mFortune Poker Review Summary
When it comes to online poker, it’s nice to have options. Most sites will let you play on a computer or a tablet, but when it comes to mobile gaming, the options are usually pretty limited. Thankfully, though, a new provider hopes to change all that by allowing you to play as much poker as you want, all on your smartphone. MFortune Poker is relatively new to the online poker world, but they are ambitious and have a lot to offer. In addition to poker games, MFortune is billing itself as a complete mobile casino. This includes many other table games such as blackjack, roulette, and others. Thus, if you want to get your gambling fix, this could be the app to download. If you’re interested in the future of mobile poker playing, then read on for our mFortune Poker review.
Disclaimer: in doing our research for this review, we did come across some sites that claimed that MFortune was not paying out money owed, and we did see plenty of complaints about the site overall. While some of these could be taken with a grain of salt, there were enough to give us pause. Thus, we do advise that you proceed with some caution before committing your bank information.
- Simple interface for mobile
- Easy to set up and get started
- Few opponents and therefore few tables
- No tournament play
mFortune Poker Bonus
Because MFortune Poker is still new, the bonus selection is not as lucrative as some of the other sites out there. However, that’s not to say that the bonuses offered by MFortune aren’t worthwhile. First off, all new players will get a 5 Pound bonus, just for signing up. This is free money and doesn’t require any extra playing to get.
In addition to that, MFortune Poker offers another signup bonus in the form of a match deposit of 100%, up to 200 Pounds. To get this bonus, you have to earn points at the tables, and the site pays you incrementally, which is standard for most poker sites.
Other notable bonuses offered are Refer a Friend, which gives you five Pounds every time you get someone else to sign up, as well as 50% of their initial deposit. Also, MFortune Poker has weekly prize draws and a 10% top-up bonus.
As far as the VIP scheme, MFortune offers a pretty standard point system that gives you rewards as you play. We couldn’t find any information regarding a more sophisticated VIP system, such as different levels of rewards or anything, so it seems that, for now, you can just earn points and redeem them, but not necessarily get to a higher promotional level.
Games and Features
Since MFortune Poker is a mobile gaming platform, it is mostly designed for casual players. The biggest reason for this is that you can only play one game at a time, so it’s not ideal for hardcore players who like to grind away at multiple tables to earn big money. However, most of the competition is fairly soft, making it a rather enjoyable experience overall.
As far as the games offered, MFortune currently only offers Texas Hold Em and Omaha Hi-Lo. To play both games, you have to download two different apps. As a result, you can’t switch between games while you’re logged in. This can be somewhat annoying, but again, MFortune Poker is meant for casual users who want to get a few games in while on their commute or queuing.
When it comes to gameplay, MFortune Poker offers up to twenty-two tables, which differ based on buy-in and player location. You scroll through the different tables and select the one you’d like to play, but the app also has a “Find Seat” function if you want a random selection. The stakes on these tables range from £2 to £8 low-stakes games and go up to £20 to £80 games for high rollers.
Other Game Styles
One other thing to note about MFortune is that there are no tournaments yet, so if you’re a big tournament player, you’ll have to wait until they update the app. There is no official word on when tournaments are coming to MFortune Poker, so it could be a while.
Finally, MFortune Poker does cater to both beginners and experts. If you’re unsure about your abilities, you can play for free or for real money. Free play is rather limited, but it does give you the chance to practice your skills. We found that most people on the app did play for money. Free players may have to wait for peak traffic.
Software and Applications
When it came to writing our mFortune Poker review, we were impressed by both a decent layout and good graphics. Again, you have to download two versions of the app to play both Hold Em and Omaha. However, we found the software on both versions is very similar. You can download these apps on either an Android device or iPhone. As far as we could tell, it should be compatible with most versions of either operating system, such as iOS 5.0 or higher.
