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BlackBerry Hacks by Dave Mabe

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Hack #32. Play Texas Hold 'Em

Quit your day job and start playing everyone's favorite flavor of poker for a living!

If you want to play the best games for the BlackBerry, look no further than Magmic Games (http://www.magmic.com). Their top-selling game is so addicting that you may have trouble going back to using your device for email. Texas Hold 'Em King 2 is the king of poker games, allowing you to play against virtual opponents offline or live players in its online mode.

The program can be installed from Magmic's download page, which is formatted for your BlackBerry Browser, at http://bb.magmic.com. Just choose the over the air install, and away you go. If you'd like to use Application Loader to install the game, you can download all Magmic's color or black-and-white games in one fell swoop at http://www.magmic.com/download.php.

Ante Up!

The program comes with a seven-day trial. After the seven days have elapsed, you can purchase a key at Magmic's web site for $9.95. To play an offline game against the AI opponents on your BlackBerry, choose New Game from the main menu, as shown in Figure 3-1.

Starting a new game

Figure 3-1. Starting a new game

If you've never played casino style Hold 'Em, the object is to take everyone else's money—and if you've ever played in an actual casino, it doesn't take long to figure this out. Most people stay in with bad hands far too long. If you don't have the cards, go ahead ...

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