Royal Vegas has some of the best casino games around, with hundreds of titles from the biggest names in the industry. You can play these on your iPhone device using the browser or the mobile app, jumping straight into a host of great games and stacking-up those loyalty points. But is it even legal to gamble online in this manner, what are the risks of doing so and how can you protect yourself from hacks and other malicious attacks?
In this guide to using the Royal Vegas iPhone casino we’re going to look at this information and more, giving you a complete rundown on the safety risks, the preventative measures, and the legality associated with gambling online on the Royal Vegas Mobile Casino.
Can you Play Royal Vegas on iPhone?
Yes, you can, but it is no longer as easy as it once was. In the early days of mobile gambling iOS had an advantage over Android as the former allowed real money gambling apps in their app store while the latter did not.
To get a gambling app on iPhone you just needed to visit the App Store, download, and you were good to go. To do the same on Android you needed to make sure your settings were changed to accommodate third-party apps, to visit the gambling website, and to download directly.
The reason we’re using past tense here is because there was a major change in 2018 that made life as difficult for iPhone users as it always has been for Android ones. Apple suddenly decided that they were going to remove all real money and simulation gambling apps from their store. They seemingly did this to abide by the rules and regulations of countries like the USA, where online gambling is tightly restricted, but they made life difficult for a lot of developers, casinos, and players in the process.
How to Play Royal Vegas on Mobile
You should still be able to download the app through the Royal Vegas website, but you may now have to change your settings to download it and essentially ignore the warnings that your phone sends to you.
Unless, that is, you choose the instant play option. This is actually what we recommend, as it takes the fuss out of playing Royal Vegas on your mobile. To use this you simply need to access the Royal Vegas website, log-in, and then play though your browser. All of the games will open just like they would in an app and you can play quickly, smoothly and without issue.
Is it Legal to Gamble on iPhone?
The device is not really the point of the issue here, it is your location that matters. However, that does beg one question: what happens if you register legally in Canada and then take your phone with you to the United States?
Well, this is where it gets complicated, but in truth it is probably a non-issue, as there is a good chance you simply won’t be able to access the site. And if you can, you do not need to worry about prosecution. You are registered legally, and there likely wouldn’t be an issue unless you used an American bank account to make a transaction or you ended up living in the US and becoming a US citizen.
If you are already in the US and hoping to use your device to gamble on Royal Vegas then you’re out of luck. This is against the law, and there is no way around it. You may be able to cloak your location in order to get to the point of registration, but you would then be required to give your address and bank account details, and that’s not something you can fake. Not if you want to collect your winnings.
So, the short answer is: yes, but only if it is allowed in your country.
Issues with Playing on iPhone
There are a few issues with using an iPhone, or any mobile device, the main one is safety, and it’s a pretty big one.
You are moving money from your accounts to your casino and you are doing it on a device that is likely connected to your social media (containing all your personal data) and your email account. If a thief were to steal your phone they would be able to clean you out. Even if you weren’t still logged into the casino, the fact that it is in your history would tell them that you are a member and from there they can do password resets (using info from your social media to answer the questions and your email to receive the reset) and cause all kinds of issues.
There are also issues with using unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Most people are oblivious to the risks involved with such a network. They simply find one that is open, latch onto it, and then do what they would usually do at home. What they fail to realize is that an open network also invites hackers.
There are software programs that can connect to unsecured networks and spy on all of the data that is moved across it. They can do everything from watch your chats on Facebook, to log your passwords on online banking accounts, PayPal, and casinos. If they have your passwords then they just need to steal your phone and they can take everything you have.
Safety Tips for Gambling on iPhone
So, while it is convenient and fun to play on the go, there are also a few steps you need to take to make sure you are safe:
- Lock your phone with whatever feature it provides, be it a passcode or facial recognition.
- Do two-step verification on important accounts such as bank accounts and casinos that have a lot of money in them.
- Never use the same password you use elsewhere, and never use the same password on an important account (banking, casino, etc.,) that you use for an unimportant one (forum, non-retail website).
- Install a program that lets you wipe your data remotely if you phone has been stolen.