Apple’s Reintroduced ‘Texas Hold’em’ Game Expands to iPad

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.


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]


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Apple Relaunches ‘Texas Hold’Em’ Game to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of App Store

In a surprise move tied to the App Store's 10th anniversary last year, Apple has revived its classic "Texas Hold'Em" game for iPhone.


As noted by 9to5Mac, version 2.0 of the game was released on the App Store today. Apple says it has completely redesigned, rebuilt, and re-rendered the game to use high-resolution graphics, as well as added new characters, more challenging gameplay, and many other new features.

Apple's release notes:
Apple's Texas Hold'em is back! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the App Store, we've brought back one of its first games, a popular classic. Originally created for iPod, then brought to iPhone, fans will love the polished redesign, featuring new characters, more challenging gameplay, and stunning graphics for the newest iPhone and iPod touch.
Texas Hold'Em is a variation of poker. In the game, players bet and bluff as they attempt to advance through 10 distinctive locations, including Las Vegas, Paris, and Macau. The new version is entirely free-to-play with multiplayer support for up to eight players via Wi-Fi or offline playback against 24 computerized opponents.

The new version requires a device running iOS 12 or later and is optimized for the latest iPhone and iPod touch models.

Texas Hold'Em first debuted on the iPod in September 2006 before launching on the iPhone when the App Store launched on July 11, 2008. The game was pulled from the App Store in November 2011, leaving Apple without its own iPhone game until it released "Warren Buffett's Paper Wizard" in May.

Texas Hold'Em is available now on the App Store.


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