Tech Innovation and Mobile Casino Games

by Alex on 27-Jun-22

Since the early names of mobile casino, (technology and games developers such as Playtech and Microgaming for example), took the market by storm in the early 2000s, a lot has changed in the industry. These are still huge names in the sector, but there is a lot more activity in casino game technology advancements, win mechanics and user experience.

Let’s take a look at the innovative steps mobile casinos have taken in providing the best entertainment to players and how these innovations have changed the industry.

What is a mobile casino?

Mobile gambling refers to playing games of chance or skill for money using a remote device like a tablet computer or smartphone. Mobile casinos are the platform on which the gameplay takes place; this can be on a mobile optimised site or mobile app.

Different mobile casinos offer players different designs, games and features that target a specific audience. Many sites offer a wide selection of games for players to enjoy, from video and live table casino games like Roulette to a selection of mobile casino slots. Here at Wombat Casino, players can access a huge offering of mobile slots, table games, and even scratchcards with competitive features and promotional offers.

Why are mobile casinos so popular?

The clear advantage to mobile casino sites is that players can enjoy their favourite games anywhere with an internet connection. Much innovation has gone into improving the user experience as mobile casinos have grown in popularity leading to a competitive market for sites. From the mobile slots and table games released to payment methods, customer service and accessibility there are many reasons mobile casino play is so popular.

Advancements in Mobile Casino Technology

Let’s take a quick look at specific technological advancements that have helped develop the use of mobile casino play in the past 20 years: the gap in the market compared to the time before these innovations, how they came into being and the improvement of user experience because of them.

HTML5

HTML refers to HyperText Markup Language, a coding language of text that is used on web pages that use font, colour, graphics etc. Tim Berners-Lee wrote the original HTML in 1993 and many versions have since been released with new features and potential for users. In 2008 HTML5 was released .

Some of the innovative features of HTML5 include semantic tags that make site pages more accessible, native video and audio support, local storage and mobile usage.

With regards to mobile casino usage, HTML5 has enabled mobile sites to offer a smoother experience to users. It has helped mobile casinos in cross-platform development: mobile apps that run on the web take up less storage space on player’s devices. The ability to run audio and video using HTML5 has improved the quality of the games available across mobile casinos, with many new video slots and live table games developed.

Accessability

The development of mobile casino games has made it easier for users to access casino sites and apps. Mobile casino apps are available to download on most smartphone devices with an Android or IOS system. Casino gameplay has never been so accessible.

Payment Methods

Another way mobile casinos are more accessible for players is by the various ways in which funds can now be deposited into accounts. As well as credit/debit card deposits, many mobile casinos accept different mobile friendly payment methods.

This includes online banking, E-wallets and cyptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Along with the wider spectrum of payment methods, many mobile casinos have increased their maximum withdrawals and shortened transaction wait times.

Mobile Play at Wombat Casino

Players at Wombat casino can enjoy a big selection of mobile slots, table games and more from their devices. Our games are accessible to players with Apple iPhones, iPads, plus devices on the Android ecosystem.

Along with a wide selection of games, mobile casino users will find the same competitive promotional offers on offer. Mobile casino play at Wombat Casino is constantly improving, with many of the newer games developed as “mobile first” games: designed first and foremost for players on smaller screens.

Most Popular Mobile Slots

The biggest slot game providers in the industry are all working to create mobile optimised games with titles from Blueprint, Pragmatic Play and Red Tiger to name a few.

Big name mobile slots, including 9 Masks of Fire and Agent Jane Blonde, can be played at Wombat Casino, along with many other video slots. Most of these slots give players the chance to try out demo versions before placing bets for real, helping players get a feel for the gameplay.

Summary

The impact that tech innovations have had on mobile casino play is clear to see, from the range of mobile slots and casino games on offer to the individual casino features.

This is a fast-paced industry that is constantly changing with new tech leading to an improved user experience. It is forecast that the mobile casino industry’s estimated value will exceed $153 billion in the next five years, according to the Irish Post (April 2022): it’s an exciting time for the online gambling industry.