While in Las Vegas at CES
last week, I didn't have a lot of time to gamble, but I did get to play a few hands of video poker, and that combined with my preview of Full House Poker
for the Xbox had me looking for a poker game to scratch the itch when I got back home on Sunday. I poked around the App Store for a few ideas, and while Pokerbot
is a nice simulation, this official World Series of Poker
app seems like the best version around. It's made by Glu Mobile (the same company behind the great Gun Bros
), and it's a solid experience, offering up not just Texas Hold'em, but a persistent career, a nice online multiplayer mode and even Game Center integration with leaderboards and achievements.
For a quick game of Hold 'em on the iPhone, it's been perfect for me. The full iPhone app is available for US 99 cents
, but if you're not sold, there is a free version
with some annoying interstitial ads. And unfortunately, the app's not universal -- the iPad version will set you back $4.99
. Still, that's pretty cheap compared to what I'd have ended up losing at the tables in Vegas anyway.