Apple in July revived its classic Texas Hold'em game and released it on the iPhone, and as of today that game is also available on the iPad.

In the app's release notes, Apple says that Texas Hold'em can be played on the ‌iPad‌, and Apple recommends playing it using Split View or Slide Over.

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Texas Hold'em comes to iPad--enjoy it full screen, or play it while you do something else using Split View or Slide Over.

Apple originally released the Texas Hold'em app as part of the App Store's 10th anniversary, which Apple celebrated in 2018. The updated version has been redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up with high-resolution graphics, new characters, and more challenging gameplay.

For those unfamiliar with Texas Hold'em, it's a poker variation that lets players bet and bluff their way through 10 gameplay locations like Las Vegas, Paris, and Macau. The updated version of Texas Hold'em is free to play and it supports up to eight players through WiFi or offline playback against 24 computer opponents.

Apple first introduced Texas Hold'em on the iPod in September 2006 before adding it to the ‌iPhone‌ when the ‌App Store‌ launched on July 11, 2008. The game was pulled from the ‌App Store‌ in November 2011 and it was unavailable until its 2019 return.

Texas Hold'em can be downloaded from the ‌App Store‌ for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

CarlJ Avatar
22 months ago
The updated version of Texas Hold'em is free to play and it supports up to eight players through WiFi or offline playback against 24 computer opponents.
To be clear (if I understand correctly), this game is not "free to play" in the way that term is commonly used. Normally that means, "free to download, and will wheedle and cajole you to spend money for a "large bag of rainbow stars" or whatnot.

Instead, this game actually free. No cost to download, no IAP.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eorlas Avatar
22 months ago

Ugh. Betting against real people with fake currency is even worse.
You are insistent on repeating this for some bizarre reason. It’s okay, you can stop worrying about it so much and go to a casino.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reddevil0728 Avatar
22 months ago

Ugh. Betting against real people with fake currency is even worse.
I don’t think there’s anything stopping you from settling it in cash, offline at the end of the game with your friends. Since it’s with friends on the same wifi network.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kycophpd Avatar
22 months ago
I’m still shocked it’s a whopping 1.5Gb app considering it’s built by Apple.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lenonator Avatar
22 months ago

1) It's super old. I remember having it on the iPad when it first came out. 2) It's full of video footage of your opponents. It was a trip down memory lane playing it again but it hasn't aged well. It's a little frustrating having to wait through all the video opponent "cut scenes" (I use the term lightly).

I never quite understood why they removed it in the first place... maybe because in the world of 8GB and 16GB iPads and iPhones, when everyone was complaining about photos filling up their phones, 1.5GB was a big chunk of change! :-D
FYI - you don't have to wait through the video "scenes" - just tap the table to skip them.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrTemple Avatar
22 months ago
I could never find the appeal of playing betting games against CPU opponents.

Edit: Even worse is betting against with real people with fake currency.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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