Top 10 new user Q&A for online and mobile casino software.
Most of us use software on a daily basis, whether it’s for work, video gaming, social gaming apps, or simply printing out coupons for your next trip to the grocery store. Today’s technological age runs on software. Most of us aren’t really aware of how it works, nor do we really care—so long as it does work!
When it comes to software that incorporates monetary transfers, that’s different. For peace of mind, we generally want to know a little about what’s going on.
Online and Mobile Casino Software
If you intend to play real money casino games online, you might have a few questions about it. The following is a top 10 list of the most common question relating to online casino software for Windows, Mac and mobile operating systems.
#1 Do I Have To Download Anything?
This is the number one question by new players. Years ago, downloads were common, but today, there’s no download required to play real money casino games. Every major operator has transitioned to the latest HTML5 technology. So whether you’re using a Windows or Mac computer, or an Android or iOS powered mobile smartphone or tablet, all games can be played directly in a browser.
#2 What If I Prefer to Download the Casino Games?
This is usually an option, too, and some players do prefer it. Downloading the casino client on a desktop will give you access to the complete variety of games (including the older ones), whereas in-browser players tend to be a bit more limited to old favorites and recent additions.
Almost every operator provides a download for Windows users. Mac clients aren’t quite as common, so you’ll want to check with the online casino to be sure. Mobile users will always find an app for Android and iOS, usually for Windows Phone, and sometimes even for Blackberry. Check the casino website to be certain.
#3 Can I Play on Different Computers/Mobile Devices?
Yes. Since there’s no download required to play, you can access your online casino account from any desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Even if you download the software on one computer, you can access the in-browser games from another device. Just use the same login info.
#4 What Are the System Requirements?
You’re showing your age if you ask this question! System requirements aren’t a big deal anymore, especially if you play in-browser. Any computer built in the last few years will get the job done, and if it’s running slow, simply lower the graphic quality. Chances are, your internet connection speed will have more to do with your load time than anything else.
#5 How Do I Use the Software?
Today’s online casino software is intuitive and user-friendly. Navigation is more common sense than anything, but there are always instructions to guide you along. Look for a Help or ? button for advice, or click the Live Chat option for immediate assistance.
#6 How Do I Find the Games I Want to Play?
Most casino software manufacturers have hundreds of games in their portfolio. Therefore the games menu will be subdivided into multiple sections. Slots are the most common, so if you choose slot machines, you’ll often see another menu list for 3 reels slots, video slots, progressive slots, etc. The best online casino software companies will provide a search input, and filter options, for convenience.
#7 Can I Switch from Real Money to Practice Play?
Yes, and vice versa. You can usually switch between cash/free play when logging in, when choosing a game, and again within the game. Play-money games are generally labeled ‘Fun‘, ‘Practice‘ or ‘Demo‘.
#8 I Bet too Much. Can I Change my Wager?
So long as you haven’t actually placed the bet yet, yes, you can always change the wager. On slot machines, click the -/+ buttons next to coin and line to change your bets size. For table games, press on the chip amount you want, then click the betting area on the table. Choose clear bet to remove all bets and start over.
#9 What’s the Best Online Casino Software?
These days, all of the major brands offer a great platform. Microgaming, NetEnt and Playtech are all top of the line, offering the largest game variety with a fairly similar experience. If you prefer live casino games, there’s none better than Evolution Gaming.
#10 How Does Live Casino Software Work?
Imagine the perfect meld of land-based and online gambling. Real dealers. Real players. A real table and cards. Live dealer games allow you to visit and play at an actual casino, or casino studio, via live streaming web cam. Due to the high-tech video and audio, you’ll want a well equipped computer or high-end smartphone/tablet to run the online or mobile casino software.