Price: Free   Score: 9/10     Category: Games

Poker is still as popular now as it ever has been, and there’s no more convenient way to play than online. Developed by KamaGames, Texas Poker is a free app (with in-app chip purchases) for iPhone and iPad that lets you play anywhere with internet access.

Texas Poker is a fully-featured poker app, with a slick interface that rivals even the”big-name” poker software for PC/Mac such as Full Tilt and PokerStars. Texas Poker is free to play, and no “real” money changes hands – but if you run out of your starting chips it does cost real money to recharge.

As you can get up and running for nix, the game is well suited to beginners who want to test their skills against real opponents from around the world. As you play and meet people you can add them to friends lists or chat in-game. Viewing player stats is as easy as tapping on the player icon at the table, allowing you to see their “level” and bankroll.

The controls themselves are dead simple – one tap to call, raise, check or fold. It’s always obvious when it’s your turn, and a large colored wheel counts down your time so you know exactly how long you have left to make a decision.

Bottom Line: Easy to pick up and play with an attractive interface – Texas Poker from Pokerist is a great place to enjoy poker on your mobile.

Texas Poker [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later