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The Rising Popularity of Mobile Gambling

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Online gambling has come a long way since its introduction in the late 90s. One of the latest trends in the industry is mobile gambling, which accounts for over half the world’s gambling activity. This begs the question: what makes mobile gambling so successful?

The reason isn’t as straightforward as it seems. In reality, the popularity of mobile gambling is affected by several factors, including the development of new payment methods, the introduction of apps and exclusive bonuses. 

Introduction of New Payment Methods

Convenience is vital when it comes to mobile gambling. Many payment providers have recently developed methods allowing players to deposit using their smartphones quickly. One of the best examples of this is Pay by Mobile.

Playing online slots pay by mobile is effortless. A phone number and an SMS confirmation are all you need. Your deposit will be automatically added to your monthly phone bill. Payments are also instant, allowing you to enjoy your funds immediately.

Play Anywhere, Anytime

Back then, you could only play at an online casino by visiting its desktop site. Luckily, things are a lot different nowadays. With smartphones and tablets, players can now enjoy hundreds and even thousands, of casino games on the go. 

But convenience isn’t the only reason mobile gambling became popular – iGaming providers are also responsible for this trend. These companies ensure their new releases are compatible with various mobile devices, increasing their reach.

Development of Mobile Sites and Apps

Playing at a mobile casino site wasn’t always easy. In the early days of smartphones, mobile gambling sites were slow and cluttered. Fortunately, developers quickly realised this and addressed these issues.

Many casino operators started developing their apps after introducing modern mobile operating systems, iOS and Android. Besides their convenience, mobile apps also offer better compatibility.

Exclusive Bonuses and Promotions

How do you convince players to download a casino app instead of visiting mobile or desktop sites? With exclusive bonuses, of course! Casino operators use bonuses and promotions to stand out and attract new players.

For instance, many online casinos offer exclusive welcome bonuses to players who register through the app. Mobile players are also occasionally met with other offers, including free spins and cashback.

Improved KYC Verification

Verifying your details through KYC verification is more accessible with mobile devices. Players can use their smartphone camera to photograph their documents and submit their pictures. As such, this decreases the processing time.

Mobile gambling is one of the most rapid sectors in the iGaming industry. It is expected to be worth over £120 billion by 2030. With such a significant valuation, it’s clear why many gambling companies are now focusing on mobile devices.

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TapNation and Immutable Partner to Onboard Millions into the Web3 Gaming Ecosystem

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TapNation and Immutable have teamed up to build an inclusive and diverse Web3 gaming future.

Leading French mobile gaming publishing company TapNation has partnered with Immutable — the preferred developer platform for building & scaling web3 games on Ethereum.

TapNation’s strategic alliance with Immutable will see the French publisher leverage Immutable’s scaling solution for games that offers EVM compatibility, low cost, massive scale, and Ethereum security, while also transitioning TapNation’s sizable player base into the Web3 era.

“We are thrilled to start this new partnership with Immutable, one of the major players from the Web3 ecosystem,” says Philippe Lenormand, Head of Web3 at TapNation. “We’re sure that together we’ll drive our Web2 players into Web3 and take them on an incredible new journey.”

This will partly be achieved through the creation of more intuitive blockchain experiences and a user-friendly onboarding experience.

TapNation will start by enhancing the user experience with mechanics on two of its most popular published mobile games: Giant Rush (iOS & Android) and Parking Jam (iOS & Android).

With over 200 million downloads, Giant Rush is a hyper casual runner game in which players take on the role of a heroic adventurer tasked with defeating massive giants and collecting valuable treasures.

Meanwhile, unique puzzle game Parking Jam has over 15 million downloads and sees players take on the mantle of a traffic controller by manoeuvring cars around a crowded lot.

The partnership between TapNation and Immutable is currently in production, with a release scheduled in a couple of months.

