The first thing you should know about this app is that it is a real money poker app, so everything you do in the app involves real money, so please don’t consider this if you are looking for a pretend poker app!
There are also a few things to consider before downloading and using this app: Anyone of legal gaming age (21 and older) and physically located within Nevada is welcome to play online at WSOP.com. Your privacy and security is protected by the industry’s highest encryption protocols and SSL technology. Backed by Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), our games are fully licensed and regulated, and are audited and compliant with all regulations as mandated by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC).
WSOP is a really interesting app, as it comes directly from Ceasers Interactive, the mobile arm of the mighty Ceasers Palace. You expect the best from them and, while it may not have yet fulfilled its potential, WSOP for iPad is on the right track to become the premier real money poker app on iPad.
The game is linked to the main WSOP site, and is basically an extension of that site. However, the app looks great on iPad, with the big screen displaying the poker tables really well. It is obvious that the designers have put a lot of love and care into the look of the app, as it is extremely authentic.
I really like the fact that there are so few distractions. Many poker apps have ridiculous graphics popping up all over the screen, but it is obvious that this has been designed for serious players.
Cash games and tournaments are here, and online play works really well. Some users have reported crashes but I had no problems of this type during my time with the game. I would really like the developer to add the ability to see if there are any games in progress that you can join, as this would really help with getting into a game more quickly. Perhaps a live queuing system could help?
Practice play is included, which is a great way to get used to the interface before you dive in against real opponents. When you do get into a game, everything works as expected, and again the big screen of the iPad is put to good use. I can imagine people playing using the iPad Pro and its immense screen just laying it flat on a table and using it as a real poker table.
Overall, this is a good app, but one that I hope can be made into a great app. The problem of selecting a table really needs to be fixed, and once they do that, the app will be near perfect. WSOP still comes highly recommended.