The usage of the smartphone has grown quite exponentially in the last decade. The devices have taken over the lives of users to the point that various studies claimed smartphone addiction was a crisis. Interestingly, one of the things keeping people glued to the screens is mobile poker games.
New research published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies found that the claim that smartphone addiction is real could be based on weak evidence. Notably, the study established that much of the technology used is measured through self-report. In this regard, the researcher identified inconsistencies between self-report and measurements which are objective. The bottom line is that people can continue playing mobile games without any concerns about whether they are addicted to the devices or not.
Particularly, the smartphones are teeming with apps which allow people to play a huge variety of games. One can easily access free poker game apps on Google Play and iOS. Some of the games include;
- Appeak Poker
Mobile games are in plenty and the number is still growing. This means that developers are competing for the little time which smartphone users have to play games. To this end, developers must ensure that the game is easy to understand and that players obtain more satisfaction while playing. Interestingly, this is exactly what Appeak Poker has accomplished. The app has a simple interface which any person of any level of sophistication can enjoy.
The free poker game apps have a variety of offerings including Play Now, Sit & Go, MTTs, Double Ups and Bingo Bango. In addition to the variety and simplicity, Appeak Poker has an interesting feature called Duel. Here, a player can face off an opponent from another country where each will represent their own countries. Overall, the app is pure poker which comes without the nuisance of bonus chips and side games.
- Governor of Poker 3
Similar to Appeak Poker, this app comes with a wide variety of features. Also, Governor of Poker 3 offers poker games of up to six types. One can comfortably play Texas Hold’em and a variety of online games. Unlike Appeak Poker, this game extends bonus chips in addition to a spinner at given intervals. A cross-platform support feature allows players to enjoy the game via the web on platforms like Facebook and Steam, as well as traditional platforms like iOS and Android.
Most of the poker games available on either Android or iOS are awesome. However, it gets more interesting when an industry pro designs a game. Max Silver, a poker pro, designed SnapShove which is more of a tool than a game. The game is an ideal platform where a player can improve his/her fold/shove ranges. Also, the game is quite simplified and sports a user interface which not cluttered in any way. This bare-bones approach makes the tool ideal for all manner of players.
The app comes with training options where players have access to 6-handed and 9-handed shoving calculators. Overall, the tool is excellent for those who would want to polish up their strategy when it comes to the real game.