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Play slots with Software, Instant play or Mobile
When you want to play slot games on the Internet you have multiple options. You can download a casino software (providing the online case offers a software) or you can play the games directly in your browser with the instant casino option. Many games can also be played on mobile devices, but the selection is still limited. No matter if you play through the software or instant play, you will have the option to easily make deposits and withdrawals, and make use of other options of the casino.
Casino software download and installation - Advantages and disadvantages
The casino software is a program that you download and install on your computer. This software is available for free from the casino. Playing slots in the software has the advantage that you can quickly access the casino on your computer, you won't have to open your browser or login to the website. The games often have better graphics, as they are downloaded to your computer once and then access it quick afterwards. The games in instant play are optimised for a quick download, which means the graphics are sometimes not as detailed.
The software is the best option when you are playing a lot in the same casino and always on the same computer. However, when you want to play on different devices, the software might not be the best option, as it might not be possible to install it on different computers, such as work or public computers. A software installation is not necessary when you play with instant play. Many casinos that do offer a software also offer an alternative instant play casino. If this is the case it should also be kept in mind that the offered game selection is not always the same, and the software might offer more games.
Instant play - Play slots in your browser
If you don't want to install a casino software to your computer you can play in instant casinos directly in your browser. Most instant casinos use Adobe Flash ↱, so you will need the Flash plug-in installed on your browser. This is a standard piece of software, and nothing to be concerned about. If the necessary plug-in is not installed your browser will let you know and guide you through the installation process.
Instant games are optimised for fast download. Since the broadband connection speeds have become much faster, the files have also become larger, and the quality of the games improved. This means that instant games can often have the same quality as their casino software counterparts. The main advantage of an instant casino is that you can play the slot games anywhere you want, and on different devices without having to install additional software (except for maybe the plug-in of course).
Play slots on your mobile
Playing slots on a mobile device, such as a tablet computer or smart phone is a different story, and I won't be able to tell you if it will work on your device or not - this is something that you will need to try out yourself. Luckily, you can register for free in the casinos and try out most games for free before wagering real money.
The casino game developers are on top of developing slot games that can be played on many different devices. If you are using an Android device, you may be able to install a Flash plug-in and play certain games that require Flash. Other games work with HTML5 and others again with Java. In our section about mobile casinos you can find more information about mobile casino games and an evaluation for every casino that we have tested. Most casinos support iPhone and Android devices, but others also support Blackberry's and Windows Phones. The good news is that it gets more and more streamlined, and more games are being made available. However, it will take a long time before the game selection will be as large as it is on the websites or the software.
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