Probability has seen double-digit growth in a trading update issued earlier today. Enjoying the mobile gaming industry boom more than most the firm’s net gaming revenue increased by 38% to £1.7m for the quarter compared with last year. Total deposits were up 61% whilst the amount of cash players also increased by 44%. Of the players registered with Probability’s mobile product, 50% were using an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Just goes to show that the consumer appetite for new smart devices is far from dissipating. Still no news on a possible deal with William Hill in this update though.
32Red Bingo releases a number of new games that will let users fund their bingo playing whilst chatting online. The new games take place during breaks in action when the virtual bingo caller will say certain words and the first person to type them into the chat dialogue box wins bonus bingo money to play with. A spokesman for 32Red Bingo said, “Chat bingo offers our gamers a real chance of winning extra money. We have a large selection of different chat games to play; all vastly different, even challenging. We’ve tried to fill that tedious gap [waiting for new bingo games to begin] by offering our customers a little something extra on the side.”
MGM Resorts used the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) to announce plans for a new Farmville-ripoff social game. When he wasn’t talking about US online poker regulation, Chief Executive Jim Murren, talked of how the game-playing industry and gambling industry “are on a collision course.” The fallout from this would obviously be MGM’s attempts at a game where you could become a casino business mogul. Whether this would mean that you go over to Macau in the game and tell them how to run things is unclear. Social gaming is something that could become a behemoth in the coming years. With the success that Zynga has already seen, it’s no wonder other firms are looking for a piece of the market.