Poker is one of those classic games that never gets old. In fact, it seems like the more and more you play, the more addicting it becomes. Although I love playing all kinds of card games, poker is certainly one of my favorites. Unfortunately, coordinating a poker night with my group of friends is easier said than done, since most of them have family commitments to attend to. So, instead of waiting indefinitely until my group of friends can magically get together, I decided to find the best poker games I could play on my phone. During my research, I came across a site that has a list of the top 10 poker games.
After playing a couple of rounds on each of the games, I narrowed down my top 3 picks and reviewed them.
Poker Heat – Put your poker skills to the test
Poker Heat is my first pick. I found it to be a great choice if you want to put your poker skills to the test, as there are a variety of different game modes of increasing difficulty. I like that not only can you play against your friends, but that you can also participate in a worldwide online poker tournament too. I found the 10 different poker leagues particularly enticing, as they grow in difficulty as you advance, making the game even more challenging and addicting. I also liked that you can view detailed statistics on your poker playing style, so you can analyze how to improve your game.
Although it rarely happened, I did notice a few bugs that affected some of the gameplay elements, including player odds and rewards. However, the developers have been highly attentive and responsive to users that have reported on these issues. Additionally, the game is updated regularly with patches that improve game speed and performance, so hopefully, any remaining issues will be ironed out soon.
Zynga Poker – Realistic poker games
Zynga Poker is my second pick. What I really liked about it is that the playing odds seem highly realistic. In fact, after playing well over a dozen games, I still could not identify any type of bias, which was really refreshing and reassuring. I also liked that you can pick and choose the exact type of Texas Holdem poker game you want to play. Whether you are in a hurry or want to take your time, you can select exactly how fast you want to play. I also liked that you can choose your preferred table size, by selecting from smaller tables with 5 players or trying your poker hands at larger tables with up to 9 players.
Although I didn’t have any issues, I noticed that some users reported problems login into the game after a recent update. However, Zynga has been highly responsive to any reported issues, and they have taken their time to address every case separately, to ensure that players get back to playing in no time.
Huuuge Casino – More than just poker
My third pick, Huuuge Casino, is a great choice if you enjoy playing a variety of casino games. I liked that not only can you play multiple variants of video poker, but you can also play Sit’n’Go Hold’em, Roulette, Baccarat and you can even try your hand at casino slots. I particularly liked the in-game animations and sound effects as they are pretty entertaining and add an extra element of fun to the game. I also liked that you can play online against other players around the world and that you can invite your friends to play with you too.
The only drawback I found is that you can easily run out of chips if you are not careful. Thankfully you can claim free chips every 15 minutes, which is really helpful for building up enough chips for your next poker game. Although you also have the option of buying chips, I found the free chip giveaways to be more than enough to satisfy my poker playing needs.
So, these are my top 3 favorite poker games. If you have been looking for a poker game to play in your free time, I’m certain you will love any of these picks. My personal favorite is Zynga Poker, and I must confess that I have been quite addicted to it over the last few weeks. What about you? Let me know which one is your favorite!