Gambling first expanded beyond the traditional casino environment by taking the internet by storm in the 1990’s and once again innovations have changed the way we access online games. The desktop computer was the only way to make a friendly online wager but mobile devices have really taken the convenience factor to the next level by giving players the power to literally play their favorite games anytime, anywhere. Using the power of your smartphone or tablet to take a spin on slots, place a bet on Blackjack or even check out the live casino has never been easier.
Gambling operators have made betting simpler with the introduction of mobile apps via the Apple Store or Google Play. The compatibility of mobile casinos has even extended beyond iOS and Android to include Windows phones in some cases.
Fun Play Mobile App
If you enjoy playing casino games for fun or face legal restriction in your country or state, there are many options in terms of free play. The popularity of social gaming and free play apps has exploded with a bit of something for everyone.
Let’s say you prefer a certain game provider like International Gaming Technology (IGT), they’ve got an app designed for the casual player that’s absolutely free to play. Double Down Casino features all your favorite game titles, many of which you may have played in a land based casino, all in one place. Users are given free credits every 24 hours by giving you a spin on the Wheel of Fortune and if you connect with Facebook you’ll also receive 1,000 credits for each friend that uses the app as well. Recognizable IGT slots include Kitty Glitter, Cleopatra, Wolf Run, Siberian Storm, Davinci Diamonds, Crown Egypt, Pixies of the Forest, Lobster Mania 2, Miss Red, Cats, Golden Goddess, Black Widow, Lil’ Lady and Stinkin’ Rich. The range of Video Poker games are also available to play for free with hits such as Ultimate X, Multi-Hand Draw Poker and Game King.
WMS, a casino game developer, has created a free play app known as Jackpot Party. The app awards coins every few hours to play. You’ll move through levels with the incentive of unlocking additional games every ten levels. Available games include Kronos, Kiss, Hearts of Venice, Zeus II, Super Jackpot Party, Invaders from the Planet Moolah, Super Monopoly Money, Jungle Wild, Amazon Queen and many more.
Real Money Gambling Apps
Due to regulatory requirements involving online gambling in every region around the world, you may not see real money gambling apps in your store. For example, an American player will not see these apps available to them while a resident of the UK and European markets, where online gambling is legal and regulated, will find an array of downloadable apps to suit them via Google Play or the Apple Store.
One of the major casino, bingo and sportsbook operators in the UK is Ladbrokes, licensed in Gibraltar and the United Kingdom, with a free to download app that allows users to play for real money. To make the app even more attractive there are special bonus offers for using it. The casino is powered by a number of software providers including Playtech, Ash Gaming, CWC Gaming, Electracade, IGT, NetEnt, Realistic Games, Amaya and its live casino games provider, Evolution Gaming.
32Red (rated 4.5 stars by LCB) is yet another major operator and award winning company that is powered by Microgaming software. With the trend moving toward the more the merrier in terms of game selection, multi-software platforms are all the rage but 32Red has managed to hold its strong position within the market with one mighty provider. Bingo and casino players alike will find a range of games available with the app not to mention the ease of access. Play 75-ball and 90-ball bingo games plus a range of slots and casino games like Bridesmaids, Game of Thrones, Titans of the Sun – Theia, Kitty Cabana, Hound Hotel, Immortal Romance, Deck the Halls, Hitman, Avalon II, Blackjack, Roulette and many more. Microgaming is known not only for its huge portfolio of quality games but also progressive jackpots that reach massive proportions such as Mega Moolah, Major Millions, King Cashalot, Treasure Nile, Cash Splash, Tunzamunni, Lotsa Loot and Fruit Fiesta. As a new app player users are eligible to claim special mobile bonuses and promotions. 32Red is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Government of Gibraltar.
Another reputable casino with a mobile app is CasinoLuck featuring over 100 games accessible from your Android, iOS or Windows mobile devices. BetSoft, NetEnt and Microgaming provide the games you’ll find in the app such as Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Dark Knight, Alkemor’s Tower, The Tipsy Tourist and loads more. New players are eligible to claim Welcome Bonuses and unique promotions. CasinoLuck appeals to various markets with gaming licenses in Curacao, Malta, Denmark and the UK.
Mobile Friendliness is a Must
There are a number of online casino, bingo and sports betting sites that offer mobile apps for quick access to gaming but even that has been affected by technology. In April 2015 Google encouraged all webmasters to make their websites mobile friendly by making it a ranking signal. Sites that were not fully optimized for mobile use by the April 15th deadline would lose ranking points and thus move further down the list in a search. Sites that were not mobile friendly did not offer the scaling required to allow you to view the pages properly from a mobile devices but now almost every site responds to virtually every access device whether it’s a smaller screen mobile phone or a larger phone, phablet or tablet. With this improvement users no longer have to download an app to navigate a gambling site from a mobile device.
Vegas Crest is a Vista Gaming powered online and mobile casino that does not have an app available for download. Players simply visit the website via a mobile device, log in and start playing. The website is fully responsive to any device making online gambling for fun or real money a possibility for everyone.