A couple of years ago a friend of mine, who likes the odd sports wager and game of Texas Hold'em, asked me whether he should buy an iPhone or an Android. At the time I confidently told him that he should definitely buy an Android smartphone because I felt that Apple would never list gambling apps in their App Store and at the time you could download the Full Tilt Poker and Paddy Power apps from the Android Market. How things have changed. Apple have now approved the Paddy Power sports betting app, the bwin poker app and a number of casino games from 32Red. Google on the other hand have done an about turn and no longer allow any type of gambling related app into Google Play (aka Android Market). Admittedly some of the iPhone apps can only be downloaded in certain countries, but it certainly marks a change in direction for the normally cautious Apple that I could never have predicted. Surely Google will not want to give Apple the advantage here and will eventually allow certain sports betting, bingo, casino and poker apps into Google Market again? Thoughts?