Helping the old folks to take their first steps toward iPad poker
We live an increasingly ageing society. As the Baby Boomers of the 1950s continue on into the twilight years of their lives, it’s important that we band together and help our elders enjoy this well-earned time of relaxation and enjoyment.
And for those with a taste for cards, it’s important to ensure this ageing group is up to speed with the various technological advances that can help them enjoy the things they love with ease.
The arrival of touch-screen computer systems like the Apple iPad has made it increasingly easy for players of all generations to enjoy a spot of poker online – the only thing left now is to give the more mature players among us a gentle push in the right direction.
Here’s a very simple three-step guide to help you teach your grandparents how to play poker on your iPad.
The first thing you will need to do is head to one of the many online poker providers that can be found at the click of a button. From here you’ll be presented with an option to download an app, a process which will essentially lay the foundations for some high-speed poker fun.
Look for a download button, click and choose your system (iPad). Don’t worry if you do not have an Apple product either with plenty of Windows, Mac and Android platforms similarly compatible.
Just before the download begins, you’ll be asked to write your Apple ID password down; then it’s just a case of waiting for the download to complete.
Once downloaded, it’s a case of clicking on the iPad app. From here you will be expected to register with the poker provider, using a valid email address.
Be careful about the website you use here, as some offer money off or money back deals for new registrants, so shop around and see if you can find something that suits your needs e.g. how much you are willing to spend, how much you are willing to pay.
Once you have submitted a registration for your chosen account, you will be expected to validate an email address. A code will be sent to the given email account with the user expected to click on a link embedded in a specific message.
You’ve now successfully registered for a given poker site, and are very close to getting stuck into the action.
Simply head into the main lobby of your given poker site, here you can choose between anything from ring games to tournaments or even Rush or Zoom matches, depending on the provider.
Take some time to get used to the controls by playing a robot and a few small buy-in games. Then it’s just a case of saving your login details to ensure veteran card sharks can get access at just the touch of a screen.