Best Android Casino games
Android is an industry leading operating system that mainly empowers mobile phones and tablets using a touch screen concept, such as the new Samsung Galaxy. The company behind software used to be standalone initially, but as it is with the majority of successful startups within the tech industry, it was later bought out by Google, which actually backed Android INC from the beginning.
Today, Android is the world’s most popular OS for portable devices and constantly battling for this status with another well known company, Apple and their iOS. September of 2013 was a huge milestone for the company, as 1 billionth device with Android OS was activated.
Not to bore you with details, but Google Play, which is the official Android apps store offer in excess of 700, 000 apps and this also includes gambling applications, either offering free or real money play directly from your mobile or tablet device.
Truth be told once again and it turns out that Android is quite similar to iOS in another very important aspect – compatibility. Android OS powered devices are so popular that they are supported by just about every mobile casino. That’s actually why this article has been written in the first place – to help you find the best Android casinos, games and software providers.
To continue with what we ended the last paragraph – Android OS powered mobile phone and tablets are supported and compatible with all mobile casino sites out there. That’s obviously great, but it also does not mean that you should try them all out, not even close actually. There are 4 software providers in online gambling that have developed above average quality product for the mobile market and these are as follows.
- MicroGaming – company that used to own over 70% market share back in the good, old days, when the US market was still open. While they have lost much of that fame, MG is still a large player in the industry. Their mobile software is really nice and does have have gems in it, including some very popular game titles.
- Net Entertainment – Swedish company that recently went to NASDAQ and became a publicly traded one. NetEnt have really grabbed a relatively large market share in the last couple of years and are currently dominating Scandinavian markets completely. That’s not much of a surprise seeing how the top 10 largest online slot jackpots have been won at slot machines developed by these ”guys”.
- PlayTech – similarly as it is with MicroGaming, PlayTech of today is nothing compared to what they were before UIGEA. Though, their products are still going strong in Scandinavian and central Europe markets. I personally think that they have some great products, especially mobile casino wise, with multiple licensed titles and games themed after popular movies, stories, books and comics.
- PartyGaming – this is a software development company owned by the worlds largest online gambling cooperation, which was born after merger of two giants, bWin and PartyGaming, now known as bwin.party. Since bWin used to work with various software providers and never really made anything of their own in the casino industry, they are now using Party’s software and offering all their games. I must say, the games are really extraordinary doesn’t share much with ones from MicroGaming or NetEnt.
All software providers above have developed multiple types of BlackJack, Baccarat, Roulette and other table games. The thing with these is that even though you will see different ergonomic and design concepts being applied, these wont really affect your experience by much if at all. Having that said, I think it’s a great idea to list only mobile slots in this section, as these really differ in terms of features, experience and several other aspects, so find my own favorite 5 mobile slots from the software developers you just learned about above.
Melon Madness – a progressive jackpot offering mobile slot developed by PartyGaming. It is linked to Party’s own progressive network known as ”The Big One” and usually is well into seven figures!
Thunderstruck 2 – likely the most popular mobile slot machine ever released by MicroGaming and one that offers most ways to trigger free spin features, four. The game itself is themed around Nordic mythology with Thor being emphasized as the main character. It also uses the 243 ways to win feature.
Magic Portals – a newly released slot by Net Entertainment offering a unique, unorthodox concept for claiming more wins through wild symbols. There are two squared portals on the reels and if two symbols of the same land on these portals, all matching symbols on the reels at time are turned into wilds. Some really generous wins can be claimed! Note that during free spins, there actually are 4 portals on the reels!
Starburst – there’s something about this game that makes players addicted to it, myself included. From the first glance it’s nothing special and apart from the fact that wins are formed both ways and expanding wilds, there really is nothing extraordinary in regards to it. Though, when you start to play, you realize how amazing experience it provides. Play it at all casino sites powered by Net Entertainment.
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