The Mobile Game Trend

By Jules Elgincolin

Recently,�mobile gaming�has been gaining a rather large share in terms of revenue. Gaming consoles/platforms and online gaming giants have dominated the game industry for the last decades, but with the enormous mobile gaming insurgents, change is definitely coming and change is welcome especially for avid gamers and enthusiasts.

Mobile games revenue forecast is predicted to increase up to $45 billion by 2018. Asia has been the leader in the industry since 2013, and is predicted to dominate the industry by up to 50% total revenue. Industry Analyst Vincent van Deelen stated, “This is simply not the case. We are also emphasizing that the recent results of individual high profile companies such as Rovio, King, DeNA and GREE are not necessarily indicative of the state of the mobile market as a whole. It is not in our interest to inflate market figures, but the hard facts have forced us to adjust our estimates upward. We have maintained our year-on-year growth rates toward 2017, ultimately leading to a $40Bn+ market share.”

In this regard, mobile game players have successfully gained large share in the market like most gaming console and online gaming companies. Indeed, this is good news for game development companies and their shareholders to put more focus and emphasis on this growing trend. Android games are also expected to be predictably higher in the coming years. Though, it is still a proven fact that iOS rakes in more revenue than Google Play despite the latter having massive download for freemium model type of games. But in a global perspective, Chinese app stores and android game downloads and revenue far exceeded iOS last 2014. North America, Europe and other Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea have also ventured in the global trend. Reports show that mobile games now account for nearly 40% of the country’s total digital games revenue. With increased competition, smaller companies are also getting creative with the introduction of e-sports, multi-screen gaming and HTML5 mobile gaming, and the final trend is the rising popularity of downloading Android games for TV-based gaming. The top 7 companies �in the mobile gaming industry compete for the release of quality games to dominate further and not to get left behind in the scene. These are some of the most downloaded game apps:

