We know that poker players can’t just switch off their love of the game when they leave the house. Fortunately, with so many online poker apps now available, players are able to hone their game no matter where they are. But what additional apps can players download as essential tools? Here are five suggestions from the online poker experts at WSOP…
When playing poker abroad or online in a different currency from your own, it’s important to know exactly how much money you are betting with. It’s possible to lose considerable sums on exchange rates if you neglect to keep a close eye on how rates affect your kitty. XE.com is perfect for quick calculations.
Mobile Banking Apps
It’s not uncommon for poker players to lend each other money, or to borrow it. Having personal banking apps on your phone, which allow you to make instant payments, come in handy for keeping tabs on who owes who what.
Music Streaming Apps
Unless you’re one of those players who require silence to play your best game, you’re going to want a soundtrack to your games. Music streaming apps like Spotify, Pandora, and Songza are all great options for having your favourite psych-up music at your fingertips no matter where you are in the world.
Eat and Drinking
If you’re travelling from town-to-town, and country-to-country for poker tournaments, it pays to download apps that let you know where to eat, drink, sleep, and (hopefully) celebrate your victories. We recommend apps like Trip Advisor, Urban Spoon, and Yelp – all of which will help you find spots that meet your budget, and cater to your tastes.
Sizing up the competition
The Global Poker Index (GPI) is an app that lets you check out your opponent’s statistics, which is fantastic for strategising pre-game. Other great options for sizing up the competition include Ranking Hero and Hendon Mob.