The Mobile Gaming Revolution
Nowadays we think nothing of using our mobile phones to check the latest football scores, news headlines or our social media accounts, so why not to have a spin at our favourite slot game? Advancements in technology are taking place across nearly every industry and online gaming is no exception. In fact, it’s fair to say that the mobile gaming industry is booming! In just one year alone, UK revenues grew by 32%! It was recorded that in 2013 the mobile gaming market produced 17.3% of the gambling industry’s total revenue…wow!
Industry leader Microgaming were the first to make their gaming platform compatible with mobile phones back in 2004. Since the launch they’ve been adding more and more of their popular games to this state of the art platform. Other software providers soon followed suit and the age of mobile gaming began! NetEnt launched their very first games designed specifically for mobiles in 2011, these allowed them to maximise the graphics and gameplay for the smaller screen, thus enhancing the player’s experience.
It’s more surprising to discover an online casino that doesn’t have a mobile casino equivalent rather than one that does. In fact there are many mobile only casinos emerging on to the gaming market specifically to target this ever growing customer base. Casinos are placing more and more importance on mobile gaming and are investing a great deal of their resources improving graphics and playability. The great news is, if you have a reasonably up to date mobile phone, you are just a couple of simple steps away from being able to play your favourite games on the go.
Most mobile casinos require only for you to load up their web page in your browser to begin playing, others may require you to download the software or an app to your phone. This is usually a relatively painless process and only needs to be done once. After registration you are ready to play! Of course if you already have a casino account, it’s just a matter of logging on with your usual details. It worked for Gabriel L, who was reported to be the first UK mobile millionaire when he won £3.7 million playing Mega Moolah in September 2013!
You’ll find that most mobile casinos will offer a smaller collection of games than their equivalent full site, usually these will be cherry picked from the most popular games featured on the main site to give players plenty of quality titles to choose from. Games look great on the small screen and are easy to play and handy filters and search functions allow you to find games with ease. Making payments is simple and secure with most casinos offering multiple methods of making instant and hassle free deposits.
If you are using a reputable and licensed casino your gaming experience is going to be a secure one. Do check you are playing at a licensed casino with encryption technology in place before you sign up to avoid any nasty surprises.
It’s not hard to see why gamers are opting to log on to their favourite casino whilst out and about. Whether you’re commuting to work, stuck in a boring meeting or waiting for a friend, it’s never been easier to have a quick spin on your favourite slot or poker game. It’s exciting times for mobile gaming and we expect things to move fast as technology develops.