US Android Casinos
The only gaming situation in the USA is a complicated one and as such options for American players are limited. For the moment, playing games like poker, blackjack, and roulette online aren’t specifically illegal, but banks which deal with online gambling sites can get into trouble and as a result of this, many of them aren’t keen to get involved.
For online poker, there are a couple of options like Lock Poker and Carbon Poker, and if you want to play casino games at your PC, then Cherry Red Casino is a good option, but when it comes to mobile casinos, things are extremely limited. Most casino sites that serve US customers are pretty small, and simply don’t have the resources to develop an expensive mobile casino app for their small player base, and the fact that the legal situation may change at any time makes them even more wary of spending big money designing and promoting an Android or iPhone casino app.
So, what options are there?
Well, at the moment there are two US Android casinos that we recommend. Bovada is far and away the best. They are part of a huge online gaming brand owned by billionaire Calvin Ayre and are one of the few companies to offer casino, poker and sports betting to US customers through the bovada.lv brand. Just be aware though, that Bovada’s casino is flash based and so it isn’t compatible with Jelly Bean and other versions of Android which don’t support flash. Flash is gone from the Google Play store since last August, but if you have a phone or tablet with Flash already installed, then it might work for you.
New players at Bovada get up to a $500 deposit bonus as well as a host of other promotions. You can choose the bonus that works for you…
- Slots Bonus – SLOTS500 – 100% up to $500 to play on any and all slots
- Table Games – CASINO200 – 100% up to $200 to play games like Blackjack and Video Poker
Slotland was the first online casino that served US players and to come out with a dedicated Android app. As you might have guessed from their name, they specialize in slot games and in fact at the moment that’s all they offer, but they have a huge selection of games; the desktop version has almost 25 different slots to choose from. The mobile version isn’t quite as expansive, but still offers six different games. They are: Lucky Stars, Jacks or Better, Golden8, Treasure Box, Booster, and Striking 7s.
The graphics at Slotland are really good, and in fact the mobile phone display is pretty much perfect for multi-reel slot games. Because it runs on your Android’s browser, it will work with all Android devices, whether it be mobile phones like the HTC Desire or Sensation, the Samsung Galaxy, or the Google Nexus, as well as tablet PCs like the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The only downside to Slotland is that it doesn’t offer Roulette or Blackjack yet. Hopefully they’ll see the potential for offering the most popular casino games soon and get them onto their mobile client. Beware of bogus review sites that tell you that these games ARE available at Slotland, they’re simply trying to con you into signing up using their referral code.
When you register your account at Slotland, they matchh your first deposit with a 100% Welcome Bonus, and on your next NINE deposits you will receive an additional 50% Bonus on each one. This means that on your first TEN deposits you will receive up to $1,000. Of course, these deposits have the usual playthrough requirements for online casino bonuses.