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The ultimate online resource for information on the best iPhone poker apps: choose the best Texas Holdem iPhone app for you and compare ALL the real money poker for iPhone and iPad owners here.

Best iPhone Poker Apps and Games

Apple has only just allowed real money gambling apps inside its iTunes ‘App Store’, which goes a long way to explaining why so far there have been fewer apps available than for Android phones. However, three poker sites now have their games in the App Store and others have browser based alternatives:

No. Poker App Type Network Compatibility
1 888 Mobile Poker Real money 888, Playtech Both iPhone and iPad apps - free download
Play 888 Mobile Poker 888 has created its own class of poker, and one of the biggest online communities (with over 10 million players). Get a £88 welcome and up to £400 in matching cash[Read more...]
2 mFortune Poker Web App Independent iPads + iPhones
Play mFortune Poker New poker players get £5 FREE bonus just for joining the independent mFortune mobile poker network. Play Texas Hold'em cash games with up to 8 players at the table [Read more...]
3 Bet365 Mobile Poker Real money iPoker Bet365 Mobile Poker is currently available for iOS devices.
Play Bet365 Mobile Poker The Bet365 Mobile Poker app is currently available on Apple iOS devices. There are big welcome bonuses - 200% on your 1st deposit! - as well as special tables reserved for the newest players only [Read more...]
4 RedKings Mobile Download Ongame None given
Download RedKings Mobile Red Kings Mobile poker arrived on Android - check out this top app that allows you to win real money on your mobile! [Read more...]
5 PokerStars App Download Pokerstars iPhone / iPad / iPod; iOS 3.2
Download PokerStars App Play Pokerstars on your Android smartphone, iPhone or iPad and join the biggest worldwide player pool. Choose from the widest selection of mobile poker tables: from sit & go Texas Hold'em to Omaha ring games [Read more...]


  • To play poker games through your Safari Internet browser on your iPhone you will need Javascript to be enabled. This is usually the default setting but you can check by looking in the Settings > Safari > Javascript menu. For more information click here.
  • You may need to update your handset’s iOS for iPhone poker games to work – e.g. PokerStars requires iOS 3.2/4.1 or later (depending on what you read). Follow this link to get instructions for updating if you’re not sure how.

Texas Holdem for iPhone

There are so many free money games in the App Store that it can be hard to find the real money Texas Holdem iPhone apps to download. An easier alternative is to head to the online poker room’s website and download directly. For the browser based games this is the only way to play.

888Poker for iPhonePlay 888’s Texas Holdem mobile sit’n’gos without depositing!

All six iPhone poker apps above offer Texas Holdem ring games.

iPod Touch Poker

A few of the iPhone poker providers say their apps will work on iPods as well as iPhones. We haven’t tested this but it makes sense. First, second and third generation iPods have the same screen resolution as an iPod 3GS. The iPod Touch 2G supports platforms up to iOS 4.2.1, which should be more than enough to play most iPod Touch poker apps.

iPod Touch 3G and 4G support even later operating systems, should any new iPhone poker apps require more up-to-date platforms. Playing poker on iPod Touch fourth generation devices (together with the iPhone 4) is by far the richest experience – their 960 x 640px screens will mean it’s less of a struggle to do fiddly things like raising and switching tables (e.g. in the PokerStars iPhone app).

What players are saying…

It’s interesting to note that while the PokerStars Android app states that a screen resolution of 400×800 or more is required the iPhone version claims to work on third generation devices that only have screen resolutions of 480 × 320px.

Poker for iPad

Most real money poker apps for iPhone will also work on iPads. However, some web apps do not make use of the full screen, instead appearing as a small window within the larger screen. The best iPad poker apps are optimised for the 1024 x 768 screen resolution.

Another thing to bear in mind when playing poker on iPad is whether your tablet has 3G as well as Wi-Fi – don’t start wandering around too far from your Wi-Fi signal in the middle of a big hand if your iPad is not 3G enabled.

In fact, it’s probably good advice in general not to go wandering around too much mid game, whether you’re playing poker on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any hand-held device. It just ain’t good to get too distracted!

Last modified: April 14, 2014