In September 2013 we finally got to see the first of the iPoker mobile apps with the launch of the bet365 poker app. iPoker have the software that runs the poker network on many of the leading poker sites including William Hill, Paddy Power and bet365. Due to this they’ve all been waiting on iPoker to get their software up and running for mobile poker before launching. So far we have only seen bet365 and winner.com launch an iPoker mobile app but we expect to see William Hill and Paddy Power launch before the end of 2013 (Paddy have been planning to launch since the summer so cannot be far off). We have also been told to expect a launch from Sky Poker in the early months of 2014. If you want to check out the bet365 mobile poker site you can get £5 completely free and your first deposit matched 100, register on the link below (the link will take you straight to the mobile poker site if you are on your mobile).
The iPoker mobile site is built using HTML5 and can currently only be played on i0s devices and Android. It currently has the companies tournament poker rooms as well as the “quick cash” poker rooms. It does still have some limitations in terms of account services where you cannot change or register a new payment type. You actually have to do this on the main site, once the card is registered you can make deposit and withdrawals through the app.
iPoker mobile screen shots*
*These screen shots are of the iPoker mobile platform with the bet365 skin on. Other companies poker apps will appear very similar in appearance but with their companies colour and logos on.
Currently iPoker have only allowed bet365 and winner to take place in the initial trial with the others to follow shorty. Play tech have admitted in their recent figures that they were not up to speed with mobile software early enough and this has had an affect on their revenues. Whilst iPoker mobile is currently browser based in HTML5 they do expect to see native apps going in the app store some time soon. This will not be the case for Android as Google still blocks gambling apps in their market place.