The scratchcard market is a good example of how the latest mobile technology is gaining more and more popularity in the scratch game arena. The tremendous growth of smartphones and tablet devices has forced scratch card operators to develop the best mobile scratchcard gambling apps.
Scratchcards players have now got used to having all their online scratchgames available at a touch of a button and are no longer content not be able to play scratch cards whenever and wherever they so choose.
A report in Associated Press states that Atlantic City may soon offer gamblers the chance to bet while lounging at the pool or waiting in the dinner line. Sen. Jim Whelan has prepared a proposal for the Senate Committee to allow casinos the ability to offer potable Mobile hand-held devices to customers on casino property.
The aim if this proposal is to attract the younger generation of gamblers who use mobile smartphones and tablets as an integral part of their daily lives.
Whelan stated,” It’s a way of adapting to a generation of young adults who were weaned on smart phones and iPads. That’s the way they communicate and interact and recreate.”
Hand Held devices are already being used in Nevada where they were approved in 2006 for use in public areas of the casinos. Nevada was careful to stipulate that the hand-held devices can only be used in the casino areas and not in the hotel rooms which could make monitoring underage gambling difficult. It should be noted that Whelan’s proposal does not include a stipulation that prohibits the hotel use.
Scratchcard site operators like Hopa already offer the highest quality mobile gaming apps which bring all their host of scratchgames, slots, lottery and instant win games directly to your Mobile handheld devices.
Supporters of the bill in New Jersey like the Casino Association of New Jersey believe it would,” authorize the use of the evolving technology of secure mobile gaming devices to permit casino patrons to participate in gaming activities from additional locations within each casino hotel facility.”
They further stated that the proposed innovation could give Atlantic City a big advantage in giving them a unique attraction.
There is no doubting that hand-held mobile devices make playing scratchcards a pleasure and a portable form of winning entertainment.
The sheer variety of scratchcard games on offer is guaranteed to satisfy all tastes and preferences. Mobile Scratchcards are available for all the major devices such as IPhone, Android and Windows based devices.
Gov. Chris Christie would have to sign the bill after it is authorized by the state division of Gaming Enforcement and passes the legislature.
David Rebuck, The Division Director believes New Jersey is capable of ensuring that the devices are properly controlled and regulated and do not reach the hands of children. He believes that technologies are available and not too complicated which would make this proposal viable.
They include PIN numbers and perhaps ban the use of the devices in hotel rooms like those in Nevada. Whelan believes that the time is right to introduce these devices as the technology is capable of handling the potential proposals.
All major online scratchcard operators like Hopa, Karamba, Winners Island and Wintingo adhere to the strictest security protocols and encryption software which ensure a safe and enjoyable scratch card game experience. Most of these scratchies and slots sites have a mobile offering.
The timing of the proposals is key as Atlantic City is desperate to try and attract more gamblers as their revenues have fallen from $5.2 billion in 2006 to $3.3 billion in 2011.
Online Scratchcards are ideally poised to boost the state coffers with much need additional income revenue as they are affordable to the masses with a scratchgame bet starting as low as 10c.
The fact that the scratch card format is well known to all also makes them a guaranteed favorite of millions of potential gamblers. Atlantic City is trying many ways to increase state revenues through online gambling and has already passed a law which enables it to offer sports betting when the federal ban is overturned. It has also passed a law allowing smaller casino hotels with 200 or less rooms.
Should the Mobile Casino devices be approved they will be controlled and owned by the casino and given out to patrons on a pre-paid account basis. The bets and payouts would be paid out to the gambler within the casino hotel grounds to ensure that no underage gambling is going on.
It will be interesting to see what types of games the casino’s will offer on these devices. I would assume that scratchcards will be part of the package because they provide a well-tailored package for the potential scratchgame players who will be using these devices.
Online scratchcards has probably just taken on a whole new dimension and we are confident that the fun elements of Scratch games will be integrated into these hand held devices on offer.