Whatever device you own to choose to play on, you’ll be happy to know a huge amount of smartphones and tablets are supported by mobile casinos. These include some of the most popular and recommended devices, such as:
- Apple iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 11, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone 8; iPad, iPad Mini line
- Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus; Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab (tablet), Galaxy Nexus
- Blackberry Z10, Blackberry Q10, Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Curve, Blackberry Torch, Blackberry Playbook
Graphics and Presentation
A large part of the appeal of pokies is their outward appearance; a slot’s theme, use of graphics and sound effects, and the patter made by the game as you play are all designed to draw customers in. Mobile pokies casinos do an okay job of displaying slots games, though again it all depends on what kind of device you use to play a given poker machine.
Sometimes the logic is difficult to follow. For example, playing these games on a device like the iPad should mean that the iPad’s larger and more graphically-intense display leads to a better quality of pokies, but since Apple has no clear international position on whether or not gambling software downloads are legal, most iPad users are restricted to browser-based poker machines, which are limited by bandwidth and the Internet animation software they’re built on.
Try a Mobile Pokie Game – Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows & More
The best pokies, in terms of graphics, sound, features, and variety, can be played on Android-enabled phones and tablets, as of this writing. If iPad and iPhone users want better graphic displays for their pokie machines, they’ll have to wait for Apple to change their policy toward allowing download apps for real cash gambling.
What about Web Apps?
If you’re looking for another way to play your favourite mobile pokies titles, a new and relatively underused option is the Web app. Web apps are unique from no-download native apps as they’re playable across all mobile operating systems and device types. This is because they’re not limited to app markets such as Apple’s App Store, Google Play on Android devices or Windows Phone Store; they’re created directly by the phone user.
The option to create a Web app is available through most mobile Web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple’s Safari) under browser settings, and involves creating your own app of a particular mobile slot and condensing the ‘Instant Play’ version of the game into its own app. If you opt to create a Web app of your favourite pokie or pokie-related page, an icon will appear on your smartphone or tablet’s home-screen – the same process as when you download a native app from an app market.
Essentially, instead of accessing your chosen game through an official casino app or no-download, you can tap the Web app icon on your device and load up the title in its own specialised app, which is both faster in loading times and often more convenient than playing through Instant Play. While the game-play is exactly the same across all ways of playing – through an official native app, through no download ‘Instant Play’ directly in your Web browser or through a Web app – this option makes loading up your favourite game relatively fast and simple.
History of Mobile Slots
The early boom of mobile technology — and, subsequently, rise of Web and mobile casinos — went largely unregulated in Australia until 2001, when the Interactive Gambling Act (IGA) was passed by the Howard Government.
However, this law does not prohibit individuals from placing bets via the Internet with foreign casino operators who cater for the Australian player and AUD. As of 2014, it’s perfectly legal to find international casino sites and play real money mobile pokies on your mobile.
The Future of Mobile Pokies in Australia
As you read this, the governments of Australia and New Zealand are debating legislation related directly to the legality of mobile gambling apps and online games of chance and skill. Some of this legislation would allow regulated online and mobile gaming, some of the laws being considered would outright ban it – the point is that customers in this part of the world that like playing pokies on mobile devices need to pay attention to the shifting legal landscape. The more open these governments become to online gambling, the more options customers will have. More options leads to competition, which will lead directly to better-quality pokie games.
As with all online and mobile casino games, Apple device owners’ access to pokies in the future depends on how Apple decides to handle Internet gambling apps. Pokie fans are hoping that Apple will ease up on their ban against customer access to Web gaming software downloads, since iPhones and iPads are a huge success, and owners of these devices want the same access to poker machines and other casino games that Android and other tablet or smartphone customers have.