Playing Poker on the iPad

The iPad is Apple’s latest hit, lets owners enjoy all of the games and apps developed for the iPhone on a larger format that’s just as powerful and portable. With access to thousands of apps (and more added each and every week), iPad owners have a ton of choices when it comes to games to play, including a wide range of poker games.

iPad poker apps include single player games that pit you against computer opponents in tournaments and cash games as well as multi-player apps that let you sling chips with friends or compete against thousands of poker players from around the world. Top poker tournament series such as the World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour have each released poker games for the iPad that put players right in the poker tournament action they’ve previously only been able to watch on television or play in the Real world.

As far as multi-player poker games are concerned, the popular game developer “Zynga” offers a poker app for the iPad that’s very similar to the experience when you play poker online at sites such as Full Tilt or PokerStars. While you can’t play for real money, Zynga’s network lets thousands of poker fans play together at cash games and tournaments, making it quick and easy to find a seat in a game whenever you fire up your iPad to play.

If you’re a big online poker fan, it’d seem to be a natural fit but Apple’s strict policy on not approving gambling apps for distribution or sale in the App Store, Apple has left online poker fans out in the cold, so far.

The only real option to play online poker for real money on your iPad is to use a remote desktop service; this lets you use your iPad to access and control poker software installed on your desktop. It’s not a perfect solution and can be laggy, but it’s the only way at the moment to play online poker with your iPad. Use any of the RDP app that you get on the App store.

If you are desperate enough, try installing Frash on iPad to enable few flash games online.

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