Massive Growth Expected for Mobile Online Poker
Mobile poker is slowly gaining the same popularity as regular online poker and analysts believe it is the next logical step in the growth of digital poker gaming. PartyPoker has predicted that the volume of mobile poker bets could rise to as much as 30% of all digital poker transactions.However, the head of poker operations at PartyPoker, Jeffrey Haas, believes that mobile players play in a different way to those who play from desktop machines. He thinks that mobile players are often distracted by outside influences which lead to them playing shorter sessions with larger stakes.
Haas has predicted that by the end of 2014 over a quarter of poker bets will be made via mobile and grow substantially year after year. Speaking recently at the World Poker Tour National series event in London, Haas said “Today we have 4 per cent of our user base on mobile, but I see it growing. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s 25 to 30 per cent of all players by the end of 2014, if not more.”
PartyPoker recently updated its iOS application and the group now offers apps for iPad, iPhone and Android users. They also have an HTML application for users of other mobile devices.