Games for your smartphone

Mobile gambling is growing in popularity

Playing casino games on mobile phones is no doubt the latest trend. With the advances in touchscreen and gadget technology, handhelds are now able to deliver HD content faster and better than ever before.

You can chuck away the old dusty desktop. Even laptops are starting to look like ancient technology.

Why play mobile? Convenience.

With the growth in wireless technology, you can access the internet via your mobile at much faster speeds. With the improvement in the mobile processor technology, your smartphone is "smarter" and faster than most computers from just a few years ago.

With advances in battery development you are getting more hours out of your phone than ever before. And there's something new just around the corner that will basically revolutionise mobile battery charging. It's called Near Field Communication (NFC), which is already on the latest Nokia smartphone, but not yet in the iPhone 5. Basically you'll be able to charge your mobile device by placing it on a charging pad. So you can imagine these things popping up at cafes and other places.

Mobile software is developing by leaps and bounds!

Just a few years ago there were many complications faced by users to be able to play games on their miniature screens. Today mobiles are actually getting bigger, not smaller. Apple upped the iPhone's screen to 4 inches, while Nokia Lumia 920 gets 4.5 inches and the Samsung S3 has a huge 4.8 inch screen. The bigger the screen the bigger the phone, but it also means that you can see what is on the screen.

For example the Lumia 920's 4.5 inch display comes with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, which is the highest of any smartphone on the market. For tech nerds this means a pixel density of 332 PPI, which is a smidgen higher than the retina display featured on the iPhone 5. The latest Samsung S3 comes with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.

I remember some of my old desktop computers having about the same pixel resolution on a TV size screen!

Gaming software is also coming to a level of sophistication that is expected by players. The new generation software contains many features that before would not have been possible. Thanks to the latest HTML5 that was recently introduced (HTML5 is the code for structuring and presenting content for the web). What makes HTML5 so great is that it offers new features when developing games, such as the Video, Canvas and Audio elements. When HTML5 is combined with other exciting web technologies like JavaScript that delivers plugin-free gaming! No more Flash plugins - thank you very much.

Who are the leading mobile gaming software providers?

Some of the top players in the industry include Microgaming and Spin3, Playtech, and Net Entertainment and a few others. In addition to processor and memory requirements, your mobile phone has access to high speed data connection such as 4G, which is the fourth generation of mobile communications standards. You can also use Wi-Fi, which is readily available in many locations.

Microgaming has partnered with Spin3 to create some of the leading games making it the most prolific portfolio of slot games made for mobile. Such famous games includes Mega Moolah (of course), Thunderstruck, Tomb Raider, Major Millions, Treasure Nile and so on.

Spin3 has taken all the necessary precautions to overcome the limitations of the smaller screen and graphic portrayal. You can enjoy a wide variety of games including blackjack, roulette, poker and slots.

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