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Did you know that there’s an app that will stop you from calling your ex when you’re drunk? So cool, right. There’s an app for everything and casinos are no exception. Being able to take the casino with you wherever you are is a dream come true. Boring meeting? Who cares, I’ve got a Royal Flush. The tube is jam packed? Thanks God, there’s an open seat on the blackjack table, though. Mobile casino games can turn even a rainy Monday morning into a fun pastime. You just need to find the right app, here’s how:

Compatibility: first and foremost, check whether your smartphone/tablet is compatible with the native app the casino offers. iOS users can skip this step as most of the apps are optimised for iPhone 5 and require iOS 6.0 or above, meaning you most probably answer these criteria. All Android users, however, have to make sure their device is supported because the native apps are highly customised and are not so widely compatible. Plus, since  Google Play Market does not allow any gambling apps, most likely you will  have to download the casino app from the official site of the operator. Alternatively, you can play on their mobile page and save yourself the fuss of checking compatibility, downloading apps and etc. The mobile pages aka web-apps are compatible with virtually any device.

Bonus: now we’re talking, everybody loves the welcome bonuses, don’t you even try to deny it. The casinos know this very well so most of them let their mobile players claim the same bonuses that the PC users can access. Of course, there are some exceptions but you can still go around them. If the bonus is not available on your mobile device, open your account on a PC, claim the bonus and then start playing with it on your smartphone/tablet. You can even find special promo codes that will trigger an enhanced bonus on sites like this one. Just make sure you enter it correctly when you make your first deposit and there you go, you’ve got yourself an exclusive offer.

Range of Games: after you grab your big fat bonus it’s time to have some fun with it on the various casino games. Just keep in mind that most mobile casino apps do not offer the full array of slots, roulette, blackjack and poker games you can find on their PC platform. On the other hand, there are some mobile casinos that go as far as offering live-dealer games, which is so advanced it almost sounds unrealistic. Another important thing is the number of software providers included in the games portfolio. Some sites may offer games from up to 11 different developers which makes for a great variety.

Cashier: when mobile gambling was making its first steps, it was very hard to find a casino app with a functional cashier. However, nowadays pretty much any mobile casino lets you deposit money directly on your mobile device using your credit/debit card, a e-wallet or a bank transfer.

Support: since you will be playing casino games on your mobile device, the most convenient method to contact the support is probably by phone. Most operators have a free UK line that is reachable 24/7. Others offer inquiry forms or even live-chat support but honestly speaking this is not a must for the app, so better focus on the important criteria like bonus offers and games portfolio rather than the help section.