If you love playing poker, but hate waiting to access the game on your laptop, your best bet is mobile poker. Several trust-worthy and safe online poker rooms have developed options that allow you to enjoy poker even when you are on the move. Mobile poker rooms come with all the features that a poker site offers – unfortunately, there are currently no US friendly rooms that do have mobile poker for real money available yet.

Most mobile poker rooms have game profiles that include all poker variants, including Omaha, Texas Hold'em, Badugi, Razz and Stud Poker. They allow you to play cash games and tournaments (at all stake levels). At the mobile poker rooms, you will have as many options for playing and winning as players using the online version of the game.

If you opt for one of the top poker rooms, you can access a wide range of bonuses and promotions. Availing the offers will give you the chance to enhance your bankroll, and will allow you to play more games than you would otherwise.

The latest mobiles come with a host of user-friendly features, which make playing on them very convenient. For instance, the iPhone has a big screen, on which images are very crisp. The hands dealt, opponents' moves and your game options are very clear on the device (and mobiles with screen resolution similar to it).

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Getting started with mobile poker

Getting started with mobile poker is quite simple. First, you should create an account with a trusted poker site which has a mobile product. If you have an operational account with such a site, you should not register for a second one. You can use your existing account for both online and mobile play. Remember, opening a second account with a poker room where you already have one will most likely force the site to freeze both.

Accessing a poker room on your mobile

The next step is accessing the poker room on your mobile. There are a few options for this:

Visit the online store of the operating system running your phone. For instance, if you have an Android powered phone, you should go to the Android Market. Similarly, if you use an iPhone, you should visit iTunes. The stores will most likely have an app of the poker room you want to play at. Find the app, download it on your phone, launch it and sign-in to start playing.

The poker room’s site will have a link address which you can type into your phone’s browser. It will open the poker room on your mobile and allow you to sign-in and start playing. Most sites also have a provision through which they will send the link via a text message to your mobile. For this, you should find the site’s page where you can enter your mobile number.

Poker rooms also provide a QR code on their sites. You can scan the code with your mobile’s QR scanner and get the mobile poker app on your hand-held device. Once you get access to a mobile poker room, you will have to make a deposit if you want to play for real money; and here are some of the best online mobile poker rooms you can play real money poker at:

Red Kings: The online poker room has a mobile offering through which you can access a few interesting features like Quick Seat and Table Guarantee. As it gives you the chance to play against opponents across the world, you will always have someone to compete with.

Switch Poker: Designed exclusively for mobile poker games on the iPod, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, the site has a simple interface which makes it easy to play games. You do not have to download its app to play, as the games on Switch Poker are accessible through any browser.