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8 Reasons why Poker Friends is unlike any Poker app you know

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Poker Friends, DH Poker, Zynga Poker, Live Hold’em Poker Pro, Kamagames Poker, Poker King,WSOP, Poker Shark, Texas Hold’em Poker Deluxe, Pokerstars – With such an enormous variety of poker apps a tap away, it’s pretty damn hard to choose – Even if certain development teams are significantly more handsome.

So, to help ease your pain, we’ve come up with 8 good reasons why you should definitely give us a crack, even if you’re already hooked on the Red lady or the Dragon chip:

1)     The Private Tables:

While most poker apps try to give you the Vegas casino experience, we went for re-creating the “poker night with your friends” vibe.


That’s why the first option we developed was private poker tables for groups – You can create a table with your own set of rules, add up to 6 people to your table and play together as if you were in your dad’s old smoky basement. We are the only app in the world to give this feature, which many players who love poker night with their friends might really get a kick out of.

2)     The Custom Time Limits:

We know you guys are busy (Well, at least whoever’s not in college), and therefore we created an option that’ll allow you to fit your table to your lifestyle.

You can define a custom time limit ranging from 30 second to 48 hours a turn, allowing you and your friends to either get some fast action together or play throughout the day.

3)     The Turn Notifications:

In this type of game, where people have a lot of time to play, it is natural that you don’t always remember to check if it’s your turn. That’s why we created the turn notification system – We automatically send you a push notification when it’s your turn, allowing you to carry on with your everyday activities without worrying about missed hands.

4)     Night Mode:

If you’re playing a private table with your friends, the game can sometimes go on for months. Since you’d might want to sleep sometime during these months, and still not miss a turn, we created a cool feature called “Night Mode”.

During night mode, the turn time limit is automatically set to the duration of the night mode hours (Meaning, if you set night mode to be from 1AM-9AM, the turn time limit will be 8 hours).

5)     The Trash Talk:

Imagine winning a hand against your best friend. Now, imagine winning that same hand with a crazy bluff. Now, imagine winning that hand with a bluff, revealing your cards and rubbing it in his face so viciously he’ll want to delete the app and curl into a ball in a dark corner.


 This is exactly the purpose of the trash talk feature – the perfect digital saloon in which groups of friends can share thoughts about each others’ playing skills, visual appearance and female relatives. Including your momma.

6)     The Hand-O-Meter:

Contemplating on how to play a hand? Hit the button on the bottom right and help is on the way. The Hand-O-Meter shows you your hand’s strength, potential and possible outs at any given moment, making sure you make the right call (Or raise, or fold).

7)     The Preflop SLOT Machine:

Yes, it isn’t exactly “Within the Poker rules”, but it’s the most fun you’ll have with a feature in a while.


Simply put, if you don’t like the hand you’re dealt, just spin the Preflop SLOT and try to improve your luck. Careful though: Better cards are not guaranteed, so don’t come crying to us if your 8,Q turns into a 2,7.

Update: In our new version, we’ve added an option to disable / enable the Preflop SLOT in private tables. Go to your table settings for more info.

8)     The Overall Tone & Style

Like Robbie Williams said before he overdosed on Cocaine and stopped making good songs: “Let us entertain you!”.

We’re here to tease, tear-squeeze, make you laugh and give you the overall feeling that the guys behind this game don’t really know what they’re doing, but are having a great time finding out.

Bottom Line

Get the app. It’s friggin’ awesome.

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Author: Poker Friends Development Team

It all started in 1986, when a new born baby… No, that's too far. It actually started in 2007, when a group of friends tried to get together for a decent night of Poker, but everybody was just too busy. Luckily, we later found the time to do something about it. The first idea was E-Mail based Poker. But with the growing usage of smartphones, it was decided to adapt the idea to the mobile industry and turn it into an app. That app was called AdultFriendFinder. Just kidding, it was called Poker Friends. Poker Friends is the first turn-based multiplayer game in the world, with over 1.5M already invested in development and some of the biggest names in the industry heavily involved in the project. Plus, our CEO has a tattoo in a very unusual place – But to get that story, you'll at least have to buy us an interview first. For further details, contact us at

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