Online gaming keeps growing as a virtual entertainment industry with the improvement in IT applications and PC popularity. This study explored consumer acceptance after the implementation of online games through mobile phones, based on the 'Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology' (UTAUT) model, while considering the moderating effects of the online gaming experience and experience of web browsing on mobile phones. The research results indicate that performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence and facilitating conditions are all significant determinants of attitudes toward playing online games through mobiles and following the attitude positively influences behavioural intention. This research also reveals that the experience of playing online games and the experience of web browsing on mobile phones have a moderating effect on the acceptance of playing online games through mobile phones. Finally, management implications and future research are also presented in this research.
International Journal of Mobile Communications 10(6), pp.598-616