Mobile Casinos in Japan - July 2024

Mobile Casinos in Japan

Since all online gambling is strictly prohibited in Japan, there are no domestic mobile casinos either. The highly tech savvy population use their portable gadgets to access foreign sites. Looking at the number of connections, mobile penetration in Japan reached 113% at the start of 2013. The largest service providers are NTT (43% market share), UA (27%) and SoftBank (23%). Smartphone penetration is at a relatively modest 40%. The figures are due in part to Japan’s aging demographic, with large percentages of the elderly having a lower affinity to use such devices. Approximately two thirds of the phones run Android and most of the remaining ones feature iOS. The Japanese population, especially the active generations, are generally very comfortable with new technology. As such they visit foreign sites, including casinos, from their portable devices very often.