Mobile gaming has exploded worldwide with more users playing online via android and iOS devices than with standard PC or laptop computers. Online poker sites are finally developing iPoker apps to keep up with the ever-growing demand for mobile gaming.
Once New York regulates online poker, the operators spreading iPoker will need to offer mobile apps in order to keep up with demand. Operators in other states already offer apps for Android and iOS devices and we expect some NY operators to offer mobile connectivity from their initial launch.
WSOP.com NY will likely be among the first to offer a NY poker android app for players. PokerStars already offers an app for their global customers, so once can expect PokerStars NY to offer similar.
NY poker apps will offer many of the same features as the PC or Mac clients including the ability to play online poker tournaments and even multi-table. WSOP.com in NJ was among the first to offer accessibility to their major online poker tournaments to mobile users.
NY poker apps are great for players who want to play while they are traveling or for those users that simply do not own a PC. Tablets have advanced to the point where they can provide many of the same functions as a laptop, allowing some to abandon computers altogether. This makes mobile poker apps the only option for these players.
Please keep in mind that you will need to be identifiable via Wi-Fi in order to play online poker for real money in New York. Once regulated, online poker in NY will be available only within state line and websites must be able to verify that you’re using an IP address inside of NY.
For some users, this may require that you hook your device up to Wi-Fi connectivity in order for geolocation servers to determine your location. If you have any questions about connecting to Wi-Fi with your device, customer support can assist you with connecting.
Installing a NY poker app to your phone is easy. Just login to your device and point your browser to the homepage of your favorite site. There you will want to click on the mobile link and follow the instructions on that page. Apps will also be available on Google Play.