1. aa

2. Agar.io

3. Angry Birds

4. Angry Birds Rio

5. Angry Birds Seasons

6. Angry Birds Space

7. Angry Birds Star Wars

8. Angry Birds Star Wars 2

9. Angry Birds Go!

10. Angry Birds 2

11. Ant Smasher: Best Free Game

12. Archery Master 3D

13. Asphalt 8: Airborne

14. Bad Piggies

15. Bad Piggies HD

16. Banana Kong

17. Basketball Stars

18. Blossom Blast Saga

19. Boom Beach

20. Brave Frontier

21. Bubble Witch Saga

22. Bubble Witch 2 Saga

23. Candy Crush Saga

24. Candy Crush Soda Saga

25. Cars: Fast as Lightning

26. Castle Clash: Age of Legends

27. Clash of Clans

28. Clash of Kings

29. Clash Royale

30. Color Switch

31. Criminal Case

32. Crossy Road

33. CSR Racing

34. Deer Hunter

35. Despicable Me

36. Diamond Dash

37. Diamond Digger Saga

38. Don’t Tap The White Tile

39. Dragon City

40. Drag Racing Classic

41. Dream League

42. Dumb Ways to Die

43. Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games

44. Extreme Car Driving Simulator

45. Fast Racing 3D

46. Frozen Freefall

47. Geometry Dash

48. Geometry Dash Lite

49. Farm Heroes Saga

50. FIFA 15 Ultimate

51. Flow Free

52. Fruit Ninja Free

53. Glow Hockey

54. Hay Day

55. Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft

56. Hill Climb Racing

57. Hungry Shark

58. Jetpack Joyride

59. Jewels Saga

60. Magic Rush: Heroes

61. Minecraft: Pocket Edition

62. MORTAL KOMBAT X

63. My Talking Angela

64. My Talking Tom

65. Pou

66. 8 Ball Pool

67. Pet Rescue Saga

68. Piano Tiles 2 (Don’t Tap…2)

69. Plants vs. Zombies

70. Plants vs. Zombies 2

71. Real Racing 3

72. Score! Hero

73. Shadow Fight 2

74. SimCity BuildIt

75. Skater Boy

76. Slither.io

77. Smash Hit

78. Smurfs’ Village

79. Solitaire

80. Sonic Dash

81. Spider-man Unlimited

82. Stack

83. Star Girl

84. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

85. Subway Surfers

86. Summoners War

87. Talking Tom Bubble Shooter

88. Temple Run

89. Temple Run 2

90. Texas Holdem Poker Deluxe

91. The Simpsons: Tapped Out

92. Throne Rush

93. Traffic Racer

94. Traffic Rider

95. Trivia Crack

96. Vector

97. Zombie Tsunami

98. Z War

99. 2048

100. 2048 Number

This is a clear indicator that mobile gaming market share is expected to grow in the coming years.

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Phil Ivey Can’t Cash in Baccarat Case

Phil Ivey won’t be getting his $10 million dollar payday from the Crockfords Casino in London afterall. The British court upheld a ruling that edge sorting is a form of cheating and he isn’t entitled to the money. Phil Ivey is one of the greatest poker players in history
The game started in 2012 with Ivey being invited to play at Crockfords. At the baccarat table, Ivey used edge sorting, a type of system where players notice flaws in the cards and bet accordingly.
Crockfords sued and didn’t pay and the case has been going since coming to this final end.
Supreme Court Judge Anthony Hughes said the integrity of Punto Banco baccarat depends on the cards being dealt at random without gamblers knowing their face value.
“What Mr. Ivey did was to stage a carefully planned and executed sting,” he said.
He said Ivey took “positive steps to fix the deck” by tricking the croupier. He said that “is inevitably cheating.”
“As a professional gambler, my integrity is everything to me,” said Ivey, who has won a number of World Series of Poker competitions.
The truth be told, it’s very rare for anyone to sue a casino and win money period. And not just Phil Ivey. Around the US, there are dozens of million dollar jackpot winners who can’t collect because they went over the payout limit on the machine. So, even if you win, you don’t. And because of the relationship most casinos have with their local governments ie taxes, jobs in stimulating the local economy, they have almost always favored the casino. It’s very hard to beat a casino in court and most of these cases were lost by the winner and won by the casino.
Maybe Phil Ivey will return to poker now this is over.

Bwin Android Mobile Poker App

By Jukka K.

Bwin is a premium site for mobile poker. They have a customized poker software both for Android and iPhone. This review is about the mobile poker app for Android Smartphones.

Software is tested on HTC Desire with the Android version 2.2. Tested with both 7.2Mbs HSDPA and Wifi connection.

The application is fast to download from Bwin as it’s only 2,28MB in size. It installs on your phone memory and after installation it takes 3.84MB of space.

Starting Menus

At the starting screen you have 3 options to choose from: * Play for Real * Play For Fun * Preview

Preview is a tutorial that explains all the functions at the poker table. It is one example hand that is being played one action at a time and everything is explained from player timers to dealer button and different betting modes. Good addition for beginner players.

After you’ve chosen if you want to play for real money or play money you will get to the game selection screen. Game selection is very simplified and that is good for recreational mobile poker so you can have some instant poker action when you are away from your computer. Multitabling, many different poker variations or tournaments are left for the Bwin browser or downloadable PC-versions.

Game Selection

Game types that you can play with Bwin Android are:

* Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit, Pot Limit and Fixed Limit.

You can choose if you want to play heads up, short table or full table (9 players).

Stakes available are:

* Texas No limit: 0.05-0.1$ to 3-6$

* Texas Fixed Limit: 0.05-0.1$ to 5-10$

* Texas Pot Limit: 0.10-0.10$ to 5-5$

After you’ve done your selections for game type, table size and stakes the software will automatically search a table for you and you can start playing. The automatic server browser is fast and I’ve got to play every time in a couple of seconds. Games with the mobile software are always played one table at the time.

Tables

Table graphics are well polished and stylish, so it’s visually very attractive. Action buttons at the table are big enough and there are the usual All-in, Pot and � pot betting buttons. There is also a slider for more exact betting and raising sums and you can activate it with “bet mode”. In bet mode you slide at the side of your screen up or down for bet size. The slider was too fast and inaccurate at first but after a while I got used to it.

