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Mobile solutions for casino games

Casino gambling on desktops and laptops has been around for almost two decades. But I am seeing that gambling on mobile devices is an activity that has really taken off in the last few years. I have played some casino games on the older mobile phones also. These apps were standalone games that could be played for fun. The mobile casino apps I am writing about now are completely different.

HTML 5 - compatibility across all platforms

Today almost everybody has a smartphone from Apple, Android or Windows. These high quality handsets have allowed software providers to online casinos to develop their products so that they work on mobile devices. In fact due to Apple not supporting Flash-technology on their devices while still controlling a huge chunk of the mobile device market, the casino software companies had to discover completely new solutions for conquering the mobile market. This is where HTML 5 came in. HTML 5 allows presenting browser-based rich, high interactivity multimedia content without the need for additional plugins or page refresh - a perfect solution for cross-platform gaming experience. You can read more about HTML 5 here.

The modern mobile casinos are not single games, but entire portfolios consisting of slot machines, blackjack, roulette, poker and video poker. Most of them also allow players to transfer money to and from their mobile casino accounts using their mobile phones. The quality of the games is as good as on the computer. The graphics are sharp and the animations take place smoothly and in real time. Administering of bonuses, contacting customer support and other functions can often also be carried out by using these mobile web apps. This whole package will allow you to connect with your mobile casinos while commuting to work, waiting for an appointment or whenever you have a few minutes free.

Leading online casino game developers dominate mobile aswell

I would like to highlight certain points that you should keep in mind for mobile casino gaming. The software is the heart and soul the gambling activity. You should select a mobile casino app that is developed by a reputed software provider. Almost all leading software providers to online casinos now offer mobile gambling. I find Microgaming as one of the best. Microgaming has been a leader in online casino software and has also pioneered mobile gambling software with their Quickfire platform. It has converted many of its popular online casino slots titles for mobile gaming. A selection of these can be viewed here. I recommend Football Star, particularly to soccer fans because of the FIFA World Cup. The Microgaming mobile casino also includes some very large paying progressive jackpot slots such as Mega Moolah, which pays out in millions. The mobile poker app will allow you to play cash games and tournaments from your handsets. Blackjack and roulette also have a large player base. If you have a smartphone you can navigate by the swipe and tap mechanism offered.

Today you have a wide choice of software providers for mobile gaming apps. Another recommended name is Net Entertainment. Its mobile app is known as NetEnt Touch. Its mobile titles include Starburst, Jackhammer and the immensely popular Mega Fortune. Playtech and BetSoft are other software providers you could consider.

Ultimately you would have to choose specific mobile casinos at which to wager. Most casinos offer games from multiple software providers. LeoVegas is an excellent choice and it was also chosen as the mobile casino of 2013 by several websites, such as internetcasinot.com. New players signing up for the first time can claim attractive bonuses and free spins. Another mobile casino you may want to consider is Guts, you can find a review in finnish here. This mobile casino is also fully licensed and absolutely safe for gaming. So go ahead and take the plunge. You will not regret it.

Card Trader – Windows Phone

Capture, organize and trade your cards with your friend's. Select a card, go to the trade and tap your phone near to your friend's phone. See what your friend are offering and accept a trade or not.

Application supports card capturing, sorting and organizing (you need to buy a full version to get organize feature working). Yep - you can use this application to store your favourite cards, if you don't want to trade them.

You can test and buy the application from the Windows Phone Marketplace - Card Trader

Note!
* NFC is required
* Traded card will be deleted from you phone

Edit (Nov 18th):
* I will send this application to Nokia Create Contests and App Awards 2014
* This app will include following localisation: FI, EN, SPA, GER, IT and hopefully (SK, CZ and POL)

QTile 2 is now available in Nokia OVI Store

QTile 2 is addictive unique puzzle (Flash Lite based) game where you first have white base tiles which you can move around (using mobile phones arrow keys) and rotate (using mobile phones select key). There will be smaller colored tiles moving to game area and you have to catch and join them to base tiles. Collect four tiles with same color together like base tile to get points and this collected qTile will be removed. You can submit your best scores to global highscore list!

This is a new version of QTile game which I published to Playyoo Game contest at Jan, 2008. This new version supports Nokia Series 60 phones which has 320x240 or 240x320 screens and Flash Lite 2.0 or newer Player. There are also new features in game like: speed mode, reverse keyboard, randomized block colors, "jackpot"-tile, which can remove all your collected tiles and so on... and now there are excellent graphics made by Vivek! (Thanks!)

Can you beat my highscore?

Download: Ovi Store - QTile 2.
(If you see “item unavailable” after following this link, go to the Ovi Store homepage, change the default device to “Any Mobile Device” in the main section of the homepage, and click your browser’s BACK button - this is something the Ovi Store web team are working to fix.)