Our last issue dealt with the advantages of playing games on a mobile phone. Being aware of the advantages, one should also consider the criteria used to chose one slot or another to play. The most important thing is to play what you like and to have fun. But the number of options is tremendous and you may often feel tempted to try something new.
When it comes to mobile devices, and mobile phones, in particular, there are many aspects to be considered. From the endurance of their battery to the consumption of mobile data. These are important since you may be using your phone for business purposes and you need to have tight control over it at all times.
How to access slots on you mobile
Please find below three main ways to access mobile slots on various mobile websites:
Casino or Slot application – The easiest way for anyone who wants to play a slot on a touchscreen mobile device is to download the casino software or a slot application on these devices. Then, with a touch of the casino icon or slot icon you will launch the application and instantly enjoy your game of choice, free of charge or for cash.
Casinos and slot applications tend to provide a wide variety of slots nowadays, so you will always have a lot of different categories of slots, structured and distinct, to play on your touchscreen mobile devices!
Mobile Web Browser – If you have a mobile device on which you can download applications, but do not feel like filling the storage space with casino or slot applications, then there is another way to access slot games in a browser web existing on the device.
By visiting the website of any mobile casino through any type of mobile web browser, your game of choice can be launched and uploaded directly into the web browser, which means you will not have to download any additional software or applications to access those games this way.
Java Individual Games – If your mobile device is a bit old or if you have a Blackberry device, you can play on them, too, but you will have to download the slots individually and install them one by one. Implicitly, the operator should provide a string of Java-based mobile slots and casino games, the only ones fully compatible with older devices.
How to assess the slots you are playing
Popularity is important, but it is not the only thing that matters. What it matters is that you play safely, have quick access to the customer service or have a live dealer for the roulette, if that is what you are used to, that you can see easily the limits of your payments or know the payment rates.
Are all the mobile slots the same, do they have the same payment rate? No. Some slots pay distinctly, even within the same casino, this being valid with online casinos, as well. How much a special slot is paying depends on the payment percentage. This is the amount, in percentages, repaid to a player on an online slot. This is where the volatility concept emerges, which refers to the frequency of the payments to a slot. Large volatility is synonymous with large risk. Because the payments, while very large, when they appear, have a reduced frequency. Just as well, small volatility entails repeated payments in small amounts.
For instance, if you bet RON 100 on a mobile slot with a 95% percentage, you should obtain an average rate of RON 95, while 5% (RON 5) shall go to the operator. It should be noted and accepted that this is usually calculated per thousands or millions of spins. Therefore, a player may either experience a series of wins, or losses, or they may find themselves in a mid-way situation.
Play a budget-appropriate slot
Your initial bank or budget will greatly influence to what extent the slot you decide to play. If you have a low gambling budget, it would be wise to chose a slot that would allow you to place smaller bets to avoid exhausting your funding. This will allow you to extend the game time and become aware of the payments.
Play a slot that is appropriate to your phone
Some phones have larger screens, some have more sensible touchscreens. The battery life and endurance and endurance is also distinct, the storage space is not unlimited. The processing of data by your phone depends on its operating system and processor. The signal quality of the mobile phone operator may also have significant impact on the conduct of your device.
For these reasons, the phone may act distinctly, depending on the slots you are playing. Software manufacturers are in a continuous fight against the pixels. The more appealing their results, the more resources the game is able to feed on.
Thus, the easiest way to check is to contact the casinos customer services, ideally by Live Chat or by phone, and ask. Some possible questions could be:
Can I play on an iOS mobile device, such as iPhone or iPad? If so, which versions of my iOS device are supported?
Can I play on an Android mobile device? If so, which Android versions are supported?
Can I play on a Windows mobile device? If so, which Windows versions are supported?
Should I download an application/a casino client if I want to play on my mobile?
Should I download each game I want to play on my mobile phone or is such game available instantaneously?
And, of course, the most prudent thing to do is browse a little bit, visit the casino and make an attempt. No need to register at this point. You should visit the casino and be aware if the interface operates smoothly, without errors, blockages or delays. Also, you can play a few games in the demo mode.
Does the game stop randomly with each spin? This would be the best clue of the incompatibility of your device and should drive you to switch to other mobile casinos.
Make deposits and payments with your mobile phone
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush and usually use your mobile phone in an online casino, you phone should allow you to make deposits and payments, easily.
Some casinos accept payments based on phone subscriptions. But what is truly interesting is that you no longer need to send confidential information such as details of your bank account or your card. Plus the swiftness of the operations and the instant access to your funds.
Other casinos have options for the deposits and payments displayed and are readily available. Even so, you should make a test deposit (lowest acceptable limit) to see how the money gets to your account and to enter the data of the payment instrument in the operator’s system.
If all the above are steps you can easily take or if you already took these steps, you are all set for the new era of mobile slots. Have fun and enjoy!
by Mircea Panait