With the number of smartphone users set to increase by more than 500 million to 2.8 billion in the next three years, there’s no doubt mobiles are going to become more important in the gaming world. Over the last decade we’ve seen the online casino, poker and betting industry evolve from a fairly rudimentary handful of mobile sites to one that’s bursting at the seams with slick apps and more. Indeed, whether it’s an iOS app featuring TouchID logins and shake-to-play technology or an optimised HTML5 site capable of working on any device, there are more ways to bet on the go than ever.
Naturally, as this technology continues to establish itself, the obvious question becomes: will mobile gaming ever overtake traditional online gaming? Well, in reality, the two mediums won’t ever cancel each other out. In fact, the most likely scenario is that we'll see greater integration and crossovers in the coming years as technology improves. But, given the way that other mediums are moving, it wouldn’t be crazy to assume that smartphones and tablets will soon become the default gambling medium.