Apple’s iOS is the biggest mobile operating system in the world (along with Android), and the iPhone is its most popular device. Internet casinos have thus manipulated their software to suit the iPhone product, and Australian players can now download an official and trusted casino app from the App Store, or create their own Web apps via Safari (or other browser) to save space. Mobile gaming has been designed to accommodate real money betting.
The iPhone Royal Vegas App
Legally accessible from the App Store, Royal Vegas’ new dedicated iOS app owns over 45 casino games, including pokies, roulette, blackjack and video poker. iPhone users can simply tap this link to be taken to the App Store, where they will be prompted to install the app, which is advertised as ‘Regal Vegas’ for branding purposes (this is the same app compatible with the iPad).
Once installed and once players have registered their details, we have two options to choose from within the app itself: practice play (which is the Regal Vegas set-up) or real play (which is the Royal Vegas set-up). The Regal Vegas interface is designed for players to get a feel for the games before they go ahead and play with real cash.
Royal Vegas Mobile
When players go to the Royal Vegas Mobile Casino, the first thing they’ll see is a bright red banner with offers $1,200 free to those people who register an account and fund that account. The 1st deposit matches at a 100% rate up to $250. Pay $250 and you’ll have $500 in your account. The next deposit is worth 25% rate up to $200. If you invest $800, you’ll receive $200 on bonus money. The 3rd deposit offers a $750, 50% bonus. If you deposit $1500, you’ll receive $750. These bonuses are credited to your account automatically.
Royal Vegas Mobile Apps
The next logos you’ll see are for iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, and other smartphones. Each of these is built to work with specific devices. Click on the logo and you’ll be directed to the proper download. This works for tablets, smartphones, smart devices, and other phones. Even if you use Java-based or Symbian phones, you’ll be able to play at Royal Vegas. This includes Motorola, Nokia, or Sony Ericsson devices. Furthermore, if you sign up at the mobile site, you’ll automatically be linked to the more traditional online casino. If you want to play on your iPhone when away from home and then switch to your desktop or laptop computer later, that’s allowed. All you do is navigate to the sister site.
The hot mobile games featured on the site these days include Thunderstruck Pokies, Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider, and Break Da Bank Pokies. European roulette, European blackjack, and jacks or better video poker are just a few other examples of the games available. In other words, most any popular game you can find in a traditional online casino is going to be available. Microgaming designs these games, so they’ll have the same high quality you would find at one of their sites for desktop and laptop computers.
Platinum Play Mobile Casino
Platinum Play Mobile is another example of a casino for iPhones. When you follow the link from Digimedia Limited to Platinum Play’s Mobile Casino, you’ll see separate pages for Android, iPad, and iPhone gaming. Gamblers can find casino promotions, upcoming tournaments, live tournaments, VIP rewards, and past winners. Their mobile platform comes with a new player welcome bonus and cutting edge technology from Microgaming. Mobile casinos even have progressive slots these days, so you can play for life-changing prizes.
No Deposit Bonus
I mentioned a new player bonus a minute ago. If you’re new to iPhone casino apps, you might not know what these are. I’ll present the two major ways of collecting a bonus reward. More mobile casinos offer “no-deposit” bonuses than their online casino counterparts. These offerings are going to be for small amounts of money–$5 and $10 are the most common amounts.
Unlike many promotions, this really is a no-obligation bonus. You must sign up or register an account, but you never have to make a payment and you don’t even have to give a credit card number. Strings may be attached such as a cap on the amount of money you can win, a limit on the type of games you can play with the money, or a wagering requirement of some sort. Still, it’s free money with no obligations.
The most common promotion in the online gambling industry is the initial deposit or matching bonus. Also known as the welcome bonus, in the mobile gaming industry this bargain is sometimes referred to as “cash match”. What this means is the casino matches whatever money you put into your account at a particular rate.
A 100% bonus means you’ll receive a bonus that’s 100% of what you put into the account, essentially doubling your funds. If you deposit $200, then you’ll see $400 in your account. Other common deposits are for 50%, 200%, or 300%. To collect this bonus money, you’ll need to make a payment to your account. Also note wagering or “playthrough” requirements are common. You’ll probably have to wager the twenty to fifty times the size of the bonus before you can withdraw it. Another common stipulation is the requirement to play games with a high house edge, like keno or the pokies.
Casinos have all sorts of names for these programs, but the VIP rewards program is a common name. This is what’s offered to continuing members, to reward them for their loyalty to the site. The rewards program is similar to the slots clubs or pokies clubs in land-based casinos. The more you play, the more comps, cashback, and merchandise you collect. Most of these plans have a monthly reset, though some sites offer rewards for seasonal or yearly play. If you see discussion of silver, gold, and platinum level membership, they’re probably talking about the rewards incentives.
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