Welcome to our Casino Apps section, the best place to find comprehensive discussion, guides and reviews on the best real money casino applications on the mobile market to play our favourite casino games legally and safely.
As smartphone and tablet platforms continue to advance in both hardware and software capabilities, online casinos are rapidly expanding into the mobile market with new and exciting apps, offering their casino game catalogues and services from the convenience of the one app service.
With most laws and legislation still catching up with the Internet casino boom in the mobile space, it’s hard to ascertain exactly what real money app is abiding by the law, the appropriate way to legally deposit money to play on your smartphone, and so on – especially with a lack of coverage by existing Australian casino review sites. The team at Casino Apps Australia is here to fill the void and keep you informed and educated about all things casino apps.
What is a casino app?
A casino app is exactly like the applications we download to our smartphones and tablets, made by the biggest and best online casinos with the purpose of condensing their standard casino interface and game software into the mobile platform with the tap of a button. Those apps you have on your phone? Those apps you download from Apple’s App store or Android’s Google Play? Casino apps work exactly like them; these are called native apps.
Native apps, also referred to as market apps, are dedicated applications we download and install directly on to our devices from our phone provider and/or its operating system’s branded app stores. As mentioned above, the two biggest and most well known app stores are Apple’s App Store (only available on Apple-branded devices with iOS such as iPhones and iPads) and Android’s Google Play store (only available on devices using the Android operating system such as Samsung Galaxy S series).
Non-market native apps
A sub-type of native apps are non-market apps. These are still dedicated native apps made for mobile platforms and need to be downloaded and installed. However, instead of downloading them from your phone or tablet’s distributing app store, they are downloaded from the websites of the provider in question. Using casino apps as an example, we would sometimes download the mobile app directly from the casino’s website.
There are also several other app stores from other phone providers, such as Window’s Phone Apps and Games Store, and even more that aren’t restricted to phone brand or operating system, such as Amazon Appstore. Most online casinos don’t utilise these platforms as ways to distribute their casino app software, but in the future may do so.
Mobile smartphones and tablets for casino apps
Internet casinos smartly develop their software for a huge number of smartphones and tablets to reach as wide a market as possible. The brands and devices which have casino apps and their games typically best optimised for the system include:
- Apple-branded phones and tablets – all iPhone, iPad and iTouch generations using iOS
- All branded phones and tablets using Android OS – Samsung Galaxy series, Google Nexus series, etc
- BlackBerry smartphones
- Microsoft Windows phones and tablets
- Nokia smartphones – Nokia Lumia
Even older phones not considered smartphones (typically manufactured before 2007) can play a decent amount of real money online casino games, albeit with lesser-quality graphics and sound and through the older WAP technology platform directly through mobile Web browsers and without the option of a casino app available.
Real money casino applications for Australians
Due to restrictions enforced by the Australian government, Australians looking for real money apps to play casino games in AUD currency 100% legally currently have limited options – though more will open in the near future.
Only one international casino, Royal Vegas, has developed and distributed a native casino application through Australian app markets and made available for download. Regal Vegas (named differently for the Australian market) is 100% legal to download on our Apple, Android, Microsoft Windows (and more) smartphones and tablets.
Developed from the ground up by Royal Vegas, the site has condensed their extensive casino games catalogue and easy-to-navigate Microgaming interface into the mobile format, and seamlessly tailored it to the unique features (and slight hardware limitations) of smartphones and tablets. Once installed on your device, simply tap on the Regal Vegas app to open the online casino on your mobile and choose from free-play and real money modes to try out more than 100 real money casino games ported from their catalogue, including:
- Blackjack – Atlantic City Blackjack, European Blackjack Gold, Classic Blackjack, etc
- European Gold Roulette
- Pokies – Avalon II, Hitman, Thunderstruck II, Tomb Raider, and tons more
- Progressive Jackpot Slots – Major Millions, Mega Moolah
- Video Poker – Aces & Eights
Install the official Royal Vegas Casino application on your mobile phone or tablet device and redeem up to $1200 worth of welcome bonuses to use in your real money gaming upon your first three deposits.
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