Poker Mafia Review

One of the great things about Facebook Poker apps is that they don’t have to take themselves too seriously. Poker Mafia is a Facebook Poker app that combines the usual social poker experience with a Mafia role-playing set-up, so if you have ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Don, Poker Mafia is definitely a game to take a look at. There are over 198,200 monthly active users at the time of writing, and that figure is increasing all the time.

Playing Poker Mafia

Visit the Poker Mafia Facebook page and launch the app. As always, Facebook will ask you if you want to allow the app to have access to your profile information, and you will need to do so if you want to play the game. Having given your permission, the Poker Mafia app will open up and you will find yourself in the main lobby with an initial stack of chips.

If you want to get straight down to playing poker then you can do so. Poker Mafia offers a wide range of Hold’em games including tournaments and VIP tables, and a handy Play Now button will automatically seat you at a table which suits your bankroll and experience level. You gain Experience Points as you play – and hopefully win – hands, and there are dozens of achievements to unlock which gives Poker Mafia a lot of mileage for the long term.

Graphically the game is impressive, with nice clear playing cards, easy to use action buttons and your place at the table represented by your Facebook profile picture. Audio effects are fairly minimal but do their job of highlighting the action such as checking, calling and raising.

What sets this game apart from the crowd of Facebook Poker apps are plenty of really good ‘mafia’ touches. For example, every hour you will be given a choice of three buildings to rob, and your choice here determines how large a bonus will be added to your bankroll. It’s a small feature, but things like this make all the difference to the overall experience of the game.

The Social Aspect

The mafia theme continues through the social aspect of the game. You don’t just invite your friends to play Poker Mafia, you actually form your own Mafia Crew. Every member of your crew receives a daily bonus, and the more members you have in your crew, the bigger your bonus will be. Add this to regular social features (such as the ability to send chips to and receive them from your crew members) and Poker Mafia is a great way to interact with your Facebook friends in an online poker environment.


Many Facebook poker apps look very similar, but Poker Mafia is a title that stands out nicely from the crowd by giving you an interesting role to play. If you think you have what it takes to form a Mafia Crew to be contended with, Poker Mafia will give you the chance to prove it!