What's happening at UK's mobile gambling sites in this year? New casinos like Vera & John have made a grand entry this year, and the number of new slots being rolled out has been exponential. Then, there have been news of regular mobile slots going HD; bigger bonuses; and of course new football-themed promotions for you to enjoy this summer — 2014 has been a terrific year for mobile slots. It's a perfect time to analyse the first six months of the year, and also look forward to the next six months spinning new slots and bonuses!
Vera & John are one of the best new casinos in 2014. With over 500 games available on their online site (and approx. 150 games on mobile), Vera & John's popularity has risen by leaps and bounds after it's much-awaited launch this year. They've managed to source games from five big game-makers: Net Entertainment (Net Ent), Betsoft, IGT, Play'n GO and NextGen.
Apart from this, we haven't yet seen another big 2014 casino making a huge mark among UK players. It could be that the 2014 mobile gambling market is too competitive for new starters because the number of new games being launched by the existing casinos is enormously daunting!
The Impact of Multiple Game Suppliers
Having multiple game suppliers on-board is one trend that started in 2013 (Guts Casino in April, closely followed by Thrills and Leo Vegas around December 2013). Vera & John is following suit. These casinos supply differently themed games from top multiple software providers, which is why you have over 400 fantastic games to choose from! Smaller monogamous casinos might consider this as a bad move, because you'd need to maintain cordial relations with several industry partners (which definitely calls for more initial investment and human resources BTW). We're in two minds on this one.
Question for players: What do you think? Would you rather play on a humble site with trustworthy good games, or you want to be able to choose games according to your mood of the day? Let us know in the comments.
New slot games have been rolled out on almost all our known UK casinos. mFortune released the spooky Which Witch slot; PocketFruity is beaming with the Irish-themed slot Super Shamrock Saga; and Dazzle Casino apparently have 18 new games on its site. Net Ent products, Gonzo's Quest and Starburst are promoted on the banners of most casino operators like Karamba Mobile and Vera & John.
On a side note, Net Ent has been the best game maker of the year so far, dishing out one fab slot after the other. Check out Mega Fortune Dreams Touch, Lights Touch, and Aliens video slots by this software provider.
New Bonuses & Promotions
In our 2013 article, we were really hoping for some big bonuses and promotions at mobile casinos — our wishes have been more than granted! The last time around we hoped that “Every single site should be offering second and third deposit bonuses, and it would also be nice if they started to offer all players extra spins on any new games they release” — this is finally happening to some extent.
Red Flush mobile casino and Spin Palace offer 1 grand each over the first three deposits, and Platinum Play offers free bets to any new user! Leo Vegas offers no-deposit 20 extra spins on the day you register, and 20 spins each day for 9 days after you make your first deposit ie. 200 extra spins! Not bad at all, peeps! The extra spins come with an expiry time of 24 hours though. Check out this bonus here.
Football-themed promotions & games
Football-themed games and promotions are being released in huge numbers this summer. We're not going to list all the promotions here because you'll actually find one on every other UK mobile casino! Probability casinos are doing the biggest promotions though, in the name of Rio Cash and Prize Carnival. It's probably a bit late now, but the ones who deposit (over 4 quids per day) for at least 4 days of every week of the carnival might be in for a mighty prize! Check out the deets on Droid Slots.
Go Wild casino has launched the “Football Star” slot. You could end up rubbing shoulders with real football stars in the Rio 2014 World Cup, so go check out the slot today. Personally, we'd enjoy the slot on a desktop though.
- Except the massive impact of Vera & John Casino, 2014 doesn't really seem like a favourable year for the newbies — but we have to wait six more months to conclude like that!
- However, mobile gamblers have really seen the best of game suppliers and casino operators in this period. Several slot games like Which Witch, Aliens, Lights, Mega Fortune Touch, Super Shamrock Saga, etc. have made their presence felt in the past six months.
- FIFA World Cup 2014 fever has entered the mobile gambling world in the form of football-themed slot games, promotions, and bonuses.
We think you want to forget about the hay and Break Da Bank Again while the sun shines this summer!