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Episode Info: Thanks to the presence of smartphones in so many of our lives today, it is becoming difficult to define what makes a typical gamer. Of course, it may have never been completely fair to say there was a 'typical' gamer, but there were certainly many sections of society who did not play video games. Now with the smartphone, the people who do not game are in the minority.According to stats from entities such as the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) in the United States and the Internet Advertising Bureau in the UK, anyone who games on their mobile can be categorised as a gamer. They may never have touched a games console per se, but they are still playing video games at the end of the day. The choice of games that you can play on a mobile phone is huge. Whether you choose social media games such as Candy Crush or Threes, or you prefer to play gambling games such as bingo, roulette, poker or blackjack, you can find games to suit any interest on a mobile. Real money games are a relatively recent addition to the mobile gaming platform. Up until a few years ago, if you wanted to play bingo or casino games online you could only do so at a laptop or desktop computer. And when smartphone gaming apps began to really get popular there seemed to be quite a long period where casino, bingo and other gaming sites hadn’t made the switch to mobile.Now, though, it is a different story. Go onto any cash gaming site such as 32red bingo, Vic's Bingo and Cheeky Bingo and you will find that many of their games are available to play on a mobile. If you play online bingo at or any of the other major sites, you can use the same login to play on the mobile or on a desktop, so it is ideal for when you want to play sitting on the sofa, on the bus or out and about somewhere.The UK's Internet Advertising Bureau quizzed 4,000 people about their online and gaming habits. Its 2014 report included a list of the most popular gaming types. At the top, with 33% of respondents playing them were trivia, word games and puzzles. Next came action/shooter games (18%), followed by gambling games, role-play and sports (10% each). These were followed by simulation (8%), driving (5%) and fitness or music games (3%).The same survey showed that 25% of respondents played on their smartphones every day and

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