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Not Sure Where To Poker? There Are Apps For That

December 15, 2011 at 12:18 PM | by | ()

A couple of poker apps have caught our attention recently that we'd like to bring to your attention. Whether a card shark or casino poker virgin both apps could be a handy pocket companion when the desire to sit down at the felt hits.

The AllVegasPoker app deals the cards face up on all the Vegas poker rooms. Click through room reviews and photos to decide where to buy-in, with instant call buttons if you need to dial for more info. Looking to play a tournament? Tourney listings answer all the q's you may have from average number of players, average duration (will I be done by dinner?) to starting chips and more. A separate tab even lists special tournament series such as Venetian's Deep Stacks.

Sort by casino name or buy-in based on your interest and bankroll. Drunk and lonely at 1am? If all else fails Sort tourneys by time to find the closest late night donkfest. If cash games are more your style, AVP has the stakes, blinds, and buy-ins for those too. The GPS enabled app will help push your chips in even quicker by locating the nearest rooms. It won't drive you there, however. It's a cool app, but still just an app.

The second toy is BravoPokerLive and also provides room information with instant call and GPS features. Daily tournaments are listed with less detail than AVP's but where this app shines is its live cash game info. Not only does it list the types of games a casino spreads whether in Vegas or Tunica, you can see how many tables are running in real-time for most (but not quite all yet) poker rooms that use the Bravo room management system. We tested out the app at Red Rock Casino recently and it was as real-time as real-time gets. By which, we mean, accurate.

The AllVegasPoker app is for iPhone fans only for the moment with an Android version in the works. It can be downloaded here and is a product of the recently relaunched AVP website, another fine addition to your poker bookmarks.

Bravo Poker Live is an equal opportunity app, available for both iPhone and Android.

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