August 20, 2012

HTML5 Figures Heavily into All Slots Casino’s New Mobile App

Eventually, no matter what particular function a user can think of, there will be, as the commercials implied, "an app for that.” That’s becoming perfectly obvious thanks to the new mobile app for iPhone (NewsAlert) and iPad alike from All Slots Casino, offering 11 different games, complete with HD graphics, in one handy package.

All Slots Casino’s new iOS app includes 11 different casino games, a mix of slot games and video poker games including the popular Tomb Raider slot machine, as well as Thunderstruck, Mermaid Millions, Jacks or Better video poker and European Blackjack. Hosted by the casino, the app can be accessed via the iPhone or iPad’s web browser, needing no download to start up.

The app is described as offering a "highly intuitive user experience," largely because it’s usable in a browser and just acts like a native application. The app offers access to paytables, settings and rules from a quickly-accessed touch screen environment, and new mobile players will get not only a five pound sterling bonus to try the games, they will also get a 100 percent match up to the first 200 pounds sterling made on their first deposit.

All Slots Casino’s David Brickman, vice president of player affairs, explained the motivation behind the recently-launched mobile app. "Mobile gaming is really taking off, and more players every month are discovering that they can play anywhere and everywhere with All Slots Casino’s mobile apps. This new application with its HD graphics makes the gaming experience on the iPhone or iPad more vibrant and exciting than ever."

Of course, when Brickman says "play anywhere and everywhere," he likely doesn’t mean anywhere. Several parts of United States law are seen as being against online gambling, with cases as recent as 2011 being brought against online poker companies, two of which were settled just over two weeks ago, though the cases were reportedly settled without the legal admission of guilt. Gray areas abound, however, and states are getting into the act with laws of their own.

So for those reading from nations where pounds sterling are accepted as currency, this may be a great idea for those wanting to engage in a bit of recreational gambling. But for those not under the pound sterling / Euro umbrella, engaging in something like this may not be, exactly, according to Hoyle, and should be checked out accordingly with local laws and statutes.

Where this is truly important, however, has nothing to do with laws, as it’s a terrific example of the steadily expanding use of HTML5 in developing applications. Some have projected that it may well replace the native app one day, and as the technology develops and more applications of it are seen and easily used–in most places, anyway — the gathering power of HTML5 will be readily apparent.

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