There is no question that the world is moving very steadily, yet rapidly, into the direction of mobile devices. After all, everybody has their smartphone with them through most of the day, and many use tablets in place of computers. The world of gambling has moved in that direction as well.
Customers have not only gotten used to having their smartphones or tablets on them almost all the time; they have become very accustomed to turning to those devices for their entertainment. And online casinos have moved right along with that trend. After all, they fit in very well with a culture where people use an interface on their phone to play a game like "Angry Birds" or "Candy Crush."
It's just that the online casino operators have made the decision that they really want their customers to be with them constantly, never having to leave their product. And that does indeed require an injection of rather innovative technology. But it is not difficult to see how the games that one can play in an online casino can be incorporated into the screen of a smartphone or tablet.
When we talk about a "smartphone," for instance, we are certainly referring to iPhones and Androids, while the "tablets" are iPads and similar devices. Innovative casino operators have figured out a way to adapt their games to all of these pieces of equipment. Of course, everything is in the embryonic stage, so no one should expect that all the games in a casino are going to be offered. In fact, there are relatively few available at the moment, but we know that is going to change. All forecasts call for an explosion in the mobile gambling space, so more complete mobile casinos should be on the way sometimes not too far into the distant future.
Slots appear to be popular among mobile gambling fans, and there are occasionally other games that have a straight-ahead, easy-to-read interface, such as blackjack. There are some very impressive mobile versions of blackjack that are available to be played on mobile devices, for example. There are plenty of mobile poker apps, and of course, sports betting is very popular in this format.
The companies that have taken the lead in the mobile space include mainstays like Microgaming and Playtech. They are trying to make the wheels turn as quickly as possible, in order to make the games playable in many formats among the widest audience possible.