While it's taken the online poker industry quite a bit to get on to mobile devices, it seems as if we've finally reached a tipping point. More and more major rooms are available in some mobile format, especially for devices that are Flash-compatible.
One glaring hole in coverage, however, comes for users with iPhones and iPads. The list of real-money poker options in the App Store is definitely growing, but still feels a little light when compared to bankrolls for players using, say, Android devices.
While the list may be light, it's not completely empty. People looking to play real-money poker on their iPhone or iPad without making a deposit do have a reasonable selection available - a selection you can learn more about with our guide to the top no deposit bankroll offers for iPhone / iPad players below.
It's been a big year or so for 888 Poker's mobile aspirations. The company rolled out an Android app and a real-money app for iPhones and iPads wihtin months of one another, and offers a no download version of the poker room that many mobile players can use to boot.
Games and stakes are somewhat limited on the iPhone / iPad app for 888 Poker, but that won't be a concern for free bankroll players. After all, with $8 free in your pocket, you'd be wise to employ a bit of bankroll management regardless.
The iPhone-compatible app for 888 is always being upgraded, so expect more and more features from the primary client to migrate over as the app continues to evolve. As it stands, however, 888 Poker is easily the best available room for real-money iPhone / iPad play that doesn't require a deposit..
Switch Poker was one of the first truly mobile poker rooms. Browser-based but not reliant on Flash, Switch can basically be played on just about any device on the market - including the iPhone and the iPad.
Since Switch was built from the ground up as a mobile poker room, the experience of playing at Switch on your mobile device is pretty seamless. The software is smooth, switching tables is very intuitive and the play interface transitions quite well from one device to the next.
While all of those features are definitely valuable to players, the real appeal of Switch has got to be the impressive free bankroll amount - €10. Add the compatibility with the iPhone and iPad for real money poker (with no need to download any app) and you've got a clear choice for playing poker on your Apple device.
While play is mostly at the lower limits, there's still a lot to like about playing poker on your iPad or iPhone at Terminal Poker. The software is Rush Poker-style, meaning you move quickly from one hand to the next, and Terminal offers players both cash game and tournament options.
Great graphics, stable software and weak competition all add up to a winning combination for no deposit players.
The generous size of the bankroll doesn't hurt either - getting up to €50 without having to deposit is serious value for low stakes players.
In a few years, you probably won't have to bother searching for rooms that support the iPad and the iPhone - compatibility will; probably be pretty much universal. Until then, however, hopefully we've helped narrow you search for the best no deposit bankrolls available at rooms where you can play using your iPhone or iPad.