Mobile Poker is the latest innovation in the online poker industry. Most of the top poker competitors have developed Mobile Poker applications that allow their members to take their poker games on the road, anywhere they can get a satellite connection of their cell phone or other hand-held, Internet-capable devices.
Next time you're waiting in the lobby for an appointment, stuck in a major traffic jam, or just want to get away from the PC or laptop, you can enjoy the same exciting poker action you've become accustomed to at your favorite online poker room – on a slightly smaller screen, that is.
In this section, we'll teach you everything you need to know before opening a mobile poker account. From the restrictions on game variety and features, to the process and requirements for installing a poker room on your mobile device.
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The first thing you want to ensure is that you have unlimited online access on your cell device. If you are charged for every minute of online access, mobile poker can be quite costly! However, you should be able to upgrade to unlimited Internet access for about $20 a month.
In order to run the cell poker application, your cell phone or PDA must be supported by the mobile poker application. You can find this out by visiting the mobile poker section of the online poker room's FAQ page and looking up your phone device. Most major brands are supported and fully equipped to run mobile applications.
Last, you need to make sure your cell phone or PDA supports WAP and third party application downloads. If you're unsure, contact your service provider to find out. If the answer is no, ask what you can do to fix the problem. You may need to upgrade your device or service plan.
The next step is to visit a mobile poker site which offers application for cell devices. From here, you often have two options. You can open a browser on your cell phone device and enter the URL provided, or, for cell phone users, some online poker rooms will give an input box for your phone number. By typing your phone number into the box (no spaces) and clicking “Send SMS”, the url will be sent to your mobile phone. You can simply activate the link to get started.
If your SMS message does not send properly, or you do not receive a reply, you may have enter the url manually. Please allow up to 30 minutes for the SMS message to arrive.
As soon as you visit the download url provided, the mobile poker application will begin downloading. The option to install will appear immediately after. Choose to install the program.
Navigate to your applications, under Games, and open the Mobile Poker room. You will be asked to enter your login and password. Though the view is much smaller, you will still be able to select from a basic poker lobby menu. Chances are, the game variety will be much more restrictive. Texas Holdem may be the only poker game on the menu, usually offered in Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit. Once you select a game, you can choose a table and get straight into the action.
It may take a little time getting used to the smaller view and lower-feature format, but all in all, mobile poker is a great way to take your online poker game on the road, in the palm of your hand!