Big online casinos, such as Slotland, as well as casinos with famous suppliers of gaming software like Playtech and RTG are leading producers of software for online casinos, poker rooms and now phone casinos.
Certainly we haven’t played in every phone casino with every type of mobile software, but for the most part the games from the same supplier do not differ at all. They generally just have different logos and color of the lobby, as well as a few slots exclusive to their brand. You will probably find many reviews of phone casinos that attest to this fact. However, that is where Slotland differs. They offer games no one else has, like Ice Queen, Phantom of the Opera, Open Season Witches Brew.
For the purpose of the phone casino game testing, any mobile casino from the same software supplier maybe considered the same as well, though they have some differences: support, bonuses, deposit and withdrawal options.
We chose two games: mobile blackjack and video poker to test the phone casino software. Firstly, because we like games requiring skill. In addition, black jack has a low house edge and possibility of large wins. So, if a player played according to blackjack basic strategy, it would be easy to ascertain casino honesty and fairness of games at the particular phone casino.
We play 100 deals and write down the results. We follow basic strategy in video poker and mobile black jack, mainly by equal stakes, though in black jack you can vary them if I want to. To analyze results in blackjack, pay attention to such parameters as casino advantage – in theory it should be 0.5%. Number of gains/draws/losses – must be 43%, 9% and 48% accordingly, number of blackjacks should equal 5. Analyzing phone video poker results expected value is not so easy to illustrate because of the high dispersion.
It’s better to pay attention to the frequency of winning combinations where the average of 100 game rounds should be a pair 21 times, two pair 13 times , a triplet 7 times, a full house and straight flush one time. Basically, in short, if the full house combinations are absent, the payout should be something like 9% (ratio of the four of a kind 6%, royal 2% and straight flush 0.5%). When it is allowed we double the pairs. These results can be quite illuminating.
However, note that 100 deals are not enough to draw statistically verified conclusions but if the losses are, say 15 in 100 deals, then the likelihood that the game is fair is only 10%. If the number increases to say 27, then the probability of honesty decreases to 1%. You can catch a winning streak of a few hands or, adversely, a losing streak.
Blackjack is a good game especially for bonus players, because players can calculate the house edge on the game precisely – assuming they play according to the correct basic blackjack strategy. The house edge at the black jack table is very small because of the low negative deals fluctuations.
Also let us not forget to mention that you can play for real money or in practice mode, whichever you prefer. The practice mode, for us, has one disadvantage: a built-in generator of random numbers is used, so the results of practice and real money wagering in the phone casino may be quite different.
However for the purpose of practicing, it can be a great tool any casino player can use on the go. Sometimes you don’t even have to register an account at the mobile casino. You can also play more hands per hour as the offline mode is faster (if you practice on your computer, for example).