An Introduction to the technology!
The internet gaming industry finds its roots in the days of MUD games in the 1980’s, some of which featured as play-by-email games at the time to relieve what was then very high internet charges. During the 1990s, online games started to move from a wide variety of LAN protocols (such as IPX) and onto the Internet using the TCP/IP protocol.
Nearly 20 years and a booming multibillion-dollar industry later, full-on online gaming casinos, which took over most of the gambling market by offering a convenience that land-based casinos could not (the option of playing casino at your place of choice), the online gambling industry is reinventing itself again by offering the mobile gaming alternative. These mobile casinos games are not very different from, and can often be found on many popular online casinos.
How it works
Online casino players can download the software for their mobile casinos to their phones from online mobile casino sites. Usually online players can use the same online accounts they hold to play games on their mobile from that online casino.
Entire casinos, or just a selection of games, can be downloaded to your phone.
To download mobile games, you do need a WAP enabled mobile phone. These settings 90% of the time come pre-installed ready on some phones, but if not, a network provider can send them directly to your phone.
Almost any game is available in mobile form:
- bingo, etc;
the options often seem limitless.
Most casinos offering mobile games provide options both for free play and for real-money wagering.
Typically, mobile casino games provided by online gaming casinos are identical to those on the casino’s regular website. It’s essential to make sure that your choice of mobile casino comes from a reputable online gaming venue.
There are quite a few in the industry which are powered by leading gaming software companies such as:
- Random Logic,
- Microgaming and
Microgaming (via a Spin3 licence) and RTG were the first major operators to launch mobile phone casinos.
Mobile gaming is available on more than 300 models of cellular phones. New technology ensures that the games have quality graphics, as well as tough security. Be sure to check that your mobile phone is compatible or supported before you download a casino or mobile poker room.
Mobile sets compatible with mobile gaming are Sony, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Panasonic, Sagem, Samsung, Sendo, Sharp and Siemens.