Page updated on 20.05.2018
Benefits and drawbacks of playing at mobile casinos
Playing at mobile casinos is subjective so what might feel right for one person, may not feel right for another, and this article seeks to highlight the pros and cons. While ultimately, the decision to play at a mobile casino is a personal one, we suggest that you not rule it out without first trying it with play money.
Pros of mobile casinos
The most obvious advantage is that you can access a mobile casino virtually wherever and whenever you want limited only by the strength of your signal connection. Imagine sitting at a coffee shop enjoying a cappuccino or on your lunch break at the office or while you're commuting via public transport. All you need is the trusty mobile in your pocket. Mobile casinos do their utmost to ensure that there is a minimal amount of effort.
Mobile games are accessed rapidly because there is no booting up of a computer or waiting for access to a shared pc or laptop. In the case of a brick and mortar land based casino, you might find that the roulette table that you've been itching to play is occupied leaving you with down time while you wait. This problem is eliminated with a mobile game.
To entice you to play, some casinos may offer you special mobile bonuses that are only available to online and mobile users. This valuable casino bonus money could give you a chance at prizes without charge.
Cons of mobile casinos
You'll find that that the selection of games for smart phones and tablets is ever-growing but still not as large as those available online. The games that you do find on smart phone are optimised for mobile and the selection is constantly growing. Also consider that for some, the thrill of physically being in a casino cannot be replicated by a screen in a virtual world.
Another thing to keep in mind is that screen size on your smart phone does not compare to that of your desktop or laptop resulting in a lack of detail and reduced clarity. While it may not be a problem for some, for others it may represent a decrease in the overall experience.
Also, keep in mind that the use of your smart phone is data intensive meaning it could be costly to run and running out of credits for your mobile is inconvenient if you are not using WIFI. This also means that you are depending on a strong signal to play which may not always be practical if you are say commuting under a tunnel or in an area not covered by a network.
Remember also that there is such thing as too much of a good thing and therefore 24/7 access to mobile casinos could have the adverse effect of facilitating a gambling addiction. If you think you might have a gambling problem, and you find yourself unable to stop, please don't hesitate and seek help. More about gambling addiction can be found here.