Sky Vegas Mobile is the all new HTML5 based casino from Sky Vegas
. Currently this new platform is limited to iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) but they plan to launch an Android version in early 2013. Android users and owners of other mobile platforms can still access Sky Vegas' mobile games via the existing mobile portal.
What is HTML5?
HTML5 is the latest generation of HTML, the markup language that Tim Berners Lee dreamt up many moons ago at CERN, which is what every webpage is made of. Most online casinos use either a Windows program that you download and install or are Flash Player based which means it runs in a little widget embedded in the HTML page. Both of these methods present their owns benefits and drawbacks. Download and install programs are generally faster and more responsive but can be off putting to new players because of their lack of 'sign-up and play' accessibility. Flash Player based games are more casual than their download counterparts.
So where does HTML5 fit in? Firstly iOS does not support Windows programs or Flash Player so neither of the traditional solutions work on iPad. Apps are the iOS equivalent of Windows programs and when done well HTML5 can be the equivalent of Flash Player based games. Sky Vegas already offer some App based games on their existing mobile portal. However the use of HTML5 means Sky Vegas Mobile can offer the same rich interactive casino games on the iPad/iPhone that Sky Vegas are known for on the desktop with the crucial 'pick-up and play' accessibility
that is so vital for something as portable as a tablet or mobile phone.
The variety games on offer at Sky Vegas Mobile are somewhat 'streamlined' compared to the frankly obscene quantity of games offered on the desktop. This is not necessarily a bad thing because if you want a quick fix on the iPad you don't want to spend your whole time deciding what to play! There's classics like Vegas Blackjack
and Live Roulette
plus TV stalwart Deal or No Deal
, seasonal favourite X Factor: Steps to Stardom
and even a cheeky Viz
game. There's a Bruce Lee game in the wings too.
What's the deal?
Sky Vegas Mobile offers the same generous welcome bonus as normal Sky Vegas. This has changed slightly. There's stills the great £10 Free / No Deposit
to dip your toe in. Now they're offering two varieties of welcome bonus. There's a 200% matched bonus up to £1000
for the daring sorts or a £5 free every week for a month
for the cautious casuals. As this is a subsection of Sky Vegas their wonderful customer support, reliability and quality of service is a given.
If you're an iPad or iPhone owner who wants the get the most of your portable gaming experience
Sky Vegas Mobile looks to have set the new standard.