In today’s fast-paced society, most everyday tasks are carried out while on the go. From checking emails to chatting with friends, it is important that simply activities can be done using smartphones, tablet computers and other handheld devices. Recently, gaming has become a popular mobile activity, and online slots designers have jumped at the chance to follow this trend.
Online casinos have been slow on the uptake with regards to mobile gaming but they have quickly caught on. Today, there are dozens of casino games that are available on players’ mobile phones, many of which are more compact versions of popular online slots and table games.
Microgaming was one of the first online casino designers to try its hand at creating mobile games. In 2005, Microgaming launched Spin3, a sister company that would create mobile casino applications. The company’s first mobile games included Tomb Raider slots slot, Thunderstruck slots and a wide range of table games. Over the years, the company has expanded its mobile offering to include newer, more advance slots and progressive jackpot games.
Last year, Microgaming launched ‘Go’, a new mobile development sector that supports multiple languages and HTML5. The main benefit of the new application is its cross-platform capability. This means that Microgaming can develop one game for use on multiple mobile platforms, so both Android and iOS users have the same access to Microgaming’s mobile slots. Popular Microgaming-powered mobile casinos include All Slots and Spin Palace.
International Game Technology also launched its first mobile casino games in 2005. The company took the same route as Microgaming, converting many of its popular land-based and online slots into mobile applications. DaVinci Diamonds, Rainbow Riches and Cleopatra are among the vast collection of mobile games that you can download from IGT. Popular IGT-powered mobile applications include Kerching and Double Down Casino (a free-play social gaming application).
Aristocrat has taken a different approach to mobile gambling. Rather than offering players the ability to place real-money wagers on its mobile slots, the company has launched a selection of its most popular titles as free slots. 5 Dragons, Geisha and Wicked Winnings are just some of the 13 games that Aristocrat has launched for mobile devices. They cost $1.99 to download initially, and they are free to play after that. Aristocrat’s mobile games are only available for iOS devices, so you can only access these slots if you have an iPad, iPod or iPhone.