The WSOP mobile game is one of two poker games made by Playtikia. Playtika also has a bingo game and plenty of slot machine games. I don’t care for either of those though. I am going to focus on the WSOP branded poker game being offered.
I played this game on my LG V20 smartphone. I have WSOP for years, and I am very familiar with the game.
What Kind of Game Is WSOP?
WSOP is a multiplayer poker game, and you play against other players in real time. WSOP offers two poker variants. Texas Hold ’em and Omaha Hold ’em.
You can play in ring games and sit and goes. Ring games are the traditional poker format. Sit and goes are one table tournaments and the goal is to come in first place.
I like that WSOP offers Omaha hold ’em. This game mode is a bit more complex, but I enjoy playing it as an alternative. You can, of course, play Texas Hold ’em. This is the poker variant almost all mobile poker games offer, and I love playing it.
You can also play sit and goes. The popular short tournament format. I do not like the winner take all formats WSOP offers as much as traditional freezeouts. Winner take all formats requires a different strategy, and you don’t get anything for coming in second or third place.
Most of the sit and goes need you to win one round and then play in a follow game to win chips. This second round does give chips for second place, but you have to win your way to it first.
The game gives you rings for winning so many tournaments. This is like the actual rings WSOP offers. This is neat, and I love to show my poker skill with things like this. Showing off a ring lets people know right away I am a winner.
You can also get bracelets for playing ring poker so long. This is also neat to me as well. You need to be a huge grinder to get enough points to get the bracelets. This is one of biggest accomplishments a player can receive.
This game has a few quality of life features I wish all poker games would have. The game has the options to auto top off and auto rebuy.
As a poker player, my goal is to win as many chips as possible. I only play stakes where I can buy in full. Auto top off makes sure I stay at maximum chips 100% of the time. I hate playing small stacked.
One thing the game is missing is the ability to use a four-colored deck. A four-color deck has red, black, green, and blue suits. This is not a deal breaker, but I appreciate the option.
It would have been nice to be able to customize the deck and table appearance as well but not too many poker games offer this feature anyway.
The fast setting on WSOP is fast and forces people to keep up with the table action. I can see why some people may not like this option, but there are slower tables as well to use as well. I want to play as many hands as possible, and I focus on that.
Speaking of being forced to keep up WSOP kicks players in ring games off the table after missing so many actions. This is another move I feel is necessary for online poker games. From my own experience, people sit out because they can’t be bothered to pay attention or even do it on purpose.
A Few Nitpicks
There are a few minor nitpicks I have about the game. I wish the game had the option to sit out. This allows me to keep my place at the table when I need to do something for a short period of time.
I also wish the game offered the ability to play tables with six players. Full ring poker to me is sometimes boring as there are too many people playing. I have the biggest edge against three to six players.
Another nitpick which I am sure most people don’t care about. I wish I could multitable. That is playing multiple poker hands at the same time. There are a few poker games that offer this feature but not too many. However, as somebody who gets deep into playing poker, I enjoy being able to play four to six hands at once.
One last thing I like about WSOP is that the betting controls work great on the app version. I have played some games that had controls that made betting a certain exact amount hard. Considering that betting is the main thing you do in poker I want to be able to do it how I want to.
The website version still has the older and hard to use betting selector though. I wish they would update it.
Everything looks nice. The game is not very flashy, but it is functional. The games sounds are pretty bland. I tend to turn them off as I do not think they add anything to the game.
I do not buy chips in poker games. I rate them here based on how many free chips are being offered to people who do not want to spend money.
Everything seems fine here to me. The game gives out free chips. I even wrote a guide on how many ways you can get free chips in this game.
WSOP has what I call the too much information problem. When you start the game, it spams all current events, sales, and promotions. I dislike having to close the same information many times. If the game offered the option to see these prompts only once, like some free to play games, this would not be as bad.
Also, the game tries to convince you to buy chips or spend money a lot. I get that is how games like this make money, but I get annoyed when things start getting spammy.
Speaking of being spammy WSOP also has some pointless notifications. The game reminds you to play it, and I find notifications like this pointless. I like when they give free chips though.
There are no annoyances when you are actually playing the game though so that is good.
Overall WSOP is a decent game. It is not the best poker game I have played, but it is good.
Will I Keep Playing WSOP?
WSOP is one of the multiple poker games I play often. So yes I will keep on playing it. I do not play this game as often as Poker Heat and Zynga Poker, but I like the game enough to want to keep playing it.
Would I Recommend People Play WSOP?
If you want to play a fun mobile poker game, you can’t go wrong with WSOP. I would recommend this game. I like Poker Heat slightly better though. If you only want to play one poker game, I would suggest that over WSOP.
This is a fun poker game and I would recommend it.
Game works great
Fun goals to work towards
Minor nitpicks like not being able to customize playing cards and the table
Some events only cater towards mega rich.
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