Mobile Gaming Industry Key Statistics (104) – Market Size and Growth

mobile gaming industry key statisticsWith the global iGaming industry reaching astonishing levels of growth every year, it comes as no surprise that forecasts for the upcoming years predict the global online gambling sector to reach $153.57 billion (roughly £120.20 billion) by 2030. Comparing these numbers to the growth predicted for 2023, we get a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.7%.

One major reason for the rapid evolution of the iGaming market is the surge in smartphone and internet penetration, with mobile casinos having a positive influence on the market growth. One factor that further propelled the popularity of mobile gambling on a global scale was the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the restrictions imposed during the global pandemic, online gambling became extremely popular as it was easily accessible, especially thanks to the mobile-compatible versions of casinos and sportsbooks. According to a University of Bristol study, in May 2021, regular online gamblers shared that their willingness to gamble online was more than six times bigger compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Mobile Gaming Industry Statistics Expressing Market Size and Growth

Statistics Expressing Market Size and GrowthTo get a better understanding of how the mobile gambling sector has contributed to the increasing popularity of the overall iGaming market, we have compiled more than 100 statistics on the mobile gaming industry and predictions for its expansion in the upcoming years. Different factors have contributed to the surge in popularity of mobile gaming and we will present to you the numbers that show how this industry has evolved in the past few years.

While the huge mobile and internet penetration, as well as the global pandemic, have lifted mobile gambling to new heights, there are other factors that promise even bigger growth for the industry in the upcoming years. For the period between 2023 and 2030, the mobile gambling segment is expected to reach its highest CAGR as new betting applications emerge, offering a more convenient gambling experience.

Here are more than 100 statistics to demonstrate the way the mobile gaming sector has evolved and is forecasted to grow in the upcoming years.

1. The gambling sector has gone through a significant change thanks to the introduction of new betting apps in the US, with data provided by the New York state government showing that in 2021, more than 650,000 unique accounts were opened on mobile betting apps launched in the state.
2. With the increasing mobile and internet penetration on a global scale, according to GSMA, it is expected that by 2025, the number of new mobile internet subscribers in the Asia Pacific region will reach 333 million.
3. Software developers partner with casino providers to create exclusive branded games, which can also be played on mobile devices. For instance, in 2022, Microgaming signed a deal with Real Luck Group Ltd. to produce more than 100 unique branded games for the operator.
4. In 2020, mobile gambling accounted for 50% of the global gambling market.
5. The number of mobile gambling users in 2020 was approximately 2.7 billion.
6. The average time spent on mobile gambling per day is 25 minutes.
7. Which are the key operators in the global mobile gambling sector?

Currently, the following operators may be considered as key players in the mobile gambling field worldwide:

  • Betsson AB (Swedish market)
  • Net Entertainment (Swedish market)
  • Kindred Group Plc (Malta)
  • Kindred Group (UK market)
  • 888 Holdings Plc (UK market)
  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming (UK market)
  • (UK market)
  • Betfair Group Plc (UK market)
  • William Hill Plc (UK market)
  • Paddy Power Betfair Plc (Ireland)
  • Bwin.PArty Digital Entertainment (Austrian market)

Mobile and Internet Penetration

Mobile and Internet PenetrationOne major reason for the projected growth of the mobile gambling industry is the increased use of smartphones worldwide. With more smartphone and internet users every day, the popularity of gambling on the go is inevitable, with mobile devices becoming a preferred device for online gambling by a large number of online players.

