Poker fans will now be able to play against their favourite stars while on the go – thanks to the new PokerStars mobile app.
The next big win can come anywhere, as the poker phenomenon comes to mobile phones.
Stars like Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan, poker legend Gus Hansen and Mickey Petersen, play exclusively on PokerStars, and many other professionals are counted among the millions that have already signed-up to the biggest poker site in the world.
Tennis ace Rafa Nadal even uses thePokerStars site – the biggest online poker community in the world – when he’s not on court.
Perhaps he’ll make a new career for himself when he retires from tennis. Online poker is after all one of the fastest growing areas of the internet, with an estimated 25 million Americans playing in 2011.
That number is sure to increase now that virtual poker can be played on the move with the use of smart phones.
PokerStars’ app, which contains all the ground-breaking features of the website, is compatible with iPhone, iPad or Android. The service is similar to the poker software from Full Tilt Poker and has clearly been refined by experienced poker professionals to be one of the best on the market.
The new app even links in with the PokerStars Web Cashier, allowing users to seamlessly keep track of their bankroll whether they play on a computer or a phone.
The ingenious new app also allows people to directly deposit into and withdraw money from their account, making it easy to keep tabs on big wins and spends.
For those not willing to spend big at first, there are free practice tables using play money, but others can click the ‘Play Now’ button to be instantly connected with their favourite games and tournaments.
Worrying about running out of power in the middle of a tough tournament is a thing of the past, as the app contains enhancements to extend battery life.
Dowloading the app from the Poke Stars website is quick and easy. Once the app is installed on a phone, registration is free.
The app is also perfect for beginners who are just getting the hang of poker – or even those who have never picked up a pack of cards in their life before. The step by step guide on how to play poker takes only a few minutes to read, but it covers everything from the basic hand ranks such as a Royal Flush and Four Of A Kind, right tthrough to the art of bluffing.
Even for seasoned poker gamers there are tips from pros on how to size bets, playing the buts, hidden drawers and evaluating the flop. There is also online community where tips and tricks can be shared and a VIP club for those who want the luxury treatment.
With a staggering 200,000 players online even at quiet times and more than 5,000 tournaments taking place, there is no shortage of challenges to get involved in.
PokerStars even offers a wide variety of poker games, including Texas hold ‘em, Omaha, Stud and Five-card draw, making boring train journeys a thing of the past.
Playing the game is more attractive than many of the apps currently available, with the bird’s eye view of the poker table making everything easy to see and understand.
And for anybody who needs support, there is 24/7 customer service available to take questions. The site can be translated into dozens of different languages, so one moment you could be playing a pro from another side of the world – there really is nothing that the makers of the app haven’t thought of.
The Poker Stars mobile app is perhaps the best available right now for both beginners and experienced gamers.