The iPhone users will soon be able to place bets with real cash at online mechanic games, as soon as the American company Big Fish Games will introduce in Great Britain a version of its application - Big Fish Casino, where this kind of games are legal, according to Bloomberg.
The application is available in Apple's App Store and the Betable Company, the London partner of Big Fish, will process the bets in the program.
The game developers are building digital versions of Las Vegas casinos, given that smartphone and tablet users will annually bet 100 US billions through this devices, until 2017, with 20 US billions more than last year, according to Juniper Research.
These expectations have determined Big Fish and other developers to rapidly replace in application the virtual money with real ones.
Even if their usage could limit the legal restrictions from the United States.
Big Fish could soon compete with Zynga, the biggest game producer available on social networks, which announced last month its plans of introducing bets with real cash, in the first half of 2013.
In Great Britain, companies like Betfair Group and William Hill offer gambling games applications for iPhone.
Betable collaborates with more other game developers, for launching games with real cash this year, said Griffin.
Apple stores are hosting an increasing number of casino applications, but the company doesn't receive a cent from all these incomes, declared Tom Neumayr, company's spokesman.
These games are allowed in App Store as long as they respect the local legislation, he added.
Last year, Apple blocked Big Fish from operating a monthly paid service that would've offered the iPad users the access at tens of video games.
Big fish, founded in 2002, earned last year incomes of over 180 US billions.
Numerous users pay for virtual coins, in order to bet at mechanical games, poker or other Big Fish's games, although they can't cash out their earnings.
These users will probably participate at the real bets, showed Paul Thelen, Big Fish's CEO.
So, we are closer to future than we thought. In a world that wants to be everywhere and do many things, though quite different, at the same time, this innovation brings closer to this bets and gambling fans that would soon be able to earn or lose their money from right from their iPhone.
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