Online mobile gaming in social networks

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Recently, online mobile gaming is experiencing a surge in popularity. This is due to the fact that mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – have become truly massive, and wireless Internet access in many countries is quite commonplace, so one can enjoy an excellent wherever he/she is. According to forecasts, the revenue of the mobile gaming market in 2018 will be about 64 billion dollars. What future awaits online gaming in addition to increasing turnover? Experts say that the segment will interest even more players, there will be new platforms from different developers, mobile gaming will turn into an attractive platform for investors.

Legislative regulation of online games

Legal regulation of the online sector has a direct impact on the pace of its development and on how soon new operators or developments will be able to enter the market. Priority for both casino owners and legislators should be ways to combat fraud, as well as solutions that will allow companies to promote their own interests. In Russia and around the world, ways to obtain property rights, which allow to guarantee the development of multiplatform casinos, must be regulated by law. Also, authorities and participants in gambling need to develop an effective mechanism for the legislative regulation of cloud technologies in gambling.

The relevance of mobile gaming

Studies have shown that the average American for applications for smartphones spends about thirty-four hours a week. We can assume that in Russia the picture is approximately the same, given the popularity of mobile gadgets in the country. That is why the development of new gambling applications and games intended for online casinos should be a priority for developers. Despite the fact that online casino registration is prohibited in many countries of the world (including Russia), there are legitimate ways of doing this business by registering casinos in other jurisdictions.

Improving mobile games

Today, the mobile casino market is estimated at $ 3 billion and has excellent forecasts for global growth, especially in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. That is why more and more owners of terrestrial casinos are eager to join this market, as they see a real prospect of earning money in this area. Due to the fact that the number of mobile casino users is growing, there is an increase in the requirements for the quality of these products. There are also growing requests for their optimization on different devices, as well as the level of application graphics.

In order for the application audience to be as wide as possible, it is necessary to create an interface that can be adjusted to different resolutions and diagonals of screens of mobile devices. In addition, the graphic interface should work smoothly in a wide range of models, and not only on top-end smartphones and tablets. Users expect that the digital video game format will have more animation and interactive features, graphic special effects. The next step can be the joining of a virtual reality helmet or the use of the mobile device itself as the basis for such a helmet. Such technologies are developing now very actively, such IT-giants:

  • Sony;
  • Facebook;
  • Samsung;
  • Google.

Therefore, it is possible that in the near future, users will be able to play poker or slots with the full effect of immersion in virtual reality.

Online mobile gaming in social networks

Social casinos are seen by experts as a new trend at the junction of gambling and the video game industry. The huge growth of popularity of such casinos is explained by the fact that they are not prohibited in social networks (in particular Facebook), and applications of these casinos for mobile devices can be freely placed in electronic stores iTunes Store and Google Play. The ban on these virtual casinos and the application does not extend for the reason that de facto it’s not gambling as such. Taking as a basis the traditional mechanics of slots, the developers integrated it with the model of free to play, which does not imply the execution of bets and winnings in real money. In other words, the user plays “on candy wrappers”. At the same time, he has the opportunity to pay real money to get all sorts of bonuses in the game. It would seem, what’s the point of playing gambling without the possibility of winning, and even paying money for it? But, nevertheless, demand for such games is available, and considerable. Psychologists explain this by the fact that the craving for gambling is in almost every person. This is an ancient archetype, confirmed by the presence of archaeological excavations found dice and chips, whose age is more than five thousand years.

Summarizing, it is worth noting that in online gambling the issue of fraud is more complicated. When playing blackjack, the casino considers the player as a fraudster if he considers cards or uses mathematical formulas to win. In this casino, experts on card counting are forced to skilfully hide their actions and strategy from dealers and stewards. No one follows online players, they can record cards and even use computer programs to make their game easier. Some online casinos even offer players graphics that display the mathematical trends of putting cards in blackjack. In this case, fraud becomes so simple that no one considers it fraudulent. It should be also noted that other hidden methods of gaining advantage by means of mobile gaming are simply impossible to apply online. There is no way to mark cards playing video poker, or slip a magnetic ball into the roulette wheel. Cheating in an online gaming requires the skills of a hacker and a programmer to rewrite the program. And although this is possible theoretically, it is unlikely that this can be turned out unnoticed. After all, changing the coefficients in the online game will affect the results of each user, not just the scammer. Site administrators will quickly realize that something has gone wrong, and disconnect the game.

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