Written On  4/10/11 By Recentpoker.com staff writer Emily Apontif :

VIADEN JOINS THE iPHONE APP TREND

5 genres of poker in new app offering

Viaden has added 5 new poker genres to its growing Viaden Mobile iPhone/iPad app inventory – Poker Three, Casino Holdem, Caribbean Poker, Texas Holdem and 5 Card Draw.

The graphics capture the opulence of a Vegas table complete with a virtual dealer. Viaden is additionally touting the product as a social networking tool in which players can log on from Facebook accounts or the Game Center, with the option to get into the action on four or eight player games with live players via WiFi.

The latest offering joins the company's universal app for casino, which offers 14 games including American and European roulettes, Burning Cherry, Coffee Time and Red Dragon Tale slot machines, Casino Hold'em and Poker Three, Blackjack Switch and Blackjack Surrender, Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better video poker, Baccarat, Craps.

Casino for iPad also offers a special option for the competition-hungry players. The Leader Board from Game Center is available for users to submit their highest scores and challenge other casino fans from all over the world. Especially successful players can brag on Facebook and Twitter.

Apple is now allowing European white-listed operators to promote real gambling Apps in the App Store. 32Red reports that the process is not easy of achievement but is worthwhile in business terms.

A spokesman advised this week that 32 Red's new MGS Tomb Raider app is currently going through Apple's approval process, and if successful could be live in the next few weeks.

Evidence of growing mobile usage comes from the information portal Casinomeister.com, which reports that over 100 visitors to the site a day are using mobiles.