Virtual casino games
started in land based casinos but their true growth and development came in the
late 1990s and early 2000s with ease of access to the internet and faster
connection speeds. Those games developed multiple play and payout features
incorporating the infinite scope of virtual technology. Now, just a few years
on, the world has come full circle with the individual touch coming back to the
player in the form of casinos on your mobile device with an unbelievable choice
of places you can play.
The early years of internet gambling were
troubled by doubts about security but encryption technology is advanced enough
now to ensure your financial information is secure, especially on the move with
your mobile device. So the important question is how to find a real casino for
mobile phones? The answer is use internet search on your mobile device, but
choosing a company that you are familiar with is a way to go to ensure your
casino app will be safe.
Mobile casinos are generally immnune to
borders so a good review site, where ever it is based, is worth looking at. Let
them do the hard work for you by testing many apps. So for instance you can
find mobile casinos at SA Mobile
Casino where they have played more than 100 mobile casinos to produce a
great short list.
Now of course there are four major smart phone types
out there with more on the way, and you do need a smart phone to play at a
mobile casino. There are Apple iphone, Android, Windows and Blackberry.
Realistically you need an iphone or an Android, Windows Apps are appearing now
but its doubtful that Blackberry will have a big part to play in the
To see if your casino of choice supplies an App that works on
your device simply check out the casino's website. It will have a page
dedicated to their mobile App and information should be available on there of
which devices it will function on. If your device is not listed then just try
downloading the one available and see if it works.
A recent study by
Analytics concluded that mobile gaming including mobile slots and
other online casino games is one of the fastest growing markets at the
moment. The study took place between January and March 2014 and it showed that
Americans spend approximately 2 hours and 42 minutes on their smartphones or
tablets, every day. Only 31 minutes, which amount to only 14%, was used to
browse the web.
It does appear that the trend of mobile device users
focus mainly on applications. For casino and other gaming companies this is
excellent news and more software companies are focusing on developing Android
and iOS applications.
Casino operators need to Position
With these stats in mind, it important that casino software
providers and casino companies shift their focus to mobile gambling. What this
means is, mobile casino games and mobile sites need to be fully optimised for
Another important consideration for Casino operators is
that gamblers may not be looking for their favourite table or slots on Google
search anymore. They may be searching the
Store for their apps instead.
There is no doubt, that the vast
majority of wagering and betting will be taking place on mobile. The question
is, is your company prepared for it?
growing sector within mobile casinos is the slot sector, or pokies to many.
Literally hundreds of games are available now, most with themes of films or
legends and hundreds more will come online in the near future. And they have
all developed from the humble slot machine
with its clunky one-armed bandit mechanical technology that has been shot into
space by the speed of the modern internet.