Online Casinos Need To Incorporate HTML5 Into Their Online Casinos
I am a tech-head. A nerd. A Geek. I love technology. My fascination with technology means that I am an early adopter of many new gadgets when they are released. My newest obsession has been mobile internet platforms, namely internet based tablet computers. I have decided I would really like an iPad, but one major caveat I see in the iPad's platform is the inability to show Flash websites on its browser. I am sure you are asking what this has to do with gambling, but the answer is very clear: Almost all online casinos incorporate their in browser casinos using the Flash format.
Using Flash as a way for players to play on their casinos is a great way for online casinos to reach customers who do not or cannot download the software onto their computers. This would namely speak for someone who uses a public computer or uses an Apple computer, as most casinos do not have software a Mac user can download to their system. Where this becomes a problem is the fact that Apple does not like to utilize Flash systems on their operating systems and thus tries to push open platform web viewing standards like HTML5.
What this boring nerd jargon means to you is that if you have an iPod, iPhone or an iPad, you currently are not able to view 99% of all online casino websites through your device and you also cannot gamble through their website using these devices, unless online casinos step up and incorporate HTML5 into their websites.
A lot of people will question why you would want to gamble on your phone or computer or will argue that it will lead to people who are addicted being fed their addiction through more platforms, but you have to look at it as a business aspect: the iPad has 83% of the current tablet market, and a sizable portion of the smartphone market with its very popular iPhone. A great market is available to casinos who wish to incorporate HTML5 into their infrastructure, and those of us who enjoy the hobby of gambling can enhance our experience by being able to partake in these games whenever and wherever we please.
It is my sincere hope (perhaps because I am selfish) that casinos realize this potential and start upgrading their systems for this purpose. Many people likely will not take full advantage of a coding upgrade right away, but the investment is sure to pay off as the tablet and smartphone market grows and hopefully the restrictive laws regarding US online gambling are lifted to open an even bigger market (and casinos have such great marketing departments I am sure they could pull this off with a great ad blitz).
What do you think? Would you be open to gambling on a mobile device? Do you already gamble on the go?
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