Pocket Casinos: Giving gamers the mobile casino experience they deserve

Video games have become quite the lucrative industry in the past couple of decades. What started out as things labeled as “toys” in ret...


Video games have become quite the lucrative industry in the past couple of decades. What started out as things labeled as “toys” in retail shop catalogs have since expanded into the multimillion dollar business that it is today. Many modern games have production values that rival (or even surpass) most Hollywood blockbusters, signaling the entry of video games into legitimate entertainment media territory.

That said, there are still some games designed on the simplistic side that are no less entertaining. In fact, these so-called “casual games” have become more popular than their full-fledged counterparts in terms of target demographics. While most AAA games like the Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed franchises generally cater to the more mature audience, casual games have a much broader reach and appeal. So prevalent have these games become that you’d be hard-pressed to find a smartphone or tablet PC without games like Angry Birds or Candy Crush installed.

A subgenre of casual games is online casino games, which aim to bring the excitement of high roller game rooms to you even wherever you may be. These digital recreations of poker, baccarat, roulette, and the like can be played with or without money involved, so even those who only wish to try them out simply for pure gameplay can do so. 

Mobile casino game makers such as Reno-based designer IGT and pocket fruity game maker AlchemyBet tried as hard as possible to recreate the experience of playing in one of Vegas’ casinos. With fun-filled gameplay powered by visually stunning graphics and captivating sound, it is not surprising that the mobile casino gaming grew by 15% from 2012, according to a report by the GamblingData.

To really kick the online experience up a notch, there are also live casino games featuring video feeds of games and their respective dealers in real time. While the standard virtual versions of these games are already fun in their own right, the live versions truly bring you one step closer to an authentic game room experience.

Many people cite making the gaming rounds in Las Vegas or Atlantic City an unforgettable experience. Online casinos may be bereft of things like the Bellagio’s famed dancing fountains, but the actual games they offer are no less fun than the real thing.

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