The demand for mobile gaming has resulted in many of the world’s best software developers optimising their most popular games for use on the smaller touch screens of smartphones and tablets. Each game provider brings its own flavour when it comes to themes, format and design: This article provides an overview on the best mobile casino software available and explains which mobile casinos use which software studios.
Game software available at leading mobile casinos
Some casinos are powered exclusively by a single software developer, while other multi-provider sites offer games from a selection of game providers. Our recommended mobile casinos are varied in their software offerings:
Roxy Palace – Roxy Palace is powered exclusively by Microgaming, with the mobile casino offering a selection of Microgaming’s most popular pokies along with a few mobile optimised roulette and blackjack variants.
Leo Vegas Casino – this award winning mobile casino offers games from a large variety of software studios, including NetEnt, Microgaming, BetSoft, Elk Studios, Thunderkick, Play’n Go and live dealer mobile games from Evolution Gaming and Extreme Gaming.
Thrills Casino – not only does Thrills offer a spectacularly designed mobile casino, it also offers a huge selection of multi-provider games from leading game studios like NetEnt, Microgaming, Yggdrasil and BetSoft.
7Sultans Casino – another Microgaming powered casino, 7Sultans offers the same selection of mobile optimised games you’ll find at a majority of Microgaming sites, available in browser-based play for a majority of smartphone and tablet models.
Best mobile casino software providers
If you’ve played at a desktop casino and have moved on to play on your mobile device, one of the first things you’ll notice is the portable game variety is nowhere near as large. This is because not all games get optimised for mobile use, with older games usually being neglected for the newest and most popular titles. Different software providers also cater differently to the mobile market, with some providing more mobile-friendly games than others.
Below are the three software studios making up the majority of the mobile casino games you’ll find at leading sites, with games available in instant-play mode for both Android and Apple operating systems.
Microgaming mobile software
Microgaming is one of the first ever makers of online casino software, and was also the first brand to break into the mobile casino market. With a solid reputation within the gambling industry, many mobile casinos are powered exclusively by Microgaming, offering games only from this software studio. Microgaming has a commitment to keeping up with mobile demand, with many of their newest slot games being released in mobile mode, but the selection of table games remains limited compared to the full desktop range. Games which can be found at Microgaming powered mobile casinos include:
Microgaming mobile slots – Win Sum Dim Sum, Bar Bar Black Sheep, SunTide, Wild Orient, Game of Thrones, Bikini Party, Thunderstruck II, Dragon Dance, Avalon, Lucky Koi, Wild Orient, Bridesmaids, Rugby Star, Ariana, Mega Moolah, Major Millions, Cash Splash, Treasure Nile.
Microgaming mobile table games – American Roulette Gold, Vegas Strip Blackjack Gold, Vegas Single Deck Blackjack, Atlantic City Blackjack Gold, Classic Blackjack Gold, European Roulette and European Blackjack Gold.
Microgaming mobile video poker – Jacks or Better, Double Double Bonus Poker, Bonus Deuces Wild, Deuces Wild Poker, Aces and Eights Poker, Aces and Faces Poker.
Net Entertainment mobile software
In recent years, Net Entertainment (or NetEnt as it’s more commonly known) has arguably overtaken Microgaming as the industry leader of online casino software, with the 2011 introduction of NetEnt Touch software breaking new ground. NetEnt’s range of mobile games is extensive, and continues to grow, with a majority of new games being optimised for both desktop and mobile play. You only have to sample a few of NetEnt’s games to realise their commitment to creating new and unique games featuring all kinds of innovative bonus features translating beautifully to the smaller screen. Popular mobile NetEnt games include:
NetEnt mobile slots – Guns N’ Roses, Gonzo’s Quest, Jimi Hendrix, Starburst, Twin Spin, Aloha, Koi Princess, Glow, Big Bad Wolf, Spinata Grande, Jack and the Beanstalk, Neon Staxx, Drive Multiplier Mayhem, Fantasini Master of Mystery, Hook’s Heroes, Aliens, Tornado Farm Escape, Piggy Riches, Mega Fortune.
NetEnt mobile table games – Blackjack Touch, Single Deck Blackjack Pro Touch, Blackjack Classic Touch, Roulette Touch.
BetSoft mobile software
The BetSoft studio is most famous for its collection of 3D slots, many of which are available for mobile play as part of the BetSoft To Go range. These highly animated games are full of all kinds of unique bonus features, with an extra focus on player engagement and entertainment. BetSoft also has a small but high quality range of table games available, some which have been optimised for play on the go, but it’s rare you will find these at our recommended casinos, with venues favouring table games from NetEnt and Microgaming. Some of the BetSoft games you’ll find at our favourite multi-provider casinos include:
BetSoft mobile slots – 4 Seasons, Safari Sam, Under the Sea, Puppy Love, 2 Million BC, Birds, After Night Falls, Boomanji, Gypsy Rose, Once Upon a Time, Pinocchio, Rooks Revenge, Sushi Bar.
While multi-provider casinos host games from several other software studios, Microgaming, NetEnt and BetSoft dominate the mobile market. When playing at our recommended mobile sites, other software developers worth trying include:
- Play’n Go
- NextGen/NYX Gaming
- Evolution Gaming
- Extreme Gaming