Bet24 Poker is a Scandinavian based poker room although Bet24 is popular throughout all of Europe. US poker players can’t play online poker at Bet24, but almost every other country is welcome to join including Canadians. Bet24 has been a huge player in the mobile poker industry and the company announced yesterday that they’ve launched their mobile poker iOS app in 14 countries.
A couple months ago (December 2011) Bet24 Poker released an iOS and Android poker app. Poker players in the United Kingdom, France and Austria were able to play mobile poker at Bet24 initially. Now 14 more countries are allowed to play mobile poker at Bet24 Poker for real money and we’ve listed the countries below.
- Bet24 Mobile Poker is now available in the UK, France, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Romania, Switzerland, Sweden and Slovenia.
PokerStars may have released real money mobile poker in the UK this week, but Bet24 Poker decided to one up PokerStars and release their iOS mobile poker client in 14 new countries this week. Bet24 Poker only released the iOS mobile client in the new countries listed above and not the Android app yet.
Lars Kollind is the Poker Manager at Bet24 and he was interviewed yesterday. Kollind stated that the mobile poker client has been downloaded thousands of times already in the UK, Austria and France. Bet24 Poker is excited to see how many poker players join the mobile poker room now that it’s available in over 50% of Europe.
The reason Bet24 Poker has been focusing exclusively on developing their iOS mobile poker app is because Bet24 has noticed that the spending by mobile users on the iOS far outweighs the spending of Android or other mobile OS users. More Androids have been sold in Europe than devices running the iOS, so I don’t think it will be long before Bet24 develops their Android app further.
2012 is going to be the year that mobile poker takes off in regulated markets around the world. Bet24 Poker has done a great job positioning themselves to take advantage of the mobile poker market this year. Poker players in the countries listed above can download the real money poker app from the Bet24 Mobile Poker site or from the iTunes Store if you’re running the iOS.
The mobile poker app only supports Texas Holdem cash games, but the table design looks identical to the desktop poker tables at Bet24 Poker. Overall the app is great if you want to play Holdem cash games, but if you want to play in tournaments on your mobile device you may want to check out the PokerStars Mobile app (UK & Italian Poker Players Only).