Cell Phone Gambling – Yes, Even Your Old-model Phone Can Play

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on December 26, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Bingo, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

The provision of real money, cell phone gambling into the palm of your hand – right at your fingertips, is available right now – today. Simply login to your favourite online casino and click on the mobile tab. There are games available across the board from roulette to slots and even scratchies; for iPhone, Android and normal WAP enabled cell phones. So, if your favourite online casino does not have ‘mobile’ tab, it is seriously time to join a new casino website.

At one time games needed to be individually loaded, but things are getting better by the day, and the subscriber may even opt to have a ‘bundle’ of games delivered. These are sent to the phone through an SMS link, from the website via a link, or by scanning in barcodes with use of sophisticated technology, such as that available on Apple iPhones. Even most of mid-range, basic cell phones today are WAP enabled, and therefore able to allow their owners to get into real money cell phone gambling.

Games and systems are fully interactive; offer integrated payment and other back office systems, such as account record keeping. Placing a wager is not only limited to casino games, online bingo is popular too, as are sports betting, betting exchanges, spread betting and wagers on global financial markets. Poker is also played for real money via cell phone gambling, but this is not an ideal way for poker pros to play. However, for the occasional poker punter, playing this way every now and then can also be great fun.

Just like the online casino; every type of cell phone gambling means the player is able to claim bonuses. Cell phone accounts are linked to one wallet at the online gambling site, and when first deposits are made, cash match bonuses are the norm. There may even be some mobile gambling sites which offer no deposit bonuses for the player to try one game at least before they buy. All other bonus scenarios, loyalty points and various promotions apply. Obviously because not all games that are available online are available on mobile, only certain promotions will apply to mobile gambling members; these offers are always made clear to the player.

Mobile casino games listings are made available at virtually every site, this is to enable the player to check if their handset name and model may be used to gamble. You might also be surprised to find that your WAP enabled Samsung, which is already three years old, actually supports various games. While more and more new applications are being made available virtually every day, mobile gambling has available online for a number of years; the only thing that has changed dramatically is iPhone and Android technology, as well as the uptake from consumers.

Mobile Phone Gambling – Bingo! There’s No Going Back Now

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on November 26, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Bingo, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

Operators of mobile phone gambling applications and software platforms are finding this form of gaming to be nothing short of phenomenally popular with fans. As more smartphones hit the market and the shift grows towards using these handsets, there is more uptake on gambling games and apps. Finall growth in this alternative channel for online gambling is starting to show serious uptake. Through slots and casino table games, sports betting, bingo, and more; mobile phone gambling now puts the power of the Internet, right in the palm of your hand.

In the UK there are a couple of preferred mobile phone gambling activities showing serious growth, one is mobile sports betting and the other is Britain’s favourite game…can you guess?…right it’s…Bingo! Yup bingo is the name of the game, and in a survey of one substantial affiliate member base alone (100 000+ members); this indicates that 47% of online bingo players own a mobile phone. 34% of the survey respondents also said they would be happy to play mobile bingo for real money, and 30% responded that they would play real money slots games too. We are looking at some pretty big numbers, and there is no going back now!

For some time now online bingo and other UK gambling concerns, have been making mobile phone gambling apps available, even though the uptake was initially much slower than was expected. The mobile scenario has done a double take, and backed by the fact that technology has advanced rapidly, and mobile social networking has instilled confidence in users, more and more bingo players are taking a leap of faith to put their money where their mouth is, on mobile. Android, iPhone and Web enabled mobile games are all readily available, and all games applications include fully integrated as well as encrypted payment systems. 65% of mobile bingo players make use of the Android OS, while only 16% make use of the iPhone and 19% are on Blackberry.

Mobile phone gambling games developers are taking advantage of this information as well as the fact that the tables have turned; and are taking a more serious look at mobile games developers. Mobile is no longer an afterthought it has become an ‘essential’. In fact Playtech recently purchased the Swedish mobile sportsbook developer – Mobenga, for a neat €23.8 million! They certainly had a need to fill this gap in their portfolio, and have recently signed a massive multi-year (and multi-million) deal with Gala Coral online. As part of the deal, Playtech gets Gala Bingo online as a client, as well as all other online operations, and they are also being charged with developing a brand new mobile sports betting facility for Gala.

Virtually daily in the online gambling news industry, we see mobile phone gambling apps being developed and launched. With the start of the new British football season for 2011 for example, quite a number of football-specific games and platforms have already been launched. In the meantime if you want to play mobile bingo, or any other gambling game in fact; there is more than enough choices to keep you busy.

