Are tablets able to play pokies?

Tablets are the perfect gaming device as they are more portable than a desktop or laptop, but the screen size is bigger than a smartphone. We can also sign up to the site that offers our favourite pokies as well as make a deposit or withdrawal on our tablets. It’s important to note that while the screen size is bigger, we still access the mobile versions of the online casinos seen on our phones – not the usual desktop versions.


Best tablet casinos

If you do a Google search on your tablet for an online casino you will notice a lot of returned results. Picking a reputable one out of the long list can be difficult, so we did it for you.

We play at the tried and tested tablet casinos recommended in the table above because they each offer a substantial mobile pokies catalogue, stellar customer service (for when we are having any problems), and a proven track record of fair payouts, with accreditation from third party organisations to back this up. All of our recommended tablet-friendly pokies sites are licensed by reputable gambling jurisdictions and offer games from some of the leading software developers on the planet.

Tablet pokies features

Pokies which have been rebuilt for the HTML5 platform have an array of features that differ from their desktop counterparts. These vary from one software provider to another, but we give you a run down of some common features from our favourite slots developers.

Avalon pokies on iPad tabletsLandscape mode: Microgaming pokies all need to be played in landscape mode, even though your tablet is a lot bigger than your smartphone. Other software providers offer their mobile compatible slots in portrait mode, including NetEnt Touch slots and BetSoft’s ToGo line.

Spin button: The spin button can either be the usual text we see on our desktops or it can be represented by a symbol with two arrows pointing in the opposite direction. This ultimately depends on the software provider.

How to view the paytable and change the betsize: Many software providers feature an icon with three vertical lines somewhere on the tablet’s screen for players to tap on and here you will be able to tap again to view the paytable or change the bet size. For Microgaming pokies, you need to swipe right on the screen to view the paytable, and left to change the bet size.

There are a few features that are quite different to the desktop versions, so tap around and explore the different functions when playing the pokies on your tablet.

Play the pokies via your tablet’s browser

Regardless of whether you use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or another Web browser to access the Internet on your tablet, you will be able to access the mobile casinos that we have listed above, provided you have 3G or 4G coverage, or you are connected to Wi-Fi.

If you aren’t already reading this article on your tablet, then get it up your tablet’s browser and then click on our links to the above tablet casinos, if reputable mobile casinos are what you are after. You will then be able to play all the mobile compatible pokies on your tablet via your browser.

If you prefer apps over your browser there are options available for you too.

Download Royal Vegas’s native app

While legislation deters software developers from creating a native app (an app which is written specifically for the mobile platform and doesn’t rely on a mobile browser), Royal Vegas didn’t hold back and created their own native app called Regal Vegas which is 100% legal for you to download to your tablet.

Simply click on the Royal Vegas link above via your tablet’s browser and you will be able to download the app from here.

Unfortunately this is the only casino from our list above that has found the loophole, but if you’re a fan of any of the other tablet casinos, we have another solution.

Create a web app for your tablet’s home screen

A web app looks like a native app but relies on your device’s browser to work. Some tablet casino’s have their own web app they’ve already created for you, which you can download from their site, while others you’ll have to create one yourself.

To do so, players can follow one of the above casino links and then tap on the settings of the browser and then on the option that says ‘Add to Home Screen’. Here, you will be able to name the web app you are creating and a small icon will appear on your home screen. When you tap on it, you will be taken to casino but there will be no URL toolbar or back buttons to get in your way of gameplay (even though when playing on tablets via your browser the screen is big enough to avoid doing so).

Best tablet pokies

With all our favourite tablet casinos, there are quite a lot of pokies to choose from. However, we have picked a few popular titles so you can get use to playing the pokies on your tablet.

After Night Falls pokies on iPadAfter Night Falls: If you don’t want the graphics compromised when going mobile, BetSofts ToGo line is worth checking out on your tablet. One of our favourites is After Night Falls, as there is up to 25 free spins available to win, Collapsing Wilds, Moving Wilds, and an instant bonus feature.

Mystery Joker: If you love the old style fruit machines but don’t have time to track them down at land-based venues, then you’ll enjoy this one by Play’n Go. Featuring the traditional 3 reels and just five paylines, this slot isn’t for everyone. When you land three jester hats you trigger 10 free spins and during the spins you will win mystery wins which can be small or large.

Gonzo's Quest pokies on iPadGonzo’s Quest: This stunning slot was created by Net Entertainment and offers a unique feature called Avalanche Reels where symbols on the reels fall into place. Additionally, every time you win these symbols will be replaced with new ones and a multiplier will increase of up to 15x, which continues until you don’t win. There are 10 free spins on offer too.

Avalon: Microgaming’s Avalon slot is a good option if you like taking advantage of free spin promotions, as this is generally the slot that our favourite mobile Microgaming casinos offer free spins on. It’s quite a standard slot with enchanting graphics to go with the medieval theme, and there are 12 free spins available with a 7x multiplier on offer. There’s also the famous Gamble feature that Microgaming have become known for, where you can double your winnings by picking the right colour of the card, or quadruple if you pick the right suit.

Advantages of playing the pokies on your tablet

  1. The screen size is optimum for gameplay
  2. A web app isn’t as necessary as it is for a smartphone since there isn’t much chance of accidentally tapping on any buttons such as ‘back’
  3. Able to play games on the go

Drawbacks of tablet pokies

  1. Tablets are less portable than smartphones
  2. Despite larger screen size, we can only play the mobile compatible titles
  3. Can be slow to load depending on what device you use

Popular tablets to play the slots on

There are an array of tablets out there, but we have listed some of the most popular devices to play the pokies on. If yours isn’t here, it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to play the slots on it, so just follow our links on your device to see if it is compatible.

  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 2 & 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S
  • Google Nexus 7 & 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Asus VivoTab Smart
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
  • Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1

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