Slot machines have always been popular ever since they were first created back in 1895 by Charles Fey. His Liberty Bell machine might be pretty far removed from the kinds of slots you can see and play today, but the basic idea is still there; pay some money, hit a button, see where the symbols fall, and if they fall in the right places and combinations you’ll win something. Otherwise, you can either walk away or pay some more to play again at

That’s the concept of a slot machine in a nutshell, and no matter how you look at it or what you think of it, that’s how it will always be. This is true even with the many and varied new technological advances that are improving and enhancing slots all the time. 

So of course, the market for slots in 2020 is going to keep growing. But what about mobile gaming? Will that grow too? The answer is undoubtedly yes. 


Most people are going to have some kind of mobile device in their households, and probably more than one. And they will take these devices with them wherever they happen to go. If they can play online games, including but not limited to slot online, on these devices at any time they want to, no matter where they are, then of course many will do just that. 

So there is plenty of space for the mobile gaming market to grow. In fact, the more it grows the better because the more games there will be that are made specifically for mobile devices. At the moment, some games are initially made for laptops or consoles, and translating those over to the mobile arena can prove difficult, making gameplay uncomfortable. Games that are made for mobile devices won’t have that issue, and so will be played more readily. 


The key to growing the mobile gaming market is to ensure there is plenty of variation when it comes to the games on offer. ‘Something for everyone’ may seem like a trite phrase, but when it comes to online gaming, it’s crucial. Some will prefer to play slots, others will like different sorts of casino games. And then there are the adventure gamers, the shoot ‘em ups, the point and clicks, and many more. 

As long as there is plenty of choice for those who want to play their favourite kinds of games on their mobile devices then there will definitely be a growing market for them in 2020 and beyond.

The Market

Another reason why the mobile gaming market is going to grow this year is the people who are playing. These are the people who have grown up with mobile devices and online games – they expect more than just one generation earlier would do. So it will pay for game developers to bear this in mind. These gamers are going to want everything perfect, and they want much more than just style or substance – they want both, and should be able to get it too.