Sun, Apr 28, 6:53am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Tue, Oct 8, 12:31am
Below are the best real money pokies apps for Australians – on offer is the official Royal Vegas Casino downloadable application, as well as instant play mobile casinos, which run through your Web browsers (and lend themselves to Web apps). All the latest phones and tablets such as Apple (iPhone, iPad and iPod), Android, Windows, BlackBerry, other smartphones and devices, as well as many older data-enabled phones, support the below mobile pokie platforms.
If reading this content on a mobile or tab, tapping any of the above buttons takes you directly to the mobile casino interface, where you can sign up and start playing pokies for real money. If you’re on a computer, clicking the app buttons will simply take you to the official sites, where you can either download software or play via your browser to access AUD real cash slot games.
Pokies apps are a perfect fit for mobile casino gambling platforms. The interface is very similar to the way the games are played in casinos, bars and clubs, but the advanced technology and graphics, and room for cash bonuses, gamble features and free spins in mobile slot games, makes for a significantly more enjoyable experience than traditional land-based pokie machines.
In early 2013, the highest-grossing phone and tablet app in Australia was a virtual poker machine game, and while in-game purchases with real cash to buy more credits was allowed, the game did not permit actual betting with real money – winnings could not be converted to AUD. So it stands to reason that if such a game was enjoyed by so many people, surely mobile pokie games which offer the thrill of actually being able to win genuine dollars would be even more enticing to the punting community.
The first Australian-friendly online casino to release a dedicated mobile and tablet application available for download from all app markets. Tap the RVC Market App (Get the App) button at the top of this page, or hit this link to be taken to your respective market (Google Play, the App Store, BlackBerry World, Windows Phone Apps+Games Store, etc.) where you will be prompted to install *Regal Vegas Casino.
Powered by Microgaming, the app has over 50 individual games, including progressive jackpot slots like Mega Moolah, traditional three and five reel pokies like Hitman, Thunderstruck II and Avalon, as well as several entertaining video poker titles.
*The app is called Regal Vegas Casino for branding purposes – once you have installed this app, you gain access to two unique interfaces: the Regal Vegas interface for practice (free) play, and the Royal Vegas interface for AUD genuine cash play. AustralianGambling wants to stress that it is 100% legal for Australians to download this application.
Alternatively, we can play Australian-dollar pokie games directly via our device’s Web browser by tapping any of the above Web casino buttons, and we can then even create Web apps for specific slot titles.To create Web apps, we access our Internet settings and choose to add the desired browser-based casino or game to our homescreen – essentially embedding those individual pokies directly on our screen as convenient app icons (as shown in the Samsung Galaxy S3 screenshot).
The Web browser mobile casinos of each of our suggested sites, and the Web apps we can build of the casinos and individual games, use browser language such as HTML5, Java and Flash. The noticeable difference between the Web apps and the Web browser platform are that the Web apps eliminate the URL toolbar, giving more screen space for the game, and the gaming software is processed by your Web browser, rather than actually running directly through it.
All sites own similarly slick and easy to navigate designs, with constantly expanding lists of titles (50+), and their games are powered by the world’s leading online gaming software provider, Microgaming. (Royal Vegas’ official market app holds the same clean layout and game selection as the Web-based mobile and tablet platform).
We recommend registering accounts at multiple casinos in order to take advantage of the different welcome bonuses, promotions and prizes on offer. Mobile and tablet casino gambling has its roots firmly established in the Internet casino industry, and the trusted, Australian-catering Web-based casino sites we endorse are continuing to improve their already high quality, graphically advanced, and interactive pokie machine games, specially designed for diverse mobile operating systems such as Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, the Windows Phone brand, BlackBerry, and others.
Al of the mobile casinos on this page, both Royal Vegas’ market app and the instant play casinos which allow us to create pokies apps, dedicate their software largely to slot games, because they know the Australian public thoroughly enjoys this form of entertainment. Thus, older mobile slot games are constantly being updated, and new titles are being released on a regular basis. The games include:
The most obvious advantage of any mobile game is the convenience to play anywhere at any time. Further to that, the quality of the graphics of pokie games on our mobiles and tablets are very impressive and only stand to improve as technology develops. We can also conduct all our financial transactions in one place, knowing all our deposits and withdrawals and personal banking information is kept safe and secure with the highest standards of encryption technology. All games are tested for player fairness and true randomness by independent testing agencies and gaming regulatory bodies such as eCOGRA, and we can play games for real and for practice money.
One drawback to mobile gambling is the smaller range of available games we have access to, but that is to be expected with the hardware of mobiles and tabs much smaller than that of a desktop computer – so traditional Internet casinos played on a computer will feature a greater selection of titles. Having said that, the industry and its technology is growing at a rapid rate, and the ideal, strong-resolution platforms of iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows phones, and other smartphones and tablets, will see a host of many more games released often.
The four major mobile and tablet operating systems and their devices are listed below, giving details about the quality and suitability of pokies gameplay on such products. While Apple and Google are the two largest companies in this industry, other smaller brand names such as Windows, BlackBerry, and even those with older data-enabled phones (WAP-based, Symbian OS) can still access real money pokie apps and games.
The iPhone does have the smaller screen compared to other smartphones, and so the size of pokies games are slightly smaller than what you would find on an Android, for example. Having said that, the quality is still very good, sounds and music do not suffer, and navigation remains very easy. The iPad is ideal for real money mobile pokies play due the the large screen size, fantastic resolution and quality.
While the ban on real money interactive gambling applications in the App Store remains, Royal Vegas Casino’s official iOS app (branded Regal Vegas) can still be legally accessed and installed, and Apple users can also easily play at instant browser play casinos and create Web apps – browser applications which offer high-quality gaming, just as the market application does.
The Android operating system lends itself to quality gaming, and devices such as the Samsung Galaxy line of mobile phones, the HTC One, the Sony Xperia, as well as tablets such as the Galaxy Note all have fantastic screen sizes and resolutions perfect for playing interactive pokies.
While Google has also enforced a ban on real money gambling applications – “content or services that facilitate online gambling” – through Android’s market distribution platform, Google Play, the Royal Vegas Casino Android app is still legally available for download. Android users can also access slot titles directly through their browsers, too.
Windows mobiles like the Windows Phone 8S by HTC and the Nokia Lumia selection of devices, as well as tablets using the latest Windows hardware and software such as the Acer Iconia W4, own rich and engaging interfaces and are also great platforms for interactive gaming. The future of Windows devices is looking thoroughly bright, so expect this company to continue to provide modern and fresh user designs.
BlackBerry products such as the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Z10 also lend themselves to quality graphics and gameplay. In a world where technology is progressing by the minute, devices with inferior specs and designs will not be able to keep up, but BlackBerry has done brilliantly to continue to offer top-range devices with first-calls features.