 

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Imagine Live Launches New Adventurous Game Show – Robin The Fair

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Imagine Live is excited to announce the launch of its newest game show, “Robin The Fair.” This simple yet adventurous show is set to captivate players with its unique and exciting concept inspired by the legendary Robin Hood.

 

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“Robin The Fair” takes contestants on an adventurous journey where the players should make a choice. Players participate in a card-based game where they are presented with seven rows; with two cards in each row. The game’s main objective is for players to guess a higher card from each row.

Imagine Live announced during ICE London 2024 that the best part about this game show is the unique game logic that engages the players to move forward through the game, reach higher rows, and get the most out of this adventurous game.

 

Key Features of “Robin The Fair”

The Robin Hood Concept: – The game operates from a themed studio. Set decorations and thematic elements create a visually captivating environment that evokes the charm and magic of Robin Hood’s legend.

Up to x5000 Multipliers: – A distinctive feature of the game is the Bonus Multiplier, which amplifies the win amount substantially. This adds an element of excitement as players aim for higher rewards.

Comfortable and Intuitive Interface: – The game’s interface is designed to be easy for both partners and players. The interface allows them to navigate effortlessly through the game. Imagine Live is confident that “Robin The Fair” will become a players’ favorite, offering a fresh and engaging perspective on the game show genre.

 

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Esports World Cup Reveals First Five Game Titles for Summer 2024

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Esports World Cup (EWC) Foundation this week revealed the first five games that will be part of the inaugural Esports World Cup this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The addition of Honor of Kings, Counter-Strike 2, Dota 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, StarCraft II to the Summer 2024 program underscores the EWC’s mission of bringing together diverse game communities for a truly global event.

“With a mix of storied PC games and some of the biggest mobile esports titles in the world, Esports World Cup captures the past, present, and future of esports,” said Ralf Reichert, CEO, Esports World Cup Foundation. “StarCraft II, Dota 2, Counter-Strike 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Honor of Kings are all outstanding titles for the Esports World Cup. From the games that foundationally defined this industry, to the premier mobile titles beloved by a new wave of gamers, we are building the World Cup to connect with and elevate clubs, players, fans, and the entire esports community.”

The first set of titles features three games with rich histories central to the global popularization of esports. Franchises like StarCraft built standout esports ecosystems during the early days of the industry, and titles such as Dota have consistently shattered viewership and prize pool records throughout decades of competitive play. Counter-Strike 2 represents a new era for a storied esports title, which remains one of the most popular esports in the world 25 years later.

Mobile games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang lay the foundation for a new frontier of esports – one that leans on the accessibility of the platform and opportunities to host top-tier competition anywhere a 5G signal is available. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is among the most-watched esports in the world by peak viewership, and presents an opportunity to engage an underserved, yet large and diverse, segment of esports fans.

Honor of Kings, the most-played mobile MOBA, is the latest title confirmed for inclusion in the Esports World Cup. Honor of Kings has announced a $15 million commitment to build the game’s international esports ecosystem. In 2024, its esports circuit will feature more tournaments than ever, with over 1000 events across global markets to support the game’s full international launch later this year.

Esports World Cup aims to bring this mix of platforms, genres, and fans together for the largest-ever celebration of gaming as a global sport. Alongside initiatives such as EWC Foundation’s Club Program, announced earlier this month, the tournament will help foster cross-game competition, connecting the audience to their favorite titles and new opportunities for fandom, and facilitating world-class tournaments in dozens of titles.

Participating publishers and games were introduced on social media through related videos that captured not only their unique IP, but the regions that have been integral to their esports history. The campaign highlights the rise of esports as a global sport and the convergence of these regions and their favorite games at the Esports World Cup in summer 2024. The full list of reveals and the cities featured in their CGI reveals to date includes:

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Shanghai, China)
Dota 2 (Seattle, Washington, USA)
StarCraft II (Seoul, South Korea)
Counter-Strike 2 (Cologne, Germany)
Honor of Kings (Shenzhen, China)
Additional titles will be announced soon.

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