|Dublin-based Speirtech said that its recent demonstration with Logica of interactive casino games on mobile handsets was the first time this has been achieved in the MMS arena. |
The mobile gaming demonstration was performed using Logica's MMSC's mobile application interface and Speirtech's MGP (Mobile Gaming Platform). According to the two companies, this joint initiative produced an application that gives mobile or gaming/casino operators the ability to offer interactive gambling games such as fruit machines and roulette in colour with animated graphics and sound.
Brian Loughnane, head of software development at Speirtech, told ElectricNews.Net that the company is confident the system will entice on-line gamblers to MMS.
“It opens up the gambling market for operators to people who probably don't have access to the fixed Internet or may not have a credit card,' said John Whelan, head of research at Alatto, an Irish wireless consultancy. “In addition, we are increasingly seeing that more people, particularly in Southern Europe, have access to mobiles than they do to the Internet.”