One of these days you’ll have wireless access to your online casino account via your PDA, enabling you to place your bets while waiting to board that delayed flight to Las Vegas; one day real soon, in fact. In the meantime, you can still get in a few rounds of poker – wireless style.
The concept of a wireless world isn’t exactly new, but the technology behind this particular framework may be unlike anything you’ve seen. Developed by Canadian-based Phantom Fiber Inc., Smart Streaming™ technology promises to take online games to a whole new level of wireless functionality. “The technology is so robust,” says Jeff Halloran, President and CEO of Phantom Fiber, “And it performs so quickly. The graphics are vivid and the speed is horrendously fast.” Crystal clear presentation screens help to keep it real, but add to that the promise of seamless play and security – plus the option of picking your own “skin” (or table surface) – and you’ll want to rush out and get a Palm, iPAQ or Smartphone to see for yourself.
With the capacity to perform at Internet-type speed, Phantom Fiber’s technology allows up to 10 players to play an interactive game of poker, for example. So, nine of your friends could be at home playing online from their PC while you’re on a commuter train using a Smartphone to ante up. Rapid transmission, account updates and live chat are said to make this a true user experience. But whether your game of choice is poker, blackjack or slots, you can play without any time delays. “We basically extend your reach,” says Jeff Halloran. “Wherever you go, you’ll have access.”
So, how do you get it to go? Ideally, once the online casino of your Demo Pragmatic Play choice has Phantom Fiber up and running, it’s a simple download to your PDA of choice. Then with wireless access from your local carrier you can play anywhere you get tone.
Phantom Fiber is currently working with AOL to provide downloadable play-for-fun and multiplayer online games from the AOL site, and they have also been approached by numerous casinos looking to offer this wireless option to their client base within the next 60 days. “Due to its speed and Smart Streaming™ technology, it has attracted attention from the gaming space,” Jeff says. As early as next month Phantom Fiber will be a driving force behind Covers.com (a sports gambling information site) in delivering time-sensitive content to its wireless community.