Companies like Zynga and Electronic Arts have thrived in the online gaming market thanks to their quick uptake of the Facebook Games platform. Now, trend seems to be dying out and developers are getting ready for the next big thing in gaming: mobile.
The mobile market is currently quite popular, but it is only slowly taking over the lead currently held by social browser-based gaming. Over the course of the next few years, as Facebook and console games continue to suffer, mobile gaming will become the most popular choice for players.
According to a recent report by DFC Intelligence, mobile gaming will contribute $15 million to the overall growth of the worldwide gaming market. Although most of the games are free to download or only cost a few dollars, the vast number of players taking part makes mobile gaming a lucrative market. So, it is no wonder why so many developers are eager to get in on it.
Gambling companies are also looking forward to the mobile gaming boom. Operators like Spin Palace and PokerStars have already launched mobile gambling applications, and we can anticipate that many more companies will follow suit.