Ivey Poker has released a mobile app for its freemium social poker game and Phil Ivey himself has released a video interview to promote the product.
The app can be downloaded from Facebook and Google and works on iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. The Facebook game was released in July and includes access to instructional videos to accomplish its objective of being a learning tool, not just an entertainment game.
Phil Ivey explains the rationale behind the social game is based on his feeling that new players on real-money sites lose their money too quickly as they are learning the game and thus get discouraged.
He wants to “speed up the learning curve” so players can become winning players when they start to play for real-money. He argues that this means playing a lot of hands, hence the multi-tabling facility. Ivey also believes that the opportunity to play against professional players adds to the learning experience.
Earlier this year, Ivey acquired well-respected poker training site LeggoPoker with the plans to rebrand the content under the name “Ivey League.”
Ivey Poker boasts a stable of over 30 professional players, including Phil Ivey himself, Patrik Antonius and last year’s WSOP Main Event champion, Greg Merson. When asked if he would be at the new app’s tables himself, Phil replied in his characteristically laconic fashion: “Sure will!”