Casino-style gambling likely on smartphones

Source: Cliff Edwards - The S.F. Gate

Speaking at his first casino conference in Copenhagen two years ago, Christopher Griffin wondered why every demonstration of online gambling looked like casino games that have been played for decades in Las Vegas.

Casino executives, he realized, were unprepared for the threat posed by Zynga and other social-game developers intent on bringing elements of online games to gambling and putting their products on smartphones and tablets. "No one was talking about the social aspects of gambling, or the devices in everyone's pockets," says Griffin. "It struck me that this is an industry ripe to get its lunch eaten."


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