888 poker USA – Real Money Poker and Casino Games: Poker Tournaments ,Texas Hold`em, Omaha Hi and Low
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Did you grow up playing copious amounts of Texas Hold ‘Em? Hiding in your friends furnished basements, feigning the use of plastic chips, and then breaking out tens and twenties once the coast was clear?
Well, maybe you weren’t quite as die-hard as me. I grew up on Texas Hold ‘Em, and found the thrills and spills of the game to be exhilarating beyond belief when growing up.
The only downside of this entire app is something that the developers can’t control at all. You can only legally play for cash from the State of New Jersey.
This is especially a total bummer if you’re on the wrong side of the Delaware, or if you already downloaded the app after reading the first paragraph. Even still, you can still have fun with the app, but the real meat of the functionality here is available for New Jersey residents who are 21 or older.
The app also allows new registrants to claim $10 without any deposit needed (how’s that for incentive?).
Tables start as low as 1 to 2 cent buy-ins, and are open around the clock.
Again, the only caveat here is the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement watching location registration like a hawk. But if you like gaming, need some cash, and live in New Jersey, there are really no good reasons why you shouldn’t download this app.
Concept and Functionality:
The app itself is fully supported for iOS 7, and runs quite smoothly.
It’s a new app and has gotten some questionable reviews in the iTunes store, but it seems that many haven’t read the fine print about this app being primarily directed toward New Jersey residents.
Pending that little asterisk, most NJ users should have little to no gripes with this app.
In general, playing Hold ‘Em for cash via iOS is uncharted territory, so we applaud 888 poker USA for making it this far.
There are literally a hundred ways to play Hold ‘Em or Roulette for fruit loops, chocolate cash, or other imagination driven fiat currencies, and 888 Poker has stepped up to the plate with this one.
Due to some registration issues, and minor kinks that have yet to be worked out by the developers, we’re unable to give this app a full fledged five star rating at this time. Even still, it’ s primed to be quite a blast for all users, and offers alternatives for Non-Jersey residents.
And if you love Hold ‘Em, have a credit card ready, and are from New Jersey, then you’ve hit the jackpot already.
888 poker USA requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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