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Rival Mobile Casinos have been around for over 18 months and if you have not yet had the opportunity to play at them on your mobile phone, you could be missing out. Rival originally announced that they had launched mobile casinos in January 2014 and since then, many players have found that the jackpots and range of games on offer are just as impressive as what other casinos offer. Of course, some have stated that Rival, which is not the largest games developer, doesn’t have the skills or the budget to provide a South African casino that is of the same standard as Microgaming or Real Time Gaming. But just how accurate is either group?


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rival-mobileRival is not well known for its new releases or great variety and though it is one of the big names in casino games, it is often seen as one of the casino developers that is “lagging behind”. When it comes to Rival mobile casinos though, the developer has done a fair job of getting a number of games onto its mobile platform for both Android and iPhone users. The developer’s understanding of how users will best experience games is quite impressive and rather than simply build mobile Flash applications, it has gone forward with mobile HTML5 casino games that provide a better user experience on smartphones.

Rival makes no apologies for people’s perceptions of the games it provides to South African casinos though, and rather than focusing on playing catch-up with some of the larger developers, it focuses on its own future. Players who wish to try their hands at Rival mobile casinos will find no shortage of games, including slots, both the three- and five-reel varieties, and table games, with many more games being added in the future.


Rival makes no claims of being at the top of its proverbial game, but this may be one of the benefits of trying it out; Rival is the developer that tries harder. Some of the things you can expect from the suite of games offered by Rival include impressive graphics, which can “rival” those of other developers. The HTML5 development, as previously mentioned, also increases accessibility, so the chances of games not opening up on your mobile device are pretty slim. This type of development ensures that games work on Android and iOS devices, but there is no mention of whether they are compatible with Windows 8 or Blackberry devices.

One of the advantages the developer cites on its website is that it gives players at its casinos accepting South African rand (ZAR) a lot of choice. Players who want to try the casino out can choose the sizes of their bets, as they would on desktop, can turn the sound off and on and have more options available to them. These, though, are quite standard in terms of what all developers offer.


If you were to ask anyone who has played at Rival mobile casinos whether their experience was better or worse than that at others, they would probably answer only that the experience is different. While these casinos can offer many of the same things you’d expect to find in RTG or Microgaming mobile casinos, you’ll probably find that the experience is different. Of course, since the developer is different, the games themselves will be different too, but keep in mind that Rival’s games have a lot of very similar counterparts at other casinos.

So should you choose Rival over any of the others? Well, the simplest answer is that Rival mobile casinos provide a different experience and if you enjoy playing Rival’s games on desktop, you’ll probably really enjoy what the developer’s mobile South Africa casino is able to offer to.

Last Update : 15 October 2021