In the early days of online poker, the only way to play was via the PC. As demand for alternative clients rose, access for the MAC was added and later developers created web browser clients for users on Linux and other devices.
With the explosion of mobile gaming over the last few years, the demand for online poker mobile apps has exploded and poker rooms are finally beginning to meet the demand for this form of iPoker.
Presently, only three states offer regulated online poker in the United States. One major advantage to playing online poker in NJ, DE or NV is that most operators offer mobile poker apps for their users. This means that players can play on WSOP.com Mobile, 888 Poker Mobile and even the partypoker mobile app.
Florida is expected to be among the states to regulate online poker by 2020. This is exciting news for poker players as it likely means a release of several Florida mobile poker apps allowing real money online poker play.
Why play mobile online poker? First, it allows you to play online poker anywhere in the state of Florida provided you have an internet connection. Have a few minutes to pass while waiting for the doctor? Why not play on your favorite Florida poker android app and try to win enough cash to pay the doctor?
Mobile poker apps also allow you the opportunity to play online poker over multiple devices. It doesn’t matter whether you have an Android or iPhone, tablet or laptop. You can play online poker. Your account is also mobile, meaning no special setup on your device.
Finally, some Florida poker apps will offer features that you don’t have on the standard client. This is a gimmick move to try to draw more players to mobile. These gimmicks range from mobile only tournaments to tables that you can only play on your mobile device.
Over half of the world’s gaming is done on mobile devices and as PC’s and laptops get phased out for tablet style devices, this number will continue to grow exponentially. That’s why it is important that your online poker provider offers mobile poker apps. The times are changing and online poker rooms have to change with them or risk alienating a major client base.