App and Mobile Roulette
Roulette is one of the most popular table games, and is easily converted to online play, so you can expect to see it on just about any online casino's mobile app.
App and mobile roulette also have the full range of wagers you'd find at any live casino table. You'll see some unique variants that are only possible online, however, like wheels that are in different shapes. One online software provider even has a game with a pentagram-shaped wheel! It's also easier to find obscure roulette games online that you wouldn’t be able to find in a traditional casino—like roulette with two wheels or multiple balls.
The Player's Guide to App and Mobile Roulette
This guide will help you get started with finding and setting up roulette apps. You'll learn how to identify a safe, secure app and discover some of the significant advantages that mobile players enjoy.
How Do I Get Started With App and Mobile Roulette?
Online casinos will include all of their roulette games with the standard app. You can find it by looking up the casino on your operating system's app store. If you're using an Android device, you might also find a direct download link from the casino's web site.
Safety and security are important, of course, as there are rogue casinos and malware attacks out there. App stores usually do at least some amount of vetting of the apps they host, but they're generally looking for malware and cyber crimes. The fact that an app is approved and hosted on iTunes or Google Play doesn't mean that the casino is well-regulated or honest.
There are several things to look for when determining if a casino is safe and reputable. The first is oversight by a reputable government agency. The best of these is the United Kingdom and their various “whitelisted” protectorate territories (such as Alderney, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man). If you're playing in New Jersey, you'll want to seek out sites approved by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission.
Also, check to see that the casino's games run on mobile gaming software that has a good reputation. Instead of creating their in-house games, the vast majority of online casinos directly license their software from a developer who services many different casinos. Of these, some of the most trustworthy names are:
- Real Time Gaming
Finally, take a look at comments and reviews left by other players and see what they have to say. Not all negative reviews should be taken seriously. There will be a lot of cases of “sour grapes” from players who were simply unlucky, as well as possible “astroturfing” or planted negative reviews by casino competitors. Still, more negative than positive reviews usually indicates trouble. Also look for common themes in the comments, like people having similar problems with withdrawals.
What Kind of Mobile Devices Can You Play Roulette On?
The “big two” in the mobile market—Apple and Android—are supported by just about every serious online casino. You can play on both smartphones and tablets, and some casinos will offer different apps optimized for each type of device.
If you have a Blackberry, options for the native OS are dwindling. Blackberry is no longer updating their OS, and most of the “big name” casinos have already stopped supporting it. Your best bet is to get one of the newer Blackberry devices that has Android installed.
Many casinos support Windows phones and tablets, though the support is not as widespread as it is for the “big two.” If you have a powerful enough tablet, like the Surface Pro, you may be able to install the Windows desktop software that every casino offers as an alternative.
As far as horsepower goes, roulette games and casino apps don't require much of it. Casinos want to make their product available to as many people as possible, so you don't need the latest and greatest device to play. A rough rule of thumb is that if your device is less than five years old, you'll be able to run any casino app available. Keep in mind that you might want to upgrade to a more recent version of the operating system if you haven't done so in a while.
The Advantages of Playing Roulette on a Mobile Device
Online roulette games run non-stop. Playing on a mobile device allows you to keep up with all the action, keeping you from having to leave the table when you're enjoying a hot streak or just a good conversation.
Quite a few unique bonuses are also offered to players using mobile apps. You can sometimes get a more generous welcome bonus, or better ongoing matching bonuses than you would if you were playing on a desktop.
Roulette on the Go with Mobile Apps
It's never been more convenient to play roulette when the mood strikes. Apple and Android users will see the widest range of options, but you can get a game going with a Windows device as well. Any relatively recent device will do, and you'll enjoy some bonus offers that other players don't get. Good luck at the tables, and most importantly, have fun!