Have you ever found yourself stuck to your desktop, fully engrossed in playing your favourite online casino game and then realising the time is up and you need to leave? While we’re spending hours riding a bus, sitting bored in a waiting room or queuing up in a bank, isn’t it grand that we can continue to play even though our PC’s are miles away? Some smart people have evidently thought so and as a result we can now access our favourite online casinos with the help of various mobile devices. But not so long ago, this was not the case.
The first breakthrough was made during the late 90’s, when Nokia released a pre-installed mobile game called Snake. Then came the Wireless Application Protocol which enabled mobile devices to connect to Internet and download games onto our phones, as opposed to having them pre-installed by mobile phone producers. Java entered the picture in 2001 as a much faster alternative to painfully slow WAP. Pub Fruity was the first Java casino game, developed by a gaming company called IOMO. Launched in 2007, mFortune Casino was among the first few real-money mobile casinos in the UK and offered players a choice of 11 free games.
We’ve got Apple to thank for taking the mobile gaming to a completely different level with the launch of first generation iPhone in 2007. A year later, App Store opened with 500 apps, closely followed by Google's Android Market or Google Play, as we know it today. They both enabled developers to sell games directly to consumers. Texas Hold‘em was one of the original games offered through App Store and has quickly claimed a position within Top 10. While Apple catered only to gamers who owned an iPhone, Android platform allowed the games to be run on a variety of different smartphones.
In 2010 we got HTML5 which enabled development of cross-platform games that can run on phones, tablets and computers. AlchemyBet and Realistic Games were the first to use HTML5 in development of their casino products. Today, almost every online casino comes with a mobile version and we get to enjoy a wide range of HD-quality games, rich in features, accessible through downloads or playable in our mobile browsers. Handling cash transactions is getting equally easy, especially as more and more online casinos include a mobile banking method as one of the options available.
No more hours of boredom as today our gaming environment travels with us wherever we go. Even if it’s just a half-hour lunch break, we can easily do a few spins on our favourite slot or get dealt several winning poker hands while chewing on a sandwich.
So next time you’re separated from your PC and have minutes or hours with nothing to do, grab your iOS, Android or Windows Phone mobile device and head to Springbok Mobile Casino. All our games are available in Instant Play so you’ll get immediate access to numerous slots and several Roulette, Blackjack and Poker games. You’ll be able to claim attractive promotional offers and use one of our secure payment options to deposit cash and collect your winnings.