The smartphone market is big business, and it is only getting bigger. The daddy of that market for many is the Apple iPhone, and in the United States alone this smartphone accounts for 1 out of every 4 smartphones. Worldwide, Apple’s sales are trumped by Samsung, who have a much wider selection than Apple, but there are many — us included — that believe Apple have the best product. An online public debate on debate.org gave Apple the edge, whilst many top critics and review sites have also crowned the iPhone king.
In this article we will concentrate on those iPhone fans, and on the best pokies available to them, focusing on Australia — where there are over 30 million smartphones, with the iPhone leading the way — and New Zealand.
Online Casinos for iPhone
Platinum Play has an impressive iPhone and iPad app, and one that is also available on Android. In fact, on both the Apple and the Google Play stores this app is very highly rated and widely recommended. It is available in a number of languages and a quick look at the app page will tell you that it is regularly updated and fixed, with many bugs ironed out as soon as they appear. The new games on the website are added to the mobile app a few days later, and there are also mobile-only games, designed with a smaller layout and a touchscreen in mind.
Royal Vegas Casino can also be played on your iPhone. This is one of our favourite casinos and one that we like to play on everything, from Mac to iPad and iPhone. Royal Vegas can cater for all and thanks to the Microgaming software they use there is a never ending list of well-made and generous pokies for you to enjoy, including Jurassic Park, Girls with Guns, Battlestar Galactica and many more. You can even play your favorite TV shows or computer games, with everything from The Osbornes, based on the reality show of the same name, to Tomb Raider II, based on the game of the same name.
Royal Vegas Casino also has some of the best promotions around, offering not only a three-stage deposit bonus, but also a stack of free bets that you can use on their many pokies, table games and more.
These two sites use the Microgaming software, which is one of the best casino applications out there. EuroPalace also see Microgaming and it also has an iPhone app available iPhone 6 plus home button not working for mobile gamers. EuroPalace is a very solid site with some generous promotions and a loyalty scheme that is matched by Royal Vegas and Platinum Play, but it doesn’t quite stack up in other areas when compared to Royal Vegas. It is definitely worth a play though and if you’re an online casino nomad, moving around and never staying with one brand, EuroPalace should definitely be one of your stops.
If you don’t have much money to risk and still want to enjoy the thrill of slot machines, then there are plenty of pokies that you can download from the App Store. You can also just stick with the casinos mentioned above, as all of these have “free play” features where players can play risk-free before taking the next step and depositing some of their cash. All of the three casinos mentioned are great options for this as they all use Microgaming, but Royal Vegas is probably your best bet.
As far as the App Store goes there is a trend for cheap and nasty games and apps lately, and there are a lot of those in this category, but there are also plenty of really good ones. The biggest game in this genre, and one of the best as well, is simply called Slot Machine and was created by Apostek Software. This game takes all of the classic features from slot machines and throws in some of its own, including multipliers, power-ups and more. The game is available as a free download and has a decent overall rating from over 11.000 players. The same developers have a range of other slot machine games, including a Christmas themed one, and not only is the quality of these consistent, but they are all free.
For something a little different, the Born to be Rich Slot Machine combines the excitement of a slot machine with a host of different themes. Created by Smash Atom Games, this is also available for the iPad and everything from the HD graphics to the varied music is well thought-out. It even has a multiplayer feature.
Xtreme Slots by Meme is another free game that is worth your time, and one that works on iPad and iPhone.