8. With the growing mobile penetration worldwide, mobile gambling is inevitably increasing as well. By the end of 2022, 68% of the world’s population was using smartphones.
9. Approximately, 6.84 billion people in the world are smartphone users.
10. The number of global smartphone users has increased year-over-year by at least 5% over the last five years.
11. There is an increase of IoT connections worldwide, surpassing 10.47 billion.
12. China has the most smartphone users in the world.
13. Germany is the country with the most smartphone usage per capita.
14. Mobile and internet penetration is a key factor for the mobile gambling growth in some African countries like Kenya, where 88% of gamblers from the country have resorted to mobile devices for placing bets or playing casino games online.
15. As of April 2023, Android ranked as the most-used mobile operating system worldwide
Mobile OS Market Share, May 2022 – May 2023
DateAndroidiOSSamsungUnknownKaiOSWindowsNokia UnknownOther

Social Gambling Market

Social Gambling MarketSocial casino apps are a major part of mobile gambling, contributing to the market growth of the overall mobile gambling industry. While social casino games do not offer the chance to win real money when placing bets, they often include in-app purchases, which require real money to be paid. With both Android and iOS users having access to a variety of casino apps, the casino genre ranks among some of the top choices for US mobile app players.

In addition to North America, social gambling has also become a prominent part of mobile gambling across other continents. That can be seen in the social casino app statistics we have provided below, giving you a better understanding of the key role of social gambling in the continuous growth of the mobile gambling market.

16. What is the most popular casino gaming app worldwide based on revenue?

The most popular casino gaming app worldwide for April 2023 based on revenue was Coin Master, generating more than $61 million (£47.8 million) through IAP revenue.

Most Popular Casino Gaming Apps for April 2023 based on IAP Revenue (in million US dollars)
Coin Master61.58
Bingo Blitz™ – Bingo Games19.38
Jackpot Party Casino Slots17.82
Ocean Fortune15.37
Lightning Link Casino Slots15.33
Slotomania™ Slots Casino Games14.88
Cashman Casino Las Vegas Slots13.08
DoubleDown™ – Casino Slots12.79
Cash Frenzy™ – Casino Slots10.16
Jackpot World™ – Slots Casino9.81
17. What is the most popular casino gaming app worldwide based on number of downloads?

In April 2023, the most popular casino gaming app in the world based on number of downloads was Coin Master, with a total of 5,743,643 downloads.

Top Casino Gaming Apps Based on Number of Downloads, April 2023
Coin Master5,743,643
Higgs Domino Island1,681,558
A23 Rummy Cash Game Online1,621,078
Bingo Blitz™ – Bingo Games1,190,471
3 Patti Champion1,163,020
Dice Dreams™1,155,973
Slots Party1,087,812
Jack Slots1,032,605
Teen Patti Gold Poker & Rummy989,347
18. Mobile gambling apps accounted for 85% of all online gambling in 2020.
19. Moon Active was the leading casino game publisher for Android devices worldwide, with a revenue of $40.37 million (about £31.70 million) for April 2023
Casino App Publishers Ranked by Revenue Generated Through Android Devices (April 2023)
Publishing CompanyRevenue in million US dollars
Moon Active40.37
SpinX Games Limited18.66
Product Madness14.33
Playtika Santa Monica9.69
Huuuge Games – Play Together7.4
20. The leading casino game publisher according to the revenue generated through iOS devices worldwide in April 2023 is Product Madness, recording a revenue of $22.46 million (about £17.66 million).
Casino App Publishers Ranked by Revenue Generated Through iOS Devices (April 2023)
Publishing CompanyRevenue in million US dollars
Product Madness22.46
Moon Active21.55
Tuyoo Online HK Limited19.68
SpinX Games Limited16.7
Big Fish Games, Inc.10.74
Playtika Santa Monica9.69
Double Down Interactive LLC9.69

What about the influence of top social casino app publishers?

