Top Mobile Casino Websites
Top Mobile Casino Websites
Gaming on the go has never been more popular with statistics indicating that the vast majority of players prefer risking their hard-earned via mobile. Accordingly, operators are falling over themselves to accommodate this transit-based profligacy. Some make use of dedicated apps while others serve their salivating customers with games via a responsive website. For the purposes of this article, we'll be focusing on the latter.
The rogue's gallery below includes providers that manage to offer an extensive range of casino games as mobile casinos without sacrificing performance and operability. Until fairly recently, this was a pretty daunting task for developers. These are the operators that take responsive design to a whole new level as well, taking into account the ever more sophisticated habits of mobile users. Anyway, here goes.
Betsson started out as a sports-book operation before expanding into iGaming. Although the desktop website makes use of the kind of colour scheme that will have most players twitching involuntarily, its mobile counterpart features the same expansive range of games. In order to serve the many thumbnails, Bettson employs lazy-load which of course delays their loading. Unsurprisingly, the website operates flawlessly across all devices and is lightning quick.
Casumo was one of the very first online casinos to successfully integrate gamification in order to extract their players' money hand-over-fist. The developers are pretty restless at Casumo with a new design seemingly rolled out every month or so. Nevertheless, all of the functionality of the desktop platform is retained on smaller devices. This also includes the all-important gamification system. The games are arranged in scrollable horizontal rows which make for easy navigation. And as is increasingly common practice, the desktop website features the same collapsible mobile menu.
Casino Euro is another major casino gaming brand. Like Casumo, its mobile platform is very, very similar to the one employed for larger screens. Unusually, it also features the same promotional header that dominates above the fold on desktop computers. Many online casinos choose to omit such resource-intensive imagery for mobile and smart devices given the impact it can have on loading times. This is why many white label platforms don't feature large headers and/or artwork on their mobile websites.
Play OJO is renowned for its wagering-free promotions. And it appears that server resources aren't much of a problem for this particular operator. The same promotional slider found on desktops with its rogue's gallery of leering ‘gamers', is present and correct on mobiles too. Although the snazzy mouse-over effects on some of the main game thumbnails have not been included, players have access to the same extensive range of online casino games. These can be browsed via horizontal scrolling for lower screen resolutions.
This huge operator has become highly successful in the verticals of sports betting, bingo and online casino gaming. It's of little surprise then, that the same content served on its desktop platform is also delivered seamlessly on mobile devices such as the Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone X. Like many of the latest responsive designs employed by casinos, game thumbnails are arranged in scrollable horizontal rows, albeit without the additional navigation bar. Visual cues like these aren't really necessary anymore - most mobile users get responsive design and understand that the off-screen content is accessible (in most cases anyway).
And that concludes our brief odyssey into the world of mobile casino gaming. One of the most telling aspects in this area can be found in the way many desktop websites have been designed. In some cases, they already include mobile elements. Casumo, with its collapsible menu and scrollable thumbnails is a prime example. A sad state of affairs? For old-schoolers accustomed to the wide-open bliss of desktop monitors, the answer is most certainly yes. But this isn't the case for gamers looking to gamble on the go from almost wherever they choose.