Multi-player real money poker has only recently entered our lives and more and more poker buffs are turning to their mobile devices to look for ways to improve their skills and win more money.
Developers have been tirelessly attempting to create the ultimate poker tool and here we look at some of the most intuitive ideas they have come up with.
Poker odds apps are most useful in live poker situations, but it’s highly unlikely you’ll get within several metres of a live poker table with your mobile phone these days. Use them in free-to-play online poker games so you don’t have to switch screens to use an online calculator or take your device with you when you’re having a few hands with your friends, it will help you know when to call or raise.
Poker journal apps are becoming increasingly popular because it lets you keep track of your winnings by storing information about the games you play and how much you win. Not managing your bankroll is one of the cardinal sins of poker according to online poker genius so you must always make sure your finances are in check.
Many basic apps will just give you information about hand rankings and pot sizes, which many be beneficial for the beginner, but not for the more experienced player. Try to find an app that lets you pit your wits against different types of competitors and will then give you statistical feedback on how you faired.
Another option for learning the game on-the-move is to throw yourself into the universe of free poker for mobiles. There are a bunch of quirky free mobile poker apps available and it should work out a cheaper way to learn than by throwing yourself into real stakes games.
There are lots of tools available for iPhone and Android users that offer everything from live tournament set-ups, odds and hand tutorials to rather bizarre apps to help you improve your ‘poker persona’.
As important as good ‘poker karma’ may be as some apps claim, it’s the tools, strategy and poker coaching apps that really capture the imagination and will stand you in good stead once you start playing for real money.