The great news for Canadians wanting to play on the go is that with the rapid technological innovation of of mobile casinos, the casino experience available from your smartphone or handset device has never been better.
All you need is a good 3G/4G connection or Wi-Fi and you can re-create that great fun online casino experience be it in a queue at the supermarket or on the bus home from work. See our list of the best mobile casino sites for Canadians in the table below.
Best Casinos to Play from Mobile
- Games 6148
- Payout KYC: 48 hours; E-wallets: Pending time: Within few hours; Same day; Credit/Debit Cards/Wire Transfer: 2-7 business days
- Games 2884
- Payout KYC: Within 24 hours; Pending Time: 72 hours; E-wallets: Instant; Credit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
- Wagering req. 35xB
- Games 6468
- Payout KYC: Up to 72 hours; Pending time: 0-24 hours; E-wallets: Instant; Bank Transfer: 3-10 business days;
- Wagering req. 40xB
- Games 5615
- Payout KYC: Within 36 hours; E-wallets: Instant; Credit/Debit Cards: 1-5 business days; Bank Transfer: 3-10 business days
- Wagering req. 40
- Games 5813
- Payout KYC: Up to 24 hours; Pending time: Up to 24 hours; E-wallets: Up to 1 hour; Credit/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days; Bank Transfer: 3-10 business days
What types of mobile devices can you play on?
To play on a mobile phone you will need a smartphone device, users of the iPhone, iPad and Android handsets (such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nexus etc) are well set as mobile casino sites run well on all generations of these devices. Similarly more and more mobile casinos are becoming available on windows and blackberry devices. See our table below to see the no of games offered by each mobile casino and the phone types they support.
How do we rate our top mobile casinos?
In addition to the criteria we use when evaluating desktop casinos we look at a number of other factors when reviewing mobile casino apps
A good mobile casino should offer both a good number of games and variety in the game selection. When casinos for portable phones were first launched the number of games offered was very small, often only about 10-15. Most players exhausted the game selection after a month or two. Now that the main casino software companies (Microgaming, Playtech and Net Ent) have been up and running with their mobile offering for a few years the casino game selection offered now is much larger.
As a minimum each of our recommended mobile sites such as the Spin Palace mobile casino offer at least 60+ games – a large % of these games being mobile slots with a smaller number of mobile blackjack and mobile roulette games. Our no 1 mobile casino LeoVegas which launched as a ‘mobile first’ casino has expanded their catalogue to an impressive 700+ games.
Live dealer games are relatively new to online casinos so our recommendations have changed to include whether a casino can provide this experience or not and how diverse a catalogue do they have.
Our highest rated mobile casino LeoVegas have over 60 live table games including unique games such as Football Studio, Dream Catcher and Dragon Tiger. They also have Roulette covered with over 40 roulette tables including live streams at Casinos.
Contrary to this, Lucky247 has only standard casino games and do not have as many tables available to play on.
When we review a cell phone casino we are looking for a high-quality gaming experience. With the technology available today there’s no reason why gamers should not be able to enjoy crisp graphics and seamless gameplay on games either specifically designed for the cell phone or converted for the phone.
The games offered on our top online mobile casino sites all provide a great gaming experience whether you’re spinning a few reels on a progressive jackpot or playing a few hands of blackjack
If you open an account and make a deposit on your desktop, you should be able to see these funds when you play on your phone and vice versa. We expect a seamless gaming experience from the various platforms that an online casino provides. Similarly, we look for the ability for Canadians visitors to easily open an account and deposit funds directly from their mobile handset without having to use the desktop platform.
How do I download the mobile casino?
There are three main ways in which Canadian players can access mobile casinos from their phone
The latest and now the most popular way offered by casinos, you simply go to the casino URL via the browser in your smartphone be it safari, chrome or opera etc, log-in and then play the mobile games without downloading. Essentially this is the same as playing on a casino’s flash casino from your desktop or laptop. The technology for browser-based mobile casinos is based upon HTML5. To get that ‘app feel’ many mobile casino sites allow you to create a shortcut, placing an icon directly on your smartphone screen
Many online casinos create apps which you can then download from an app store just as you would with other apps for your phone. Once installed on your phone you can play directly through the app. The mobile casino app option is primarily for iPhone users as the Google play store doesn’t allow apps offering real money casino games.
These are the older, original methods, here the casino provide a link to their mobile casino via email, SMS or by QR code. This method generally requires inputting your email address or phone onto the desktop site, from where the casino sends you a link to the mobile casino. With the QR code after scanning the code with your mobile phone you are re-directed to the mobile casino.
What are the pros and cons of playing on your mobile vs desktop?
What specific mobile casino bonuses are available?
Registering an account directly via your mobile generally offers you the same welcome bonuses as you get when opening an account from your PC and Mac. Sometimes the sign-up offers direct from your smartphone can actually be better with a number of casinos such as Lucky247 and Casino.com offering specific no deposit mobile casino bonuses in addition to the regular intro offer.
These mobile bonuses will generally only be available if you haven’t received a welcome bonus after registering on a desktop site. They will also need to be played through just like the welcome match bonus before you can withdraw them.
What are the options for Canadian Mobile players?
Canadian players have a number of great options for playing mobile casino games – a lot of our recommended sites run Microgaming software which offers great browser-based mobile casinos such as Royal Vegas or Platinum Play. Fans of Playtech Marvel slots are also well served with Casino.com offering a great mobile casino.
Probably the best overall mobile casino provider though is NetEnt which powers our No 1 mobile casino – LeoVegas. LeoVegas also use Evolution gaming to power their live dealer games.
How often are new mobile casinos launched?
Mobile casinos are not launched on a stand-alone basis, they partner desktop casinos. As such when a new mobile casino is launched it will be launched together with a desktop casino. Often a number of older online casinos will ‘catch up’ with a mobile site much later, in these circumstances its worth visiting the online casino again to see if it has now got a mobile platform.
Bottom Line on Mobile Casinos
Mobile casinos have undergone a quantum leap over the last 2-3 years, from a handful of games to over 60, from SMS and QR downloads to playing simply through your phone browser.
The game products now are first class and even include live dealers so you can get that interactive streamed experience over any mobile device.