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The modern gambling world is a very different place to what it used to be. Today, gambling is a mainstream leisure activity and most people now gamble from the comfort of their own homes or on the move, courtesy of mobile devices such as smartphones.

People also now gamble on a larger variety of games and the number one choice is online slots. Literally millions of people every year gamble on slots, thanks to their easy access from online casinos like StarSlots.

The Rise Of Mobile Slots

The gambling industry was very different before 1996 and the main difference was that gambling wasn’t as accessible as it is now. Obviously this was because gambling hadn’t moved online and there were far less slots to play. If you wanted to gamble then you were limited to land-based casinos, betting shops and arcades. Obviously these environments were not to everyone’s taste and many people passed on gambling as a hobby altogether because of this.

However, once the internet had become established in people’s homes across the world, gambling brands took full advantage of the technology and offered their products online. Online casinos flourished and so did the newly developed online digital slots. Technology continued to develop and mobile phones were the major beneficiary of technological advances. However, other smaller mobile devices also came into play but the most popular of all mobile devices were smartphones.

Slots On The Go

With people living more hectic lives and spending less time at home, the gambling world decided that it was high time that they created mobile online casino software. This allowed punters to access online casinos from their smartphones and other mobile devices.  Now people live their lives on smartphones and take them everywhere. The growth of those accessing slots on smartphones has meant that 15% of all of last year’s gambling revenue came from mobile gaming. Some casinos now have more mobile gamers than desktop gamers. This is because punters can take their favourite games with them and play them whilst commuting to and from work, or whilst waiting for appointments.

Most Popular Games On The Go

Mobile slots can be accessed from popular web browsers or through dedicated casino apps that can be downloaded for free. These apps are designed to be compatible with Android and iOS devices. However you decide to access mobile slots, the choice is vast and the gameplay experience is just as thrilling as playing slots on desktop or laptop computers, literally the only difference is the screen size. Some of the most popular slots include Mega Moolah and this animal themed slot is legendary because it holds the record for the biggest ever-online jackpot payout. Other popular games include two classic Egyptian themed slots based on artifacts. Book Of Ra and Book Of Dead are very similar but both are still hugely popular with mobile gamers. Classic slot game Starburst has been optimized for mobile devices in the shape of Starburst Touch and this slot continues to be a smartphone favourite