For gambling aficionados, the best possible way of life would be a life in Vegas. Sadly, this is not always possible - primarily thanks to jobs, which require one's presence in a particular place at a particular time.
With everything going mobile and online, it could not be long before the casino did the same. Sure enough, we now have online casinos that allow you to gamble away to your heart's satisfaction, without having to spend on airfare each time.
Online poker - even played with real money - has been around for a long time. With online casinos, mobile gambling has been taken to a whole new level. Now, you can play with cards, dice, the reel or slot machine - whatever tickles your fancy when you log in.
Some of the games available at the mobile casinos are:
o Table games: Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette
o Slot games
o Tomb Raider (slots)
o Scratch cards
o Royal Derby
o Bonus slots, progressive slots, 3-reel, 5-reel and 7-reel slots
Each game requires you to sign in to the casino's website, and to download the game software. Once downloaded, you can play the game as often as you want, just by launching the app and logging in. Any phone which has a basic Internet connection and web interface can use a mobile casino - you do not have to have an iPhone or an Android for that.
Mobile casinos can be accessed from anywhere - computer or even mobile phone - and will give you everything a casino would have provided ... except the alcohol. The user interfaces are clean and intuitive, payment can be transferred instantly and securely, and the software has been designed to Las Vegas standards.
Just like Vegas casinos, these mobile casinos also treat their regulars well. There are a lot of bonuses to be taken advantage of. Some mobile casinos offer a fixed sum to all new entrants, while others add a certain percentage to the first few deposits made. The casinos may also offer bonuses in the form of extra deposits on certain days of the week, month or on holidays.
These casinos are completely wireless, especially after the proliferation of wireless Internet connectivity. Whether you sit at the beach sipping beer and cocktails, lie in bed on a sick day or grab a coffee at Starbucks, you can make wagers just by pressing a few buttons on your cellphone. No matter where you are in the world, you can take advantage of this.
Money transfers are handled by a variety of safe and secure online services. VISA and MasterCard are the most predominant among these, while Neteller, Ukash, Click2Pay and certain debit cards are also accepted.
All said and done, however, there is one catch. Mobile casinos are unlucky to satisfy a seasoned gambler's craving for the hustling, bustling atmosphere in the casino. If you want the seductive women, the hard drinks and the table surface as well as the bet, you will have to make a visit to the casino. Gambling in itself, though, has successfully transcended Vegas.