That’s right, you heard correctly. Real winnings in a poker game that you can take with you wherever you go. Not too many online games involve real money, and please remember that this is for adults only, because if you can’t pay up…
The game is WSOP Real Money Poker and it’s the mobile version of the very same game you can play from a desktop. Even if you have downloaded the app to your device, and this works on iPhones and iPads, you will have to go to the game’s website and create an account. You can do this on WSOP.com. Also, please be aware that this game can only be run while you are in the state of Nevada and if you are at least 21 years of age.
The app and website utilize some of the best in quality encryption protocols and SSL technologies to ensure that your privacy is protected and your data is secure.
While the app allows for gambling with real money, there is the option to play with gaming money and make bets for just for the fun of it. There are three different types of tournaments you can play in:
- Cash Games
- Sit & Go Games
- Scheduled Tournaments
Within each of these tournament categories, you can choose to play with real money or fake gaming money. If you are new to online poker games, I would highly recommend playing with the fake money so you can get used to how the game works without losing anything.
Once you have selected a game you want to participate in, you will need to register. This is separate from the account you created on the website. This basically says you want “in” on the game. On the registration page, you will see the total number of players allowed in the game, the number of spots remaining, the starting dollar amount for chips, the average stack, the current blinds, and the next blinds level. All of this information will help you determine if you really want to get in on a game. If you know your poker well, using this data to determine whether you are in or out can mean the difference between winning big or losing.
The graphics and sound effects mimic an actual poker game. You will feel like you are literally sitting at a poker table and surrounded by your fellow players. Along with players and their names, you will see each of their current bets and all of the community cards in the middle of the table.
For each round, you will have the typical poker play options located at the bottom left corner of the screen:
A slider to move your chips into the pot will be located in the lower right corner.
I liked the app overall, but at times found it lacking in sponsoring enough games to join. Sometimes, after being an initial registrant on a game, it would fail to “make” due to lack of participants, leaving me to move on to another game, if one could be found.
For a starter game that normally is played from a desktop, WSOP Real Money Poker brings the excitement of real winnings to you.
Rating: 8/ 10