Playing mobile games is one of the most popular hobbies in the modern day. Mobile games are so popular that they account for 59% of the gaming industry’s total revenue. In North America, the value of the gaming market has reached over $25 million. The industry’s high revenue can be attributed to the popularity of action games, such as PUBG Mobile and Genshin Impact.

Though action games get some of the most press, many of the most popular apps today are just mobile versions of classic games, such as poker. Thanks to poker apps, poker fans can now play their favorite card game without having to gather a group or travel to a casino. With both single-player and multiplayer options available, poker apps can give you the hands-on experience you need to get better at poker. Only when you play your cards will you understand which strategies work and which don’t. Through single-player poker app games against CPU enemies, you can develop your poker skill without staking money. Then, when you’re ready, you can try your hand at multiplayer games against human opponents.

Are you eager to get involved and try your luck at online poker without the risk? These are the best free-to-play apps in 2022.

Poker Heat

Poker Heat embodies everything good about a free-to-play poker app. It looks amazing, utilizing the graphics on your phone or tablet to the max. It’s easy to play and has an innovative control system that feels fresh and easy to pick up. You can socialize with other players, and it’s available for Android and iOS. If you’re just getting into poker, it’s a great way to learn and play for free at the same time. Do be aware you get bombarded with ads at key points, which you might have to accept for free-to-play games.

Governor of Poker 3

Governor of Poker feels more like a generic title than a straight up poker game. With a heavy western influence, cartoony graphics and a fun soundtrack, there’s an element of arcade fun to be had. Of course, we wouldn’t have included it on the list if it didn’t deal a decent hand in poker action. There’s a good Texas Hold‘em game, and if poker gets a bit much, you can also play Blackjack. Governor of Poker is part of a series that focuses on making the game as fun and varied as possible.

Appeak Poker

Almost every list of free poker apps will feature Appeak Poker with good reason; it’s one of the best out there. It’s a great experience that cuts down on the frills, with no maps to navigate or levels to complete. It wants to get you in front of a flop as quickly as possible, and it achieves that aim magnificently. There are multiple game modes and an attractive interface to keep you playing deep into the night.

Zynga Poker

Zynga is one of the most well-known mobile game developers out there. Its famous titles include Farmville, Draw Something, Merge Magic, and Words With Friends. However, its most successful title is of course none other than Zynga Poker, which is currently the largest and most popular free-to-play poker app. Thanks to Zynga’s partnership with Facebook, Zynga Poker players can connect their games to their Facebook accounts and play with friends.

Of course, to play any poker game, you’ll need a good smartphone. Our previous article on the best Samsung smartphones for 2021 can help you select the best phone for your mobile gaming needs.

Terry Ts

By Terry Ts

Focusing China's mobile phone and electric vehicle market, senior automotive media reporter.