Pressing Menu you have the options for:

* Table info, shows previous hands played, the winners and pot sizes.

* Cashier, gives you the option to bring more chips to the table.

* Settings that include:

* Auto post blind, Four-color deck, Sound and Vibrate when silent.

Conclusion

Bwin Android Mobile Poker App was as good as I expected. I’ve had no problems whatsoever and everything has been smooth from the installation to the games at the tables. You should definitely give it a try if you got Android mobile phone, 3G or Wifi connection and want some fast and fun poker gaming. It does the job and gives you an instant and mobile way of playing poker when you are on the move. But for more serious multitablers, tournament players or players of others poker variations it doesn’t offer much.

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Fantastic Mobile Gambling Fun Direct on Your Phone

By Elliot Fishburn

The significant success factor of iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices is as a result of mobile gaming software applications. The time saving and informative applications available on portable devices and smartphones are wonderful, yet a major attribute that attracts consumers in is the fact that they can participate in mobile casino games on them even while they are travelling. Regardless of what style of mobile gaming you get pleasure from, you’ll most definitely find one that you really love.

The number of mobile casino applications is rising rapidly for those of you who enjoy playing casino games. You’ll be able to play casino games like blackjack, poker, roulette, slots and craps directly on your mobile device, without needing to visit any land based casinos. Mobile casino games are ideal if you would like to indulge in a little bit of gambling whilst you are on your travels. If you’re in a queue you can play some quick games while you’re waiting. Some casino applications keep a record of your progress in games over time, while others only concentrate on one game.

Strategic advice and other informative suggestions can be located on casino applications which give players advice on games such blackjack, roulette and poker. You can also find applications such as odds calculators, tools that help you to find the best casino games and help you track down the special offers and deals that would typically be offered in real casinos. If you would like to play blackjack and see how to count the cards, then there is an application available on the market to do this as well. It will be easy to acquire back the amount of money spent on this app in no time by placing some bets next time you are playing blackjack.

A major fact to not forget is despite the fact you can engage in mobile casino gambling on your phones, much of the top-rated online casinos don’t allow you to gamble with real money. Apple possesses a stringent policy of not endorsing a significant number of real money mobile gambling applications offered to them. Also a whole lot of online casino sites tend not to trust the security level of mobile devices to make applications for real money play. Apple is not likely to reconsider its policy sometime soon, which means that in mean time you’ll need to be gratified with just having fun with imaginary money.

Hi, my name is Elliot Fishburn. I have spent alot of time in online land based casinos and would like to share with you some gambling and casino games experiences. I hope you find my articles useful and help you make wise decisions together with a bit of cash when playing a bit of poker, roulette, slots or blackjack.

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The Advantages of Online Mobile Poker

By Elliot Fishburn

The recognition of mobile poker games has shot up substantially recently. Prior to this, internet poker games could just be enjoyed at online casinos on the net. But, in these modern times it’s within your capabilities to have fun with playing poker games while you don’t possess connection to a pc. Individuals can now sit back and play mobile casino games on their cellular devices. On the internet you can find a variety of mobile poker sites where online players possess the option to transfer poker games straight away onto their mobile phone and have pleasure with playing them subsequently from anywhere they may perhaps be. Ultimately with the help of your cell phone you might just obtain one or two awesome awards.

Presently mobile poker games can be conveniently played even though you happen to be out and about. It is possible to acquire a bit of mobile poker games excitement on your route to work or even when you’re sitting around waiting for companions. As long as you use a mobile phone that is principally the most suited for mobile casino purposes, you should get terrific fun playing poker games on your phones.

It is essential to take into consideration that a great deal of mobile device vendors are still perfecting the compatibility of software. Several cellular phones will not be equipped to operate games or the games independently might not be prepared to work without problems on a cell phone. If your game crashes it will spoil any poker playing session, therefore go online for review articles of several websites and then judge the ones that play successfully with smartphones. Wireless zones will in addition put less pressure on the battery life, which is certainly critical simply because software applications are notable for their power draining ways. Locate a wall outlet in order to be safe.

