Frequently Asked Questions
Are there different apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini?
If you are using web apps like those offered by mFortune and Terminal Poker, then the mobile clients are basically identical whether you are playing on the iPhone or iPad. Most of the larger poker rooms offer native App Store apps have been developed specifically for iOS tablets. These apps have a slightly different layout to make better use of the Apple tablets larger screen size. iPad and iPad Mini apps are exactly the same.
Are there any real-money iPad poker options for players in the United States?
Not right now but Carbon Poker will be releasing an iOS compatible app in the near future that will be open to U.S. citizens. Carbon Poker would never be able to get approval from Apple for a U.S. real-money poker app so it will be web based. Rather than installing an app, users will need to browse to Carbon Poker on their tablets and play via the Safari browser. Visit our U.S. iPad Poker section for the latest U.S. mobile poker news.
Do any of the current generation of mobile poker rooms offer tournaments?
Yes, a number of mobile poker rooms now support tournament play. Both PKR and 888 run regular Sit & Go tournaments, while Terminal Poker has a very busy schedule of freeroll and buy-in tournaments.
How much do iPad & iPad Mini poker apps cost?
All the apps listed on this website are totally free to download and use. They also offer practice tables that use play money rather than real currency so you don’t need to hand over your credit card details or make a deposit if you don’t want to. If you are using a WiFi only iPad then there won’t be any data transfer costs. If you are using a 3G, 4G or LTE model then you may have to pay your network operator for any data used while playing. These days most people have pretty generous data packages so there shouldn’t be any extra charge but it is always better to check, especially if you are traveling as you may get hit with sizeable data roaming bill.
Can I use the same player account when I play online or on the iPad?
Yes, if you already have an online account you can also use the same login details whether you are playing on and iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone device.
Is it safe to play real money poker on an iPad?
Yes, it completely secure to play at any of the poker rooms featured on this website. All communications between your tablet and the poker servers are encrypted, so even if you are playing on an open WiFi connection in a café, your personal information is secure. We have not heard of any security breaches at any of our iPad poker rooms.
What happens if my iPad gets lost or stolen?
Providing you haven’t stored your username or password anywhere on your iPad there shouldn’t be a problem as mobile poker rooms automatically log users out after each session. As an added security measure it is always a good idea to login online and change your password if you have any concerns.
Do I need Flash to play poker on my iPad or iPad Min?
No, all the apps featured here use either iPad friendly HTML5 or comes as native apps that you download from the Apple App Store. There is no requirement to have Adobe flash installed.
Will these mobile poker rooms work on my first generation iPad?
Yes, most poker apps do not require a huge amount of processing power so they should work just fine, even on an old iPad. PKR is the exception, their application only supports the iPad 2 and above.
Can I still play real money poker on my iPad when I travel to the United States?
Yes, once the app is installed on your tablet and you’ve funded your account using a Non-United States credit card, you shouldn’t have any problem playing mobile poker games while you travel in the U.S.A. on vacation or business.
Is is possible to play real-money iOS poker in Australia?
While the Australian authorities have requested that Apple remove real-money poker apps from the Australian App Store in a clamp down on mobile gambling, Australian poker players can still play Texas Hold'em cash games on their iPhone or iPad at Ladbrokes, Terminal Poker or mFortune.
Do any of the iPad compatible poker sites offer turbo poker?
Yes, both the Terminal Poker and Ladbrokes iOS compatible client now offer fast fold poker variants that allow users play hundreds of hands per hour.