21. Zynga’s most popular mobile gaming app in 2022, based on IAP revenue was Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG, which generated an IAP revenue of $260.39 million.
Top 10 Zynga Mobile Gaming Apps Based on IAP in 2022 (in million US dollars)
Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG260.39
Merge Dragons!136.36
Zynga Poker88.48
Wizard of Oz Slot Games67.54
Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells65.37
Golf Rival58.79
Hit it Rich! Casino Slots Game55.41
Game of Thrones Slots Game49.3
Words With Friends 2 World Games37.97
CSR 2 Drag Racing Car Games32.47
22. In 2022, DoubleDown Interactive, which is a leading publisher of social casino apps, generated about $234 million (£184 million) in global net losses, which indicated a significant decline from the net income of $78.1 million (£61.4 million)it had generated the previous year.
Double Down Interactive net income between 2018 and 2022
YearNet income in million US dollars
23. In 2022, Playtika generated a total revenue of $2.62 billion (£2.06 billion), which marked a record high revenue for the social gaming company, surpassing the income of $2.58 billion (£2.03 billion) for the previous year.
Playtika Annual Revenue 2018-2022
YearRevenue in million US dollars
24. The social gambling market in Latin America is expected to reach $1.4 billion by 2026.
25. One of the most popular social casino apps is Texas HoldEm Poker published by Zynga, grossing about $88 million (almost £69 million) in app revenues for 2022.
26. The African social gambling market in 2020 was valued at $550 million (£431 million).
27. The social gambling market in Africa is expected to reach $850 million (£667 million) by 2026
28. The most popular casino gaming apps on a global scale, based on their revenue, include Coin Master, Bingo Blitz, and Jackpot Party Casino Slots. In April 2023, Coin Master generated in-app purchase (IAP) revenue of almost $61.6 million (about £48.4 million).
29. The revenue generated by the social casino game “Slotomania” in 2020 surpassed $175 million (£137 million).
30. Social casino games represent the most popular form of mobile gambling, accounting for 30% of the entire mobile gambling revenue.
31. Casino was the fifth-most played video gaming genre among US mobile player for the Q2 of 2022
Most Played Video Gaming Genres among US Mobile Players for Q2 of 2022
GenreShare of players in %
Word Game52.00%
Board Game20.00%
32. In 2020, the value of the global social casino market was estimated to be $5.2 billion (£4 billion).
33. The social gambling market in the United States is expected to reach $2.5 billion (almost £2 billion) by 2026.
34. The social gambling market in Oceania is projected to reach $420 million (£330 million) by 2026.
35. The global social gambling market is expected to reach $9.1 billion (£7.1 billion) by 2026.
36. In 2022, the overall numbers of mobile game app users increased by 8% but the number of players who were willing to make in-app purchases declined, with 0.5% fewer of daily active users making in-app purchases in 2022.
37. In July 2021, the average cost per install (CPI) of social casino apps worldwide was $7.31, marking a slight decline from the August 2020 CPI of $7.51. The overall CPI rates for 2021 were higher than in 2021.
CPI of Social Casino Apps Worldwide August 2020 – July 2021 (in US dollars)
August 20207.51
September 20207.4
October 20207.46
November 20207.63
December 20207.5
January 20217.01
February 20216.66
March 20217.55
April 20216.25
May 20216.79
June 20216.76
July 20217.31
38. The European social gaming market is projected to reach $2.3 billion (£1.8 billion) by 2026.
39. The value of the social gambling market in Latin America for 2020 was estimated to be $960 million. The number of mobile gamblers in the country for the same period amounted to 147 million.
40. In 2020, the social gambling market in North America was valued at $1.6 billion (£1.3 billion).
41. The social gambling market in Asia-Pacific is expected to reach $2.4 billion (£1.9 billion) by 2026.
42. The 2026 prognosis for the social gambling market in Latin America is to reach $2.2 billion.

Popularity of Mobile Gambling Across the Different Markets

PopularityWith more online casinos and sportsbooks offering fully-optimised mobile versions of their websites, the mobile gambling industry continues growing and is expected to reach exponential levels in the upcoming years. Another factor that has contributed to the surging popularity of mobile gambling is the introduction of legal mobile betting in quite a few states in the US. With the repeal of PASPA in 2018, states in the US have started slowly opening to legal mobile betting, eventually putting the US on the map of major mobile betting markets.

In January 2022 the number of states that have legalised mobile sports betting was 18. By May 2023, that number had reached 28, with quite a few other states also considering launching legal mobile sports betting for their residents.

