Mobile betting news

Mobile Gambling on the Rise in the United Kingdom

Mobile gambling is on the rise as more and more mobile companies launch new casino games.

On February 14th, T-Mobile was the latest to announce that it will be the latest mobile operator to team up with Cecure Gaming, a mobile gambling company that is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners.

Through the partnership, Cecure will develop the style of casino games, such as Texas Hold'em poker for the T-Mobile platform.

Apart from the T-Mobile deal, Cecure also has an agreement with Vodafone to launch a new blackjack game. This new blackjack game will allow mobile players to bet 10 UK Pounds for each game.

Meanwhile, the operator of National Lottery announced that it has formed a partnership with France Telecom's Orange which will allow mobile players to play on their mobile phones if the group is awarded their 3rd lottery license with 10 year tenure.

However, the Gambling Commission said that they will regulate mobile gambling starting this coming September as stated under the Gambling Act of 2005.

The Gambling Commission voiced alarming concerns about the suitability of the mobile gaming platform. According to the commission, mobile devices used for gambling activities may present communication difficulties when it comes to presenting and accessing clear information to customers.

Meanwhile, with the booming mobile gambling industry, gambling operators are asking mobile companies to fund gambling help lines as they widen their activities in the mobile gaming market.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007