ccording to a new mobile gambling report from Juniper Research, improvements in the user interface of gambling applications and services had already led to a surge in the volume of gambling activity during 2008, and that – despite the global recession – the industry would see further substantive growth in 2009.
Juniper also announced that its Gold Future Mobile Award for Mobile Gambling had been given to Mfuse, after the company won a series of key contracts in 2008 – including William Hill and Sky Bet – and achieved remarkable levels of bet volumes over its proprietary software.
Marcus Wareham, chief executive of Mfuse commented: "Mfuse is extremely pleased to have won such a prestigious award and to have beaten a number of established and respected industry players."
The Silver Award for Mobile Gambling was given to industry pioneer Spin3, for developments including the first commercially available play-for-real casino games for the iPhone and the first integrated mobile operator billing system for mobile casinos. "To be recognized by Juniper’s Future Mobile Awards for the second year running is a terrific endorsement of our contribution to the mobile gaming industry,” says Matti Zinder, Head of Spin3.
Juniper Research assesses the current and future status of mobile gambling based on interviews, case studies and analysis from representatives of some of the leading organizations in the mobile gambling industry. The report includes market sizing through to 2013, including regional and global data on user numbers, average wager size, total wager and gross win.