Mobile casinos let you play your favourite table games and slots on the move. Whether you’re on the latest iPhone or a cheap Android handset you can swipe left for the Cashier or swipe right for the best games lobbies around.

Mobile apps and no-download casinos allow access to the best games from the biggest developers. As long as you have sufficient memory and an up-to-date web browser you can get playing right away. You can even use Customer Support and claim a big bonus when you join.

It’s time to put away the Angry Birds and put your tablet or smartphone to the test!

Getting Started: Downloading Apps

Some casinos allow Android or iOS/Apple users to download dedicated apps direct to their phones. Simply visit the casino homepage via your device and tap the Download button. Alternatively, you may find apps available in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Once a shortcut has been installed on your smartphone, you can use it to access the casino lobby and dozens of great games. Alternatively, a “no-download” client can be accessed via your smartphone’s web browser.

When downloading, always make sure your phone is set up properly. On Android devices, for example, you will have to adjust the ‘Accept Downloads from Unknown Sources’ setting before downloading.

In some cases, a full suite of games may be downloaded to your phone, while other sites install games individually. It’s important to have a decent 3G/4G data usage package when playing. This ensures that you won’t get stung by extra fees for downloading too much content to your device. Alternatively, be close to a strong Wi-Fi connection for constant play.

How Mobile Casino Games Work

In most cases, casino apps are tailored to work on your smaller smartphone touch-screen. The lobby, Cashier and games list will be specially adapted to work with touch-screens. That means you can swipe left to bring up a menu, or spin slots by swiping the screen down.

The games themselves will look different to traditional online versions. The main features may remain but you might not see all the details. Changing coin bets on a mobile slot, for example, may involve accessing a drop-down menu while the paytable may be on a separate tab altogether.

Roulette games will look very different and you might only see half the roulette wheel spinning during a game. Bets are placed by tapping the numbers or outside areas with your finger (just remember to give your finger enough space to tap!).

Be prepared for a limited range of games when comparing mobile to online casinos. A major online casino may boast 500 slots and table games but only have 90-100 on its mobile version. Developers, however, are recognising the growth of mobile gaming and are programming new releases to work on all types of platform.

Download vs. No-Download Sites

Mobile casinos come in download app or no-download version (and sometimes both). iOS/Android games are tailored specifically to work on those operating systems, and it’s uncommon to find apps designed especially for BlackBerry or Windows Phone devices.

A no-download, or ‘instant-play’, version is a great alternative if your phone or tablet can handle it. No-download games are programmed in HTML5, Flash or Java, which are great for working across multiple platforms. Just make sure your web browser can handle HTML5.

As a rule of thumb, it’s good to have Google Chrome 34 on Android and iOS, or Safari for iOS. This ensures you have the best experience for your chosen device.

Mobile Security and Licensing

Just like online casinos, mobile sites should carry great security so your games are safe and details secure. Mobile casinos should also have licenses from respected jurisdictions like Alderney, Gibraltar, and Malta. This ensures the operations are above-board and software is audited independently.

All casino websites are protected by SSL (Secure Socket Layers) encryption to protect players’ details. Your mobile provider may flag up untrustworthy, or non-existent, SSL certificates before you access the page. It’s a good gauge of whether the casino is reliable or not.

Popular Models and Systems

Most tablets and smartphones can handle mobile casinos. It’s worth checking the system requirements of the casino before you open an account. Some no-download sites may require the latest browser version, so make sure your phone can handle it. Some download apps will also work with the most recent OS only. If your smartphone is slightly old it may struggle to handle updates.

iOS (Apple iPhone, iPad)

Apple’s hugely popular iPhone might be expensive but its superior processor can handle the best graphics and software. Apps can be downloaded from the App Store or iTunes. Some newer iOS apps also allow for the latest Touch ID log-in for added security.

Failing that, you can download the app direct from the casino homepage. Most new mobile casinos require iOS 8 or above.

Android phone (Samsung, HTC)

Android smartphones are much cheaper than Apple devices but no less powerful. The best handsets can stretch to 8″ and feature HD graphics – perfect for 3D slots or Live Dealer roulette. Most newer mobile casinos require Android 4.4 or above.

Android Tablet (Kindle Fire, Hudl, Samsung)

Tablets are a great way to enjoy slots and table games because of the wider touch-screens. Even cheap Android tablets like the Kindle Fire and Hudl work with many apps, although the processing power can be a little slow. If you want to spend a bankroll on gambling rather than tech Android is for you.


If you thought the BlackBerry was the preserve of businessmen, think again. The new wave of BlackBerry devices like the Playbook tablet has 64GB of memory – more than enough to handle mobile games. Touch-screen smartphones like the Leap and DTEK60 can also handle Android software – perfect for some instant-play action.

Windows Phone

Microsoft’s Windows phones are more accepted than ever at mobile casinos. And with a new tie-in with Nokia, you can find plenty of smartphones to enjoy instant-play games through Internet Explorer. Download Windows phone apps are still a little hard to find, however.

Use Your Mobile For A Top Real-Money Bonus

Whatever device you’re on, you can access a great welcome bonus when you sign up. Mobile casinos sometimes even offer players exclusive deals if you join via your smartphone or tablet. Offers can vary but generally involve a match bonus which rewards regular play through your first month.

Check out our individual mobile pages for more information on gambling on your device, then hit the casinos and get a great bonus that’s right for you.