In the early days of online casinos, players nearly always used their desktop computers to play games. Mobile gambling technology was a long way behind for many years, with substandard graphics and slow connection speeds.
These days, the landscape is very different. People play casino games on their mobiles more than their desktops: there's very little, if any, difference in quality, a wide range of fun games to choose from, and you can play them on the go.
The key catalyst behind this surge in popularity has been the use of HTML5 technology which makes these games so mobile-friendly. It allows games to run on multiple platforms without plugins, which means that players can play anywhere anytime. HTML5 could be seen as a replacement for Flash which does require an Adobe plugin – while this has been a key part of mobile technology over the last 20 years, it's now outdated and is no longer functioning as of January 2021.
Note: Many old Flash-based games have been reworked with HTML5 to make them run more smoothly on mobile devices, while developers have used it to create the next generation of casino games; ones that boast super-modern graphics and elaborate storylines.
You can find a selection of these games on this page — free mobile slots and other types of casino games that require no deposit to play. The games are compatible with nearly all mobile devices whether it be casino games for Android phones and tablets, or iOS iPhones or iPads, and you should be able to play them directly on your mobile browser without the need to download extra software.
Playing the games on this page couldn't be simpler: you just click on the title of your choice and the game will load up directly onto your mobile browser. The loading time will vary depending on the quality of your connection, but you should be ready to go in a matter of seconds.
Of course, all of these games will be mobile-compatible, but you can narrow down the list of games to choose from by applying some of the page's filters. Go to the 'Game Type' to choose from slots, mobile roulette and even mobile blackjack — all have titles that can be played on mobile devices. The 'Game Provider' filter, meanwhile, lets you see games from your favorite developer, with the likes of Novomatic and NetEnt popular choices. You can also decide which style of game you'd like to try in the 'Game Theme' section, ranging from Megaways slots to horror themes.
If you ever decide to try playing casino games for real money, keep in mind that it's important to find a reliable website to play on and only bet what you can afford to lose. Our list of mobile-friendly casinos will help you choose a safe and reliable site to play on, and we also recommend reading our article on How to gamble safely before you make your first deposit.