Strategy Tips for Android Poker
Playing poker on your Android mobile phone or tablet is a different proposition to playing on your PC and there are a few things that should do to help you win some money when you’re on the go:
1. Pay Attention
This is probably the most important one. When you’re playing online poker at your PC, you’re generally at least a little bit focused on the game you’re playing. When you’re playing on your Android it’s a different story. You might get dealt a crappy hand and then fold and look away at the hot girl opposite you on the train or go back to reading the newspaper until your phone beeps to tell you that it’s your turn at the table again. This is a surefire way to lose. You need to be paying attention to the players at your table or else when you do come up against them when you have a hand that you want to play, you’ll have no idea if they’re loose or tight, aggressive or passive. Keep an eye on the action and see what type of hands they’re showing down and how they played them
2. Be aware of Your Own Image
If you’re a regular poker player, you might be aware of tracking software packages that store all of the hands you play against your opponents and give you statistics on how you play. Unfortunately these tracking software packages aren’t available to Android users so you won’t be able to break your opponents down by the numbers, but they will have that option against you. Remember that you’re in a shared player pool so you’re not only going to be playing against people on mobile phones, but those on PCs as well who will be able to get a good idea of how you’re playing even if they’re not paying close attention. If you’re playing that little bit looser because you’re on your phone and tablet and just want to play some hands, be aware that your opponents will be able to notice this and you should react accordingly.
3. Tight is Still Right
You may want to get involved in more hands because you only have a few minutes to spare and want some action but remember that playing junk hands just for the sake of it is bad strategy. If you’re a recreational player and you don’t care about losing at whatever stakes you’re playing on your mobile then by all means have fun, but if you’re trying to win, then playing tight is still the way to go. Patience is key!
4. Be Careful
Remember that if you’re playing on a mobile phone, things can go wrong. The screen is small and the potential for misclicks and wrong bet sizes is a lot higher than if you were on a PC. Also, if you’re playing on a 3G connection when in the car on the train, remember that you could easily drop out of coverage, particularly if you’re going to be passing through a rural area.
My last tip for playing poker on Android is don’t get pocket Aces and a phone call at the same time. It’s happened to me once already and it’s very annoying!