Poker to me is the most loved and played card game across the globe. if there’s a card player, he must have played poker at least once in his lifetime and it’s also true that if once you get to try your hands on this game, it’s very difficult to take them off. Now, the trend is shifting to online gaming and online games are no different than the ones you enjoy with your family at home. You have many different unknown players from the different parts of the world and you can join any of the running games at any moment. That is why so many poker apps are entering the app store nowadays and one such app has recently been released. Let’s check it out if it can survive the stiff competition or not.
We are talking about the new iOS app, Free Poker by PokerStars. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later version of the OS. If you have ever tried your hands on Poker, you will know that the popular poker games are No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, etc. The app offers all these games under one single roof. Other than these, there are Ring games, SNGs and Multi-Table tournaments as well.
You can either go for the ‘Play Now’ button to quickly set up a game for yourself randomly regardless of the table and players. However, if you have your own choices of opposition or game, you may go through the lobby and choose yourself. The game is of two types: real money and play money. While the latter option if for the usual players only who want to just enjoy the game without risking their bank balance, the former one is for the real players who are professional enough to bet their green worth in the game. That is why this game is only available for 18+ people so that they are mature enough to understand what the consequences might be.
The in-game features of the app are very similar to the rest of the bunch. You have in game chatting, multi-tables, same poker rules but as Pokerstars also runs an online gaming website and so if you have an account there, then you can login with the same account on your phone and continue. As far as the graphics are concerned, we would say them to be better than average. But it’s also true that you can find many more games with better graphics and design. But overall we would say that this game is worth a download as there are many features which are not available elsewise.
The app is available for free in the App Store and there’s nothing more we can say to download it. Just open the iTunes store and go for this app. You are certainly going to like it.
Pros: all popular games such Hold’em Texas, Omaha available; multi-tables; real money options available as well; free.
Cons: nothing very much new to the concept.