Cell Phone Casino – Microgaming As Always IS Top of Their Game

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on October 26, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Bingo, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

All gambling industry analysts agree – the cell phone casino and mobile gambling growth is the next big wave of popularity to expect for this industry. m-Commerce is gearing up to present iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch applications as well as Android. Some sites offer Blackberry – not many at this point in time – and virtually all online casinos worth half a penny, offer tons of WAP enabled games; there are still millions of non-smart-phone users to cater for.

One of the first to step a foot in the door with any new online gambling development is Microgaming. These developers are always on top of their game, and one of the most aggressive in their rollout of new software systems and games. They have a history of being first off the mark, and again they have got the ball rolling for the cell phone casino with the GameWire™ software platform. This technology has already advanced to another level with Microgaming Quickfire™, which allows various software platforms to operate approximately 160 of their casino table games and slots.

To explain this system very simply; Quickfire is a type of software adapter, which when plugged into any platform allows for any of its games to be played. Just to go a little deeper into it, one cannot offer slots games off a dedicated poker platform normally;s with this software one can now offer these games and it works across every online gambling platform including mobile. By the same token, more and more gambling sites are taking up the product and it is becoming widely popular, but not all Microgaming sites have it on offer as yet. You will find it at Virgin Game – they are lightening fast with every gambling game offering known to man (just about), as well as a few other websites. The uptake hasn’t exactly been slow, but it is taking time for some casino clients to see the light.

The cell phone casino market is driven by the need of the consumer to consume all the latest handsets; who are we to argue. iPhones, Blackberry’s and Androids have become bigger and better status symbols for feeding the ego of ladies, than a pair of Jimmy Choo’s and matching Vivienne Westwood handbag would do. It is easy to pass off a Woollies handbag, if you can produce the latest iPhone from its depths – not unlike the proverbial rabbit from a magicians hat – be the envy of all your friends! m-Commerce apps and platforms work hand-in-hand with this consumerism aspect.

Being on Microgaming software also means that the biggest progressive jackpot prize games have been adapted for play with the cell phone casino evolution. These are games such as Mega Moolah, Mega Major, Mega Minor and Mega Mini, which means millions of €/£/$ worth of prize money is also up for grabs on mobile. You can’t take your PC with you when you go out with the girls for a drink, but you can take your mobile casino, and won’t the girls be impressed with your new iPhone handset too?

Mobile Phone Casinos – The New World in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on August 26, 2011 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Free Mobile Poker Games, Mobile Bingo, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Online Poker, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette, Mobile Video Poker | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

The world of the online casino has been available on mobile channels for a number of years. In fact, virtually since WAP enabled phone technology has been widely available. However, this form of online gambling entertainment has only caught the public eye so fervently in very recent times. This is not only due to the fact that technology has advanced to such an extent to make playing these games so accessible, it has taken time for consumers to confidently believe that the world of online gambling can be in the palm of their hands! Mobile phone casinos are widely available now, and users – thanks to social networking – are no longer afraid to make real money games a part of their mobile world.

We are not only talking about playing casino games in this context, users are dumping PC’s for tablets and smart phones at an alarming rate, and sky-rocketing their internet use into the stratosphere while on the move. It stands to reason that gambling games would become part of this deal.

In the UK for example, the most mobile gambling growth is being seen in sports betting. Operators are quickly catching on, and it is all systems go for Android and iPhone applications development – a lot of this is taking place right now. It makes sense that sport betting is popular, because both football and horse racing betting are two of the most popular wagering activities in this country. Now we can go to a football match or the pub, and place an in-play bet on the footie while watching it live in action. Perhaps this will distract football hooligans from getting themselves into trouble? Watching a match with a bet in place always makes the game much more exciting, although losing the bet may also cause problems with run-away tempers.

Besides sports betting activities, mobile phone casinos also offer a whole host of games. Roulette has always been hugely popular; this made the game one of the first choices to be offered on the mobile channel. Being a structure random number game, it was relatively simple to develop, and by the same token, slots soon became adapted for a mobile gaming platform. Blackjack is popular too, and now even mobile bingo has become very big mobile news.

When it comes to playing poker on mobile this is a whole different kettle of fish. This particular game is not played against the house, and with up to ten real money players seated around a table; presented a bit of a problem for software developers. At one point in time, half of the table could only been seen in play. Again technology has come to the fore and finally caught up with the fact that players want mobile poker. Software has improved and so has the size and resolution of screens. However, it is still highly unlikely that serious online poker professionals will ever make use of much in the way of mobile poker opportunities. More often than not these guys take part in multi-tabling and even use more than one big screen to facilitate their games. That having been said, virtually every other game is grist for the mobile gamblers mill.

