Blackberry Poker Sites
Blackberry produces cell phones, smartphones, and tablet computers which runs on its owns mobile operation system. The Blackberry OS is a closed source operating system developed by Research In Motion or RIM. The latest stable release of the Blackberry OS, Blackberry 7.0, is programmed in C++ and supports Java MIDP 1.0 and WAP 1.2. Blackberry Bold and the latest versions of Blackberry Torch and Blackberry Curve use Blackberry 7.0, but in 2013, Blackberry 10 is set for release. Real money poker on a BlackBerry Phone would most likely use the BlackBerry Curve, the Bold, and the Torch, though the BlackBerry 10 might warrant new products coming in 2013 and 2014 for an even better mobile experience.
BlackBerry PlayBook is the tablet computer using the BlackBerry OS and this would be the BlackBerry gambling poker tablet. Blackberry Messenger is the most popular instant messaging service offered by the RIM and this would help real money players chat with friends and rivals while playing poker on BlackBerry mobile devices. Those looking to gamble on BlackBerry are going to have issues finding a legitimate gaming site with the right apps. Not as many poker sites offer real money BlackBerry poker for mobile phones and tablets as one would hope, but signs point to new apps being designed for this purpose in the future. For that reason, most of the information I'll offer involves free BlackBerry poker for fun and entertainment.
BlackBerry Gambling and Mobile Poker
I'll discuss the best options for free BlackBerry poker (and there are a lot), but I want to discuss BlackBerry poker using a real money app for a minute. If you're searching for real money BlackBerry poker, you're options are limited. 32Red claims it has a BlackBerry gambling poker app in the works, so UK and European poker players might be able to enjoy games for real money on their Blackberry phone in the near future. If this happens, you can expect a wave of Blackberry poker apps to be produced by (or for) the top European and United Kingdom poker sites.
If you want a list of websites to keep an eye on who might be developing a poker app for BlackBerry OS, make a note of BWIN, Unibet, William Hill Online, Ladbrokes, Expekt UK, Paddy Poker, and 888 Mobile. These sites are reputed to be designing Android OS poker apps, so the next logical step would be BlackBerry OS poker applications. I wish I could tell you how to play poker for real money on BlackBerry at this very moment, but that's the picture at present.
Real Money Blackberry Poker Apps for USA Players
If you live in the United States, you will have a problem finding a site that offers blackberry poker apps. To date, none of the real money US poker sites offer a blackberry app or for that matter any mobile poker app. That doesn’t mean playing games on your blackberry for money is completely hopeless. There are some US sites on the market that do provide a mobile friendly version of their software to Americans. This includes BetOnline, the leading blackberry betting site and Slotland Casino, a US friendly casino with real money blackberry games. Both sites are legal and open to US players. When a real money Blackberry app for poker becomes available, we will gladly update this site.
Blackberry for Zynga Poker
In the spring of 2012, designs for an app that would allow Blackberry Curve owners to play Zynga Poker were released. This app worked (mostly), but didn't display the wager bar, so a player couldn't raise a bet. Since that time, patches have been designed that purportedly fix the glitch. Players who want poker for free on Zynga Poker should be able to play using their Blackberries, but you might need a special hack.
WPT Texas Holdem App for Blackberry
World Poker Tour 2: Texas Hold 'Em is a $1.99 poker app designed in 2010 for Blackberry phone users specifically. At the time, you needed Blackberry 3.2 or later to play. The file size is 960 KB and the app can be purchased at Appworld.
World Series of Poker: Holdem Legend for BlackBerry
The best single-player poker app is the World Series of Poker: Holdem Legend 3. The Legend Career mode is considered by most players to be the best single player experience for BlackBerry, though the World Poker Tour Holdem app listed above is considered to be a better multi-player experience. That isn't to say Hold'Em Legend doesn't allow online multiplayer games. In fact, if you want a Blackberry poker app for beginners that has plenty of game modes and a smooth interface, I would suggest WSOP: Holdem Legend 3 is a good place to start. If you had a bad experience with the original game or Holdem Legend 2, give this game a try, because the designers finally got things right this time around. Those earlier editions were rife with technical issues for some devices.