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Online Casino Trend: The Move Toward AppsPublished January 22, 2015 by Amir G
Despite legality roadbumps along the way, more and more online casinos are coming out with real money casino apps which gradually replace the traditional mobile sites.
Online casinos are on the forefront of adapting to the mobilizing world, where more and more players are looking for better and faster ways to play on the go. One particular step that's becoming more prevalent with online casinos is transitioning from traditional mobile versions to offering actual real money casino apps.
Apps Instead of Mobile Sites
With the advent of mobile as a whole, internet sites were made accessible to people's mobile browsers with special mobile-ready sites – a practice used by online casinos as well. As smartphones became more popular with apps filling every function, sites developed specific apps for users to browse through their content smoothly and easily. Lately, online casinos themselves have started coming out with apps that offer players an enhanced mobile version much closer to that they can access on a desktop.
The Legality of Gambling Apps
But as it seems to always be with the over-suspicious world, the publishing of gambling apps in the popular app stores has gone through different obstacles due to legality concerns and bureaucratic foot-dragging. Perhaps one of the most relevant manifestations of these legality issues can be demonstrated in Apple's removal of the William Hill and Ladbrokes mobile apps from the App Store just two weeks ago.
While the apps were restored quickly along with other sports betting apps that were removed due to what Apple called an "admin error", this comes to show that online casino apps are still subject to "special attention". But with positive winds in regulation such as that in the UK, players can use real money betting apps from online casinos so long as these are licensed; at the same time, players from a country where gambling is restricted would not see the app in the different app stores.
Accessibility and Quickness – Main Keys
While it's probable to assume that it'll take more time for app shops, players and online casinos to make the complete change into mobile apps, this is undoubtedly the future. Players look to utilize to the max the performance and abilities possessed by smartphones and tablets nowadays.
Winner Casino's new mobile app is a good example and pioneer for what's to come in the future. Available for both iOS and Android devices in the App Store and Google Play, Winner Casino's mobile app is installed in a jiffy to offer players real money online casino games, slots, sports betting and live dealers. There are also special promotions such as unique welcome offers specifically for app users, something which we can expect to see in other real money casino apps in the future.