October 15, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Online poker players will get the opportunity to hold ‘em or fold ‘em directly from their Android phones. And instead of virtual money or fun, the stakes will be for real cash.
Poker website FullTiltPoker.com sent invitations to select members to take part in a beta for Rush Poker Mobile, an Android based version of the website’s fast-action poker games.
According to an email sent to members, players on select Android 2.2 devices would play poker with real money, a first for Android as far as I can tell. The legality of online poker has not been clearly defined in the United States, but there are U.S. phones among the list of devices that will be supported by Rush Poker Mobile. Other phones named include:
- Acer Liquid Stream S110
- HTC Desire
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Droid Incredible
- HTC EVO 4G
- Google Nexus One
- Motorola Droid 2
- Motorola Droid Pro
- Motorola Droid X
- T-Mobile G2
The status of the app is only in beta, but we may soon see this app pop-up in the Android Market or available via a downloadable APK. Here’s a video showing off the app.