Poker is widely enjoyed by many. On a global scale, millions of individuals participate in poker games. Poker is also undergoing a digital transformation, with MarketWatch reporting that online poker will become a multi-billion dollar industry by 2028.
Though these players dabble in several poker variants, Texas Hold’em is most commonly played. It is by far the most common and easiest-to-learn poker format. Texas Hold’em’s popularity — along with the increasing digitalization of poker — means that many poker apps offer you the chance to play a round.
This article lists the best Texas Hold’em apps for fun and sharpening your skills.
World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has an official app, and it is one of the best free-to-play poker apps that you can download to play Texas Hold’em. With this app, you no longer need to travel or follow game schedules to participate in the WSOP. You can easily win the WSOP whenever and wherever you like. That’s because the app lets you play poker matches with real money involved. As you beat other poker players worldwide on this app, you can earn a tournament bracelet and rings for yourself. You even get 1,000,000 free poker chips to get you started.
Apple’s Texas Hold’em is a first-person immersive game that lets you play with 24 lifelike characters or your friends as opponents. It’s more of a simulation application than a real-stakes poker platform like the WSOP app. However, it’s still a great game to download. It displays highly-rendered graphics of your opponents raising or calling as they are seated across you on the poker table, helping you imagine what it’s like to compete with other players in real life. The app also lets you choose from 10 built-in locations to play in, including famed poker destinations like Las Vegas, Macau, and Paris. While playing, you can even access hints and statistics to help you practice your next moves.
This popular app is a multi-platform poker game that lets you play with higher stakes with virtual chips. Like the WSOP app, Zynga gives you 2 million free chips on your first download. The tournaments are also quick, as Zynga lets you choose between the classic 9-person poker table or the quicker 5-person option. Because many players use Zynga, you can test your Texas Hold’em skills against different playing styles. This means that even this casual game can go a long way in helping you further improve your poker strategy, which can only further sharpen your skills.
Governor of Poker 3
Governor of Poker 3 lets you play poker in a rich story-based progression game. You explore the in-game adventure map starting with the ‘Beginners Lake’, and eventually navigate through other parts of the game world. Some of these fictional locations are named elements familiar to any poker player out there: Pro Forest, Gold Rocks, and The Strip, where only the highest-performing users can play in 25M/50M binds. If you’re looking for more social poker, you can even play in multiplayer mode with your friends.
More importantly, Governor of Poker 3 is certified RNG (random number generator) audited by an independent game quality assurance company. This means Governor of Poker 3 assures you that you won’t lose your virtual cash to rigged games.
Texas Hold’em is a classic poker variant that can be easily picked up by anyone. With several apps specifically designed for it, it’s easy to get started with this popular game version.
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