Why are mobile slots not as advanced as online slots?


So you’ve noticed that online slots are slightly more advanced than mobile slots.

You go online and play your favourite video slots. The graphics jump from the screen, the special features dance, the icons move when you win… then you play on the exact same video slot on your mobile and you notice that some of those details are missing. The games bonus features have no videos. The reels don’t move as fluidly perhaps.

GEEK ALERT: Most of the casino slots and games you play online use a type of coding called ‘Flash’. Mobile slots and games are coded in HTML5.

The main reason why is that iPad and iPhones are not compatible with Flash based games. But all devices everywhere love HTML5.

Now HTML5 is fairly new language which is still evolving and increasing in complexity. Flash has been around for a while longer and so by default can do more complex graphics and animations.

So yes, that means that some of the tablet and phone casino games may lack a little refinement. But in the long run we truly believe that the games are only going to keep getting better and better. Look at the likes of Magic Portals, Foxin Wins or Iron Man 2. You couldn’t tell the difference between the online slot and the mobile slot if you tried (apart from it’s slightly smaller).

You really only have to see in some of the latest slot releases, where the game play is as enjoyable on your tablet or mobile phone as it is on your desktop, to be convinced. Sure not all sizzle and pop as you might be use to, but these are now becoming the exception rather than the rule.

HTML5 slots and games

The differences are getting smaller between the desktop slots and mobile ones. As time goes on the top software providers are producing higher quality mobile games as they see a big trend in players choosing to use their phone or tablet more and more to gamble online.

With that in mind, they have made sure that their big progressive jackpot slots like NetEnt’s Mega Fortune and Microgaming’s Mega Moolah are also available to play. The cynics out there might be thinking you can’t win the jackpot on these from your mobile. But you’d be wrong. Read our big winner stories where many have won big doing every day things.

We predict that more and more people will find the ease of use, quick game play and great experience of playing mobile slots on the go appealing. Making the providers sit up and pay attention to release their new slots on mobile at the same time as the online slots. Benefitting everyone who likes a bit of a gamble.


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