43. Mobile Sports Betting handle in New York has reached $1.35 billion in May 2023, marking a 12% month-on-month decrease. That said the overall gambling revenue for the state has increased by 9%, surging by $13 million.
44. The biggest revenue contributor for New York’s mobile betting revenue for May 2023 is FanDuel.
45. The majority of casino mobile players in the US in Q2 of 2020 were aged between 45 and 54 (21%), followed by 35 to 44-year-olds (19%), and those younger than 24 (10%).
New York Mobile Sports Betting GGR May 2023
OperatorGGR in million US dollars
DraftKings Sportsbook48m
Caesars Sportsbook14m
Rush Street Interactive3
PointsBet Sportsbook1
Wynn Interactive0.5
Resorts World Bet0.4
46. North America is one of the largest markets for mobile gambling, with the US taking the biggest market-share in this region, while Canada and Mexico come in second and third place respectively.
47. In 2020, The United States was also the largest market for mobile gambling, generating over $20 billion in revenue.
48. The mobile gambling sector in the Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 19.8% between 2021 and 2026.
49. Mobile gambling is more popular with younger people, with mobile gamblers between the ages 18 and 34 accounting for 45% of all mobile gamblers.
50. The average amount that gamblers spend for mobile gambling is estimated to be about £50 per month.
51. In 2019, roughly about 44.6% of betting activities in Europe were conducted on smartphones and tablets.
52. In 2021, the mobile betting share in Europe surged to 50.5% and it is expected to grow up to 61.5% by 2026.
53. In 2021, the mobile gambling market in Europe was valued at $81.37 billion (about £63.98 billion) and projections for 2028 show the market reaching $148.81 billion (about £117 billion).
54. While Europe holds the most prominent market share when it comes to global mobile gambling, in the upcoming years, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the fastest-growing mobile gambling market with a forecasted CAGR of 13.8%.
55. The United Kingdom ranks as the country with the highest mobile gambling penetration rate, with 55% of Brits participating in mobile gambling.
56. Europe’s expected GGR for 2023 is about €33 billion, with about 55% of the said number expected to come from mobile gambling.
57. In 2020, 70% of online betting revenue was generated from mobile device betting, which indicated that a large portion of punters preferred to use their smartphones to gamble.
58. Mobile gambling is becoming increasingly popular, with 55% of users preferring to use mobile devices to gamble and 12% of gamblers enjoying participating in mobile gambling while they are commuting.
When do active gamblers prefer to gamble online the most?
Time/Place% of players
While commuting12.00%
While at work12.00%
While in a pub/club8.00%
While at a sports venue4.00%
59. The most popular casino gaming app worldwide, based on revenue per download value, in May 2023 was Ocean Fortune
Top Casino Gaming Apps Worldwide in May 2023, based on revenue per download value
Casino AppRPD in US dollars
Ocean Fortune62.38
Lightning Link Casino Slots43.91
Hit it Rich!37.97
Pmang Poker: Casino Royal36.58
DoubleDown™ – Casino Slots Game36.19
Jackpot Party Casino Slots35.39
Cashman Casino Las Vegas Slots35.25
Big Fish Casino: Slots35.19
Tuyou Leisure Fishing34.16
Lele Fishing-3D Live Fishing Game Battle34.09

Mobile Sports Betting

Mobile Sports BettingIf we take a look at the different forms of mobile gambling, we will see that certain genres contribute significantly to the growth of the global mobile gambling industry. Sports betting has been the top mobile gambling genre for quite a few years and continues to dominate the market, with predictions for the industry also showing sports betting taking the biggest market share in the upcoming years.

One of the reasons why sports betting continues to be one of the leading forms of mobile gambling is the revoke of the PASPA law in the US in 2018, enabling multiple states to introduce mobile sports betting to their residents. That further expanded the mobile betting market, with predictions for the future showing even more states introducing legal mobile betting in the coming years.

