In case you haven't seen the wall-to-wall coverage of John McCain playing iPhone/iPad poker at the Syria hearing Sept. 3, 2013 You can see it on Newsy with Christina Hartman Sept. 4, 2014. Senator McCain could later be seen making light of the incident on some televised video Sept. 4, 2013. He also posted a now famous tweet with the word "Scandal!" Well, at least Mr. McCain wasn't caught sleeping during the session, as some will.
He pled to Wolf Blitzer at being just a "leetle bored" (deliberate misspelling). He also claimed to have lost "thousands of fake dollars". Could that be true? Do all iPhone poker games play with simulated cash? There are a few iTunes poker game apps to be found. The first/second page rank is Poker (TM) by "Shark Party". The web page claims that gaming is always free. But you do have to pay for chips - by the million - so the cost is nearly infinitesimal.
The second/first page rank poker game app is Texas Holdem Poker by Geax Game Inc. This game does not look like the one spied in the televised video of Mr. McCain having a losing hand. The good Senator probably wouldn't prefer this game as it claims minor references to alcohol and drug use. Gaming and cost appears to be about the same as that of Poker (TM).
Third page rank is Poker by Zynga - developed by Zynga. This poker game app appears to be a little more complex than that in the busted McCain video. The app web page also cites some illicit references with a slightly different pricing structure than the previous two apps. The games all appear to be suitable for the iPhone or iPad.
Or was the Senator accessing certain "real-play" online poker games with the Poker Controls app? Apparently you can access online poker games like "Full Tilt" and make some cash blinds? Its against the policies of online public filtering and cannot be accessed by the Examiner from this platform. It is listed as a "gambling site". There is, however, a free play site.
There are a number of poker game apps available from Google Play too. So apparently Senator McCain was playing an "honest" iTune game app as Poker (TM) did not turn up on Google Play. But Mr. McCain still remains busted while playing iPhone/iPad poker during a critical debate in Congress.