Windows mobile is carving itself a niche in the world of smartphones. While the percentage of coverage is low compared with Android and iOS, there are still millions of people using this platform, both in the US and around the world. There are several poker games that you can access for real money.
You’ll find information on Windows mobile poker for worldwide players, who have a choice of the no download games from some of the biggest and best poker sites around. At the end of this article is an overview of some of the key factors to consider when choosing which mobile poker site to play at.
Once you step outside of the US, there are a lot of poker sites available to you. These include big names like PokerStars and Party Poker, as well as many networks where big sports betting brands pool together their players to offer more choices and bigger promotions. Many of these sites do have apps for iPhones and Android, though at the time of writing the only option for Windows phone users are the Flash or HTML5 browser based poker games.
888 Poker lead the way when it comes to instant play browser poker games. This site is growing, and is regularly in the top 3 for traffic. They focus on recreational players, which keep their tables very soft – and have software compatible on many different devices. You can even get money for free with no deposit needed to check out the games via your Windows mobile phone. This comes as tournament tokens and cash game buy-ins and does not affect your ability to claim the welcome bonus at any point down the line if you choose to deposit.
Bet365 also have a browser option, which is compatible with mobile devices. This is a huge sports betting brand that are part of a network of sites known as iPoker. These brands share a common back end powered by software house PlayTech, and are the 2nd biggest online poker site when counted together. All the sports bettors going over to the poker tables make the games very soft, so you’ll have a better chance of winning on your Windows phone here compared to sites which attract more pros and regulars.
I mentioned soft games in this article already, and this is a key factor when choosing a site. Some poker sites are home to large number of ‘professional grinders’ who play several tables at once to make a nice hourly wage. If you avoid games where these players hang out, your profits will be bigger and your games more fun too. Sites like 888 and Bet365 both have recreational player bases compared to (for example) PokerStars.
You should also take a close look at the bonus offers and incentives offered by the poker sites. Since mobile players will be playing 1 game at a time, it can be difficult to meet the criteria to claim many big welcome bonuses. Making sure there are plenty of promotions and ongoing rewards means you’ll get that poker bankroll regularly topped up.
As the overall number of Windows mobile grows, I hope to see more sites offer real money poker games on this platform. In the meantime, 888 and Bet365 all make great options.