The late 20th century is herald to an age where multifunctional electronic devices can fit in one’s pocket. From the brick-sized cellular phones back then, we now have PDAs and smartphones that are basically scaled down computers with complexity comparable to your usual desktop. The world has come to embrace this new technological revolution, and every aspect of human society has extended their reaches through mobile computing.
The gambling industry never made itself a latecomer into the mobile computing trend. Mobile casinos, stemming from good old online casinos, have become popular mobile applications as of late. One can argue that the most popular game they all offer is no other than roulette. Having been a prevalent game of chance in online casinos, no person acquainted with online gambling will find it strange.
Mobile roulette is played just like one would the same game in the casinos. As always, it starts with the betting period, followed by the heart-stopping phase when the wheel is spun and the ball is dropped, ending with the ball stopping on the winning number, which is randomly generated by the computer in this case. How to win at roulette as played on a mobile platform is thus basically the same as how one would in Web and live casinos. The interface however comes off as something similar to that of online roulette clients – a composite of a computer-generated roulette wheel and a graphical betting board surrounded by menus and relevant numbers.
The biggest advantage of mobile roulette is that it can be played literally everywhere, hassle free. You don’t have to stay at home in front of your desktop PC or drag your laptop around looking for the perfect Wi-Fi spot. With mobile roulette, you can play anywhere without all that bulk and weight at any given time, provided that you have both the money and hours to spare. Just get a decent Internet plan for your mobile device, register to an online casino, then download the needed mobile roulette application where you can play the game.
That’s not to say that mobile casinos lack any disadvantage. For one, it can’t be played by people with defective eyesight. Mobile device screens aren’t very friendly to anyone without the much needed 20/20 vision, except maybe in the case of the tablet PC. Another is that not all mobile roulette applications are programmed on a universal platform. While some programmers are thoughtful enough to create versions of the software for different operating systems, others are programmed specifically for a single mobile platform and thus won’t work anywhere else. This makes looking for a good mobile roulette application that’s compatible with your device a rather tricky task, as you’ll have to consider what type of mobile device you own and want to play roulette in, the model of that particular device, and the mobile operating system.
Mobile roulette may have several disadvantages – for now – but it still does not change the fact that it totally revolutionized how roulette is played. Indeed, it is how we will all end up playing roulette in the future. Standard online roulette may be currently dominant in the gambling scene, but eventually, as mobile computing slowly climbs its infinite apex, its spot will surely be taken over by the mobile roulette game.