Mobile phones have brought about a transformation in everyone’s lives. We can perform almost every task with a tap of the finger. Payments can be made, money can be transferred, movies can be accessed and virtual connections can be made!
Smartphones have also revolutionized multiple industries. Online gambling is at the helm of major change due to mobile phone usage. There are many players who wish to play casino games on their mobile phones. Online casinos should cater to the growing demand of players for mobile-friendly games.
How has mobile gambling technology transformed gambling?
The future of online gambling is the smartphone. An average user picks up their phone 1500 times a week! For most of us, using a mobile device has become second nature.
The easy availability of Wi-Fi networks and increased use of mobile phones are edging the gambling industry to adapt to it. There might be a time in the future when gambling activities might only be undertaken through mobile phones. Online casinos need to arm themselves with ample resources and provide players with what they need.
In July 2015, a lucky gambler won a whopping 3.1 million US Dollars. He was playing NetEnt’s Mega Fortune when he won the prize. It is not the highest lottery won by any individual, but what made the news was the fact that the game was won on a mobile phone. This lottery is recorded as the highest a player has won on a mobile phone. For most experts, this win was an indication of a growing trend of people playing games on their smartphones or tablets.
According to the Gambling Commission report of 2016, 43% of online gamblers used mobile phones or tablets to gamble. This is almost half the players who frequent online gambling websites. As the percentage of mobile players will increase, the casinos will invest more in better User Interface, cutting edge software and reward schemes for the mobile platform.
Many mobile phones launched recently are even more powerful than some laptops in the market. They are specifically designed to match the smooth gaming experience and aesthetic appeal that laptops or desktops offer.
It is essential to realize that fitting gameplay from a 13-inch screen to a 7- or 8-inch screen is challenging. So, all the pomp, show and fluff of games go away. Only the essentials remain – rules, pay tables, scores. These can be accessed by swiping through the screen. Similarly, action buttons can be accessed by touch. Realizing the difficulty of adapting to smaller screens, tablets and mobile makers have also thrown in a few exclusive features for “gaming” mobile phones. Though a little costly, these mobile phones provide a superior experience than non-gaming mobile phones.
A player can notice a few differences when playing on a device other than a laptop. The game lobby might be shorter, and in some casinos, there might be fewer games than the web variant. This is because not every game can be adapted and streamlined for a mobile phone or tablet experience. Since online casinos usually come with thousands of variants of slots and table games, removing a few should not be an issue.
Even with smaller screens and fewer effects, people are taking to gambling online through mobile phones. According to experts, this is happening because players do not want to be stuck at home playing their favorite games. When they can access their favorite games right from their pockets, with a screen touch, why sit at home and play on a desktop? Brief gambling sessions and discreet playing are anyway enjoyed better on mobile phones.
Some casinos have downloadable apps on the Play Store and App Store while some of the best online casinos offer apps that can be downloaded from their website. In order to access those native apps for your mobile phone or tablet, you need to visit the casino homepage.
Essentials for a seamless gambling experience:
Making casino games that are adaptable to mobile phones and tablets comes with a lot of factors to consider. Not only does the online casino require a dedicated app, but security requirements are also different. Replicating a satisfactory experience becomes more challenging.
Despite so many challenges, online casinos are constantly working to provide for players’ demands. There are plenty of online casinos that have successfully made user-friendly casino apps.
As a player, having both a web casino and a mobile app just amplifies the experience. It also makes a player more loyal to the casino that gives a smooth gambling experience on both platforms.
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