iPhone and iPad Casino Apps Compared

When it comes to quality, reliability, easy-of-use and popular smart phones and devices, Apple's iPhones and iPads are a major market leader, with millions of users across the world, including the UK. As such, its unsurprising that most premier online and mobile casino app developers produce state-of-the-art, entertaining and lucrative casino games for these devices.

With this in mind, our casino app reviewers have scoured the internet to bring you a selection of the best iOS casino apps for iPhones and iPads. Some of these are mobile versions of real money online casinos and others are for play money, although you can make in-app purchases to buy extra play credits and/or coins. Regardless, we've reviewed and rated them all.

Here's what you'll find highlighted in this article:

  1. What are the Best UK Real Money Casino Apps?
  2. Which Apple Devices are the Best for Casino Apps?
  3. How We Test on Apple Devices
  4. Types of iPhone and iPad Casino Apps
  5. Most Popular iPad and iPhone Casino Games

What are the Best UK Real Money Casino Apps?

While the term 'casino apps' refers to apps downloadable from the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store, you really donlt even need to download an app to get the full mobile casino experience. Instead, we've featured the best UK-friendly instant play browser-based HTML5 casino games which are in some cases even better than their downloadable counterparts.

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Which Apple Devices are the Best for Casino Apps?

Apple iPhones and iPads with the latest processors and highest quality displays are ideal for casino apps and games. However, as long as you have an iPhone or iPad that can download iOS updates - like any of the devices below - you should be fine:

iPhones

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus

iPads

  • iPad (2nd generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Mini (1st generation)
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Pro

How We Test on Apple Devices

Our process for testing iPhone casino app games is simple but thorough. We test all iPhone casino games and iPad casino games on a late-model iPhone 6 as well as an iPad Mini with the following testing process to determine if iPad casino app games and iPhone casino app games meet our stringent requirements:

Iphone 6
iPhone 6

Ipad Mini
iPad Mini

Types of iPhone and iPad Casino Apps

There are many types of iPhone and iPad casinos apps. Here is a brief description of each:

Real Money Casino Apps

As mentioned, UK Residents by law are unable to download real money casino apps from the Apple App Store. They are, however, free to enjoy instant play HTML5 casino games which are available at most mobile-friendly online casinos.

Instant Play HTML5 Casinos

Instant play HTML5 casinos are available on the mobile casinos of most premier UK-friendly online casinos. These types of games require no download which means they can be played directly over the internet with your iPhone or iPad. In fact, in terms of quality and lucrative gaming action, nothing beats HTML5 casino games.

If you're looking for top-rated mobile casinos with a wide selection of top quality HTML5 games, consider Gday Casino, 21Prive Casino and GoWild Casino. You'll find links to these and many other premier HTML5 casinos on this site all bursting with generous welcome bonuses and ongoing promotions.

Free Apps with In-App Purchases from the Apple App Store

Although you'll find hundreds of free play casino apps on Apple's App Store, you'll never get rich playing them. In fact, they'll likely cost you money because for extra credits or to progress to new levels or games, you have to make in-app purchases. So if you're after a big payday, stick with HTML 5 casino games.

Free Play Branded Games from Apple's App Store

These are also free play casino apps available on the Apple App Store except they're powered by the world's top land and online casino game developers, including IGT, SG and Aristocrat. The idea is that you can play their most popular titles on your Apple device for free, and then seek out their real money counterparts at land and online casinos.

Most Popular iPad and iPhone Casino Games

It's tough to discern the world's most popular iPhone and iPad casino games because there are just too many, enjoyed by players with so many different tastes. This is a selection of the most popular games in 2016 according to some of the largest casino operators: