Android apps and mobile gaming

Gaming on mobiles is starting to become the preferred choice when it comes to online casinos. The convenience brought on by having the ability to play anywhere you are, as long as you have an internet connection, is hardly matched.

For that reason, the industry has started to navigate towards improving the mobile experience. We’re seeing mobile bonuses, mobile apps and casinos optimized across all screens.

The gaming community is mainly split between iOS or Android, but most casinos would rather optimize their website itself, rather than create multiple standalone apps.

We’ll single out a few apps from casinos and sportsbook that went the extra mile, and created a unique Android experience through a standalone app that can be enjoyed at any time.

We assume that most of you wouldn’t want to wait 20 seconds to be able to place your bet or find your favorite game with ease, which is why our primary criteria for selecting is performance, followed by ease of use and accessibility. Aesthetics are also a consideration, albeit a slight one. A bad-looking app that performs well is better than one drenched in a myriad of colors and flashing effects that will make your phone burn your hands.

Without further ado, take a look at some of the finest the industry has to offer.

Paddy Power Sports Betting Android App

Paddy Power have done their utmost to cater to mobile gamers. They have an abundance of platform-specific apps, Android included.

Their sports betting app offers every convenience you can think of. It’s all arranged in a concise manner, so that forming your bet slip will be a two-minute job at most.

At the top of the screen, you’ll find various sports categories to choose from. Opening up the sidebar to the left, you have a handful a quick links leading to promos, favorites, settings and more of the like.

The middle of the screen is where the matches are listed, alongside their corresponding odds. Your bet slip will pop up on the very top of the screen as soon as you select your betting markets.

Overall, Paddy Power offer a streamlined, lag-free experience that works great even on low end phones.

32Red Casino Android App

32Red’s website is already optimized for Android, but if you’d like a more accessible experience you should download their standalone app. As soon as you visit their site, you’ll find a banner at the top with a download link.

With all the mess the 32Red’s desktop site is known for, it’s surprising to know the Android app was made by the same people. Overall, it offers a much more enjoyable experience for mobile users.

As soon as you enter, you’ll be met with a clean interface displaying all the games in the middle. At the top, you can choose between Table Games, Progressives, Video Pokers, Slots and New Games. There’s an excellent selection of games to choose from, including some of Microgaming’s finest.

Needless to say, with all that clutter removed, you will be in for a very smooth and a responsive experience. The sidebar to the left offers standard user options such as deposit/withdraw, bonuses, settings and a help center where you can request support.

Betway Casino and Sports Betting Android App

Betway is often praised for its gorgeous website design that is not only a treat for the eyes, but extremely functional to boot.

The same trend carries over when it comes to Android gamers. The best part of their app is that it integrates both sports betting, casino play and live casino into one, meaning you can seamlessly switch between them at any time.

On the sports betting page, you’ll find your games in the center as per usual. The sidebar to the left allows you to switch between various sports. You may also check promotions or request help. The bet slip is neatly situated on the bottom right of the app. You can even use live chat, albeit you will be taken to the web browser version for that functionality.

On the casino side of things, it’s more of the same – performance, ease of access and eye-candy. You’ll find a solid selection of Table Games, Slots, Progressives and Video Poker by Microgaming. The games require landscape mode to work, but they work like a charm.

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