One great byproduct of the evolution of mobile poker is that there’s more variety than ever before. Players are no longer relegated to playing $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Texas Hold’em through beta-test products – although we have nothing against Texas Hold’em. In any case, it’s nice that mobile players can enjoy a wider selection these days because this keeps the game exciting. Assuming you’re interested in trying some different mobile poker games, here’s a look at five really cool ones.
1. Fast-Fold Variants
Do you hate waiting on other players to make a move? Don’t like wasting time trying to document your opponent’s 4-betting range and preflop tendencies? Then you should definitely try a fast-fold variant. Many different mobile poker sites/networks offer fast-fold variants, which see players moved to a new table with new cards right after they fold. This means that you’re constantly playing poker, rather than waiting for several other players to finish out a hand when you fold.
2. 3D Mobile Poker
Okay, so we know that the whole 3D phenomenon is nothing new. But it’s still really neat to be playing through a smartphone or tablet, yet feel like you’re closer to the action. And this is exactly what 3D poker apps do because they make the table, players, cards and chips feel like they’re right in front of you. What’s especially nice is that many real money mobile apps offer 3D play, meaning you get the realistic benefit along with playing for real cash.
3. Social Games
Some poker players aren’t out just to win money. Instead, they simply enjoy playing free mobile poker while meeting other people in the process. This is the whole idea behind social mobile gaming, where the focus is on the chat box and the cards are secondary. When you play social poker apps through a smartphone or tablet, you can expect really loose play and huge pots, rather than the typical tight play seen in real money games. Of course, it’s always fun to play tight yourself in social games because you can amass a large number of play chips. But just remember…the key is to chat with other players and have a good time with social gaming.
4. Fresh Deck Poker
Developed by Google, Fresh Deck takes the whole social gaming experience to a new level. Fresh Deck’s angle is to give players more options with their avatar and table backgrounds. The cartoonish avatars say it all – this mobile app is all about letting recreational players have fun! Besides the amateur angle, another interesting thing about Fresh Deck Poker is that it uses a 20-card deck, which leads to fast play and bigger pots. So anybody who’s looking for a totally new experience should definitely try this free app.
5. Omaha, Stud, Badugi, Razz, PLO and more
Okay, so these are variants that we’re talking now. However, we thought that it’d be good to lump all of the different poker variations besides Hold’em into this category just so players have an idea of what’s available. Some sites are now offering every variant under the sun to appeal to a broad range of players. After all, the poker world has evolved greatly and so it’s always nice for advanced players to enjoy all of the variations they love through a mobile device.