Are there any real money apps for poker players in the United States?

Discussion in 'Mobile Poker Rooms' started by Hold'em Lover, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Hold'em Lover

    Hold'em Lover New Member

    I've been trying to find a real money poker apps for my iPhone for the past week but none of them seem to accept players from the United States. I mainly play at BetOnline and Bovada but unfortunately neither of these offer a poker app that allows Texas Hold'em cash games on the iPad or iPhone.

    I live in New York if that helps.

  2. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Things are not looking great for at the minute for United State citizens who want to play real money poker.



    Bovada Poker is part of the popular PaiWangLuo Poker Network...
    • Bovada Poker is available on PC, Mac, iOS or Android.
    • ONLY players from the United States can join.
    • Instant Play browser-based mobile poker is available.
    • Play fast fold poker or Holdem/Omaha cash games on your iOS, Windows or Android phone or tablet.
    • Sit & Go Tournaments are now available.
    • Accepts all major credit cards and bitcoin.
    • Part of the busy U.S. facing Chico poker network.
    • Omaha, Omaha Hi/Low and Texas Hold'em cash games.
    • Good selection of mobile tournaments and SNG's.
    • Welcomes U.S. players looking for real money games.
    • Play on any iOS, Android or Windows Phone operationg system.
    • Notoriously loose play. Plenty of fish.
    • BetOnline Mobile Poker Review

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
  3. Hold'em Lover

    Hold'em Lover New Member

    Thanks Sebastian. That is really disappointing.

    If I use a European credit card and a fake address could I download one of these poker apps in the United States?
  4. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Hold'em Lover

    I haven't tried this myself but I'd image the web apps like Terminal Poker and mFortune would work if you did provide a fake address and you had a Non-US credit card.

    I don't think the Bwin app would work because it uses the geo-location feature in iOS to locate the phone before it will activate the app. If you are based in the United States the app will simply not work regardless of what type of Visa or Mastercard you use.

    Maybe there is a way around this on jailbroken iPhones. If anybody knows of a workaround, please let us know.

  5. Teddy

    Teddy New Member

    Because of the lack of a United States iPhone or iPad room I've been using the LogMeIn app to let me play on my iOS devices. LogMeIn (or any similar app like iTeleport) lets me connect to my Macbook from my iPhone or iPad and play poker. Once logged in I just launch Cake Poker on my Macbook and start playin on my iPad. I'm probably not explaining it very well now but this video might do a better job [video=youtube_share;BMjXtT-k9jg][/video]

    It's not ideal, particularly on the iPhones small screen but it works pretty well on the iPad.
  6. Barkley

    Barkley New Member

    I read an article in the New York Times recently that said a number of States were in the process of legalizing online poker in the USA. These included California, Nevada and New Jersey just to mention a few. If these states are successful at regulating online poker and they start to earn hundreds of millions of dollars from the proceeds of online poker then I think it is inevitable that other states will follow quickly. In a deep recession every state is struggling to meet their budget deficits.
  7. cevans

    cevans Member

    There are quiet a few reports doing the rounds which say that PokerStars are close to settling their case with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement would involve PokerStars buying Full Tilt Poker and refunding all their players. I think if this happens and the slate is wiped clean, there is a very good chance that online poker will return to the U.S. in one form or another.
  8. The Kid

    The Kid Member

    Even if PokerStars makes a settlement with the DOJ, I doubt we will see them return to the US market anytime soon. Poker rooms who obeyed the UIGEA would be up in arms and it would send out the wrong message. Banishing PokerStars from the US for 10 years would be much more painful for them than any type of fine.
  9. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

  10. HK Betting

    HK Betting Member

    Does the Carbon Poker apps offer Sit & Go Tournaments or freerolls?
  11. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Not yet but we understand they're on the way. For now it's just mobile Texas Hold'em ring games.
  12. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, mobile Sit & Go tournaments are now available at Carbon with varying games speeds such as Regular, Turbo and Hyper-Turbo. This is currently the only app to offer real-money tournaments to U.S. poker players. Read more about this new feature here
  13. Jack65

    Jack65 New Member

    Probably a silly question but does Carbon Poker only accept US residents to can players from Europe, Australia or Canada also compete?
  14. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, CarbonPoker Mobile accepts real money players from the United States. You can read our full review here.
  15. Lizzy

    Lizzy New Member

    how do i install the carbon poker app on my iphone 5? i've searched in the app store and i can't find it.
  16. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

  17. The Kid

    The Kid Member

    if I have access to a credit card from the United Kingdom can i play poker at pokerstars or party poker in the united states?
  18. timmy

    timmy New Member

    You can try but we'd recommend you don't even if you have a UK credit card. Both PokerStars and Full Tilt confirm players locations using their IP address. If you are based in the United States the software simply won't work on a phone, tablet or desktop. If they get any indication that you are living in the US they could freeze your account and you may loose whatever funds are in your account.
  19. Roger

    Roger Member

    If you want to cash out by check you will also need a postal address outside the U.S.
  20. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    PokerStars would love for you to give them a reason to freeze your account and keep your money so it's just not worth the risk. IMO the competition is way too tight at Pokerstars anyway so you're better off playing at Bovada or Carbon Poker if you're hoping to make a few dollars.

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