In recent years there has been a boom within the casino industry with the introduction of online sites. One of the greatest advances in the technology has been the availability of mobile casinos where you can enjoy hundreds of games such as Blackjack, Poker or even Bingo from the comfort of your own home or on the go on your mobile phone.
User data shows that we spend more time on our phones than we do on our computer. With the technology that our phones offer, this trend is only likely to continue. This is mainly due to the fact that we can do tasks such as working, scrolling the social media feed, watching a movie and even making movies on the go. With this in mind it is no surprise that online gambling sites now offer a wide selection of games to play.
Here are some tips and advice when using mobile gambling sites.
Check device compatibility
First and foremost check that your device works with the site and game you would like to play. Most sites will advertise that they are compatible with IOS and Android devices, but this can vary especially with older mobiles or software.
Before making a deposit on the site it’s worth downloading the app and having a free play to check that your mobile is compatible without any glitches.
Internet access and data
Some form of internet connection is a must to enjoy playing online. This can perhaps be a Wi-fi connection or via your carrier’s data plan. Downloading apps is advisable whilst you have a Wi-Fi connection and the phone is on charge as this can drain battery life and use extra data. It’s worth keeping an eye on your data usage once you have played a few games to check how much data you are using so you don’t run out.
When you have found your game, depositing funds is the next step. Most sites now offer a wide selection of payment methods including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and also Pay By Phone which is proving popular due to its ease of use. It simply adds your deposit to your monthly phone bill. Just as any other payment method, phone bill deposit has its pros and cons, such as £30 daily restriction. Even with the other payment methods, it’s always possible to set yourself daily spending limits – which is a good idea for beginners.
Bigger the better
The screen size you use will affect the experience you have. We all know how difficult it can be squinting at a small screen let alone using the touch screen features. An iPad or tablet would be the best option, otherwise a larger smartphone will do the job well.
Playing in an environment without interruptions is advisable and helps with concentration whilst in the middle of a game. It can be frustrating when you receive a phone call or notification at a critical point in a game. Most phone manufacturers have adjustments in the settings menu to screen calls, messages and turn off notifications.
This may seem like an obvious point but it is surprising how often we get caught out on this one. With the advances in graphics and special effects, it’s quite easy to drain your battery and whilst you are engrossed in a game time can fly. Before you know it, the phone just dies, losing everything you have been doing.
Ideally start with a fully charged phone and shutdown any applications you may have running in the background. You can dim your screen which will help maintain battery life. If you spend lots of time on your mobile, investing in an external battery pack may be worthwhile.
Getting the best experience out of mobile casinos is all about finding the right game for you. This can take a bit of time so it is worth downloading a few apps to begin with and most offer a demo mode so you can see how it works before placing money down.
When you do begin placing money down, there are plenty of small stake games. Always start with these to get the hang of things and work out your strategy. The games are often played very differently when there is money at stake.
Remember, set a budget and don’t rush into placing larger amounts as this can take the enjoyment away from playing online casino games.