60. Sports betting is the second most popular form of mobile gambling, accounting for 25% of all mobile gambling revenue.
61. The global mobile sports betting market is projected to reach $106.9 billion (£84 billion) by 2026.
62. In 2020, mobile sports betting accounted for 60% of all mobile gambling revenue.
63. The mobile sports betting market in the US was valued at $9.5 billion (£7.5 billion) in 2020.
64. In 2020, the mobile sports betting market in Europe was valued at $27.4 billion (£21.5 billion).
65. In 2020, mobile gambling accounted for 80% of all online sports betting wagers.
66. In 2020, the value of the mobile sports betting market in Asia-Pacific reached $42.8 billion (£33.7 billion).

Mobile Casinos

Mobile CasinosWhile some virtual casinos tend to offer dedicated mobile apps, almost all gaming websites have a browser-based mobile version, which can run smoothly on the browser app of almost any mobile device. With the increasing penetration of mobile internet services, the mobile gambling industry continues to grow on a global scale.

While smartphones are the preferred device for most online gamblers, fewer sportsbooks and online casinos offer their dedicated apps. There might be plenty of reasons for that, with the additional cost to create and constantly update such an app possibly being one of the common factors that force operators to choose to offer browser-based mobile versions of their websites instead. Even if a virtual casino or sportsbook does not offer a dedicated app, however, rarely is that an issue for most mobile gamblers.

67. In 2022, the mobile casino revenue marked about 10% year-over-year growth.
68. The global mobile casino market is projected to reach $67.5 billion (£53.1 billion) by 2026.
69. The mobile casino market in Europe was valued at $15.6 billion (£12.3 billion) in 2020.
70. The mobile casino market in Asia-Pacific was valued at $32.6 billion (£25.6 billion)
71. By 2025, the number of active mobile gamblers in Latin America is projected to increase by almost 17% compared to numbers in 2020. If that happens, teh mobile gambling sector in Latin America will represent about 10% of the global mobile gambling market

Mobile Bingo

Mobile BingoBingo is also a popular form of gambling, especially among female gamblers worldwide. While its market share is not as big as that of mobile sports betting, bingo is still a form of wagering that contributes to the growth of mobile gambling, with more than half of the global bingo online players choosing to play their favourite bingo games via their smartphones and tablets.

72. The global mobile bingo market is projected to reach $6.2 billion (£4.9 billion) by 2026.
73. In 2020, it was estimated that mobile bingo games accounted for 10% of all mobile gambling revenue.
74. In 2020, the mobile bingo market in Europe reached a value of $2.1 billion (£1.6 billion).
75. Some 83% of online/mobile bingo players are women between the ages 35 and 54.
76. More than 55% of online bingo players prefer using mobile devices to bet on their favourite game.

Mobile Lottery

Mobile LotteryWith the lottery being the only form of legal betting in quite a few countries, it is only natural that it has also contributed to the popularity of online gambling and the growth of mobile gambling as well. The mobile lottery sector in Europe has been growing exponentially in the past few years and projections show a further expansion of the market. On a global scale, the mobile lottery has also been a major part of the overall surge of mobile gambling, with predictions for the future showing that mobile lottery will continue to grow, reaching quite the revenue size by 2026.

77. The global mobile lottery market is projected to reach $13.7 billion (£10.7 billion) by 2026.
78. In 2020, mobile lottery games accounted for 10% of all mobile gambling revenue.
79. In 2020, the mobile lottery market in Asia-Pacific was valued at $5.2 billion (about £4.1 billion).
80. In 2020, the mobile lottery market in Europe was valued at $6.2 billion (£4.9 billion).

Mobile Gambling in the UK

Mobile Gambling in the UKThe UK is one of the major markets when it comes to online gambling and mobile gambling. With the gambling regulator of the UK being one of the strictest gambling authorities in the world, new regulations are constantly introduced to make sure that the UK offers a safer gambling environment.

Most online casinos and sportsbooks that have obtained a licence from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), offer dedicated apps which enable easy gambling on the go for both Android and iOS users. That further makes mobile gambling extremely popular among UK gamblers, with more than half of online gamblers choosing to place their bets using mobile devices. Despite the local regulator introducing numerous restrictions, the mobile gambling industry in the UK is projected to continue to grow in the upcoming years.

