The first thing that we really like is the “Automatic Hand Selection” feature that automatically highlights your strongest hand. Playing cash games can be a little daunting for the first time so we think this is a really neat feature. It takes the pressure off choosing the best hand and speeds up play.
The “Hand History” also means you can review your play at the end of every session and spot some mistakes which will hopefully help you improve your game.
Bwin is also part of the world’s largest mobile poker network so you should have no problem finding other players at your skill level at any time of the day or night.
The Bwin Android App gives users the chance to play at either real money or practice tables. These play for fun tables can be particularly useful at the beginning when you are still getting used to the controls.
The one slight disadvantage the Bwin app has is that the stakes start at $0.05/$0.10, which is a little higher than the €0.02/€0.04 limits on offered by other mobile poker rooms.
Bwin offer the most generous sign-up bonus for new players. If you deposit $500, Bwin will match that with another $500, which gives new players a starting bankroll of $1,000. At the micro-limits 1k should go a very long way.
The mFortune app has one major advantage over every other cash game poker app, they offer a free £5 welcome bonus to new players. You don’t need to hand over your credit card details or make a deposit to claim this free credit. All you need to do is sign-up. This means that new players having a starting bankroll of £5 that they can practice with. Pretty sweet!!
Another really cool feature is the ability to play against friends at private tables. When you are new to online or mobile poker, playing against strangers can often add to the pressure. With the mFortune you can create a private table and invite some of your friends to play a few relaxed hands of Texas Hold’em.
The mFortune app is also compatible with 99% of phones, so you can also play against any of your friends that use iPhone's, Blaberry's or Nokia's.
Like the Bwin Android app, mFortune also offer “Play for Fun” tables, which might be useful if you want to get in a few practice sessions before you risk your own coin.
Our only gripe with the mFortune app is that the lowest stakes are £0.10/0.20. This might be a little steep for new mobile poker players.
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We think the Terminal Poker app would also be great for beginners because they offer the lowest stakes of just $0.02/$0.05.
Terminal Poker run daily freerolls, which are a great way to improve your play without risking any of your own money.
Terminal Poker also offers very generous initial 200% deposit bonus up to €400.
Unfortunately, Terminal Poker only offer real money tables which is a bit of a bummer if you are new to mobile poker and just want to play for fun occasionally.
We really hope you have found this mobile poker guide for beginners helpful. If you have any suggestions, please get in touch and let you know.
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