Opening an Online Poker Account

online poker accountPlaying poker online is basically the same experience as playing poker in a physical card room, with a few minor exceptions. This article will give you some of the basic tips and pointers to help you start playing poker online for real money. Before choosing a site to play poker at, browse our online poker reviews. This will give you a good idea of which sites will best fit your playing needs.

Once you’ve chosen an online poker site that offers the features you’re looking for, you will (in most cases) be prompted to download the software required for playing. If this is the case, simply select the “download now” option from the poker site you’ve chosen and the prompts will guide you through the process. Note that any site we recommend is safe to play at, and downloading the poker installation software will in no way put your computer at risk for viruses or malware.

For players who would prefer not to download software, there are Java based games available that do not require a download. These sites however will be less fluid and the graphics will not be as good. For these reasons, we would highly recommend downloading the software if you plan on playing often and want to enjoy the full online poker experience.

Once you’ve installed the poker software you will be asked to register or sign up. If you are planning to only play for fun (not for real money) you will only be asked for basic information. If you plan to play poker for real money, be sure to give accurate detailed information when registering. This is the information that will be used to issue your payouts. It is in your best interest to give current and honest information. If you’ve chosen a recommended poker site, they have been proven to value their customers and will not abuse your email or personal information. In short, these sites take extreme measures to protect your personal information as well as the money in your account.

Once you’ve registered you will be able to play for free or be given the option to deposit money and play poker for real. It is always a good idea to play for free first, no matter your skill level. This gives you the chance to get the feel for the game play and to get used to how the software functions. Once you’re comfortable with the poker site’s free games you can move on to play for real money.

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There is also a wealth of information available on our site that will help you find a poker room to play at, and tips to win big once you’ve registered your account.

Good luck!