Here at Casinos Online we aim to bring you the latest gaming news from around the world with news stories relating to all different types of gaming topics. To start the New Year with a bang we can tell you that China have reported a significant increase in their gaming revenues for 2013, revenues that have quadrupled since 2008.
The national gaming market in China have reported that gaming revenues for 2013 were a staggering $13billion, an increase of $3.2billion on 2012, but more than four times as much that was generated in 2008 when just $3billion was reported.
PC games led the way in China last year with $8.7biilion being generated, a figure that will come as a surprise to many as mobile gaming seems to be the way forward, especially as we now live in a mobile world it seems. The mobile markets in China still generated $1.8billion, which was still an impressive $0.6billion more than was initially forecasted so things are still heading in the right direction.
Browser games accounted for $2billion and social gaming accounted for $1billion, with console gaming accounting for just $15million due to it having no official presence in the country because of legal sanctions.
All in all the figures that were announced over the course of the weekend are very impressive, figures that are only going to rise further in the years to come as more and more people partake in some form of online gaming.