Instant Play Poker provides users with an alternate version of the poker room client that requires no download and permits them to play directly from a browser.
The main advantage of poker instant play software is that it supports far more operating systems than the standard poker client usually allows. Instant Play poker is playable from Mac’s, Linux and all versions of Windows OS directly from the player’s favorite browser.
There are some disadvantages of playing instant play poker in that usually the game lacks certain features found in the full downloadable client versions of the software.
Due to the recent surge in popularity of poker mobile apps, we have included mobile poker apps to the list too, we believe in time the mobile poker app market will become a major player in the poker industry especially seeing that latest smart phones with Android OS / IPhone OS can run flash based poker games.
Several poker rooms like Full Tilt Poker have already identified this ever increasing mobile poker trend and are getting in early on the poker mobile action with the launch of their Rush Full Tilt Poker mobile app, but others like PokerStars are sadly left behind. Come on PokerStars get your act together, where is your PokerStars Mobile game or even a PokerStars instant play version?
Portability and accessibility are the major driving forces behind the demand but on the other hand playability seems somewhat dampered at this early stage.
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