October 4, 2020

A Beginner's Guide to Types of Mobile Casino Games

Emily Patel
Written byEmily PatelWriter
Researched byAmara NwosuResearcher
Localised byLeticia "Letty" SantosLocaliser

The world of online casino games and mobile gambling can be an overwhelming one for new beginners. There are a lot of different types of games and even more titles within these categories. Variations to well-known games and a plethora of different designs and themes can be confusing.
This article will take you through some of the main casino games and mobile gambling games you can expect to find. Details on what exactly each type of game entails and examples of games that fall into the categories are provided. Not all mobile casinos will feature these games but the vast majority will have at least some games in each category.

A Beginner's Guide to Types of Mobile Casino Games

Video Slot Games

Slot games are among the most popular online casino game. They are often mobile optimized and are easy to play on the go provided you have a stable internet connection.

Slots work by spinning several reels with the aim of matching a set of symbols across a payline. Depending on the game you are playing, there are varying amounts of paylines, reels, and symbols. Some games allow you to adjust these features.

These games have advanced a lot in recent years with a lot of variation between games. There are a lot of different designs and themes, some of which are connected to popular media and brands.
Volatility (the difference between win sizes) and RTP (return to player) are advertised with each game so you can pick one suited to you. There are tonnes of other features such as bonus rounds, free spins, and progressive jackpots.

Winnings can vary hugely between games so there really is something for everyone. They are among the easiest games to start with if you are new to online casino games. Free play mode is a good starting point if you want to get to grips with them without wagering any real money or making a deposit.

Table Games

These are the archetypal casino game with the green felt. Table games include roulette, blackjack, baccarat, poker, and craps. These games are adapted for mobile play but come with largely the same rules you would expect in a land-based casino.

A lot of different versions of popular land-based casino table games appear in this category. These include European roulette, French roulette, European blackjack, American blackjack, and Texas hold’em poker.

Table games are mobile-optimized for easy play and a clean interface. Placing bets is often simpler than it is in real life, with buttons for double stakes, auto-raising and repeat bets. 

Not all mobile casinos have the same selection of available games. The most popular, such as the games named above are likely to be available on most platforms but less obvious games are not.

Other Games

These games will come under different names depending on the website. Sometimes known as novelty games, they include bingo, scratchcards, lotto games, keno, and video poker. There are a wide variety of games that fall under this category will very different themes and rules.

Not all of the previously mentioned games will be available at every mobile casino but you will usually find at least one or two of them.

Live Casino Games

Not all mobile casinos offer live casino games but they are preferred by many. These games are largely the same as table games but with a live dealer. It creates a sense of immersion that you wouldn’t otherwise get in a regular table game.

This is an increasingly popular type of online casino game and has a big draw for many fans of online and mobile gambling.

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Amara Nwosu
Amara Nwosu

With roots in the vibrant city of Lagos, Amara Nwosu is MobileCasinoRank's premier researcher. Melding rigorous analysis with an intuitive grasp of the mobile gaming sphere, Amara unravels the intricacies of the casino landscape for readers worldwide.

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