Thursday, December 11, 2008

Linux and Online Poker

I am a poker player, not a great one, but a poker player. I am also a Linux user. This causes a small problem. Most of the online poker places are windows only. I spent a little time trying to find some good online poker sites that are linux friendly. I used to play a lot at Pokerroom.com, until they changed the laws and I was forced to cash out ( my $26.56). So the on went the search. Now if you don't mind using Wine then that opens up some more sites for you. If you just want to stay away from windows all together stick to Java or Flash sites. Here is my short list of Linux friendly poker sites.

These are also some of the sites you can play with real money. After all whats the point playing for points?


Pokerstars.com

This one runs with Wine.

FEATURES:
- Largest Poker Room on the Internet
- Deposit Bonuses
- Excellent VIP program!
- Great Freerolls (Free Tournaments with Real Money Prizes)

INSTRUCTIONS (how to get started):
1. Go to PokerStars.com
2. Download software
3. Install & run software (use WINE)
4. Sign up (takes 1-2 minutes)
5. Start playing...

AbsolutePoker.com
JAVA

FEATURES:
- Deposit Bonuses
- Nice Graphics!
- Good Customer Service

INSTRUCTIONS (how to get started):
1. Go to AbsolutePoker.com
2. Click the "No-Download - NEW Feature!" link (left side)
3. Now click the "Check out Instant Play" button
4. In the pop-up window that opens, go to "New User"
5. Sign up (takes 2-3 minutes)
6. Start playing...


Just as a note here is an online Casino for more than just poker.

ClubUSACasino.com
Flash based

INSTRUCTIONS (how to get started):
1. Go to ClubUSACasino.com
2. Click the green "Insant Play" button
3. Register by clicking "New Account"
4. Begin playing...

Enjoy and Good luck!

1 comment:

alen mcmilan said...

I lobe gambling and I love to play some online poker games in my free time. I played in my windows version but if I got your software so I wish I will play in my Linux laptop.thanks for sharing.
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