How to find the right casino app

Choosing a casino app can turn out to be a bit tricky due to the overwhelming number of apps to pick from. To help you make an informed choice, we have laid out some of the key things to keep in mind before downloading an app.

First of all, you should ensure that the casino running the app is fully licenced by reputable authorities. Usually this information is listed in the description box, or sometimes on the casino website footer. Examples of some of the most well-known and trustworthy licensers include the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), Malta Gaming Authority, and Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

Another thing you should check beforehand is the payment methods the online casino supports. As you will want to play with real money for the chance to win some, depositing and withdrawing money are crucial points to a casino. You should choose a payment method you feel comfortable using and check whether it is available to be used within the casino app. Some of the most commonly used payment methods include:

  • Debit cards: Such as VISA or MasterCard. These are widely accepted at most casinos.
  • E-wallets: Such as Skrill or Neteller. E-wallets are easy to use simply by using login details, so you do not have to carry your debit card with you or input the numbers.
  • Prepaid cards: Such as Paysafecard or Neosurf. Using a prepaid method, you can easily keep track on how much you spend. Please note, however, that you cannot make withdrawals with prepaid payment methods.
  • Cryptocurrencies: Such as Bitcoin or Litecoin. The popularity of cryptocurrencies has soared in the recent years, as they offer privacy like no other payment type can.

Best mobile casino games

The reason for signing up to a casino is to enjoy playing the games, so as soon as you have established that a casino is safe, you should turn your eyes to the games they offer. Some casinos focus solely on slots, some on table games, and some have a mix of everything. If you are new to online gambling, you might want to try out some blockbuster slots from industry leaders NetEnt and Microgaming. You can easily get started by checking out the list of most played slots at the casino. It can be worthwhile to try out games from smaller and not so well-known companies too, which may offer a quirkier feel in their games. If you prefer to experience table games in a realistic manner, pick a casino app that offers live casino games. Evolution Gaming is the industry leader for live casino content, so we can definitely recommend selecting a casino powered by their software.

How do mobile casino apps work?

Most online casinos run as web apps, meaning that they can be directly accessed through the internet browser app on your phone. You can access the casino, make payments, and play all the games by using a browser such as Chrome, Safari, or Firefox on your smartphone or tablet. The latest HTML5 technology is to be thanked for this seamless omnichannel experience of the casino across all devices. The casino website and the games will adjust to the screen size of your device without you having to change any settings.

Some casinos have their own native app which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or from Google Play Store depending on whether your phone is iOS or Android. You can find these native apps by writing the name of the casino in the search bar on the app store, or by clicking on a forwarding link at the online casino’s website. The downside to native apps is the fact that they take up storage space from your device and require updating every now and again.

There are a few casinos that still have an apk file, so their app is not listed on the app store, but rather the installation file has to be downloaded separately. As installing programs on your devices carries a risk of being malicious software, we strongly urge you to only download and install files from secure sources. Fortunately, most online casinos run as either web or native apps and are very easy to access.

Casino app bonuses

Almost every casino offers a welcome bonus for new players, which usually consists of bonus funds and/or free spins. Some casinos offer a welcome bonus package that not only rewards you for signing up but will offer something for your first three or even five deposits. Welcome bonuses will give your account balance a boost and let you play games for free, so they are often worth claiming!

New player bonuses are available no matter which device you are using, so you should find the same bonuses on desktop as well as smartphone. Please note that some payment methods can be excluded from welcome bonuses, which is sometimes the case when using e-wallets e.g. Skrill.

How do app bonuses work?

Most bonuses are obtained by depositing at least the minimum amount laid out in the terms and conditions. The bonus can be a one-off sum rewarded for a minimum deposit, or it can be a match bonus that scales up with your deposit. Match bonuses are shown as percentages such as 100% or even 300%. For example, a 100% match bonus offers the same amount that you deposited as bonus funds on top of your deposit.

You should always carefully read the terms and conditions to not only make sure that you are eligible for the bonus, but also to get the most out of the bonus on offer. Most match bonuses will award you more bonus funds when you make a deposit larger than just the minimum amount. Please also take note of the wagering conditions that set out the terms you have to fulfil before being able to withdraw any money.