Poker Information Site Poker Listings is reporting that online poker giant PokerStars will be adding its wildly popular Zoom Poker product to mobile devices by this summer.
The site reports that apps for the iOS and Android operating systems are being developed and will work in conjunction with PokerStars' current mobile app.
Speaking to Poker Listings, PokerStars Director of New Platforms, Mobile and Social Gaming Jeffrey Haas said: “We want to cater to players on whatever devices they may have, wherever they might be and whenever they want to play poker. Expect to be playing Zoom Poker on your mobile device this summer.”
The information site notes that PokerStars Mobile has been in development since 2010, involving extensive player research and is "slick and undisputedly sets a new standard in mobile online poker."
"Taking advantage of mobile devices’ native gestures and hands-on interface, the app gives players a level of tactile interaction that’s never been possible with a keyboard and mouse," the site's review reports. "Players can play up to five tables on tablets and as many as four on smart phone devices."
Haas also said that the company is taking responsible gambling very seriously, saying: “We’ve worked very closely with our responsible gaming team to make sure that all the functionality we’ve put in place in the PokerStars client is also available on the Mobile app. Functions include self-imposed deposit restrictions and the ability to cut yourself off from accessing the site for a certain amount of time."