In the modern age, your mobile device is a gateway to a whole world of entertainment, communication, and leisure activities.
These days you can listen to music on your phone, edit photographs and track your exercise. You can emulate old console games, view any street around the world and track the planes flying over your house. If you want to play games with your friends, the scope to do so is huge. There are puzzle games, word games and card games available as free-to-play apps that keep you connected, however far apart you may be from your friends. Even if you do not have anyone to play with, the social element of the games often puts you in contact with other players, enabling you to make new friends too.
Poker is one game that has many different apps and providers online. Some of those are real money apps and tournament, which require you to buy into a game in much the same way you would if you were in a casino. Those sites offer you the chance to play different games such as Texas Hold’em and the less popular poker variant Omaha. If playing for money is not your thing, then there are plenty of free-to-play apps available too.
Here are a few of the best free-to-play apps current allowing you to test your poker skills against players around the world.
One of the biggest lures a poker site can offer is a large number of fellow players to test your wits against, which is where Appeak excels – there are 100,000 active players on the app, ensuring plenty of challenges. Each day, the game gives you 7,000 coins to play with, allowing you to take part in sit-and-go tournaments as well as standard games. There are also daily challenges to meet, which add to the appeal of Appeak.
Governor of Poker 3
Governor of Poker 3 is a well-honed poker game that has two predecessors from which it has been crafted. It offers six different variants of poker for players, including Texas Hold’em, as well as a Blackjack game. You are awarded chips every four hours, via a nice spinning rewards wheel that sometimes even gives you more. You do not even have to download it, you can play through Facebook if you so desire, linking to your friends list to find other players.
Remember when every game you played was offline, and to compete with friends they had to be in the same room? Some gamers still like that isolation and if that is you, offline poker is perfect. It provides a game mode that requires no internet connection, just you and your phone. Whilst that is the USP and title of this game, there are six player tables available when you are connected and a fun online community to play against.
Another ‘freemium’ title is Poker Heat, offering online play against friends or strangers, but in a league format. There are seven divisions to climb through, but if you run out of coins then you will have to wait for a refill or make an in-app purchase. This Poker Heat review is a positive one, and despite not offering a comprehensive poker package, the game blends the free-to-play model with proper competition nicely.