Red Kings Mobile Poker

On the one hand there’s still a lot missing from the RedKings Android poker app. On the other hand, if you’re sick of PokerStars, like the idea of choosing your bonus and have an Android phone or tablet then those are three good reasons to check this app out.

1. Game Selection

RedKings’ mobile poker games have a long history. They began life as a very basic app for the early group of internet ready phones from Nokia, Sony Ericcson and the like. Only recently have they jumped on board the smartphone ship with a native app for the Android operating system. A little later than some and earlier than others.

And still no iOS compatible app – iPhone and iPad owners will have to wait a little while yet, which is odds since Ongame’s iOS app was launched some time ago: apps like bwin for iPhone have been in the App Store since early 2012.

Poker Varieties

The Texas Holdem ring game is the only variety of poker so far offered. Yes you can choose between different types of pot: fixed, limit, no-limit. No you can’t sit and go, no you can’t play the freerolls or any other tournament for that matter.

Fast Fold Poker

No equivalent of Full Tilt’s Rush Poker format yet either. Given what a great fit this style of game is with mobile or tabet poker this is a shame.

2. Fairness

RedKings’ fairness is by definition a question of the fairness of the Ongame network. Once again you’ll find those in favour, those against and those who have been playing there for years and are still complaining about a possible house-bot they lost $100 to back in 2003.

The standard tests still apply:

RedKings does claim to have a “dedicated team” for identifying and putting a stop to collusion and will “investigate every complaint”.

3. New Player Bonus

Choose the $250 option to get best value from your RedKings mobile poker bonus.

Bonus Clearing Requirements

3.3x rake contribution – you will need to be seeing the flop and getting involved in your mobile cash games to contribute to the RedKings rake. Once you have contributed $33 you will have earned enough points to qualify for your first $10 bonus, hence the clearance requirement of just over three, which is fairly average.


4. Mobile Banking

The banking options at RedKings Poker are incredibly only Neteller, Webmoney, Moneybookers, ClickAndBuy and Click2Pay. Of course you can also effectively deposit with credit and debit cards just by opening accounts with one of these eWallets. Still it’s a pretty unusual setup.