With the development of technology devices such as smart phones and tablets, it was inevitable that Online Poker would expand into these markets to allow players to play poker on the move wherever they have an internet connection.
Many people are asking question that can they play sa game at iPad. The answer is yes because the software is compatible to provide chances to play games anywhere and anytime. There is a need for stable and secure internet connection for the playing of games without any restrictions.
Although playing poker on such devices is still in it’s infancy stage, there are a few options for players wishing to do so. We’re going to take a look at a few of those options that are currently available as of mid-2012. Unfortunately, at this time there are no options for US players to play iPad poker for real money.
iPad Poker Sites
Bwin is a popular Online Poker room that has been in operation since 1999 and has attracted hundreds of thousands of players during that time. The Bwin Poker iPad app was the first real money poker app to be approved by Apple and to appear in the App Store. Players can either download the app from the app store or via Bwins website.
Recent reviews of the app have been mixed with some players complaining of lag time during play and of the lack of features. Here are a few pro’s and con’s:
- Real money cash games or ‘play money’ options
- $500 Welcome bonus for new players
- Various game types including Fixed Limit Hold’em, No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Hold’em
- Play via WiFi or through your mobile network
- Deposit and Withdraw via the app
- Only one table at a time. No multi-tabling
- No tournament play
- Cannot add funds to the table until your balance is 0.
Switch Poker was the first poker site that allowed players to play poker for real money via Apple devices such as iphones and iPads. Not being a recognised name in the industry it was not surprising that Switch Poker wasn’t the huge hit that it could have been. That being said, they did attract players and seem to have developed a solid platform for playing poker on you Apple devices. However, despite Switch Poker being developed because of the reluctance of established Online Poker rooms to cater for Apple crazed poker players, I feel this poker room may fade away as bigger names get their act together and start to release their own mobile-compatible versions of their poker software.
Full Tilt released Rush Poker in January 2010 and it was a huge hit. Impatient poker players finally didn’t have to wait for players to make there move after they had folded. They were simply dealt a new hand at a different table. Rush Poker obviously had it’s advantages and disadvantages where poker strategy is concerned, but it was new, it was fun and a lot of players loved it, and still do!
Shortly after Rush Pokers launch, Full Tilt released ‘Rush Poker Mobile’ which allowed players to play Rush Poker via there iPad or tablet either via wifi or 3g connection. It uses HTML5 technology and requires no download. Players can play Rush Poker Mobile directly in their device’s browser.
Currently, Rush Poker Mobile only supports play money or real money cash games. No tournaments are available to play, although Full Tilt have said that this addition is on the cards for the near future.