Sun, Apr 28, 6:36am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Tue, Oct 8, 12:31am
Below are the best real money blackjack apps available to Australian players. The Royal Vegas Casino market app is available on all smartphones and tablets such as Apple, Android, Windows and BlackBerry devices, and other smartphones and tablets. The fully fledged blackjack mobile instant play sites (accessed directly via your browsers) are compatible with the aforementioned platforms, and also many lower end mobile phones with data connections using WAP technology and the Symbian OS.
Blackjack mobile apps allow Aussies to access real money casino games wherever we can get an Internet connection. You could be sat on the train into work, or waiting for a dental appointment, or lying on the couch watching a bad TV show; as long as you have a device with a reliable Internet connection, you can play online 21 for cash using a casino app.
An app is a small executable file which, when opened, either runs a program or connects to another program or website. Blackjack apps are basically shortcuts to online mobile casinos, eliminating URLs, address bars and pesky predictive text from the process of gambling via iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.
These mobile casino apps sit on your smartphone’s home page just like any other program – alongside Safari, Google Maps, YouTube, and what have you. Like those other apps, these ones are designed to make life easier. All you have to do is tap on the icon, and the app will take you straight to mobile blackjack bliss.
Not all apps are the same, however. Native apps (or market apps) are self-contained programs that can be downloaded from sites like Google Play and the App Store, much like most other applications currently residing on your smartphone or tablet. A Web app, on the other hand, is essentially a bookmark on your device’s home screen that links directly to a casino’s no download website.
When playing at one of our recommended Australian mobile casinos, you get top-notch 21 titles and stellar game-play whether you install a market app or opt for browser play. We believe in letting Aussie blackjack players make up their own minds, so we will show you how to use both native apps and no-download Flash games – including how to create your very own Internet application.
The official Royal Vegas Casino App is one of the very few products of its kind available to Australian mobile gamblers. This program is akin to a desktop download suite for PC, but developed specifically for the software and memory requirements of smartphones and tabs. With this kind of native mobile app, a casino lobby resides on your home screen – as opposed to playing directly through the Web browser, as is much more common with mobile gaming in Australia.
*Note the RVC app is listed as Regal Vegas Casino in all app markets (the App Store, Google Play, etc.). This is the correct application to install, and once downloaded we can access free play games or real money games within two interfaces. There is no need for additional downloads. Create an account and you’ll be asked if you wish to deposit funds now or later, then access the mobile blackjack games available within the casino.
Of course, we don’t need to download casino apps to play real money 21 via mobile. One of the reasons many Australian blackjack sites do not offer native apps is because playing no-download mobile games is already a straightforward affair.
Trusted casino websites like Royal Vegas and 7Sultans allow us to play mobile 21 directly through the Web browser. This type of mobile casino typically uses formats such as HTML5, Flash and Java – plugins found on just about every smartphone and tablet on the planet. This means no installs and no waiting – just pull up the website, log in to your account, and start playing real cash blackjack anywhere, anytime.
Another way to access casino games from your smartphone without downloading anything is to create a Web app. This is a thumbnail that looks just like a native app; but rather than opening up a program on your device’s hard disk, it links directly to a mobile casino’s website. This allows us to enjoy instant play Flash games without having to type an address into the browser every time we play.
Creating a Web app for Android and iPhone blackjack is quick and easy. Regardless of the specific device, it is a mere matter of visiting a mobile gambling site and tapping one or two in-browser action icons. Within seconds, you will have a fully functional Internet application on your home screen. Below is an example of how to make a blackjack app using a standard Apple iPhone.
|1. Pull up the mobile casino of your choice (e.g. www.7SultansCasino.com) in Safari. There will be an action bar at the bottom of the screen with five icons. Click on the central icon, a box with an arrow pointing upwards.|
|2. The action bar should then expand to reveal several more options. Tap ‘Add to Home Screen’.|
|3. Now we can name the app whatever we want. Once you’ve done that, tap ‘Add’.|
|4. A thumbnail of the 7Sultans mobile site should now appear on your iPhone home screen, alongside your other programs.|
And that, ladies and gents, is how you make a Web app for iOS devices. Now when you want to play mobile blackjack, all you have to do is tap the app icon on your home screen and away you go.
Of course, different operating systems use different browsers with different interfaces and settings; so when creating a Web app on an Android mobile, for instance, the process will differ slightly compared to that used for iPhones and iPads. This also applies to Windows phones and tabs, BlackBerry products, and other non-Apple devices. See our complete Web applications page for more details on how to create home-screen icons for your mobile gambling device.
Most on-the-go gambling applications are tailored for Apple iOS and Android systems – particularly native programs, such as the official Royal Vegas blackjack app. However, Web apps and no download mobile games can be played on just about every smart device on the market, including Windows mobiles and BlackBerry devices. As long as your phone or tablet has Flash or Java installed (which it almost certainly does), you should be good to go.
Here are just a few of the popular mobile devices that can access Royal Vegas Casino and other top mobile 21 sites:
Whether we use an app or play straight through the browser, all banking at our recommended mobile casinos is protected by the same security measures we get when making deposits and withdrawals at a trusted PC casino. Our transactions are kept safe and sound thanks to 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Digital Encryption – an extremely reliable coding system that ensures the privacy of all data transferred between you and the casino.
The best mobile blackjack sites offer a multitude of transaction methods for the Australian dollar – including credit cards, debit cards, e-wallets and pre-paid cash vouchers. In most cases, deposits will hit your account instantly – so there is no waiting around for funds to clear before you can play mobile 21 for real money. Withdrawal procedures vary from place to place, so check out the terms and conditions in the ‘Banking’ section of your chosen mobile gambling site.
Here are some of the accepted AUD banking methods at Royal Vegas – our number one mobile blackjack casino: