Online gambling is not a new concept anymore, but nevertheless it is still and will always remain fresh and exciting concept. It improves each day as new online casinos appear that make the competition even fiercer, and one of those relatively new and refreshing inventions in the online gambling world are mobile casinos. These casinos are meant to be played on your iPhone, Android, or iPad through mobile casino apps.
Winner Mobile Casino
The mobile casino offering from Winner casino is a fully licensed and regulated entity like the online casino. It is powered by Playtech and compatible with Android devices, iOS devices, Blackberry devices, and others including Windows devices, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and LG.
For Android and iOS users, the games load on to the mobile device or tablet directly from the parent website: tap here in the browser of the mobile device and you will get the mobile version automatically. The preferred browser is Chrome for Android devices and Safari for iOS devices. For users with Windows, Blackberry, and other devices, they will need to download the software on to their phones from the website first.
You can play the games available either by signing in using your existing credentials at the online casino or registering a new account if you do not have one with Winner casino yet.
The Winner.com mobile casino comes with the same interface as the online casino and is easily navigable. This mobile casino offers more than 40 exciting games, including slots, table games, and scratch cards. Slots make up the highest percentage of games (35 out of 44) available. The games come with excellent graphics and there are promotions as well, including a cool welcome bonus. You can play all these games for real money, and there is a demo version available as well.
Casino.com Mobile Casino
The mobile casino offering of Casino.com is a fully licensed entity that allows you to play your favorite casino games on the go from your mobile device or tablet. It is available in multiple languages and compatible with the Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows platforms. You do not need to download the software to play for real money.
There are 30 exciting games available at this mobile casino, including slots, scratch cards, and table games. All games come with excellent graphics and an exciting interface. To play the games for real money, you can sign in using your existing credentials with the online casino or open a new account here if you do not have a Casino.com account already. There are a range of exciting promotions to choose from as well, including a 200% welcome bonus up to $200.
Silver Sands Mobile Casino
The Silver Sands mobile casino is the fully licensed mobile offering from Silver Sands casino, one of the oldest South African online casinos. This mobile casino is powered by software from Real Time Gaming (RTG) and is compatible with the Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry platforms. You can play from your Android device on the Chrome browser or use Safari if you are playing from your iPhone or iPad. All games at this casino are available for real money play.
The games available at the Silver Sands mobile casino include slots and table games. You can check out games like Aztec’s Millions and Coyote Cash, or play Blackjack if you a fan of table games. Every game comes with a brilliant interface and the standard features like high quality graphics and animations.
Springbok Mobile Casino
The Springbok mobile casino is an offering from Springbok casino, an online casino that allows South African players to play in Rands. This mobile casino is powered by RTG software and currently supports mobile devices and tablets in the Android (Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 4 and 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7 and 2.10.1) and iOS (iPhone 4S and 5, iPad 2, 3rd generation and 4th generation, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch) platforms.
There are exciting games available at the Springbok mobile casino, including The Three Stooges II and blackjack. All games have a brilliant interface and high quality graphics on par with the standard RTG has set over the years. Players can also use the cool promotions on offer, and all of this in a completely secure environment.
Web Apps vs Browser based casino play
For long, online casinos have used Flash to power their instant play version. However, technology has always been upgrading itself in recent times and the recent trend has been to use HTML5 to offer browser-based online casino games to players. The instant advantage of playing HTML5 games is an enhanced gaming experience and every player online can access these games.
Browser-based HTML5 games are an even bigger draw given the trend prevailing today, of mobile casino gaming. Players can connect to an online casino through the web browser of their mobile device, and connection is fast as well as secure. With HTML5 games, players are not limited to specific kinds of mobile devices or browsers; they can connect from iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry devices. That is the reason major online gambling software companies are now opting to provide browser-based HTML5 games to casinos.
When it comes to mobile gaming platforms, the two most platforms are the iOS (Apple) and Android platforms. Because of the immense popularity of iOS-based products from Apple globally, you will find more casinos mentioning compatibility with Apple devices like the iPhone or the iPad, though there is a significant number of casinos talking of compatibility with the Android platform as well. The single biggest winner for Apple products is the iPad, with its retina display and huge screen size. The Android market share, while playing catch-up, is still smaller compared to the share Apple has.
To play on the Android or Apple platforms, players can do one of two things: either play directly from the web browser of their mobile device or download the casino app from the respective app store to their smartphone or tablet. While a lot of casinos in different geographies offer mobile casino apps, for the South African market there is still no significant or specific apps that players can download from the app stores to play.
What about Mobile Banking?
In recent times, the rage when it comes to online gambling has been mobile casino gambling. With large numbers of people registering to play from their mobile devices – be it a smartphone or a tablet, downloading mobile casino apps, and playing through the web browser of their mobile devices, the mobile casino industry is booming. One concern when it comes to online casino gambling has always been security and the safety aspect when it comes to money, and this is true about mobile gambling as well.
However, the technology powering the mobile casino boom is advanced and takes care of the security aspects. What this means is that players can actually make payments and withdraw winnings from their mobile casino accounts directly from their mobile phones. And yes, it is safe and secure to do so.
There are four main methods South African players can use to transact at their mobile casino accounts. These are credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, and e-wallets. All these methods are completely secure, and very easy to use. The following is a list of payment methods that South African mobile casino enthusiasts can use:
- Debit cards (Maestro)
- Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard)
- SiD Instant EFT
- Internet banking
Read more about banking in South Africa in our payments section.
What to Expect – Platforms Compared
Nowadays you find mobile casino games offered by a range of software providers, including Playtech, Rival Gaming, iSoftBet, and RTG. While Playtech has a large cache of mobile casino games, it is unlikely you will find all of them on offer at a single casino, especially when it comes to slots; most likely there would be a dozen or so games at a single casino.
|Software||Number of Games||Progressives||Table Games||Slots||Compatibility||Mobile banking||Casino Example|
||Playtech||30+||Safe Cracker, A Night Out, Desert Treasure, Rocky, Safari Heat, Fish-O-Rama, Frankie Dettori, Gold Rally, Vacation Station, Chinese Kitchen, Tropic Reels, Goblin’s Cave, Captain’s Treasure||3 (Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat)||Jacks or Better||iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows platforms||Y||Casino.com|
|RTG||15||Aztec’s Millions, Jackpot Pinatas||Blackjack, Zappit Blackjack, and Roulette||Caesar’s Empire, Boomanji, Slotfather, Safari Sam, Three Wishes, Mr. Vegas, Lucky 7, Rook’s Revenge, At the Copa, and After Night Falls||iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry||Y||Silver Sands Casino|
|Rival (Flash casino is compatible with iOS and Android devices||80+||Major Moolah, Strike Gold, One Million Reels BC, and Money Magic||12||78||iOS, Android||Y||Desert Nights Casino|
|iSoftBet||50+||Super Multitimes Progressive||6||45+ (depends on the casino)||iOS, Android, Blackberry||Y||Golden Palace Casino|