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Launched at the beginning of 2012, the 888 Poker mobile apps let you play a range of your favourite games on the go. The 888 mobile poker app can be downloaded onto most popular mobile devices.

The supported mobile devices for 888 mobile poker includes all iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch. Additionally, 888 support a wide range of Android devices, including, but not limited to the Samsung Galaxy, the Google Nexus, HTC, and the Sony Ericsson X10 – 13.

888 Poker have one of the largest poker networks, with thousands of players online at any one time.

Whilst they have a huge contingency of online poker players, the 888 mobile app only supports a limited number of games for mobile poker play. Downloading the 888 mobile poker app is just a matter of scanning the QR code on their website. If you do not have a QR reader, you can get lots of free QR code readers from the Google Play store, or the Apple App store. Just make sure that your phone is set to accept “non-market apps”. In the event that your phone is not set in such a manner, you can easily adjust your settings.

An important thing to note is that the iPhone/iPad app is for UK players only. Whilst the iOs poker app is exclusively for UK poker players, the 888 Android mobile poker app can be used in several countries. The mobile poker apps are free to download and once you have scanned the code, the app will take just a couple of minutes to install. Once you have installed the 888 poker app on your mobile phone, go straight to the 888 Poker mobile site, where you can either log in with an existing account, or create a new one. Creating an account is again just a couple of minutes work.

The lobby area is very well laid out, with nice clear graphics and simple navigation buttons. You can choose from beginners games, cash games, or sit and go games with just a couple of clicks. To deposit, simply access the cashier’s area to pay in some funds. Payment by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Paysafecard, and Diners Card are all accepted from mobile devices, or you can top up your funds from the desktop site and use them when playing on a mobile. Paying via a mobile device is just as safe as paying through the desktop version of the site, and advanced encryption technologies keep your details secure.

Once your account is funded, you can choose your games, and here you will find some limitations on which games are on offer, as only versions of Texas Holdem can currently be played on the mobile version, although this is by far the most popular type of game.

The mobile poker games are played with the same pool of players from the desktop site, so there can be lots of players at any one time and the tables are very clearly displayed, with a big slide bar to adjust your stakes, as well as nice big buttons to make placing bets an easy task when on the move.

Beginner’s games can be found in cash games and sit and go games. Additionally, the tables are a simplified version of the ones found on the desktop site. On the 888 mobile app, the gameplay is very clear and smooth. Everything is nicely displayed and a chat option that lets you communicate with your fellow players. You can even choose an avatar from a range of fun looking characters before you play.

The 888 mobile poker app is one of the few mobile poker applications that come with a free no deposit bonus. To help you get off to a great start, you can claim a £5/$8 no deposit bonus if you are new to 888 Poker when you register as a mobile poker player.

Using a Wi-Fi connection is the best way to enjoy 888 Poker on your mobile, although you can also access the games over a 3g service. However, 3g can be less reliable, and could incur extra charges from your mobile network and as with any mobile poker app, losing your connection will cut you off from the games.

Overall, the 888 Poker mobile apps do have some serious limitations, with only a few games playable on the go, and with the iPhone app only being available for players from the UK. Nevertheless, this is a rapidly evolving market, and the apps were only introduced in early 2012, so it is likely that more games, and more functions will be added over time.

On the plus side, the mobile poker games are presented very well, and the simplified controls mean that you are less likely to press the wrong buttons on a small screen. It is also good to see that you are playing in the main pool of players and not restricted just to other mobile players. The 888 Poker mobile games are perfectly adequate as a way of playing when we cannot access our PC’s or laptops.