We all knew it was coming - Full Tilt Poker Rush Mobile, the first real money poker game on Android, has finally hit the Android Market, and is available for devices running Froyo, due to the Flash 10.1 requirement. The app still bears a beta sticker, so be careful with those hard earned greens of yours. Obviously, it goes without saying that you should also find a stable connection, preferably WiFi, unless you want to fold every hand you get disconnected from.
Wait a minute, "What is this Rush poker?" you may ask. I'll let FullTiltPoker explain:
This revolutionary new poker format is designed to minimize your wait time between hands and keep you in the action at all times. Whether you’re playing a Rush Poker ring game or a Rush Poker Tournament, you’ll join a large player pool and face a different table of opponents every hand you play. When you fold your hand, you’ll be rushed to a new table for the next hand immediately.
So, I can lose my money even faster now? OK, got it.
Watch the brief intro video and then hit up the download link to jump right into action, but not before glancing over the very useful FAQ, the current version of which, I'm including below:
Rush Poker* Mobile FAQ What is Rush Poker* Mobile?
Rush Poker* Mobile is a new application that allows you to play Rush Poker* on select mobile devices or a web browser on your personal computer.
What are the requirements for using the Rush Poker* Mobile application?
Rush Poker* Mobile is supported on mobile devices which run Flash v10.1 or higher on Android 2.2 operating systems. See below for a list of devices.
You can also play Rush Poker* Mobile on your personal computer using any web browser which has Flash v10.1 or higher.
To use the application, you’ll need to have a Full Tilt Poker account.
Which mobile devices support the application?
Rush Poker* Mobile is supported on the following mobile devices:
Mobile Devices (Required Update)
- Acer Liquid Stream S110
- AT&T Captivate (2.2 Froyo)
- Cherry Mobile Magnum HD
- docomo HT-03A (2.2 Froyo)
- HTC Desire (2.2 Froyo)
- HTC Droid Incredible (2.2 Froyo)
- HTC Evo 4G
- HTC Google Nexus One
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Desire Z
- HTC Magic (2.2 Froyo)
- HTC Sapphire (2.2 Froyo)
- Motorola Droid (2.2 Froyo, 800Mhz and higher suggested)
- Motorola Droid 2
- Motorola Droid Pro / Droid 2 World Edition
- Motorola Droid X
- Motorola Milestone (2.2 Froyo)
- Motorola Milestone 2
- Samsung Galaxy S (2.2 Froyo)
- Sprint Epic 4G (2.2 Froyo)
- T-Mobile G2
- T-Mobile myTouch 3G (2.2 Froyo)
- T-Mobile myTouch 4G (2.2 Froyo)
- T-Mobile Vibrant (2.2 Froyo)
- Verizon Fascinate (2.2 Froyo)
Please Note: Any mobile device with the 2.2 Froyo build (or higher) should support the application.
Tablets (Required Update)
- Advent Vega (Not available through Android Market; Only Web Browser Accessible)
- Archos 28 (Not available through Android Market; Only Web Browser Accessible)
- Archos 32 (Not available through Android Market; Only Web Browser Accessible)
- Archos 43 (Not available through Android Market; Only Web Browser Accessible)
- Archos 70 (Not available through Android Market; Only Web Browser Accessible)
- Archos 10 (Not available through Android Market; Only Web Browser Accessible)
- CSL Spice Mi700 DroidPad
- Cherry Mobile Superion A700
- idoPAD Maverick 7
- Nationite Wits A81E
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
Please Note: Any tablet with the 2.2 Froyo build (or higher) should support the application.
Devices with Custom Kernel (For Reference Only)
- Dell Streak (2.2 Froyo - Tested with Modaco Froyo Beta 1.2)
If your mobile device is not listed but runs Flash v10.1 or higher, the Rush Poker* Mobile application may still work on your phone.
If I don’t have a Full Tilt Poker account, can I create one using the application?
Yes. Get started by clicking the Create New Account button on the Rush Poker* Mobile login screen, and then follow the instructions to create your Full Tilt Poker account. When you’ve successfully completed this process, you’ll be redirected back to the login screen.
After you’ve signed up for an account, you’ll need to validate your email address before you can begin playing in any games.
How do I validate my email address?
When you create your new account, an email will be sent to the address registered to your account with a validation code. When you log in to the application, you’ll be prompted to enter this code.
What are the differences between Rush Poker* Mobile game play and Rush Poker* on the standard Full Tilt Poker software?
The game play interface for Rush Poker* Mobile differs from the standard software in that the action buttons are in different locations and there are no pre-action options available. Otherwise, game play proceeds as it would normally, and you’ll be joining the same player pool as those using the standard software.
Can I continue a Rush Poker* “session” on my mobile device from the standard software?
Yes, but it’s best to sit out before making the switch. If you’re playing multiple sessions on the standard software, you’ll only be able to continue one session when you switch to the mobile application.
You can also continue a session from the application to the standard software, but again, we advise sitting out before doing so.
How do I access game play option settings in the application?
You can access the “Options” screen in the main lobby, or by sitting out from a table and clicking the Options button. You’ll then be able to change your Animation, Deck, Bet Slider and Sound settings.
What happens if I have the Auto Rebuy and Auto Top Up settings enabled in the standard software?
If you have these settings enabled, they will be replicated in the Rush Poker* Mobile application. Any changes to these settings need to be made using the standard software.
Can I deposit funds to my account while using the Rush Poker* Mobile application?
No. To deposit funds to your account, use the Cashier in the standard Full Tilt Poker software.
Can I reload my play money chips in the application?
Yes. To reload your play chips, go to the Cashier and click the Reload Play Chips button. The Cashier is available in the main lobby or when you sit out from a table.
Do I earn Full Tilt Points while using the application?
Yes. You earn the same number of Full Tilt Points for playing at real money tables as you would with the standard software. If you’re a Black Card Member or playing during an applicable Happy Hour period, you’ll also earn the same number of bonus points.
Can I access my hand history files through the application?
No. To get your hand history files, you’ll need to use the Hand Histories (Beta) feature, which can be accessed through the “My Promotions” section of the Cashier in the standard software.
Is there any way to change languages?
No. Rush Poker* Mobile is only available in English at this time.
Why is Rush Poker* Mobile a “beta” application?
Because testing of Rush Poker* Mobile is ongoing, it is still a beta application.
Is there a risk of experiencing lag or disconnection issues while using a mobile device?
Yes. Even extremely good mobile coverage areas are not reliable 100% of the time, and you may experience lag or disconnection issues even under the very best circumstances.
Note that if your mobile device switches from a 3G to a Wi-Fi connection there is a 90 second window where your device has no connectivity. We recommend sitting out from the table before switching networks.
What happens if I disconnect from the game while using a mobile device?
As with the standard Full Tilt Poker software, if you disconnect from the game your hand will be folded upon timing out and you’ll sit out from the table.
Can I use the application on a Skyfire browser?
No, we do not endorse or support the use of the Skyfire browser with Rush Poker* Mobile, as the security of your account information cannot be ensured. Full Tilt Poker is not responsible for any compromised accounts as a result of using Skyfire.
Rush Poker* Mobile feedback
If you have any feedback on the Rush Poker* Mobile application, please send an email to [email protected]. As this is a beta application, your feedback is extremely important in helping us provide the best possible gaming experience.
Source: Rush Poker Mobile