Advancements in Mobile Online Casinos
There is very little doubt that the direction casino gambling is headed is toward the mobile device. And it makes all the logical sense in the world, since people have their smartphones and even their tablets with them during an average day a lot longer than they do a personal computer, and do much more with them. Juniper Research has come out with a report that wagering on mobile devices could reach the $100 billion mark by the year 2017. So as you can imagine, the major online casinos, and of course, the leading software developers, are on top of this trend.
Mobile Online Casino Games for iPhone and iPad Players
Big Fish Games has developed virtual slot machines especially for the iPhone, and indeed there is an app for it that is available from the Apple store, accessible for customers that are located in the U.K. They are hardly alone. These days, if you are not moving toward mobile you are not moving. That's why you'll see progressive forms like William Hill and Betfair, which deal with sports betting as well as casinos, marketing their iPhone apps as well. Of course, Apple has been careful not to put their arms around gambling too much, just as Facebook, at least up until 2013, had not embraced social gaming for real money, even though they controlled the gateways. So obviously local laws have to be complied with.
Microgaming has taken a lead with its swipe and tap interface in the way of developing games that can be played on the iPhone. Net Entertainment, the very innovative Swedish company, has integrated their mobile offerings very well into the casino platform they have developed, and they are able to play very seamlessly on Apple devices like the iPad. With the Safari browser, iPhone customers can play games with a lot more in the way of technical advancement, like poker games that require no download.
Mobile Online Casino Games for Android Players
There is a lot of talk about iPhones, but the Android, powered by Google, is a bigger seller on an international basis. One of the companies that has done some great work in developing mobile gaming software for the Android is Microgaming, which is perhaps the largest online casino software company in the world. Microgaming allows for the games to be scaled to the size of the screen, which is a great feature.
One of the mobile casinos that are powered by Microgaming includes All Slots Casino, which makes sense because they already power their online casino. mFortune Casino is one which has chosen to specialize in mobile gambling only. As such, they got the jump on a lot of operations when they went into business for this express purpose back in 2008. You will find that mFortune supports almost every phone imaginable, including the iPhone (and iPad, we might add) and Windows phone. In the Android version of the casino they offer 15 different games, which are downloaded into the phone. Customers can deposit with their phone bill. By the way, the Big Fish casino app we mentioned before is also available for Android users. Certainly no company that wishes to be innovative in this space can afford not to cover all the bases.