Real Money iPhone Poker Apps

With a new iphone or ipad being released every year or two, it comes as no surprise that poker sites, casinos and sportsbooks are creating mobile versions of their software. It's a convenient way to play poker online without having to be strapped to your desk. You can play poker while waiting at the doctor, on a drive or even from the comfort of your couch.

If you want to play poker on your iphone or ipad right away, I recommend choosing a site from our list below. They are the absolute best in terms of safety, game selection, banking and promotions.

What You Need to Know About Playing Poker on iPad or iPhone

We get a lot of questions about how to play poker on the iphone or ipad. I thought it'd be helpful to post those questions and our answers to them below.

How Do I Start Playing Poker on My iPhone ?

Playing poker on your mobile device is relatively easy.

The real challenge is finding enough sites to compare and choose from. You see, ipad and iphone apps aren't as readily available as Android apps are. There are multiple schools of thought as to why, but a lot of it comes down to compatibility. Flash and java isn't supported by the iphone/ipad, but that's what most rooms use to create their games. So that creates a bottleneck.

Best Real Money Poker / Casino Apps for iPhone

  • #
  • Poker Room Name
  • Mac OS
  • Deposit Bonus
  • Room Info
  • Join / Review
  • 1
  • Bovada Poker
  • USA
  • Bonus of $500
  • One of the oldest US poker rooms with poker, casino, sports

    Weekly $100K with $1 qualifiers available daily

  • Review
  • 2
  • Carbon Poker
  • USA
  • Bonus of $2000
  • Provides a great VIP program with cash back

    Accepts USA credit cards

  • Review
  • 3
  • Sportsbetting Poker
  • Bonus of $600
  • Easy to Clear Bonuses

    In Business Since 1996

  • Review

That problem extends to the solution to the app problem -- playing games from your browser. These are flash/java based too, so you'd have to jailbreak your device to play them. However, you can break your tablet or phone in the process, not to mention void your warranty.

However, with the few poker sites that do have apps for their poker room, you'll find their app (or link to their app in the Apple store) on their website, usually the mobile section. The apps are (usually) free.

If you can't find an app, another option is to use a remote control program, such as TeamViewer. With TV you can run the games on your desktop, but control everything from your tablet or phone.

Can (US) Poker Players Play Real Money Poker from Their iPhones?

Yes. Assuming you can find a solution that works for you. If not using the poker site's app, than by having the games running on your desktop and playing from your mobile device.

Finding the right site is a straightforward process. I recommend visiting the sites we have listed above. They're the best in terms of safety, banking and games. These sites are licensed and regulated, too.

One piece of advice though. When you start playing poker for real money on your iphone or ipad, I recommend playing a few hands of play (fake) money first. Between the touch screen and the buttons being smaller, you have a recipe for misclicks. Practicing first will make sure you don't hit the wrong buttons and bet too much/little, or fold/play hands you didn't want to.

How Do I Make a Deposit?

Making a deposit with your phone or tablet is the same as from your computer. Just choose your banking method, fill out your information and hit submit.

Keep in mind, however, that many poker sites do not let you handle your banking from your mobile device. You have to do it all from your computer.

Is Mobile Poker Secure for US Players?

When it comes to mobile poker, a big concern for people is security. But don't worry about it. It's just (about) as secure as playing from your desktop or laptop.

In fact, several poker sites have gone as far as to not allow banking or saving passwords on their software.

You can still help increase the security of your games too, by keeping all passwords to yourself, making them difficult to break and changing them often. I also recommend looking your phone or tablet with a password too, as well as take advantage of security keys. All of that combined should be enough to deter most criminals.