Mobile gambling technology provider and Microgaming associate Spin3 is set to exploit the user excitement and demand surrounding Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch handsets with the launch of the first commercially available play-for-real casino games made especially for the iPhone mobile devices.
Spin3 is developing its portfolio of mobile casino games specifically for Apple's iPhone in an effort to provide its operators with the necessary tools to capture the lion's share of the mobile casino marke, the company says in a statement this week.
Spin3's leading casino games, Blackjack and Tomb Raider, are now available on the iPhone and the iPod touch mobile digital products. In addition, the Major Millions progressive slot game, which recently soared near the GBP 1 million mark, will debut in the new iPhone format later this month at the European i-Gaming Congress and Expo (EiG) in Barcelona.
With razor sharp graphics and advanced in-game effects, Spin3's games for use with the iPhone are practically on par with online casino games, the company statement claims. The enhanced mobile games feature touch screen controls and users can play either horizontally or vertically, as Spin3 supports the iPhone's flip-screen feature.
The instant-play games are fully hosted and accessed via the iPhone's web browser, eliminating the need to download and install the games. Additionally, Spin3 operators will be able to customise personal messages for their players when they log on to play.
Spin3 chief Matti Zinder says: "Sales of the iPhone have been truly staggering, with one million sold only 74 days after launch and the iPhone 3G taking only three days to reach this volume. Developing the first commercially available play-for-real casino games specifically for the iPhone is a great achievement, reinforcing Spin3's commitment to set the benchmark for mobile casino gaming.
"The iPhone is unlike any other handset in the market. We have carefully tailored our games to meet the needs of the iPhone's touch screen system as well as being compatible with its flip-screen feature. This is a key milestone which we consider the beginning of mobilising the Internet. We are fully committed to developing new technologies that lend to this trend and driving the popularity of mobile gaming among the growing community of iPhone users."
Spin3 will roll-out Blackjack, Tomb Raider and Major Millions for use on the iPhone to its customers over the coming months.