For Hold Em, the game is played horizontally, meaning that you have to turn your phone to see the table and make your bets. The layout is pretty simple, and you can create an avatar and see other player’s avatars. Menu screens are hidden at the top, which you can drop down to adjust your gameplay. Thankfully, the app has dedicated buttons on the screen for betting and raising, so you don’t have to use the menu every time you want to make a move.
Omaha Hi-Lo is played vertically, which is either a nice touch or rather annoying, depending on your perspective. While you can’t really see other players on the Hi-Lo version, it does have buttons and menu choices you need. So once you’re used to the layout, you can play rather quickly overall.
Allowed Third Party Poker Add-ons
As far as any added features or third-party add-ons, MFortune has none. However, that’s to be expected for a mobile app. Therefore, you can’t really take notes or do anything as auto-raise or switch seats. However, there is a chat function so you can talk with your fellow players, but we found it to be kind of a hassle. In particular, since it takes up valuable screen real estate. If you are playing on a phablet (phone/tablet), you may get more mileage out of the chat function. For anyone playing on a smaller screen, it’s more of a nuisance than anything.
Simply put, MFortune’s software is meant for people who just want to join a game and play for a little while as they kill time on their phone. What that also means, however, is that the number of players online at any given time can vary wildly, since most users are only on the app for short periods of time. Unfortunately, the level of action on MFortune is rather lackluster. We believe this is because it’s solely a mobile app and also that it’s still relatively new to the market.
Promotions and VIP Scheme
When it comes to promotions, MFortune doesn’t have a whole lot to offer. As we mentioned above, you can earn points on the table which you can redeem later for cash bonuses, but we were unable to find any specific information regarding how many points you have to earn, the minimum amount of cash you can receive for those points, or if there are any tiered VIP schemes.
Overall, since the app is more geared for casual players, it seems like VIP promotions are not really a priority. We did not find any information regarding whether the app will implement a more detailed VIP scheme later on, so for now, the app just seems to have signup bonuses and weekly prizes.
Customer Service and Support
Being a phone app, MFortune does have a somewhat limited customer service support team. However, being a phone app, we wouldn’t necessarily expect much more than what they do offer. Obviously, the quickest and easiest way to reach customer support is to call, but what’s nice is that the app provides a call-back function. You can text Help to the support line, and you should get a call within an hour or so.
In addition to calling, you can also email customer support 24/7 with any issues or questions you may have. There is no live chat feature or ticket system, but that’s to be expected. Also, the app does have a support section including a FAQ page for non-urgent issues, so that’s a nice touch.
Overall, the support functionality of the app is decent, even if it’s limited.
MFortune started back in 2008, and it is owned by the MFortune Casino Company. The site is based in the UK and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. The software provider is inTouch Games. As far as further information about the host company, we could not find much beyond that.
Famous mFortune Ambassadors
Since the site is still relatively new and not as widespread as other poker rooms, there are no poker ambassadors for it.
mFortune Review Conclusion
- Straightforward to download and start playing
- Comfortable to use on your phone
We weren’t so sure about:
- Limited to Holdem and Omaha Hi/Lo
- No automation or multi-table functionality
- Cash games only, no SnG or Tournament play
Overall, MFortune seems like an excellent way to kill time and practice your poker skills without having to be at a computer. As technology progresses, we believe that more sites will become mobile-based since many players like to join a game at all hours of the day. We do wish that there was a desktop version, however, so that we could get more from the site, but, for now, we’ll have to settle for a mobile-only site.
As far as reliability and gameplay, MFortune is about as good as can be expected, and we did not experience any significant glitches, so that was good. We are a little worried about the online reputation of the site, as many people seem to have problems cashing out, and there are not a lot of online reviews yet to give a clearer picture. For a site that’s been around for almost a decade, that is a little worrying. Nonetheless, if you want a way to play on the go, then this a fantastic app to get you started. We hope you enjoyed our mFortune Poker review and wish you best of luck at the tables!