Poker fans now have even more ways to enjoy their favorite game with the arrival of the iPhone, as it’s easier than ever to enjoy a few hands of poker while on the go. There are plenty of poker apps available for sale in the App Store that can let you immediately start playing a wide range of different poker games.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that some of the games found on well know online poker sites won’t be available on your iPhone due to Apple’s strict policy on applications it approves for sale in its App Store. Apple hasn’t approved any applications from online poker sites that let you play their games on the iPhone, and browser-based Flash versions of online poker sites can’t be accessed due to the lack of support for Flash. Even though you can’t play for real money on online sites such as Full Tilt or PokerStars from your iPhone you can still research the best online poker sites to make money and other topics.
That said, there are plenty of great poker apps for the iPhone, including the Zynga poker app that offers multi-player poker games free. Other popular poker apps include Apple’s Texas Hold’em as well as apps that feature unique content and settings from the World Poker Tour (WPT) and World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament circuits. Depending on what you prefer, you can play on multi-player networks that mimic what you’ll find on online sites (minus the ability to play for real money) or solo games that pit you against computer opponents in tournament and cash game settings.
Personally, I’m still a huge fan of the Texas Hold’em App that Apple developed originally for the iPhone. Its a simple approach but fun to use while wasting time or when you just want to get a few quick rounds in of practice.
What Poker Apps do you use on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod?