Statistics have shown that the average mobile users spends 43% of their time playing games. 66% of people use their mobile phones for gaming.
So it only makes sense that casinos are developing and launching mobilized versions of their software. They’d risk missing out on new customers, and potentially thousands of dollars, otherwise.
But I’m sure none of that statistic stuff interests you. You’re probably reading this page now wanting to know where you can play blackjack on your particular phone or tablet. Well, good news for you; that’s the question I aim to answer, amongst many others.
What you’ll find on this page is a list of compatible devices. Each of these devices will have a link to a complete page that covers everything you’d want to know about playing blackjack on it, including where to play and how to install the app. Further down the page is a work-in-progress mobile FAQ section.
Compatible Mobile Devices with Real Money Blackjack Apps
Believe it or not, blackjack apps for iOS aren’t nearly as common as Android apps are. From what I understand this is due to stricter marketplace guidelines, as well as difficulty converting the software into something compatible with the iOS platform since they don’t support Flash. But you’ll still have (way) more options for where to play than Blackberry or Windows users. Click here to find out what those are.
Based on my research I’ve found that more casinos are compatible with Android phones and tablets than any other device. My guess is that it’s because they’re easier to develop for. It’s possible that there are more Android gamblers, too. So if you have an Android device you’re in luck. Check out this page to learn more about where to play blackjack, how to get started and the pros/cons.
A couple of things worth noting:
1) There are few mobile options for US players, regardless of the type of phone or tablet they have. Most US casinos haven’t bothered with an app. One of the only ones worth noting that has is Bovada.
2) I wouldn’t get too discouraged if you’re on a Blackberry or Windows. Mobile is growing every day, as is the gambling industry. So it’s possible that in the future more apps are developed and launched for other devices.
Mobile Blackjack FAQs
We receive a lot of questions about playing mobile blackjack and casino games. Instead of answering each questions individually and repeating ourselves, we thought that it would be helpful to post the questions and our answers here for everyone to benefit from.
Can You Play Mobile Blackjack for Real Money?
Absolutely. In fact, you can play for both real and play money.
To play for real money you’ll need to be signed up to a casino that lets players from your region play for real. You’ll then need to make a deposit, which you can do from your desktop and (usually) your mobile phone. But each casino is different.
Once your account is funded you’ll be able to choose a game, play and win.
Is Mobile Blackjack Safe?
Yes. Casinos encrypt the information so that no one can steal your information.
Furthermore, many casinos, poker rooms and sportsbooks won’t even let you save your login information to your phone to prevent theft. And others require you to make a deposit from your desktop and/or to a separate (mobile optimized) site.
Part of the theft prevention will fall on your shoulders, though. You’ll want to have a lock on your phone with a strong password. You should play on a secured internet connection, too.
What Kinds of Blackjack Games Can You Play?
I haven’t checked out every single casino out there. But based on what I’ve seen there is a good variety of blackjack games to choose from. I’ve seen classic blackjack, live dealer blackjack (for iPad) and European blackjack. It just depends on the casino. It also depends on your phone. I’ve seen one set of games available for iOS and an entirely different set of games for Android (from the same casino). So you might have to do a little looking around to find the right combination of casino / device / blackjack games.
How Do I Get Started?
Getting started is simple.
I suggest visiting the casino from your mobile device. What will happen is that they’ll redirect you to their mobile page, to their app or to the app store. You’ll then be prompted to download the casino app, or in most cases, download the app of the specific game you want to play.
In some cases, particularly if you’re on your desktop, you’ll be presented with a form. On this form you’ll be asked for your number, type of device and location. Once you hit submit the casino will send you the download or app. Then login, deposit if you need to and then play.