Many people, particularly in the UK, think that the Apple iPad is a device that will take online gambling to an entirely new level. Here are some of the reasons why.
For one thing, though touch screen PCs have been around in various guises for several years now, Apple has turned the technology into something that people can’t seem to get enough of sa gaming. That’s because they know a lot about user interfaces and have made the iPad interface a joy to use compared to Windows tablets that used hunt and peck type styluses.
Yes, iPads are expensive, but that hasn’t stopped them from selling rapidly. It only took 28 days for Apple to sell a million of them. That’s twice as fast as the first iPhone sold. The iPhone 4.0 operating system is set for November 2010 release for the iPad, and when that happens, the iPad will probably become more popular as a replacement for a netbook, TV, or game console for a lot of people.
While there is little doubt that the iPad’s top-of-the-line graphics and great user interface are perfect for gaming, there is the question of whether there will be sites and services available to allow customers to use their iPad to interact with online casinos.
Apple itself is going to stay away from anything but simulated gambling apps as long as the US internet gambling ban is officially in place. While there are plenty of workarounds for US gamers to play internet casino games, any apps for the iPad for that purpose are going to come from the casinos themselves rather than Apple, and that is a safe bet for the foreseeable future.
In May, UK gambling site Betfair started offering a downloadable internet gambling app from the iPhone App store that is available to customers in Ireland and the UK. It uses GPS to make sure that bets are only placed from the UK and Ireland, and it will not function elsewhere. All major UK sportsbooks have launched iPhone apps because of the huge customer base for these devices, and the same is likely to be true for the iPad. Sites such as PartyPoker, Full Tilt, PokerStars, and Bodog are already Mac-friendly, and are likely to step up their support for the iPad in the near future.
Why are users likely to flock to online casinos with their iPads? Partly because the devices are so comfortable to use. They have a 9.7-inch LED backlit display and weighs just a pound and a half. The fact that they work in landscape or portrait mode makes them that much more convenient, and the 10 hour battery life doesn’t hurt. They also have the fastest wireless protocol available. The graphics capabilities can handle sophisticated games, so slots and poker look great on the device. In fact, some online gambling sites have made apps that put four poker tables on the iPad at a time.
Gambling in casinos can give you a thrilling experience, but did you know that online gambling sites can also be as fun? There are actually a number of reasons to choose online gambling casinos instead.
For one, you can play whenever you want to. You do not need to dress up, get out and interact with people. You simply waste no time and jump straight into the game of your choice. There are actually two types of online gambling sites, one which is free and does not require you to pay a single cent (of course, except for your electric bills), and the other would be real money online casino games which would require players to pay a deposit upon registration, and the winnings will go to them if they win. Regardless of the type, there are different levels of experience available, ranging from amateur to professional. This allows a player to either pick up on experience or to display their abilities.
Another reason to play online is because you are in control of your environment. In real casinos, there would be music, people chattering, and you would be able to hear games from other ongoing games on other tables. These can be extremely distracting and might affect your concentration in playing. Online casinos, on the other hand, only focus on the table you are playing at. It is as though you are playing in a place only made for this round of game. But if you do not like sounds at all, you can just mute it.
Other than that, it can serve as a place to start off at before going to the real casino to gamble. Online casinos have the same rules and regulations with the games, and only carry minor differences. As this is the case, one can practice as much as they want online before facing the real thing with confidence. This way, you do not face as much embarrassment the first time if you are new in the game. All in all, online gambling casinos make a great place to gain gambling experiences