What is a ‘Smartphone’?
Smartphone or smartphone gambling refers to the practice of placing bets or playing online casino games on your smartphone. Today, many betting casinos and betting shops have bespoke apps that allow you to play poker or roulette or even bet on a football match. Some operators companies have stated that at least half of their revenue comes from their mobile apps when combined with online casino. Thanks to its convenience, smartphone gambling is on the rise, with more casinos taking a serious look at what having a dedicated app could do for them.
Smartphone technology allows users to access their online account from their phone. If, for example, they download a dedicated casino app, they will instantly have access to some of their favourite table games and slots, allowing them to enjoy casino games on the go.
Some gamblers even prefer smartphone gambling when compared to land-based casinos because it allows them to better control the amount of money they spend. With casinos, there is often an entrance fee, the cash machine within the casino may also charge a fee. Additionally, there are costs if a gambler wants to pay for food, all of which means that by the time they come to place their first bet, they have already spent a fair amount. With smartphone gambling, however, players only pay for their bets and can clearly see where their money is going. If a gambler is feeding cash into a slot machine, it may be easy for them to lose track of what they are spending, with a smartphone, they know exactly how much money is in their account at all times.
Smartphone gambling has mainly become popular with more amateur players, those who enjoy placing the occasional bet or playing a table game now and then. A smartphone allows them to brush up on their skills outside of the pressurised environment of a casino. It’s also especially convenient for punters who like to place a sports bet; with many dedicated apps offering features such as in-play betting, gamblers can access exciting features such as ‘cashing out‘ if a game is going their way but they don’t want to risk waiting for full time in case they lose their stake.