Online casinos are very popular in the United Kingdom. Lawmakers are concentrating their attention to the land based casinos and that is allowing the online casinos to grow. Online casinos are taking advantage of the scrutiny on the land-based casinos to expand their market. The best way for them to do this is to get more people playing the mobile casinos. As UK mobile phone networks are best in the world with their wonderful coverage for 3G, 4G or even 2G with great mobile plans offered by the biggest telecom brands like Vodafone, O2, EE, Virgin Media or 3 Mobile the casino players will love to play casino games on their high end smartphones.
Online casinos have been regulated in the United Kingdom since 2005. During this time, the changes in the way the industry operates have been dramatic. The year 2014 offers even more changes and much of them will center on how the mobile casinos will operate.
The Problems with Mobile Casinos
The traditional online casinos that require people to download the software of the casino site are still the most popular way to enjoy the games. These downloadable casinos offer the most games and the most options when it comes to gaming and betting in the UK. The downloaded casinos offer a full variety of casino games including slot machines, table games, live dealer games and sports betting.
Mobile casinos do not usually offer the same variety of games. They offer only a limited number of games for people to play and the graphics and sounds of the mobile casino are not up to the level of the full casino.
The biggest issue with the mobile casinos has been the ability for people to fund their accounts and to withdrawal the money they win. It may be great to win a big jackpot on a mobile casino, but the fun will disappear if you can’t get to the money. Many people have to turn to a full computer that has downloaded the casino site to gain access to their money and this defeats the use of a mobile device for many players.
Another issue that some people have with a mobile device is the size of the screen. The games are not always as much fun on a small screen of a smartphone. It can be difficult to understand what is going on and how you are supposed to win when playing the games on a miniature screen.
Improvements are being made
The online casinos recognize the problems faced by the mobile casinos and are working to improve them. They are continuing to find more payment methods that will allow people to fund their accounts and withdrawal their money through their mobile devices. The acceptance of Visa and MasterCard by many online casinos allows some people to fund their accounts on their mobile device. Withdrawals require more time and effort, but look for the casinos to continue to address this concern.
The screen size is another problem that is becoming less important. The makers of mobile devices are working hard to improve their graphic capabilities and they are making screens of smartphones larger and larger. The mobile casinos will have to make sure that they create games that are compatible with these devices and this problem will continue to fade.
The traditional online gaming and betting sites may be king for now in the UK, but the trend towards mobile casinos will continue. Look of the casino and gaming sites to offer more options for the players that use their mobile devices as they work to generate more revenue than ever before.