The iPhone has changed the way we do things, so why should it be any different with poker? There are so many poker apps available these days it's hard to know where to start. Some are free and require no “real” money while others require you to pay for chips. There are tutorial apps, live play apps, and games where you play against the computer. Here's our list of the best iPhone apps for poker.
The best iPhone apps for poker
19 Apr 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
This app gives you the most advanced AI offered for an offline poker game available on the market today. Choose from over 140 unique offline opponents to keep you guessing. Enjoy realistic sounds, smooth card animations, and fast folding to quicken the pace. Online play gives you access to leagues and chips with going head to head with up to six players. New optional blinds double at your choice of time.
- Artificial intelligence is a self-taught system that played millions of hands against itself.
- Play offline any time and anywhere. No waiting for slow online opponents.
- This indie developer focuses solely on this app and is responsive to the community
Video Poker Classic offers your favorite poker games with smooth real card shuffling animations, casino pay tables, and skill trainers. This app gives you access to 39 different casino games each with top payouts available. Participate in mega jackpot wins, triple, five and ten plays, and offline support to be able to play anywhere. This is hands down the most realistic casino experience available on the app store.
- Free to play with new credits every two hours
- Just like an authentic Las Vegas Casino with real shuffling, real dealing, and real money.
- This developer updates often
World Series of Poker offers multi-level tournaments, WSOP rings, and an official Vegas experience with Omaha, Texas Hold'Em, and tournaments. You can start playing on your iPad and finish on your iPhone, invite your friends to the same table, and more. If you want to play anonymously, go ahead in Guest mode. If you prefer playing the slots, you can spin and win chips in between hands with the built-in slot machine. If you connect your account to Facebook, you get $15,000 additional chips! You can also collect free chips every four hours.
- Multi-level tournaments
- Play with buddies
- WSOP rings
- Continuous play
- Free with in-app purchases
Insta Poker Coach Texas Holdem is a coaching app where the professionals analyze each move you make and reward you for good decisions. You'll get instant feedback from professionals like Antonio Esfandiari and Huckleberry Seed. Other pros include Daniel O'Brien, Amir Lehavot, Konstantin Othmer, and Jonathan Little. You won't win chips in this game but will win quality decisions. Poker hands are packaged into Hand-Packs, each covering different aspects of the game. You'll win in-app currency called ProCoins based on how well you play, not the outcome of the game. Use them to unlock Bonus Hand-Packs.
- Each move is followed by detailed explanations
- Game scenarios created by world-class pros
- Win in-app currency based on merit not outcome of the hand
- Play for free one Hand-Pack
- Free with in-app purchases
If you want to take your poker playing skills to the next level then check out this app. Poker Income has been designed to bring your poker playing analytics to the forefront. This app provides users with numerous different categories to analyze and examine in order to improve skills and to decide where to invest time and money. There’s live HUD tracker, take pictures and notes on opponents, view stats, decipher an opponent’s tells, find profitable games and opponents, track your earnings, figure out which game you are best at, learn which tables you are best at, backup and restore data, view charts and more. There are numerous in-app purchases for various features and functions.
- Analyze and examine your poker playing
- Get stats on your games, Review opponents, Find their tells
- Learn which table, game and format you are best at
- View charts, Take pictures and notes, Track earnings
- Numerous in-app purchases for various features
Poker Mate gives you a powerful poker tracking app that you can take anywhere. It's full of features: it offers support for both cash games and tourneys, it lets you take notes to review your play, and player tracking allows you to keep notes on your opponents. You can customize it, use filters to help you figure out your strengths and weaknesses, and you can view your results showing a wide variety of stats. Tag your sessions to customize your reports, use the pass code lock to keep all your data private, and use the automated bankroll management.
- Track play live or enter data after
- Filters help you target weaknesses and strengths
- Keep notes on your opponents
- Tag your sessions
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to Pro
WPT Poker Trainer helps you improve your no-limit Hold'em skills just as if you had a coach helping you out. The coaches analyze each move and reward you for making smart decisions. You'll get instant and detailed feedback so you can learn from your mistakes. You'll win ProCoins when you make good plays, and you can use those to buy Hand-Packs, which all cover different aspects of Hold'em. You can preview a hand from each Premium Hand-Pack and you can play for free one of the previews. Start now: you don't need an account.
- Coaches evaluate your move
- Rewards for quality decisions
- Receive instant and detailed feedback
- Master the fundamentals
- Free with in-app purchases
Poker Blind Timer Lite will be your best friend at home tournaments. You will be able to choose from different templates; if you want to build a custom template you will have to upgrade. The lite version will play a warning sound three minutes before the blinds go up and when the next level starts. It controls blind increases, ante, duration of breaks, chipcount, and playercount. Click a button to manage players, rebuys, and addons while the timer is running. Now you can also share payout structures and game templates with your friends using Airdrop or email.
- Use for home tournaments
- Choose from different templates
- Share templates and payout structures via email or Airdrop
- Will play a warning three minutes before the blinds go up
- Full version is a separate app purchase