Android Compatible Poker Sites And Apps

Mobile gaming is a huge industry that’s experiencing a boom in recent years. Naturally, online poker sites want a piece of the pie and many of them are developing software to allow their players to play poker on mobile platforms. Google’s Android is the biggest mobile operating system in the world and consequently is the most popular mobile phone poker platform. You can play both play-money and real-money poker on android devices such as HTC and Samsung smart phones. If you want to jump right in, visit our recommended sites in the table below. If you have more questions, then read further down the page. Remember to check “Unknown Sources” in your mobile security settings when installing a mobile app as the Android market does not allow gambling apps.

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Best Android Poker Sites in United States

Rank Site Download Mac Linux Bonus Visit Site
1 888 Poker $600 www.888poker.comRead Review

Playing Poker on Android

888 Poker on AndroidThere are two common ways to get poker software running on your android device. If the poker site you want to play on has a dedicated app, then you need to go thier website and downlaod the app. The Android Marketplace does not permit real money gambling apps. To downland the app first you must go to Setting > Security and check the box that says Allow Installation of Non Market Apps (as shown in the image at the top of the page). Once you have downloaded it, simply tap the app and it will open, prompting you to input your account details. Once you have registered and logged into your account you’ll be able to play poker right away.

Other poker sites have opted to make their mobile poker offering an ‘in-browser’ product, meaning you simply open up your phone’s web browser, navigate to the mobile poker website and the software will open within a webpage as a Java or Flash applet. This saves the site from coding separate pieces of software for all of the different mobile phone operating systems.

Online Poker Sites that Support Android Smartphones

All of the big poker sites are getting into mobile phone poker, though some are taking longer than others. At the moment the best android poker apps are provided by www.888Poker.com. Party Poker’s Android offering is also one of the best in the business. Cake Poker’s Android app has been withdrawn, as have all of their other mobile phone apps, but they do intend to re-launch them at an undisclosed time in the future.

If you want to play at PokerStars on Android, you can downlaod their app. PokerStars is renowned for having the best software in online poker and so are making sure that everything works perfectly before releasing their mobile phone platforms. The new Stars app is ready for use but the games are very tough so we aren’t too comfortable recommending them for that reason alone. Their a support, software and security is ten out of ten, but if it’s too hard to win there then why bother playing.

There are plenty of play money Android apps too. Zynga Poker for Android is one of the best play money poker apps and has a huge range of games running at all times of the day and night. VIP Poker is also another good choice. Both of these apps are available for free in the Android Marketplace.

Stability/Connection Issues

For the most part, playing poker on your Android device will be very similar to playing on a PC. Most of the apps and in-browser applets are very stable and reliable and won’t crash any more often than their PC counterparts.

One thing you do have to be wary of is your internet connection, particularly if you’re using a mobile data connection to play on. Things are usually fine when you’re in 3G coverage, but there can be occasional problems if you drop out, and you may get disconnected. The other thing to pay attention to is that you don’t run out of battery!