Mobile gambling is a natural progression from online casinos and with the continued expansion of smartphones into the market is becoming readily accessible to more and more people. The best mobile gambling sites offer more or less the same features as traditional online gambling sites with the benefit of being truly portable.

The mobile gambling industy is currently worth about $6bn and is projected to rise to more than $12bn by 2014 so it’s clear to see that this is big business which will just continue to grow and grow.

There are even signs that Apple are allowing gambling apps on their Appstore and Android would be sure to follow although as mentioned previously most mobile gambling sites work perfectly via mobile phone browsers or new web technology such as Adobe Air.


As of March 2011 there is currently about 100 mobile gambling sites which accept real money deposits (source: Wikipedia):

Mobile Gambling Software Developer

Number of games

Game Types

IGT 14 Slots
inTouch Games 11 Bingo, Roulette, Slots, Blackjack, Video Poker
Alchemybet Ltd 20 Bingo, Scratch Cards, Roulette, Slots, Blackjack, Video Poker
Neo Games 10 Virtual Scratch Tickets, Slots
Play’n GO 20 Video Slots, Blackjack, Slots, Roulette, Video Poker, Baccarat
Playtech 14 Arcade, Bingo, Baccarat, Blackjack, Keno, Slots, Roulette, Video Poker
Probability 25 Arcade, Bingo, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Slots
Slotland 15 Slots, Video Poker
Spin 3 21 Arcade, Bingo, Baccarat, Blackjack, Keno, Slots, Roulette, Video Poker
ThePhoneCasino 4 Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Slots


As you would maybe expect the 3 main platforms for mobile gambling are Apple (iphone, ipad, touch), Android and Blackberry. These 3 platforms are the best suited for mobile gambling partly due to the excellent graphics available on the devices but also because they have the most popular smartphones. In reality though the mobile gambling sites will work on any mobile which has a browser with internet or wap access so almost all mobile phones although it is a far nicer experience on a modern bigger screen smartphone. In addition there are specific dedicated games for android phones which offer even richer graphics which are in development like for example from AllSlots Mobile casino with their support for the new Apple Air platform which allows web based games to be played outside the browser, which means a bigger viewing area and other benefits.

To install the games you have various options but the simplest is to look at our reviewed mobile gambling sites, picking one you like and clicking on the link, this can be done either on your smartphone browser or from a computer. You then enter your phone details and the site will send you an sms with a link to the game. Alternatively you can use your phone to scan in a unique QR code which will automate the process a bit. Once you get this text you click on the link which will start the mobile gambling app, the first time you do this it will prompt you to save a link/bookmark to that gambling site to your phone’s frontpage, this is obviously well worth doing as it will save you time in the future.

It is however very important that you disable any content restrictions for the browser on your phone and your mobile operator  otherwise the mobile casinos will not work correctly.

Once the app is up and running you’ll be in the lobby and you can tap on the game you want to play. This will open up the app and ask you if you want to play for fun or for real. We always recommend that you play for real to start off with to get a feel of the games and the gambling site as a whole and then when you want to start betting you can create a proper account and deposit real money.

The most popular software for the mobile gambling sites is Microgaming, which also happens to be the most popular for the online casinos and in my experience is one of the better online gambling software houses anyway.

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