A good number of online casino internet sites or mobile poker rooms provide you with all the vital pieces of information you would want to grasp when it comes to gaming with your smartphone. This info is rather helpful to many people.

It’s amazingly simple to browse through a mobile casino gambling internet site to test poker. A large number of mobile casinos will give you a huge spread of mobile poker games you could potentially go for which will be made for your smartphone. To download the poker games onto your cell phone devices simply just submit your mobile number and you should be sent a website link for you to install the games. Mobile casino poker websites make certain it is much easier for one to set up games of poker.

Hi, my name is Elliot Fishburn. I have spent alot of time in online land based casinos and would like to share with you some gambling and casino games experiences. I hope you find my articles useful and help you make wise decisions together with a bit of cash when playing a bit of poker, roulette, slots or blackjack.

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Mobile Poker from Ongame – Part Two

By A. Prudent

Very important feature at the mobile poker room is statistics option. You can view best hands (online or offline mode), game statistics (real money, play money, or offline tournaments) and hand history. The game statistics can be reset at any time – this will then reset all the previously saved details.

Here I shall turn our attention to the problem of selection a certain mobile poker room to play. As for me, I played in mobile PokerRoom, because I have an account there, plus I wanted to have a look at their mobile casino games. I would rather put it like this: if you are interested only in poker as such, and you don’t need a mobile casino or sportsbook then play in EuroPoker, they specialize in this game; they have bonuses and various poker promotions. BWin is not that generous in respect to the mobile casino bonuses, but from one account you can play at their mobile casino as well as place a bet the sportsbook.

PokerRoom besides poker has also a casino (you can use a joint account), but worth mentioning, the mobile CasinoRoom offers now only one game – blackjack. The game weighs a bit less comparing to the other mobile casinos, – only 95 Kb, graphics is good, but a bit too fine, maybe because of the fact that they offer a game up to five boxes. I personally gave it a try and played simalteneously at two. The table limit is wide enough – $1-$300, I played at $3. The game was relatively smooth, though rather often there were series of 3-5 wins or 3-5 losses. I got a record win series – 12 wins in a row (and 5 losses at maximum)! Easy to guess, I finished my play session with not bad winnings. It resulted in 50 wins, 45 losses and 5 ties. The blackjacks let me down only ones, but with a double downs was OK: won 8 out of 10. As you can imagine, I enjoyed that! One of the most distinctive features of the mobile poker room is the ability for users to make deposits and withdrawals to and from a real money account via their mobile phone, as well as depositing via Moneybookers.

Other mobile poker rooms.

As I have already mentioned, there are not many mobile poker rooms yet. Factually, I could find the info on the mobile poker at PartyPoker web site, but they only have mobile Poker Trainer with a simple poker bot to sharpen your poker skills.

Also, it is necessary to mention Ultimate Bet mobile poker room, with software developed by Phantom Fiber. The problem with this mobile poker room is that comparing the room with Ongame, mobile poker players have no access to the online poker tables. Ongame has some limits, but the player is able to have access from the phone to the same tables, as online player. With Ultimate Bet, access is given only to special tables for a mobile poker version.

Mobile casinos as well as mobile poker companies definitely would be adding more games selection to the Mobile Gaming software, so keep an eye out for new additions.

Arthur Prudent is the developer of Mobile casino bonuses [http://www.mobile-casino-map.mobi/], web site covering gambling news, features reviews on Casinos, Poker rooms, bingos, Sports Betting bonuses promotions and more.

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Mobile Poker from Ongame – Part One

By A. Prudent

Poker players, surely, know the name of the poker network – Ongame. That’s one of the largest poker networks for now (and before the expulsion of the Americans was the largest). The Ongame Company itself, as had been already mentioned, was acquired by the bookmaker BWin. Ongame Company owns not only the software, but a couple of large online poker rooms such as PokerRoom and EuroPoker. So it turns out, that namely these poker rooms, factually belonging to the one and only owner, are also using Ongame mobile casino games software for their mobile poker versions. Perhaps, mobile software already exists or will soon be developed for other rooms of this network, but I didn’t yet come across any.

