Ultimate Guide to Online Casinos for Android
Many first-time readers might be surprised by my stance on Android casinos. This can be summarized as ‘Forget about the apps – the browser games are where it is at’.
There are casino apps for Android tablets. What you’ll find is that these generally contain between 20 and 30 games – compared to the 300+ you can access via your browser.
You’ll not be compromising either, Flash, Java and HTML5 games have all moved a long way forward in recent years. These are now video-enabled, and render quickly in your browser. You’ll find plenty of examples in my slots review sections.
One of the biggest advantages of playing responsive browser casino games via your Tablet is that you can access the same account via several different devices nowadays. For example my main accounts are via my Laptop, and can be access on all the of High Tech Gambling test devices. Unless otherwise specified, Android games testing here is via a Nexus 7.
Android Tablet Casinos – Breaking Away from the ‘Single Software Vendors’
With the old download style of accessing casinos, you were tied to the games from a single software vendor (PlayTech, MicroGaming or Realtime Gaming for example). What the responsive browser games I recommend for Android uses have done is to free casinos to offer the games on multiple providers.
Mr Green is a perfect example. The core selection is based on NetEnt games, with the addition of titles from IGT, MicroGaming and some niche software houses too. There is no download here, all the games work great in your browser – and will adapt to touch-screen controls.
You can also find casinos which mix and match, for example BetFair has a PlayTech download with more than 300 titles, and also lets you access the games from several other manufacturers via their ‘Vegas Slots’ (IGT) and ‘Arcade’ (various) sections in from the browser of your tablet.
Options US Android Tablet Users
The offshore casinos based out in the Caribbean are current doing a great job of handing payments for US players. You can also access ‘Instant Play’ games through these casinos. Compared to the bigger International software houses, the games from Realtime Gaming (slots in particular) do feel a little simple, what you’ll find is that they are very playable, and that the table games are solid too.
My recommendation is that you check out BetSoft slots on your Android device. These are unlike anything else out there, with their own distinctive 3D style. Many are enabled for the smaller smartphone sized screens as well as for tablets.
Bovada (the US friendly part of the respected Bodog brand) have you covered for both RTG and BetSoft titles – and look after their players with a lot of innovative promotions too. You can check them out over at www.bovada.lv.
Major Casino Software Makers and Android Tablets
If you are new to online casino games then the setup – where a handful of software houses supply the casino brands with their games – might not be familiar yet. This section lists the major software suppliers, outlines whether they are suitable for Android tablet users, and also tells you where you can find the games.
MicroGaming (150 words to be completed)
PlayTech (150 wds)
Others (short paragraph)
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