The most unique poker game on the planet has a new home. Rush Poker, rolled out in January on Full Tilt Poker, now has a mobile version. Originally beta tested by Black Card members of Full Tilt, Rush Poker Mobile is now available to the general public, although it remains in beta.
If you haven’t yet heard of Rush Poker, let us fill you in. Rush Poker is perfect for players who simply can’t get enough activity at the tables. Once your action at a table is finished, you’re whisked away to a new one where a new hand with a new set of opponents will begin. There is nearly no downtime, which pumps up the number of hands per hour you’re likely to see to close to 300.
Rush Poker Mobile is an Android-based application that uses Flash, so if you have an Apple product like an iPhone, you’re unfortunately out of luck for the time being. There are about two-dozen supported devices listed on Full Tilt Poker’s website with brands including Acer, AT&T, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sprint, and T-Mobile. A QR code given on the Rush Poker Mobile landing page can be scanned to find the application automatically. Talk about interactive technology!
Once you launch the application, log in and you’ll have access to Full Tilt real money and play money Rush Poker tables. When you find a table, click the blue “Join Now” button to take a seat. You can check your balance by clicking “Cashier” and, once you figure out how much money you have to spend, buy in and start playing in earnest. Note that if you need to reload real money, you must do so from your regular Full Tilt Poker account.
The “Quick Fold” button, which can be pre-selected to speed up your action in a hand, is located in the lower left corner of the Rush Poker Mobile screen. Other than that, follow the on-screen prompts to navigate your way around the table. We’d advise that you have a strong connection to the internet or a strong cell phone signal, otherwise your device is destined to lag, which can be highly problematic given the fast-paced nature of Rush Poker Mobile.
If you don’t already have a Full Tilt Poker account, you can create one within the Rush Poker Mobile software. Plus, if you’re worried about the game play being entirely different, think again. Full Tilt Poker explains, “The game play interface for Rush Poker Mobile differs from the standard software in that the action buttons are in different locations and there are no pre-action options available. Otherwise, game play proceeds as it would normally, and you’ll be joining the same player pool as those using the standard software.”
Remember, Rush Poker Mobile is still in beta testing, so you should expect to experience a few minor bugs along the way. Be sure to fire off an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues you have so that the site can fine-tune their product. Currently, English is the only supported language.
Full Tilt happily accepts players from the United States and is the world’s second largest online poker site. Its team of pros includes Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, and Gus Hansen, all of whom can be regularly found perusing its felts. The site is fresh off the running of its 18th Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS), which saw over 5,000 players convene for the $640 buy-in Main Event that had a $3 million guarantee.
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