Online casinos and other forms of online gambling have been around for almost 20 years, but a clear trend has emerged in recent years. So more and more players play on their mobile devices. Regardless of whether a smartphone, tablet or iPad is used, with the operating systems Android, iOS and Windows, users are always and everywhere supplied.
The mobile casino is slowly but surely taking the place out of the classic desktop game. The reasons are manifold and range from comfort and convenience to our own bonus offers and regular jackpots. We looked at what is currently happening in the field of mobile casinos and what innovations, novelties and improvements mobile gamers can expect over the next few years.
Huge growth potential
The market for mobile casino has been growing for years. More and more people are accessing their cell phone or tablet when they want to play a round in the casino. Although the traditional desktop PC still ranks first, the mobile devices are chasing a fast-paced chase.
Thanks to the now almost everywhere available mobile Internet and better and more area-wide lines all over Germany players can enjoy their favorite games at the bus stop, in the queue in the supermarket, on the way to work or simply on the sofa at any time.
Even jackpots are cracked again and again on a mobile casino. Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune, Mega Fortune Dreams and Hall of Gods are regularly providing millions of mobile phone winnings. The record for the highest mobile win amount currently holds a winner from August 2016. He won over 8 million euros at Mega Moolah Microgaming.
Mobile page or app?
Almost all online casinos today offer a mobile-optimized version of their website. On this all functions are available as usual and adapted to the use of a smaller screen. Some providers even have their own app on the market. Anyone who has developed an app puts an even stronger focus on mobile casino and often offers its players special functions via the app.
However, both through the app and through the mobile website, you can take advantage of all the basic features, including deposits and withdrawals, special promotions or changing your personal information. In the web version, games are made available as instant play instant games, while a separate app unites the titles under one roof.
Disadvantage: Less choice of games in the mobile casino
Not all casino games and slots are optimized for mobile use. Although the manufacturers have quickly recognized the new market and changed their production accordingly, but by no means all titles are also available in the mobile-optimized version.
New releases are usually always suitable for mobile devices, while the older representatives of slot machines and Co. are often not yet fit for use in the mobile casino.
Own bonus offer for mobile players
It is important to online casinos that their players get used to playing anytime, anywhere. To further increase their mobile engagement, organizers are increasingly creating special promotions that players can only qualify for when playing on their mobile phones.
So it is sometimes one of the prerequisites for qualification that, for example, a slot must be played mobile or a sports bet must be placed with the phone. Only then can participants win a prize after the end of the campaign.
Future music: VR slots and AI programs
Big trends in the industry are currently Virtual Reality and AI. AI is artificial intelligence, but it is mainly used in sports betting for odds calculation and guessing prediction. Even in poker, there are now computer programs that can compete with the best human players in the world. However, as slots and casino games are largely determined by luck and chance, it may take a while for the AI technology to arrive here as well.
Gonzo’s Quest comes as a VR variant
Gonzo’s Quest, one of NetEnts flagship slots, is set to hit the market in a few months as a virtual reality edition. In the game, you accompany the Spanish conqueror Gonzo on his adventure trip to the South American jungle, where he suspects the legendary El Dorado, the golden land.
Through a VR glasses, players can then be up close when Gonzo makes his way through the undergrowth. The VR version of the slot classic is already announced for this summer.