Mobile Roulette – Apple iPhone Turns At The Tables

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on July 15, 2011 under Free Mobile Casino Games, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

Roulette is a game recognized far and wide as being the definitive casino game, although if you traipse through the gambling tables of Macau, you will find more baccarat being played. Regardless of this modern-day Chinese trend; a casino is not considered to be a casino if it is sans a roulette wheel. At one time, when mobile gambling was first contemplated and the iPhone was the best smartphone you could get; there was no mobile roulette; Apple did not allow real money games to be played on their applications.

The vote is out and customers know best – they want real money gambling games and they want them mobile. The iStore is the place to get these games and while online casinos are compelled to wait up to six weeks to get apps approved; they are soon available in store, and more online casino companies are joining the Apple fray every day.

As is the case with all iPhone, iPad and i-whatever applications; to play it you need to own it and this means purchasing the software from the appropriate place. The other bugger about using an iPhone for mobile roulette is the fact that the applications are governed. This means they can only be played in the country of purposeful purchase. There are certainly no worms in any Apple business plans, and if an online casino offers you iapps for casino games; it is time to start asking questions. Even thought the casino develops these apps and platforms, I believe that they must always be purchased from the relevant iStore.

Perhaps things will change with time, as most other applications for mobile gambling are available from the originators site for free. This fact may also drive many gambling fans to choose Android operating systems over the Apple os.

So, it seems that playing mobile roulette on an iPhone or other Apple hardware will cost more money to get started than it does with other smartphones. If you love your Apple – you are probably happy to put up with this. On the other hand if you hate the auto-correct as so many people do – perhaps it is time to start looking at a new product for your next upgrade. I can’t imagine playing mobile roulette and being involved in chat when that Apple “autocorrect” kicks in and makes me look like a food (oops) fool?! Obviously their graphic quality is also the best, but this is also up for debate as more new smartphones hit the same market and hit it hard. Have you seen how many different manufacturers Apple is suing?

In my opinion, no mobile roulette software application should have to be paid for; we don’t pay to download the software to a PC. But again it’s a matter of choice – if you’re a roulette fan and you want to play on the move with your iPad, by all means pay for this software if it is what you want. As long as you enjoy the games and aren’t bothered by their limitations, the world of Apple is your oyster…well…almost.

Mobile Roulette – Text ROULETTE TO 96341!

Posted by Jerry Whittaker on December 29, 2010 under Cell Phone Casino, Cell Phone Gambling, Free Mobile Casino Games, Mobile Gambling, Mobile Gambling Casinos, Mobile Online Gambling, Mobile Phone Casino, Mobile Phone Gambling, Mobile Roulette | Comments are off for this article

By Jerry Whittaker

If you text “ROULETTE” to the above number, you will send this word into cyberspace where it will be irretrievably lost. It is just a dummy number, but if you have the right number for the right online casino and you want to play mobile roulette, this is all it takes to get this game on your phone, and you don’t need the latest iPhone, Google Android, Blackberry, or Nokia smart phone.

Thanks to the increasing amount of people carrying around handhelds, all the phones we just mentioned, iTouch, iPads, PSP’s and normal phone handsets, there are more ways than ever available before to play mobile roulette online, or poker, baccarat, backgammon, blackjack, video poker, keno, bingo, pai gow, scratch cards, slots, craps and other games. Your nearest online casino is only in your pocket and one text away!

Play roulette when you like, where you like and for free or for money, it is all up to you. The roulette games devised for a mobile are the same as those devised for online gaming, so offer a whole range of betting features. It is only as little as two years ago when it was barely possible to find decent applications for playing this game on a mobile phone, but now the graphics are great, the options are many, the features are super and payment integration is seamless. Microgaming offers a particularly nice version of this game which operates using the Spin3 mobile roulette system, although this may soon become a thing of the past with the new Quickfire technology.

Most good online casinos these days offer mobile roulette games. There are even some bingo sites which offer this game as a part of their mobile gaming portfolio. By the looks of things even more gaming sites are also going to be offering wider choices of games. Of course if you make use of an iPhone, these currently require specific gambling applications, so check with the site of your choice to see if they offer an application for this. Apple has been very strict about gambling applications, but this has not stopped casino sites from having special games developed for more than just Apple iPhones.

Winning when you play mobile roulette is just like winning online, with the same or similar integrated payment and withdrawal systems in place. For example All Slots Casino uses what they call a Safari Browser for iPhone roulette, it is entirely web based as iPhones do not support Flash based games. With this particular game at this site, no download is required and there is nothing to install. It is a really neat game to play and unlike Apple applications in the iStore, the casinos which provide these games, do not expect you to pay for the pleasure of using the application.