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MOBILE INTERNET ACCESS GROWING
22nd August, 2013 at 04:18:47
6.3% rise in use of mobile devices
New numbers from the research company Statista illustrate the continuing general trend toward users accessing the internet from mobile devices, claiming that thus far in 2013 the use of mobile devices has grown 6.3% - from 11.1% in H1-2012 to the current level of 17.4 percent.
Statista's numbers show that Asia leads in mobile internet accessing at 26.6 percent, up 7.8% from last year, with North American mobile users up 5.8% at 15.2 percent, and Africa up a remarkable 12.4% to 23.7 percent.
Australia and neighbouring nations are collected under the heading Oceania, which was up 6% to 14.6 percent
Europe currently trails with just a 3.8% rise to 9.7 percent, but South America more than doubled its mobile usage, albeit from a low base - from 3.2% to 6.8 percent.
A number of operators in the gambling industry have embraced mobile technology over the past 18 months with sportsbooks leading the way. Casino game developers like Microgaming and Playtech have also been rapidly expanding their product offerings as tablet use surges.
For more information on casinos delivering mobile games, please refer to the mobile casinos list
Related News Tags: Playtech, Microgaming, Mobile Gambling, USA
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