Bwin Android Mobile Poker App
Bwin is a premium site for mobile poker. They have a customized poker software both for Android and iPhone. This review is about the mobile poker app for Android Smartphones. Software is tested on HTC Desire with the Android version 2.2. Tested with both 7.2Mbs HSDPA and Wifi connection. The application is fast to download from Bwin as it’s only 2,28MB in size. It installs on your phone memory and after installation it takes 3.84MB of space.
At the starting screen you have 3 options to choose from:
* Play for Real
* Play For Fun
Preview is a tutorial that explains all the functions at the poker table. It is one example hand that is being played one action at a time and everything is explained from player timers to dealer button and different betting modes. Good addition for beginner players.
After you’ve chosen if you want to play for real money or play money you will get to the game selection screen. Game selection is very simplified and that is good for recreational mobile poker so you can have some instant poker action when you are away from your computer. Multitabling, many different poker variations or tournaments are left for the bwin browser or downloadable PC-versions.
Game types that you can play with Bwin Android are:
* Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit, Pot Limit and Fixed Limit.
You can choose if you want to play heads up, short table or full table (9 players).
Stakes available are:
* Texas No limit:
0.05-0.1$ to 3-6$
* Texas Fixed Limit:
0.05-0.1$ to 5-10$
* Texas Pot Limit:
0.10-0.10$ to 5-5$
After you’ve done your selections for game type, table size and stakes the software will automatically search a table for you and you can start playing. The automatic server browser is fast and I’ve got to play every time in a couple of seconds. Games with the mobile software are always played one table at the time.
Table graphics are well polished and stylish, so it’s visually very attractive. Action buttons at the table are big enough and there are the usual All-in, Pot and ½ pot betting buttons. There is also a slider for more exact betting and raising sums and you can activate it with “bet mode”. In bet mode you slide at the side of your screen up or down for bet size. The slider was too fast and inaccurate at first but after a while I got used to it.
Pressing Menu you have the options for:
* Table info, shows previous hands played, the winners and pot sizes.
* Cashier, gives you the option to bring more chips to the table.
* Settings that include:
* Auto post blind, Four-color deck, Sound and Vibrate when silent.
Bwin Android Mobile Poker App was as good as I expected. I’ve had no problems whatsoever and everything has been smooth from the installation to the games at the tables. You should definitely give it a try if you got Android mobile phone, 3G or Wifi connection and want some fast and fun poker gaming. It does the job and gives you an instant and mobile way of playing poker when you are on the move. But for more serious multitablers, tournament players or players of others poker variations it doesn’t offer much.