Online gaming on the mobile devices

Online gaming on the mobile devices

Some fifteen years ago, emergence of online casinos was a great breakthrough in the world of gambling and a big challenge for operators striving to meet the needs of the most advanced players. Now, the progress has gone even further and the evolvement of mobile technologies is putting more pressure, but at the same time giving more opportunities, to online casino operators. With mobile devices becoming part and parcel of our everyday life, we are getting used to the thought that every service we are using online shall be easily accessible on our tablet, otherwise we would rather give up on using the service.

Online gaming is not an exception: players want to access their favorite online casino and enjoy the game on their phone or tablet. They are looking for a casino which will deliver the best mobile gaming experience. Mobilizing is therefore becoming the leading trend in the development of the industry and forward-looking operators want to be well-prepared. When choosing the gaming content to use in their casino, the first thing they take into consideration is the availability of mobile-friendly games. 

So what are the key factors to pay attention to when going mobile?

In terms of the technology, the best choice would be HTML5. The most advanced game content providers are moving from the traditional Flash to HTML5 as it is cross-platform and allows creating an application that can be used in any browser, either mobile or stationary.  It provides a significant number of benefits for both, casino operators and players. As opposed to native iPhone and Android applications which have to be looked for and purchased in specialized app stores, HTML5 browser applications do not require downloading. The user simply opens the game in his preferred browser and starts playing instantly. With no need to download, there is also no need to update the application, so the user always has the latest version of all games offered by the casino. For the operator, this also provides an important benefit: any game can be taken offline at any time and users will no longer be able to access it.

Once the game is opened on a tablet, an important thing is how attractive and user-friendly it appears to the player. Igaming suppliers are taking this into account and creating the most convenient mobile interface, carefully choosing the location of each element. Such buttons as Spin, Stop, and Bet are placed right under the player’s fingertips. Native drag and drop functions of mobile devices are used to allow for easy movement of chips and making bets. This is important because the more comfortable the user feels, the longer he stays on the website.

Casino software supplier SoftSwiss is following the trend. They have fully switched to HTML5 games and are constantly working on the improvements of mobile game interface. Casinos operating with their content have been able to grow their user database by covering the large segment of players who use a tablet for their favorite online entertainment. 

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