Posted November 2, 2012 by GamblingKing in Mobile Casino

Real Money Poker iPhone

A brand new mobile poker website has been developed, that aims to cater for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad real money poker players. The new site will focus on bringing iPhone poker players the latest mobile gaming developments, as well as Real Money Poker iPhone app reviews, discussion and exclusive deals from the best iPhone poker rooms.

Mobile poker players can now find the best iPhone poker app at playmobilepoker.mobi, a new real money poker portal that brings cash game poker players, news & reviews of the best mobile poker games for the iPhone

Real money poker apps has recently become extremely popular following the release of Texas Hold’em apps from a range of mobile poker rooms, such as Bwin, Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. This is despite the world of mobile gambling getting off to a very rocky start on both the iPhone and iPad.

Since the iPhone was launched at the MacWorld convention back in 2007, poker players have been eager to utilise the new technology to play mobile poker on the iPhones huge display. However, poker player’s initial excitement was tempered by Apple’s decision to ban adult, gambling and controversial apps from the iTunes App Store.

Seeing as real money iPhone poker app fall under all 3 categories, it seemed unlikely that poker players would every be able to play a few games of Texas Hold’em or Omaha on their iPhones. Apple’s decision not to support Flash also hindered many poker room’s efforts to develop “Instant Play” no download versions of their poker clients for the iPhone.

Despite the massive popularity of “Play for Fun” poker apps such as Zynga Poker, there were no real money poker games available for the iPhone until the end of 2010, when Switch Poker released the world’s first iPhone and iPad compatible poker app. Switch Poker managed to bypass these restrictions by developing a poker app using only HTML5 and Javascript, making the web app compatible with all Apple Safari browsers.

Full Tilt were the first major poker room to develop real money poker apps for smartphones and tablets. They released their Rush Poker Mobile app in 2011 for both Android and iOS mobile platforms. A number of other iPhone and iPad poker web apps were released in 2011, including apps from Terminal Poker and mFortune.

Apple also began to loosen their restrictions on real money poker apps for iPhones and iPads following the arrival of the new geolocation feature in iOS4, that was able to pinpoint an iPhones location anywhere in the world. For the first time Apple were now able to restrict the use of real money poker apps to jurisdictions where mobile gambling was legal and regulated.

This resulted in Bwin getting approval for the first ever native Texas hold’em iPhone poker app. The Bwin iPhone poker app was initially launched in the United Kingdom and Austrian App Stores and was also later made available in the Hungarian and Portuguese App Stores.

The future of mobile poker on the iPhone now looks very bright. In 2012 a whole plethora of new iPhone poker apps looks set to be released by major poker rooms such as PokerStars, Betfair, Titian Poker, Mansion Poker, Paddy Power Poker, William Hill, 888 Poker, Betfair Poker, Party Poker, Cake Poker and more.

At playmobilepoker.mobi you will find the most reliable reviews of all the best poker apps for iPhones and iPads and also features news and articles from leading industry figures, as well as exclusive sign-up bonuses and new player promotions.


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