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Published on October 27th, 2016 | by Al Jackson


Top 3 Poker Games For Android

Browsing through the poker category in the Android app store, it’s easy to become a little overwhelmed. There are a ton of games that fall into this genre, and at a glance they seem just about interchangeable. For the most part they’re loud, colorful games simulating poker arcades and inviting users to compete with other players, either via pass-and-play or over an online network. And naturally, there a lot of fans.

But if you’re a fan of poker gaming, it’s still worth your time to sift through the dense selection of games and find a few that stand out. With that in mind, here are four we’d place ahead of the rest.



Live Hold’em Pro Poker

It’s got the unfortunate disadvantage of having a name that sounds like just about every other poker app out there. But aside from that it’s hard to find any faults with Live Hold’em Pro Poker. In fact, it even ranked at the top of a list of the best Android poker apps a little over a year ago. Why? Really, it comes down to ease of use. A lot of poker games, as mentioned, are loud and colorful and can be almost chaotic. This one is clean and smooth, with attractive visuals but nothing too over-stimulating. You can find free games and tournaments quickly and enjoy live chat with your competitors as you play. There are plenty of in-app purchasing options, but this is a game you can thoroughly enjoy without spending a penny.



Super Five Card Draw Poker

Super Five Card Draw Poker excels for a few different reasons. First of all, it has a wonderful built-in story, not elaborate but clear in defining a progress setup for players. You have to play through the Vegas streets before working your way into more luxurious and more challenging games. It’s also a fun game with plenty of customization where you can design your avatar and see the cartoonish images of your competitors along the way. Most of all, Super Five Card Draw Poker stands out because of the types of poker it involves. The usual apps stick with Texas Hold’em, but here you’ll also find Stud poker, which is defined as poker with no community cards, typically in which either five or seven cards are dealt to players. These stud games and other types of poker are all in play as you work your way through this enjoyable game.



Poker Friends – Texas Hold’em

As with most games, the focus here is on Texas Hold’em. But in some other ways it’s a very different game. Primarily, as you might guess from the title, it’s designed for people to play with actual friends. You can get into the game and set up a private table to play online against people you actually know, just as you might do with Words With Friends and other “friends-“centric mobile games. There are a few other fun features as well, such as in-game chat (which they call “trash talk”) and a tool that rates your hand based on the cards you’re dealt. It’s not as well-known as some of its competitors, but it’s worth knowing that some of the review highlights listed at Appcrawlr specifically pointed out that it’s better than competitors like Zynga Poker—at least in some users’ opinions!

Again, there are many more poker games you can find in the Android app store, and it may be that you ultimately find others that better suit your personal preferences. But for all the reasons listed above, these are three that stand out as uniquely enjoyable.


About the Author

Hardcore Droid's founder and editor has been a writer, an aspiring graphic artist, a heavy metal singer, as well as a secondary and trade school teacher. His short stories have appeared in online magazines, anthologies and literary journals.

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