Increase in Mobile Apps Bring Casino Games to Your Device

In the 1990s, availability of Internet service to a person's home led to an increase in online casinos. That same trend is now hitting the nation thanks to mobile devices. An October 2014 report from PewResearchCenter showed that 6 out of 10 adults in the United States own a smartphone. Tablet ownership stands at 4 out of 10 adults. People have embraced technology with open arms, so it's not surprising that online casinos are opening their doors to mobile casino gaming.

Mobile Apps for Fun

Due to U.S. gambling laws, some mobile casino apps stick to free play using pretend cash. These apps allow you to play favorite casino games like slots, Blackjack, and video poker whenever and wherever you wish. At the same time, some offer means to socializing with others sharing your interests. IGT's Double Down Casino is one such app where you'll find a range of games you can play for fun. You can also gain credits for following the casino on Facebook and for referring your friends.

Jackpot Party is another option. Earn free coins simply for signing up and then unlock new games the more you play. Jackpot Party Casino Slots has more than 70 slots available that you can play, including Super Monopoly Money and Zeus II.

Even GSN (Game Show Network) is in on the casino app industry with an app that features Bingo, Blackjack, slots, and video poker. Try your luck on Deal or No Deal Slots or Outlaw Video Poker. You get free tokens just for signing up.

Mobile Apps for Real Money Betting

As mentioned earlier, finding mobile casinos in the U.S. that allow you to play for real money is trickier. There is hope that the laws will change in the future and open the doors to everyone. In addition, Google recently announced that they're adding a rating algorithm that looks for sites that are set up for viewing on a mobile device. A site's ranking now depends on whether they are mobile-friendly or not.The following casino apps welcome players from countries like Europe and the UK.

Ladbrokes is one of the biggest players when it comes to mobile casinos. The casino provides bonuses to players who use the app each day. Games come from software companies like IGT and Playtech. If you prefer Microgaming casino games, try 32Red's mobile app. In addition to slots, table games, and video poker, there are Bingo games with 75 or 90 balls.