer fish games, arcade games, not to mention multiplayer online board and card games. This ever-evolving production line will help QTech Games strengthen its comprehensive spread of gaming verticals, central to QTech ONE™, its definitive one-stop shop for global operators.

The deal organically broadens CQ9 Gaming’s global footprint, accessing a fresh scope of growth markets for accelerated expansion. As the fastest-growing distributor over the past few years, QTech’s platform is localised for each region with native mobile apps, robust reporting and marketing tools, and 24/7 local-language support.

Ulf Norder, CCO at QTech Games, said: “We’re excited to be teaming up with CQ9 Gaming whose stunning graphics and gameplay chart near the pinnacle of the marketplace. The QTech Games platform is equipped with the best games from the world’s leading suppliers – and CQ9 now joins this branching tree.

“CQ9 Gaming may only be a young company, but they’ve already managed to build a strong fan-base in Asia and are moving on to conquer previously untapped markets in Europe and LatAm. Their titles run off an agile HTML5 gaming engine, meaning that you can access them either via desktop or mobile devices, even if the casino doesn’t currently offer a dedicated mobile app.

“Wherever you set your scene in this ever-changing landscape, our platform champions a mobile-first mantra, packed with all the best localised games that cater to varied cultural tastes. By way of instructive example, if you don’t offer the fish game in China, there’s no chance of becoming successful. And it’s a similar story with the Andar Bahar in India. CQ9 understand the demand for regional specificity throughout Asia and beyond, making them a logical and long-term ally with which to team up.”

A CQ9 spokesperson added: “This deal significantly broadens CQ9 Gaming’s international influence, opening up ‘margin’ markets from Eastern Europe and Latin America for diversified growth.

“CQ9 is one of the leading video slot suppliers in the Asian market with more than 100 titles under our belt. We’re steadily working on extending that reach and establishing ourselves in Europe and CIS-facing territories, and QTech’s broad spread of emerging-markets access means we can achieve this with dexterity while also consolidating our existing Asia-facing audience.

“Our goal has always been to design intuitive and interactive live-dealer experiences that are customised for every generation of mobile end-user. Since QTech Games is a defining distributor across Asia and other unexploited regions, we can’t wait to see how our games connect with different and diverse player profiles.

“At a time of refined localization techniques, QTech Games is really delivering on their brand promise of customising high-class content for varied cultures. This is what keeps them at the forefront of relevance for all kinds of players in the bubbling melting-pot of emerging markets.”

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