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Apple’s Texas Hold’em game is now available on iPad with multitasking support

2019 October 10
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After reintroducing its classic Texas Hold’em for iPhone back in July as part of the App Store’s tenth anniversary, the title has now expanded to the iPad devices with support for iOS’s multitasking modes like Split View and Slide Over.

“Texas Hold’em comes to iPad — enjoy it full screen or play it while you do something else using Split View or Slide Over,” reads the changelog.

Originally released for the iPod music player back in 2006, it was one of the first Apple-made games available back in the early App Store days. Apple pulled Texas Hold’em from App Store in November 2011 before reviving it July 2019. A popular classic, the reintroduced game features high-resolution graphics, new characters and expanded gameplay.

Texas Hold’em was one of Apple’s first App Store titles.

Texas Hold’em supports Slide Over and Split View multitasking modes.

There are 24 computer opponents in the game or you can play with other real players over Wi-Fi. There are a variety of locales to play in and the game gets more difficult as you play against computer opponents.

Here are the major features Apple lists for the game:

  • Opponents bet, bluff, and have secret tells
  • Winning advances you to the next location
  • Includes 10 distinctive locations—including Las Vegas, Paris, and Macau
  • Bring up in-game hints, tips, statistics, and player ratings
  • Texas Hold’em is entirely free-to-play, works online or off
  • Play against up to 8 friends with Wi-Fi multiplayer
  • Rotate between immersive first-person and top-down gameplay
  • Re-designed, re-rendered, and re-built to use high-resolution graphics that look stunning
  • Designed for iOS 12 and later

Texas Hold’em for iPhone and iPad is available for free in App Store.

Thankfully, the free game does not include any in-app purchases.

Do you plan on trying it out on your iPad?

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