Fruit Machine Games Reach Mobile Gambling Market
Following rapid advances in mobile phone technology, mobile gambling has transformed from a fantasy into a multi-million dollar reality within a matter of months. With everything from mobile poker to mobile roulette, the Global Betting and Gaming Consultants gambling authority reports that the industry is growing in revenues by 29 percent each year, and that this number is bound to increase as the years pass.
The latest development in the mobile gambling market is mobile fruit machine games. The past two months has already seen several new fruit machine games being released into the mobile gambling sector, with Spin3’s “Major Millions”, the “mFortune Fruit Machine”, and Ladbrokes “Pub Fruity”.
Powered by Microgaming, the largest international software provider for online gaming, Spin3’s Major Millions fruit machine games are also the world’s first progressive mobile jackpots. The 3 reel progressive fruit machines games under the Major Millions name have been synchronized with the real time Microgaming progressive jackpot network, which now exceeds the £1,000,000 mark. Similar to the online version, the Major Millions fruit machine games have a minimum bet of £1 and a maximum bet of £3 wagers for each spin. All end users are eligible to win the progressive jackpot offered via the Major Millions.
Along with the Major Millions are two other fruit machine games powered by Microgaming, the Treasure Nile and the Fruit Fiesta. The mFortune Fruit Machine games can be downloaded to one’s phone via the mfortune website once registered.
According to the lead partner at Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, Warwick Bartlett, following the release of the fruit machine games, “the area where it’s next going to be big is sports betting.”