poker1I’ve always enjoyed card games. In my childhood, I used to play a lot of them with my friends. I even remember how my father taught my brother and myself how to play poker. It was so much fun! We never played for real money, we just used beans instead, but even so, the thrills were still there because all we wanted was to play and win and have fun in the process.

These being said, fast forward a few decades and here we are, in an age when people interact with computers and mobile devices more than with other humans. We sit around the dining table, having breakfast together, but staring at our tablets rather than communicating with each other. We check our mobiles while dancing with our partners, we use mobile apps to order food or taxis and we can’t live without being connected at all times.

Back to poker, I discovered I can still play a lot of it, even if my friends are all too busy. I found some cool poker apps for social media and I want to share them with you. I’m not going to write in-depth reviews of any of the apps, my intention is to gather all them together in this post which will serve me as a reference later on.

Gambino Poker

This app is cool, it features amazing 3D tables and it offers you the chance to play with people from all over the world. It works straight inside Facebook, so you can stay connected with your friends while enjoying the game. You can play only with the free chips you get daily or you can buy more chips if you want some more adrenaline rush.

The app works on both Android and iPhone, but you can play it on your laptop or desktop computer as well.

Zynga Poker

This is another cool app where you can quench your thirst for poker. The more you play, the more experience you get inside the game, thus being able to unlock various rewards and bonuses. I’m still to unlock anything, but I have hope I’ll become a better player if I stick to it long enough. If you invite your friends to play, you can earn chips so you don’t have to pay for them. This app is also available both in iTunes and Android Market.

Appeak Poker

poker2This app has a clean graphics but it’s less spectacular than the previous ones. The good thing about it is that it’s very easy to follow the game play, so it’s perfect even for beginners. I think I can call myself a beginner, so I’m probably going to use this app a lot for improving my skills and for gaining more experience. The only currency available in this app is play money, which I think is a great thing. I’m not quite ready to spend my real money on games, although I heard it’s possible to make quite a nice living on poker, if you’re good at it.

If you know about other similar apps for Facebook or for mobile devices, I’d love to hear about them in the comments. I’m always looking for new things to try. I might even get my nephew, Alex to make a poker app for Facebook. Who knows, we might get rich!