Poker Now

Here’s a mobile alternative to Poker Now.
Create free online poker rooms using EasyPoker.

Poker Now is a great browser game with a fast setup for playing online poker with friends. But if you’re looking for a non-browser experience you might wanna check out our alternative 👇

Poker Now Alternative - EasyPoker
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The original Poker Now was launched back in 2017 and allows you to create free poker rooms. The table host just needs to send the room link out and you’re ready to play.
As of now (September 2020) Poker Now is still in beta.

Poker Now Alternative

If you’re looking for a “mobile first” alternative to Poker Now you should check out EasyPoker. The EasyPoker app is free and lets you create private poker rooms for up to 12 players. 

With EasyPoker you get a clean and simple mobile app with no clutter. EasyPoker lets you play Texas Hold’em and Sit & Go tournaments.

Furthermore it allows you to play Short Deck Hold’em and Reverse Hold’em – and you choose your own limits.

Poker Now

Social Poker Experience

EasyPoker focus on the social experience of poker. We created EasyPoker as a digital substitute for the classic silver case poker set. This means no casino-like atmosphere with sketchy characters. 

Instead you get a light and clean experience that’s so simple everyone can use it. Hosting a poker night has never been easier.

Check out this video and see how you can host your next poker night with EasyPoker 👇

Poker Now vs. EasyPoker

Both platforms are created by indie developers wanting to make poker easier to play. But there are some major differences to consider before you choose between the platforms.

Platform

Poker Now is a browser game which has both pros and cons compared to the EasyPoker setup. A benefit of this is that they can publish bug fixes etc. much faster than EasyPoker, as we have to go through an approval process at the App Store and Google Play Store. 

The big con will be that the overall experience will be lacking when everything has to run in a browser – especially on mobile.  EasyPoker is mobile only, which means we have no desktop version available. We publish on the App Store and Google Play store platforms which normally have an approval process of up to 24 hours. So a fix will take longer if we discover a non-server related bug.
On the other hand this approval process also makes sure that we live up to a higher standard and can deliver a native experience outside of the browser.
 

Design & interface

Overall both games are designed with the end user in mind and give a smooth experience when playing remote poker with friends and family. EasyPoker is designed from scratch with an all new design and way of thinking poker. This makes for an all new play experience, closer simulating a live poker situation.

The way you join tables is a bit different. On Poker Now you send out a link that players will have to tap to get into the game. On EasyPoker you get a 4 digit game code that players have to use to join the table. The game host can share the code to all social platforms, Messenger, WhatsApp etc. with a single tap. 

Pricing

Both Poker Now and EasyPoker are free to use – with an optional purchase. With the Poker Now game you get all features 100% for free, but players are asked to consider donating on Patreon etc. With EasyPoker you get all the basic features for free. If you wish to take your experience a step up you can purchase a subscription that gives you the ability to rebuy, add custom table settings and more. 

Both platforms do not sell chips which I think is really good and the future of online social poker.  

Open for feedback

Both apps are created the “lean” way, meaning we started with a very minimal version of the product and slowly added new features in collaboration with the users. 

I hope this gives a clear perspective of how EasyPoker can be an alternative to Poker Now. Hopefully you will join our growing number of players and enjoy the game.