81. According to the UKGC, in 2020, remote betting, bingo, and casino gaming (which includes mobile gambling) generated a GGR of £3.28 billion.
82. A survey conducted by the UKGC shows that in 2021, 60% of online gamblers in the UK have restored to mobile devices to gamble.
83. In 2022, the online gambling market size in the UK reached £6.1 billion, with mobile gambling holding the biggest market share.
84. More than 50% of people prefer to place bets or use casino apps on their smartphones instead of using a desktop computer.
85. According to UKGC, In 2020, smartphones remained the most preferred device by online gamblers in the UK, especially among young people.
86. In 2020, three-quarters of gamblers between the ages 18 and 34 preferred using smartphones to gamble online. Meanwhile only 14% of those aged 65 and over chose smartphones as their preferred devices for online gambling.
Devices Used by UK Players for Online Gambling
MobilePCLaptopSmart TVTablet
87. In 2020, UK gamblers held an average of three accounts but players who were younger had even more accounts. Compared to the average number of 2.7 for 2017, there has been a rise of this figure.
Average number of accounts held/gambled with in past 12 months (2016 – 2020)
YearNumber of accounts heldNumber of accounts gambled with in past 12 monthsNumber of accounts gambled with monthly
88. Male gamblers tend to have more online gambling accounts than females and often use them more frequently than female gamblers/
89. Younger UK gamblers between the ages 18 and 44 hold more online accounts on average and use them more frequently than those aged 55 and over.
Average Number of Accounts Held/Gambled With in the Past 12 Months by Gender and Age
Accounts HeldAccounts Gambled With in Past 12 MonthsAccounts Gambled With at Least Once a Month
All Gamblers3.22.11.5
18-24 years4.72.51.5
25-34 years3.82.31.6
35-44 years3.92.51.7
45-54 years3.12.11.5
55-64 years2.31.61.3
65 years and over1.71.41.2

Social Casino Games in Australia

Social Casino Games in AustraliaOnline gambling still has not been legalised in Australia, with operators having no option for obtaining a licence to provide online casino or sports betting services to Australians, there are still some websites that welcome players from Down Under, with many of them also having fully-optimised mobile versions. And while it is not recommended for Australians to play on offshore mobile casinos and sportsbooks, social casino games are quite popular among Aussies.

With numerous Australians downloading social casino apps on their smartphones, it comes as no surprise that this country also contributes to the growth of the overall mobile gambling industry. Unfortunately, there have been many concerns about social casino games being too popular among children in Australia, with studies showing that games simulating gambling are quite popular among adolescents.

90. In 2021, the size of consumer spending on mobile slot games in Australia reached $302 million (AU$451 million).
91. According to data provided by, in 2022, the US represents the biggest social casino market by consumer spend, accounting for 60% of the market share. It is followed by China, Taiwan, Australia, and Canada, rounding out the top five social casino markets worldwide.
92. Founded in Sydney, Australia, Aristocrat Leisure was originally a poker machine manufacturer, until it decided to join the mobile gaming market in 2013.
93. According to, in Q2 of 2022 alone, Australians spent AU$80 million on mobile casino-style gaming apps.
94. According to the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, one in five adolescents (ages 15 and 16) in Australia has played games that simulate gambling, including casino table games.

Predictions on the Growth of the Global Mobile Gambling Industry

Predictions on the Growth of the Global Mobile Gambling IndustryConsidering the different factors that have contributed to the current market size of the global mobile gambling sector, it comes as no surprise that projections for this industry in the upcoming years predict even faster and bigger growth. Below, we have listed a few statistics that show forecasts for the development of the global mobile gambling sector. Keep in mind that with even bigger mobile and internet penetration as well as the introduction of technology like AI, VR, and AR, the mobile gambling industry may even surpass these numbers.

