You have decided you want to play poker online, you are confident in your game, and are ready to sign up and deposit into an online poker room. For those who have never played online before, it can be an exciting moment as the virtual cards hit the felt for the first time. Here, is how to get started with your online poker experience.
To start your adventure with poker it is necessary to download the poker software and create an account at online poker room that will enable you to play poker on the Internet. Setting up an account is free of charge and lasts no longer than 2 minutes.
We will use the Americas Cardroom as an example - one of the leading gaming provider as well as one of the safest and best online poker websites.
1. Downloading the Client
Upon visiting an online poker room's website, you will be prompted to download the client. Click "play poker" or "download now", or another download link. Save the file on your computer and run it - the installation will begin and should take no longer than 5 minutes.
2. