Mobile gaming is now the fastest growing sector of the online gaming market and every month it seems that new casino games are becoming available along with better versions of existing ones.
Already you can play on your mobile phone all the classics such as roulette, blackjack, scratch-cards, slots and video poker and it should not be too long before there are as many mobile games as there are games from online casinos.
This way there is no need to travel or to stay in one place in order to play, which is great, although you could still choose for example a Canadian online casino if you wanted to.
There are two kinds of mobile casino games: those played in the browser and standalone browser independent games. Apple’s decision not to support Adobe Flash had some impact on the quality of iPhone web-based games in the early days of mobile casino gaming; many made use of Adobe Flash which ran as a browser plug-in, and these were available within the Android Chrome browser while they had to be re-written in HTML5 for use in the iPhone Safari browser. Generally user experience with flash based games was better than with HTML5 based games.
However, considerable effort was devoted to improving HTML5 and nowadays it is considered to be superior to flash – certainly for mobile gaming. As a result HTML5 browser based mobile casino games have been released for both iPhone and Android, and there is very little difference between them.
It is a similar story for standalone non-browser based games in that the downloadable apps use a runtime environment that is essentially the same on the iPhone and Android. Consequently there is very little difference between the two; both are in fact quite stunning.
As progressively more mobile casino games become available whether to use Apple or Android for mobile gaming is really a matter of which hardware you prefer. Apple devotees will always prefer iPhone while there are many advantages of the latest Android phones, and whatever the current situation the soon to be announced launch of the iPhone 5 is likely to be yet another game changer.