95. With the help of factors like mobile and internet penetration, AR and VR technology, and more regulated mobile gambling markets, the mobile gambling market is expected to continue its Growth. It is expected to continue its upward trajectory, with steady growth in the coming years. It is projected to reach a value of $165.9 billion (£130.3 billion) by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 18.2%.
96. The penetration of mobile gambling is expected to expand further, reaching even more user segments and regions in the upcoming years. As smartphones become more affordable and accessible, more people will have the means to engage in mobile gambling activities.
97. The increasing popularity of live dealer games may also help the boost of mobile gambling. Live dealer games, which offer an immersive casino experience with real-time interaction, are predicted to gain popularity in the mobile gambling market. These games provide a more authentic and social gambling experience, attracting a wider audience.
98. As new technology gets implemented in the interactive gambling sector, the mobile gambling market may see an even bigger growth in coming years. With the advancement of VR technology, the mobile gambling market is likely to witness the introduction of virtual reality gambling experiences. VR can provide an enhanced and realistic gaming environment, offering users an immersive and interactive gambling experience.
99. Another factor to probably help the popularity of mobile gambling will be the integration of Augmented Reality (AR) features in mobile casino games Augmented reality is expected to play a significant role in the mobile gambling industry. It can enhance the gaming experience by overlaying virtual elements on the real world, enabling users to interact with their surroundings while playing mobile gambling games.
100. As the mobile gambling market expands, there will be an increased emphasis on responsible gambling practices. Mobile gambling operators will invest in implementing measures to protect vulnerable players, such as age verification, self-exclusion options, and responsible gambling tools.
101. Regulatory frameworks for mobile gambling are expected to evolve to address emerging challenges and ensure consumer protection. Governments may introduce new regulations and licensing requirements to maintain a secure and fair mobile gambling environment.
102. Mobile sports betting is expected to maintain its dominance in the mobile gambling market. The convenience and widespread availability of sports betting apps, along with the growing popularity of sports events, will contribute to its continued growth. With even more states in the US planning on legalising mobile sports betting, it comes as no surprise that this form of gambling will most likely represent the biggest share of the global mobile gambling sector.
103. The mobile gambling market is likely to expand into emerging markets, such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Africa. These regions have a large population, increasing smartphone adoption, and a growing interest in gambling, presenting significant growth opportunities.
104. Cryptocurrency adoption in the mobile gambling industry is expected to increase. Integrating cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin into mobile gambling platforms can offer faster transactions, enhanced security, and anonymity for users.

Mobile Gaming Industry Key Statistics Conclusion

ConclusionAs we can conclude from the statistics we have shared above, mobile gambling is an integral part of the growth of the online gambling sector. With the number of gamblers choosing to place their bets via smartphones constantly increasing, smartphones are the most used device for online gambling in the past few years.

One reason why mobile gambling has become even more popular in the last couple of years was the COVID-19 global pandemic. With people being stuck at home, many resorted to online gambling, especially via their handheld devices. Even after restrictions were lifted, many gamblers felt the need to continue their gambling while doing their daily commutes or while being out and about. The easiest way to do that is by using a smartphone, which further explains the increasing growth of mobile gambling.

Another factor that has contributed to the popularity of mobile gambling is the social casino factor. With numerous smartphone users choosing to play social casino games on the go, these apps easily rank among the top games played by both Android and iOS players. While these apps do not offer the chance to win any real-money prizes, their in-app purchases have brought top social casino game publishers quite the IAP revenue gain.

Europe has been the biggest mobile gambling market for the past few years and it is predicted to continue being the region with the biggest market share in the coming years. That said, the numerous states, which have introduced legal mobile sports betting to US bettors in the last few years have also contributed to the growth of the mobile gambling industry. Projections for the US mobile gambling market show huge expansion as more states work towards the legalisation of mobile sports betting.

While we expect a huge surge in the market size of the global mobile gambling industry, we will not be surprised if our predictions are surpassed. With so many factors showing rapid growth, our estimations may easily be exceeded in the next few years.

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