Mobile Casinos Technical Q&A
One of the main purposes of the Mobile Casinos FAQ website is to address issues and questions surrounding the use of mobile devices to play casino games. For players just exploring the option, the main FAQ is the place to start for the basic questions while for those who have already installed mobile casinos from our mobile casinos list or from pages around the site, the following deals with technical issues that may arise.
Q. I can’t get the mobile games to run on my Android device.
The vast majority of mobile casino games will run on Android, however some android smartphone and tablet browsers don’t have the latest version of Flash installed and while newer mobile games are coded using HTML5 technology to be “cross platform”, a lot are still Flash-coded. Here is what you should do to update:
- Make sure your Android device is connected to the Internet.
- Open the Settings menu.
- Select Security (or Applications, on older Android OSs).
- Place a checkmark next to the “Unknown sources” check box.
- Tap OK to confirm your selection.
- Close Settings.
- Launch the browser.
- Search for “flash player archive page” or navigate directly to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
- On the Archive page, scroll down to “Flash Player for Android archives”
- Select a version of Flash Player that is compatible with your Android operating system.
- Tap the link to download the Flash Player installer. Download begins automatically.
- When download completes, close the browser.
- Open Notifications.
- Tap “install_flash_player.apk”
- When prompted, tap Install.
- When installation is finished, tap Done.
Q. I can’t get the mobile games to run on my iPad or iPhone.
As mentioned above, some games are developed in HTML5 technology and should be fine (all of the new Microgaming & Playtech games for example) while some are still in Flash (the older Microgaming games on Spin3’s platform plus IGT slots). Unfortunately, because Apple have decided not to make their devices Flash-compatible, unless you can find a custom-developed browser that gets round this, you can only play the HTML5 games on iOS devices.