What is a ‘Tablet’?
A tablet is a handheld computer which is similar to a mobile phone, but larger. It features a large touch screen from which all operations are controlled. Tablets require a mobile connection for most applications to work, and they usually feature a camera with video call capabilities, rather than the ability to make voice calls. Tablets are often used to access online casino programs such as slot games and sports betting.
There are many different ways to access the internet these days – you don’t need a big desktop PC to check your emails or play your favourite games. Tablets are handheld computers which are designed to do most of the things a laptop can do, but in a more portable and user friendly format. The entire device is one big screen, which the player activates by touching rather than using buttons or a mouse. Tablets are designed to work best when connected to the internet, and they can run all the same mobile applications and services a smartphone can.
There are many different kinds of tablet available. Most are a flat screen, housed in a solid case, but some ‘hybrid’ tablets have a detachable keyboard for use like a regular laptop. There are lots of different sizes available, and many tablets include some form of camera for recording video, making video calls and taking photographs. The best known tablet is the Apple iPad, but there are lots of different brands on the market.
Online gambling services work well with tablets, especially video poker, electronic slot games and streamed poker tables. Players can access the service through a web browser or via the downloaded application, if one is available. After depositing to their account, they can use the tablet to place bets on their favourite games. Instead of clicking a button to bet or spin, players use the touch screen to drag and drop chips, to hit the spin button or to arrange their cards in their hand. Games can be played live for real money, using a secure and reliable internet connection plus a compatible handheld tablet.