Of all the tablets that have been launched in 2013, to date the best one for gaming is the Google Nexus 7 second generation manufactured by Asus.

This little tablet is the ideal gaming companion and is as great for playing online casino games from slots to poker at sites like as it is for playing console type multiplayer games. If you enjoy the latest app based games such as Angry Birds Star Wars 2 you won’t be disappointed either.

To understand why this tablet is such a great game player you simply need to look at the specifications and compare it with the iPad mini. You might think that a large ten inch tablet is better for playing games on, but although it has the benefits of a large display, large tablets are just too cumbersome to carry around. Have you ever seen anyone trying to take a photograph on a ten inch tablet? It’s too embarrassing to even watch let alone to actually do it yourself.

The Nexus 7 has a 1.5 GHz quad core processer, it boasts a screen resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, and it is slim, light and has a 9 to 10 hour battery life. The only downside is that the basic version doesn’t have 4G, it just uses Wi-Fi, but you can tether it to your phone via Bluetooth. Agreed that is a little inconvenient, but the 4G version will cost you considerably more, £379 compared with £200.

If you are looking for something that is less expensive but still a good gaming tablet, why not look at the Tesco Hudl? At prices ranging from £60 plus Clubcard points, this 7 inch tablet also has a 1.5 GHz quad core processor and the screen resolution of 1920×1200 pixel is better than that of the iPad mini.

As it is rumoured that the next generation iPads will be launched before the year ends it might be worth waiting a while and see what Apple will bring to tablet gaming.