Special Reports Mobile apps and sites are different things, but both allow gambling from your smartphone. Mobile gambling has boomed in recent years, as most of the developed world and much of the developing world have moved over to smartphones. There are few people out there who are not familiar with iPhones, Androids and Blackberry devices, but when it comes to mobile gaming, what are the best options? All good online gambling operators operate mobile versions of their casino, betting, poker and bingo products. From the outset, most of them offered mobile-compatible websites, but now they have all moved into the theatre of apps, making them suitable for the most popular phones and tablets.
Mobile Site vs Mobile App
Mobile gambling websites are similar to any online gambling site in that they consist of browser-based pages linked together over the Internet. The only difference between mobile and standard websites is that the mobile gaming sites are designed to suit a smaller handheld display and touch-screen interface. Mobile gaming apps, on the other hand, must be downloaded and installed on your device, and cannot be accessed through the browser.
They can be found through the Apple Store, Android Market or Blackberry App World, and give you an enhanced betting or gaming experience. For gamblers more used to the online realm, think of this as similar to the difference between Instant Play web-based casinos and downloadable casinos. One can be accessed straight from your browser, and the other from a program you download, but ultimately both are built to suit the one device.
Where to Play
William Hill Mobile is an example of one gambling operator that provides customers with the option of both website and app. It has separate mobile sites for its sportsbook, casino, bingo games, and more, but also offers newly developed apps for Apple iOS devices, Android phones and more. 888 is another operator heading down the path of mobile apps, as it will launch applications for Android and iPad devices some time this August.
The 888casino mobile app will improved on the existing site by offering Android and iPad users the chance to play mini-versions of a handful of its online casino’s most popular games. Other mobile gambling operators are pushing all their resources into apps, and you can expect to see more available at the Apple and Android stores in the coming months and year.