Mobile transactions in gambling are up by a staggering 95% Dave Nash, The Sports Daily · June 18, 2019 at 1:16 pm Mobile gambling hits a record peak of popularity. The latest research shows mobile gambling transactions grew 95% in 2018. Here’s why mobile is so popular. The rise of mobile gambling Mobile technology has redefined the Internet as we know it. The path from the first iPhone to cheap Android phones was fast and allowed people to browse the web without a laptop.It’s only a convenience for people in rich countries, but it means the world to countries with low GDP like Uganda or Indonesia. Well over half of the people there use smartphones as their only way to access the Internet.