In the interim, both Switch Poker and Bwin released real money mobile clients that were compatible with most Android phones. Unfortunately, these apps did not support multi-tabling so the pace of games was pretty slow.
In July of 2011, a brand new poker room burst onto the scene called “Terminal Poker”, which offered fast paced poker games where users join a large pool of players rather than a table. A group of players are then picked at random and dealt a hand. Whenever a player folds or exits a game, they are immediately returned to the pool and dealt another hand with a different group of players. This cuts out a lot of the waiting around, which means you play a lot more hands per hour.
Terminal Poker offered a mobile poker client that worked on most phones and tablets. Unfortunately, the lobby was poorly laid out and the poker app lacked a lot of the features we had grown to expect. Thankfully Terminal Poker have worked hard over the past year to improve the look and feel of their mobile poker offering. This month they have introduced their biggest update yet and we must say we are impressed. Here are some of the newest features on offer….
BRAND NEW LOBBY
First off Terminal Poker have greatly improved the lobby . It is now possible to get a much better overview of what is happening at the poker room from your smartphone or tablet. The “Cash Games” section is broken down into 5 different areas – “All”, “Texas Holdem”, “Omaha”, “Low” and “High”. Low stakes games range from €0.02/€0.05 to €0.10/€0.20, while the high-stakes tables range from €0.25/€0.50 to €0.50/€1
In my opinion the biggest improvement to the Terminal Poker client is the introduction of freeroll tournaments. When you loginto Terminal Poker you can now select the “Freerolls” tab and view all upcoming freeroll tournaments. Terminal Poker run dozens of freeroll tourneys every day. Prize pools range from a few euros to a hundred euros. On Sundays Terminal Poker hold a special tourney where €500 is up for grabs.
This last improvement is for the very hardcore mobile poker player. Even though poker games are extremely fast paced anyway, Terminal Poker are now offering players the ability to join more than one pool at the time, which makes for some blisteringly fast Texas Hold’em and Omaha poker games. You can switch between tables/pools by just swiping your finger across your Droids touchscreen.