So what kind of mobile poker software Ongame Company offers? Well, the game “weighs” about 250 Kb and includes likewise online and offline options where you can practice your poker skills: to take advantage of tournament features, playing at four different skill poker levels – from beginner to expert, and of course to win mobile poker bonuses.

But, surely, the most interesting option is mobile poker games. There’s only one game – Texas Hold’em, and only cash games. You may download certain options, for example, a four colour deck, 3D graphical game, a chat, detailed info, sound etc.

Before starting a mobile poker game you should filter the poker tables, select the game type (limited, unlimited), table size (full, shortened, one to one), limits, and also mobile poker for real money or play money, or offline tournaments.

Having done the selection, press “Get Tables”, you would find a list of the available tables – these will be the same poker tables as in the online version. If you select the option “show full tables”, you get all the tables available; if this option is not installed – only those tables which are not fully occupied. For every table, after it’s selected, you can acquire additional info (hands per hour, average pot, flop view percentage). Unfortunately, the current version lacks the opportunity to join a queue to a table; you can join a partly occupied or open and watch the game at a fully occupied table.

Visually a table is a diminished copy of the online poker room version – same avatars, same design, but you are able to see on the display only a little more than half a table at one and the same time.

By using a joypad you can navigate around the table, select the seat you want etc. Enter the amount to play for and confirm with the ‘OK’ soft button on your phone (If there is a minimum buy-in at the table, this will be displayed). Choose if you want to post a blind right away or if you want to wait for your turn by pressing [1] or [2].

As you can see, the screen inscriptions are quite small, and you have to be very attentive. Basically you have three keys for the navigation: 1 – fold, 2 – call, 3 – bet/raise. In case of unlimited poker, if you bet or raise you open the window, where you can enter a sum (or type it on the keyboard, or add little by little with a joypad). All in all, the interface is quite all right, and I didn’t have any serious problems, especially in the limited poker. The program consumes not so much traffic, even comparing to a mobile casino; in half an hour I used less than 200 Kb.

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Poker Strategy – Tight and Aggressive

One great poker strategy for all players is tight and aggressive. In a nutshell, tight and aggressive is holding out and folding most hands you are dealt and raising on good hands that are more likely to win. It’s a great though not flawless strategy but let’s take a look at tight and aggressive poker play.
Between over 150 starting and even more flop combinations, only a few combinations will add up to winning hands for players.
Most players are often dealt crappy hands you don’t know what to do with like unsuited 2 and 8. Your best bet here is to fold unless you have a great sense of intuition and know the cards that are coming out. More often than not if you play these cards you will lose. It’s also not a great strategy to get into, if you are right and win which does happen occasionally, you might start to think your intuition is on point and you’ll be disappointed later when you lose later on.
The best bet here most of the time you are dealt poor hands is to fold.

Folding poor hands is called tight. On assessment, you’re thinking “I don’t think so” and correspondingly fold. You are being tight with your chip stack.
Aggressive Play
In poker aggressive play is when you raise or re-raising hands. This is done only when you have hands that are top starting hands that lead to winning pots. An example is a high pair. In reality, intuition is often your best friend here. A pair of aces or any other pair, while good, won’t stand up to a straight or full house. Nonetheless, raising before the flop and being aggressive will more often than not lead to a winning outcome. In fact, raising is a great thing to do.
Experienced poker players know there is no sacred cow. From experience, they probably have had a pair be overshadowed by three of a kind or the rare four of a kind. Those with three of a kinds have probably lost to a higher three of kind as well ie. three of a kind 4s against three of kind kings. There is no rule that a great hand will win and many players will opt to fold than negotiate for that outcome and lose chips in the process.
Tight and aggressive poker strategy will often lead to cashing in most poker games either cash or tournaments. It’s a strategy employed by many of the top players and yields fantastic outcomes. If you aren’t doing, try the tight and aggressive strategy the next time you play.