John McCain's little iPhone poker fiasco this week had a MASSIVE ripple effect on the mobile card shark community -- a rep for John's poker game of choice tells TMZ, the company saw a huge increase in downloads after the Senator's mishap.
You'll recall, a photo surfaced Tuesday showing McCain secretly playing a game called VIP Poker during a heated Senate hearing, while John Kerry was passionately arguing about taking military action in Syria.
And it apparently got people in the poker playing mood -- because a rep for TinyCo (the company behind VIP Poker) tells us, daily installations of the app increased by 30% since the incident.
The rep adds, "Senator McCain has great taste in mobile apps."
For the record, McCain supports Kerry's position, so it's not like playing a little poker during the hearing was THAT big a deal ... but we still gotta ask ...