Mobile Casinos – FAQ
Answers to common questions and problems that may be encountered playing on mobile casinos. Covering Android and Apple iOS devices and Microsoft Windows 8. If you have a specific question that isn’t answered, please drop either Neil or myself an email and we’ll try and answer it as best we can.
This specific FAQ (below) deals with the questions you may have ahead of playing, while the more technical questions are dealt with here.
Q. Is gambling on my mobile phone or tablet safe?
As long as you stick to brands that are either known brands or use software from the big providers like Microgaming, Playtech or IGT then pretty much, yes (check out what Neil and I consider to be the top mobile casinos for a good selection of these). According to recent research, the mobile gambling market is growing exponentially and the big players are all keen to provide safe apps to take advantage of the opportunity.
Q. Can I run mobile games from any country?
No. Most mobile casinos restrict play from countries where online gambling is not regulated and licenced. As of February 2013, this includes the USA, Australia and most of Asia. Countries such as Italy, France, Denmark, Germany and Canada have restrictions so it’s hit and miss, depending on your area and the casino.
Q. What mobile phones/tablets can I use to play?
Although a handful of mobile casinos are platform-dependent, most will work on Android, iOS (iPads and iPhones) and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets. Some will also run on older Java-powered phones too but the games look a little dated alongside the newer HTML5 games developed for the more recent mobile phones and tablets.
Q. Do I have to install “apps” to play and how easy is it?
A few mobile casinos run as downloadable apps that you can install but the majority don’t require a download – just a browser. Simply click any of the links around this website (for our reviews of Android casinos go here or for iPad/iPhone casino reviews start here) to be taken to the correct page from where you can start playing. It’s a simple process to sign up and play in most cases and each casino takes you through it in an easy step-by-step guide.
Q. What games can I play on mobile for real money?
Generally speaking, every mobile casino has Blackjack and European Roulette. Most have one or mor eforms of video poker and all have slot games which vary according to the provider. A few “extra” games like Baccarat and Casino Hold ‘Em are also available. Deals of who has what casino game on mobile can be found in the Mobile Casino Games section.