Guide to Tablet Poker Sites
Tablet poker sites are becoming extremely popular and the high-quality choices are many. But before you use your tablet to download and play on any random poker app, read our guide below to learn:
- Which tablet poker apps are the most popular
- The mobile tablet poker sites that give you the most gameplay options
- How to play real money tablet poker on apps that aren't tablet-specific
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Advantages of the Real Money TabletPoker Experience
With the rising popularity of doing just about everything on mobile devices, it should be no surprise that there are many great online smartphone and tablet poker apps. So you don't have to go searching, we have compiled the best real money tablet poker sites based off criteria such as:
- Tablet-Specificity: While many poker apps (and sites) are compatible with tablet, not all are designed specifically for tablet play. For the smoothest tablet poker experience, we recommend ones that are.
- Options: Many online poker apps limit game types and options, but we prefer to list only ones that give you the full gaming experience.
- Security: With how easy it is now for anyone to develop and sell an app, we make sure we only recommend ones that have the latest in encryption security to protect your funds and information.
When you play online poker on a tablet, such as at Pokerstars (or any other app specifically designed for a tablet), you'll immediately notice the difference versus playing in your tablet's browser or on a smartphone app. A tablet-optimized app means the screen fits your device perfectly and that all the buttons and options are crisp, clear, and easy to select. Because you aren't using a keyboard and mouse, the interface is often simplified for a rich online poker experience that is simple and easy to use.
One of the great things about tablet poker sites is that they obviously don't take a big time commitment. This means if you are in an airport, at the dentist office, or some other place with Wi-Fi, you can whip out your tablet, open up your PokerStars tablet app or other mobile poker app, and get a few hands in while you wait.
When thinking about downloading a tablet poker app, be sure to first check if it is an official tablet app of the poker room it says it belongs to. Sometimes these tablet apps pose as official ones when they really aren't and are just trying to deceive users.
Some poker rooms don't have a tablet-specific app, but do have one for smartphones. In these instances, give the smartphone app a try as sometimes they will translate extremely well and the differences are unnoticeable for tablet poker. Real money play is available through this method as well, (if it's available on the smartphone app).
There is a way to modify your non-iOS tablet so you can play your favorite online poker room's Apple-only app on it. While there are many steps involved in this process, there are many tutorials online that can show how to expand your online tablet poker options even further.
As mobile usage for everything surges in popularity, online poker rooms have had a hard time keeping up with the market's demand. However with an app called TeamViewer, you can gain remote access to online desktop-only poker rooms from your tablet without having to wait for your favorite site to develop a mobile-specific app.
Choosing only from poker rooms that have developed a tablet-specific app (such as the PokerStars tablet app) might feel limited at first, but with TeamViewer your options become endless. This is especially great if you love the poker room you play at on your desktop and don't want to worry about tracking funds on two (or more) separate online poker accounts.