Review: Poker Blitz for iPhone

Poker Blitz, developed by Shockfun, is a very well done video poker application. Video Blitz is the number 1 rated video poker on Windows mobile phones and was just released for the iPhone. Currently it is an iPhone only application that will scale up on the iPad. It has not yet been updated to a universal application. The graphics in Poker Blitz are great an optimized for the Retina display.

Poker Blitz comes with 2 FREE game modes. Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. In order to unlock the six other game types you can purchase the full version for just $0.99 or play a lot of hands. Each hand you play gives you a ticket. Here is a breakdown of the other game types and how many tickets they cost in order to unlock them.

Jacks or Better Coach: Costs 1000 tickets. This game type will give you a Las Vegas coach who will teach you how to play each hand as your playing.

Double Bonus: Costs 10000 tickets. In this game, 4-of-a-kinds are worth more if made up of Aces or 2 thru 4.

Aces and Eights: Costs 15000 tickets. This game is similar to Jacks and Better, but it awards extra payout amounts for variations of 4-of-a-kind. 4-of-a-kind hands made up of Aces, Eights, and Sevens pay a premium.

Deuces Wild Coach: Costs 17500 tickets. Again, this will unlock a coach to help you learn how to play Deuces Wild.

Aces and Faces: Costs 20000 tickets. This game type is similar to Jacks or Better, but it awards higher payouts for 4-of-a-kind hands composed of face cards or aces.

Joker and Deuces Wild: costs 25000 tickets. In this game, both 2s and the Joker are considered wild. The minimum payout hand is 3-of-a-kind.


Poker Blitz is a very addicting game. Even though your not playing with real money it is still very fun to earn tickets and unlock the other game types. Most people are not that patient to play 25000 hands or more to unlock all of the game types, so for those people they can easily upgrade to the pro version right from the app. Poker Blitz is available on Apple’s App Store for Free. Go check it out now. I am sure it will be towards the top of the “Top Free” charts soon!


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