Android casino apps

Home screens of Android smartphones and tablets are generally overflowing with apps, many of which we don’t use or need. Applications we do need on our Android home screen however are casino apps.

While there is only one legal native casino app, there are ways to create web apps, which look and act like a native app, to access our suggested Internet casinos from the home screen. Additionally, for those who hate apps altogether there is another alternative when it comes to playing our favourite casino titles on our mobile devices.

Mobile-browser casinos for Android

Many Internet casinos have a mobile-friendly platform compatible with Android devices which you can access through your mobile browser, such as Google Chrome or Firefox. We recommend following our links to the suggested mobile casinos for both convenience and safety, since they all use advanced security protocols which their desktop counterparts use, as well what major financial institutions use for their mobile banking.

  • G’Day
  • Slots Million
  • Royal Vegas
  • Thrills
  • Jackpot City
  • 32 Red
  • Leo Vegas
  • Roxy palace
  • Guts
  • 7 Sultans
  • Casino-Mate

While accessing these sites via your mobile browser is simple, there can be drawbacks which we will outline below. However, it provides on the go access to mobile compatible games on your Android smartphone or tablet. Apps however make this on the go process even speedier and easier.

Android native apps

A native app is a program created specifically for a devices that does not need a browser to operate. All of the applications that were on your Android device when you first got it are native apps.

If they are apps created for an Internet site they still don’t use your mobile browser but do need the Internet, while apps that don’t need internet connectivity run on their own. for example your calculator application.

Basically, a native app is a program which has been developed specifically to use on a particular device, whether it be a mobile or desktop device. Native apps can utilise the operating system which the device uses, for example Android 5.0, and can thus utilise the latest technology such as location services and the camera.

However some native apps work the same as web apps, despite the latter operating via your mobile browser, which we will explain below. Regardless, there is only one real money native app available for Android users, which has been created by Royal Vegas online casino.

Royal Vegas native app for Android
This app is known as Regal Vegas and the renaming has everything to do with the legislation imposed to prevent application developers making real money gambling application apps.

Royal Vegas managed to find a loophole in the legislation and chose to name their native app Regal Vegas, which is still quite similar to their iconic Royal Vegas brand to void breaking the law.

The app features a compact version of the desktop site with a substantial number of Microgaming mobile-compatible games, mobile banking, promotions, support, and account information.

To download the Regal Vegas native app, which is 100% legal for players everywhere, follow our links to the Royal Vegas site via your mobile browser where you will be able to locate the app easier and download it for free.

For those who prefer our other recommended online casinos that don’t have native apps, but do want to easily access the mobile casino site, we have a solution.

Web apps for Android smartphones and tablets

Web apps are applications created via your smartphone or tablet settings in order to add an icon, similar to a bookmark, to your home screen for quick access of the site. They run via your mobile browser, but remove the toolbar and bottom menu panel for more screen space for your games.

You can create a web app, but some online casinos already have created them for you to download from their mobile site to make life easier. The online casinos which already have web apps created include;

  • Jackpot City
  • 32 Red
  • Leo Vegas
  • Roxy palace
  • 7 Sultans
  • Casino-Mate

For those which don’t have web apps already created you can either access them via your mobile browser, as explained above, all you can create one for yourself. The following online casinos which you can create web apps for include;

  • G’Day
  • Slots Million
  • Thrills
  • Guts

You can create a web app for the whole site, or for one specific game if you wish. In order to create one, simply go to one of the online casinos above via your mobile browser, for this example we have used Google Chrome, and tap on the three dots where a drop down menu will appear. From here click on ‘Add to Home Screen’ and you will be prompted to rename the web app as the online casino title or game. Exit Chrome and you will find the icon of the mobile casino or game sitting on your home screen. Tap on this and you will be taken instantly to the casino or game.

Which mobile casino platform is better?

So should you play your favourite casino games via your mobile browser, a native app, or a web app? This choice ultimately comes down to you.

We prefer apps over mobile-browsers as they remove the toolbars and unnecessary browser features which take up game space, and they also sit conveniently on the home screen so there is no need to tap in the URL. However, they can start to take up space on your home screen, so if you make a lot of web apps perhaps download a folder management app to store all your web apps in.

Some native apps work much better than their mobile-browser counterparts, but this is not the case for the native app, Regal Vegas. When we compared Regal Vegas with another Microgaming mobile casino, Roxy Palace, which has its own web app, we found they both had the same number of games, the same high quality graphics, the ability to bank without being taken to the external mobile browser interface, and the same help options with the ability to click on the contact numbers and be prompted to call them instantly via your smartphone.

Overall, what way you prefer to play on your Android device is up to you.

Android compatible devices

There are a number of Android devices which are supported by our recommended online casinos and include the following;

  • Acer smartphones and tablets
  • HTC smartphones and tablets
  • Samsung smartphones and tablets
  • Google Nexus smartphones and tablets
  • LG smartphones and tablets
  • Sony smartphones and tablets

Generally all Android devices are supported by our mobile-friendly casinos, but we have just listed the most popular smartphone and tablets.

Why can’t I access the mobile casino

While all Android devices are supported, if you don’t have the minimum operating system installed then you may not be able to access the mobile site. If you find it isn’t working simply check for an update on your Android smartphone or tablet and try again once installed.

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