A review of the mobile gambling world had been recently brought out by a research company by the name of Research and Markets. This review has been appropriately titled “Mobile Gambling: A Comprehensive Strategy and Market Review.” It focuses on a complete analysis of the mobile market, its technological advances, and its market potential, including the case studies of many important and influential casino operators and suppliers. This year is believed to be crucial where mobile gaming technology is concerned. As early as 2005, Jupiter Research had predicted that mobile gaming services were going to generate nearly 20 billion more revenue by 2009. The past few years actually witnessed a growth rate as expected regardless of the economic recession. In February 2012, another study by comScore MobileLens suggested that smartphone users are more likely to indulge in mobile gaming rather than the generic mobile users.
Celebrity Guest Nick Leeson at Celebpoker.com
Nick Leeson who had been convicted of turning the Barings Bank bankrupt came as celebrity guest in Celebpoker.com. This poker website that had been launched recently allows the punters to place their bets against celebrities. Here, of course, the guest was none other than Leeson who had become famous after losing $100 million in a single day in Singapore Foreign Exchange. He had gambled as much as $800 million, but all the while he had successfully hid his losses from his seniors till it turned out to be very late. The site’s managing director, Donovan, believes that this incident by Leeson appeals to all gamblers, more so because the freedom to send mails to such celebrities can actually offer a lot of entertainment value to these gamblers who are otherwise tired of playing against faceless rivals. The other celebrities are comedian Kenny Lynch, snooker specialist Jimmy White, and magician Michael Feighan. Incidentally, Leeson had stated that he was actively practicing poker and was hopeful of scoring better here than in the stock market. Although he had never played poker till the last one and a half years and had never faced real opponents, playing online was definitely more entertaining and thrilling.
Belgian gambling problems increase
There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of self-exclusion requests over the past year. In this connection, the Belgian Gaming Commission has disclosed recently that the numbers of exclusion requests had gone up substantially because the numbers of those affected by gambling addiction had risen sharply. All the Belgian gambling venues were witnessing this development. Nearly 14,000 punters have put down official requests for banning them from getting access to any gaming center or online casino. This was publicly stated by the gaming commission saying that there had been 4000 self-exclusion requests in 2011. According to gambling-related laws in Belgium which had been passed in the month of January 2011, those suffering from the problem of gambling addiction could actually be legally prohibited from attending any gambling venue based on the requests by their doctors and family members concerned about this addiction.