Nowadays there are two places to play poker online called PokerKing. The first one is a regulated poker room that’s been online since 2011,part of the Winning Poker Network, which accepts players from many countries around the world. America's Cardroom and Black Chip Poker are part of the same network. The second one is PokerKing Asia, mobile app with chinese background and club system.
We will cover both these poker rooms in this article.
The first one has an app for Windows and Mac computers, plus an APK for Android smartphones (and a web version for iPhone users). No-Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha and 5-Card Omaha players will find a lot of action here. One of the big plusses of playing on PokerKing is Bomb Pots, which start a few times an hour on select NLH and PLO tables.
Check out our PokerKing review to know everything else about the room.
Download and Install the PokerKing PC App
Let’s go through the steps to download the PokerKing app.
1. Head to the PokerKing website on your Windows or Mac computer.
2. Click on Download & Play. Your Windows or Mac software will start to download right away. If it’s blocked by your firewall, you may need to adjust your security settings.
3. Check your downloads folder and run the installation file. You just need to choose the location of your files, create a desktop shortcut, and launch PokerKing.
4. There you go! Now, PokerKing will open and you’ll be asked to log in to your account.
If you haven’t made an account yet, you can click on Sign Me Up. There are four short steps to create an account and you’ll be ready to play in no time. Remember that your details must be correct, especially if you want to use the cashier for a withdrawal one day!
You’ll probably want to make a small deposit at this point. PokerKing has the biggest first-time deposit bonus in the business. They’ll match your first deposit 100% if you add a minimum of $25 to your PokerKing bankroll. The maximum is a whopping $2,000, meaning a huge upside for larger deposits.
The cashier has options for everyone, including Bitcoin, LuxonPay, e-wallets, and credit cards.
PokerKing Allows Heads-Up Displays (HUDS)
If you aren’t keeping track of your opponents, that means valuable information is getting wasted.
Use a HUD while you play on PokerKing to build up stats about your opponents and make more educated decisions. Is this a loose player raising you? With a HUD, you can see a VPIP stat and know instantly how often they play pots. That’s one of the most useful stats, but there are others, like stats that measure continuation bets, 3-bets, folds to c-bets, and many more.
If you head to the Shop, you’ll find a few HUDs that come with free trials, like Holdem Manager.
Download the PokerKing App for Android
Android users can download an APK directly from the PokerKing website. When you are there, start by signing up if you haven’t already. If you already have an account – don’t login yet.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page on your Android device.
- Hit the Download APK button (you might need to confirm the download)
- Open the PokerKing app and log in. If it doesn’t open automatically, check your files or APK folder.
PokerKing has an Android app, but no iPhone version right now. iOS users aren’t completely out of luck because of the web version, but that has some limitations. For example, the web version doesn’t allow players to enter cash or MTT games, which is a big downside.
If you want to use an iPhone or iPad for real money poker, there are lots of options.
PokerStars, partypoker, and 888poker all have dedicated iOS apps (and Android APKs too). Also, there are free play bonuses that could give you real money rewards right away, in case you don’t want to slowly unlock a matched deposit bonus.
The PokerKing Asia Mobile App
PokerKing Asia is a mobile poker room with lots of casual players and a few different formats. You can play 8-max No-Limit Texas Holdem and 6+ Holdem (Short Deck), and heads-up Holdem tables. Unfortunately, there are no Omaha games here.
Although they accept several payment methods (like Bitcoin) and have a small, but amateur pool of players, one of the drawbacks of the PokerKing Asia app is that it’s mostly in Chinese language and currency. CNY is used on the app and you’ll need to do conversions.
PokerKing Asia shares its player pool with WPT Global, a new but reputable poker site. The room’s name should sound familiar because it’s the official site of the World Poker Tour.
The WPT has been hosting live tournaments since 2002, with a range of high-roller-sized buy-ins up to $25,000.
Now they’ve taken their games online too. The WPT Global app is simple and has a similar look to 888poker at the tables.
This site is best for No-Limit Texas Holdem cash games (starting at $0.02/$0.05 stakes) and tournaments.
Since this is the official site of the WPT, they’ve got exclusive satellites to huge live events around the world. If you want to play MTTs on the site, they’ve got low and high-stakes events in formats like Bounty, Deepstack, and Turbo.
There are freerolls on WPT Global and plenty of new player bonuses (starting at $20 deposits). Instead of forgetting about existing players, they’ll also give you the same bonus on your 2nd deposit.