Monday, December 22, 2008

Mobile Betting Ready to Explode?

``We now have a 0.2 second delay for a decision in poker, which is pretty much the same speed as online. Four years ago that delay was 16 seconds, which meant a hand of poker could take as long as 20 minutes. Obviously no one wanted to play at those speeds.''

American gamblers are unlikely to see any of these innovations soon. The largest mobile gaming software companies refuse to touch American clients because of questions about the legality of these services in the U.S., and it is likely that U.S. phone companies would swiftly block any gambling sites.

Horse racing has a monopoly on online gaming in the US. Do you think they will roll hard and aggressively invest in this to snatch this willing market? No, I don't either.

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