On the Go: A Look at Mobile Casinos’ Pros and Cons

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Online casinos have had a significant impact on the gambling industry. Indeed, as they grow in popularity, online casinos are getting much closer to the success of land-based establishments. If we compare the annual revenue of the offline and online gambling industries, we’d come to some pretty even numbers.

As our digital technology capabilities change and improve, the gambling industry online grows. We’ve gone from simple online casinos to some truly excellent mobile casinos, as well as live gambling. In this article, we are going to be focusing on mobile casinos, what they bring to the table, and why some people avoid them. 

Mobile Casinos: What are They?

Before we delve into the pros and cons, we should first talk about what mobile casinos are, and how they work. As you can probably guess, a mobile casino is an online gambling app that you can access using your phone. We say app, though most mobile casinos are websites that have incorporated mobile compatibility into their design.

Like online casinos, they require little more than an electronic device and an internet connection. If you have a smartphone or a tablet, you will not have much difficulty accessing mobile casinos. But, now that we know what they are, all that is left is to discuss what advantages and disadvantages they bring to the table. 

Pro: Convenience

We don’t have to spend too much time talking about this one. After all, portable technology is always much more convenient than stationary tech – whether we are talking about portable air conditioners or laptops vs. desktops. It is, therefore, unsurprising, that one of the main benefits of mobile casinos is their convenience.

It doesn’t take much to access a mobile casino. Just a smartphone and a strong internet connection. In 2023, most people have access to smartphones, and there are excellent public and private Wi Fi spots all over most populated areas. In other words, most people can access a mobile casino no matter where they are, at any point during the day. 

Con: Screen Size

We started with the most obvious advantage, so it is only fair that we tackle the most obvious disadvantage as well. Smartphones have smaller screens than laptops and desktop monitors. Therefore, your game will have a smaller screen if you play on mobile. 

While it may not seem like a big deal at first, you will soon be faced with the problem of clicking the wrong button, and making some basic mistakes. Even if we disregard that issue, a smaller screen may just annoy some people, who are used to the bigger PC screens.

Luckily, this issue can easily be remedied if you play on a tablet, which already has a bigger and better screen. However, not everyone has access to a tablet, and not everyone wants to get a tablet. So, it is still an issue worth bringing up.

Pro: Special Promo Offers

One of the reasons most people moved to online gambling in the first place was the numerous online bonuses that you can’t find anywhere else. Going off of that logic, mobile casinos have begun introducing their own, special promo offers.

A lot of gambling apps now have “mobile casino exclusive” offers, that only smartphone users can get. They range from free spins to match deposits to VIP clubs, and much more. Those who are already fans of mobile gambling have certainly already heard and are using these bonuses. Others are also hankering to get a slice of the pie. 

Con: Limited Game Selection

Not all game developers are very inclusive when it comes to mobile casinos. A lot of them create games with online gambling in mind. However, because mobile casinos are relatively new, the games usually are not compatible. 

Luckily, this is beginning to change. Game devs are much more likely to create games that you can access at mobile casinos. However, players will still run into the issue of certain games being restricted on mobile.

The issue is especially bad when it comes to older games. Most of the older slot games came out before mobile gambling was even a thing. Unsurprisingly, they don’t have many options for those who want to give it a whirl.