No matter what your preference is, it is easy to learn poker but it can be difficult to master! The procedure at all poker sites is always the same and we now try to guide you best!
The first thing you need to do in order to play poker is to simply click the free download button and follow the easy step-by-step instructions at one of the poker sites in the net. You will be able to play poker in no time. Games such as texashold’em poker, seven card stud and omaha poker are mere clicks away!
Once the software is downloaded, the Poker icon will appear on your desktop. Doubleclick the icon and you will be connected directly to the beautiful Lobby. Hold’em poker (known commonly as texashold’em), seven card stud, seven card stud hi/lo, omaha high and omaha hi/lo games and tournament poker action are all easily found through the Lobby. From here you can see all the tables available and you can watch any table you wish by simply going to that table… it is all very easy! Whether you want real or play money poker, Poker sites provide the best action online. You can test your poker strategy skills against real people, 24 hours a day.
The next step in order to play poker (for either real or for fun) is to set-up an account. Select Lobby then Log in then Create New Account. Complete the form and choose your unique Player ID (nickname). You now have a play chip balance of 1,000 chips and are ready to play. These chips are good on any play money table, including texashold’em poker, seven card stud, seven card stud hi/lo, omaha high poker and hi/lo omaha poker. Practice texashold’em poker or other games free and have fun! Note that texashold’em and the other poker games are also available heads-up.
Every player has the chance to see a total of 7 cards, 2 personal cards (hidden from the view of other players) and 5 community cards (cards the whole table can see). The objective of the game is to make a 5-card hand using any 5 of the 7 total cards that is better than the other players’ best 5-card hands. If at the end of the game your 5-card hand beats all the other hands at the table you win.
How to sit at the table
After selecting the game, table and stake level you wish to play, pressing the “go to table” button will open a new window that will display the table. If there is an open seat you can press the open seat location and sit down.
You will then be asked how many chips you would like to bring to the table. Enter the amount you want or bring your whole bankroll. You can enter any amount you want as long at it meets the table minimum and is not greater that the table maximum (in pot limit and no limit games there is a maximum amount of chips you are allowed to bring to the table).
How to get into the game
After you have successfully sat down and got some chips to play with you will want to get into the game. At the next available opportunity (usually at the beginning of the next hand) you will be offered to join.
Any time you join a table you will have to post the big blind (mandatory ante) to enter the game. This blind will go towards your opening betting. You have the option to sit out until the big blind comes to your spot. If you do that you will not have to post the big blind twice in the first round. Once you post your blind you are in the game!