Playing your Favorite Mobile Poker Rooms

Many online poker players have found a particular site or sites that appeal to their specific needs and tastes. Some players like huge tournaments and cash games, so they play at the largest poker rooms available. Others prefer smaller, more-obscure sites where the competition is usually softer. Regardless of where one likes to play poker, though, it's also nice to know that many of their favorite rooms are now mobile compatible too. So if you're new to this experience and want to enjoy your favorite mobile poker rooms, then take a look at the following tips.

1. Visit a Site's Mobile Section

If you already have a particular poker site in mind, you can simply visit them and go to their mobile section. Here, you'll find a wealth of information on how to set yourself up to play poker wirelessly. Of course, some players may think that they don't need to do this because they're already experienced with mobile poker rooms.

But our advice is to visit these sections anyways just because some rooms work differently than others. Another option is to simply visit the Apple or Android app stores and do a quick search for the poker site that you're interested in. Whether you're wanting to play poker for Android, iPad or iPhone devices, you should find a good selection of rooms in app stores.

2. Download the App or play through your Browser

Once you've found out how you're supposed to play at a mobile poker room, the next step involves either downloading an app or using in-browser play. As a couple of examples, PokerStars has an app that you download to use for their mobile product. Switch Poker has an Android app, however, those using Apple products play directly through their browser with no download necessary. The only drawback to in-browser play is that some of the features and options may be limited.

3. Create an Account and make a Deposit

Pretty much all mobile poker rooms offer some kind of signup bonus to reward new players. So when you create an account and make a deposit, be sure to look into the bonus' terms and conditions. Just to illustrate this point, you might have an opportunity to earn a 100% up to $400 signup bonus, whereby you'll need to earn 10 VIP points to collect every $1 of the bonus. Also keep in mind that some sites offer special signup bonuses to their mobile players.

4. Check out the Games and Features

When you're all settled in at a mobile room, a good move is to thoroughly browse the game selection and in-play features. Hopefully you've already done this before making a deposit. But you should especially dive into this when you're officially set up to play. It's always nice when mobile poker rooms offer a good variety of game variations, cash stakes and tournament buy-ins.

5. Keep up on Bonus Offers and Promotions

Every poker player - good or bad - can benefit from bonuses and promotions. That said, you should check out what's on tap with regard to promotions every week or so. This way, you won't miss out on any special reload bonuses, leaderboard races, tournament series, or anything else that your favorite mobile poker room might be featuring. And one more thing, be sure to take advantage of VIP rewards since these can add up to a lot of free money.

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