Mobile Casinos in Belgium
Changes in Belgian gambling laws entering into force in 2011 created the framework for legally licensed domestic online casinos. These casinos are also allowed to offer mobile casinos to Belgian players. Several such casinos exist, though domestic players often prefer the wider selection of foreign mobile casinos.
Although practically every Belgian has a mobile, the country also has a very good fixed broadband infrastructure, thus mobile broadband proliferation is taking longer than in many other countries. There is a balanced distribution of subscribers among the country’s three network operators: Proximus, Mobistar and BASE.
Both smartphone penetration and daily mobile internet use are relatively low (25% and 50% of mobile owners, respectively).
Although there are more Belgian smartphones running Android than iOS, iPhone and iPad users are especially active in mobile browsing, with 66% of the traffic still coming from them. Moreover, tablets are three times more popular than smartphones, as the means of choice for getting online.
The limited domestic offering prompts Belgian players to resort to foreign mobile casinos, and they tend to do that often.