Windows takes a gamble
As long as your Windows phone has a reasonable processor, a decent screen display and can connect to the Internet, you should not feel alienated from your mates who brag about their ability to play Pokies on their Android or Apple smartphone.
Even if you have a brand of phone other than Windows, you may have Windows as an operating system and even this will not limit your access to mobile casino games.
Your Windows phone can delight you with gambling either by downloading apps on your phone or playing “on the Internet”, the latter giving you access to the majority of games. Typical Windows games available include Roulette, Scratch Cards, Poker, Slots, and Blackjack. The applications that bring Pokies to your mobile device are accessible on casino websites and range from traditional three reels to the latest seven reel games with advanced graphics and bonus games.
Casinos in the Cloud
When you play on the Internet, it happens inside a Windows bowser installed on your phone, accessing the application on some remote server in the “cloud”.
These remote servers run and operate a variety of on-line mobile casinos, some designed specifically for Australians. Games are written with gaming software provided by vendors such as Microgaming, RTG, Cryptologic, Evolution Gaming and NetEnt.
Microgaming powers a number of Australian casino sites, including Red Flush, Spin Palace, 7 Sultans Casino, Jackpot City, Casino-Mate, Lucky Nugget Casino, Gaming Club, Platinum Play, Royal Vegas Mobile Casino, Roxy Palace, Crazy Vegas and Ruby Fortune Casino.
Mobile casinos such as All Slots Casino, Slotland and Jackpot City Casino automatically present you with a page that fits your Windows device, and present your gaming options from there. The way these on-line casinos are organised shows that they acknowledge the fact that players have different devices.
Closer inspection of their websites also shows that almost all casino games can be played on almost any device. Specifically, most downloadable Windows mobile casino games are designed to operate on most mobile operating systems, so players who swap their Windows phone for an Android or iPhone can continue enjoying the same game on their new phone.
Still, it is always good to find that games are presented with your specific device in mind and that is what these mobile casinos do well.
Choose your game
Casinowindowsphone presents “Window-specific” real-money games such as Windows Phone Slots, Roulette, Blackjack and other games that “will work on the specialised online casino for Windows Phone sites”.
One should not be misled into thinking these games are uniquely designed for Windows phones – they will very likely work on other devices such as Android and iPhone.
The casino.com website presents some useful guides that include general tips and the difference between download and no-download games. They also divide games between money paying and “free”.
Free games are played without spending a single cent, which can be useful if you need some practice or if you want to get to know a game before you open your wallet.
There is a plethora of casino games available across Android, Apple and other platforms.
If Windows wants to compete in order to take the lead, it will be a huge gamble that Microsoft will probably never take. Meanwhile, your Windows phone will continue to bring the gamble to you, wherever you are.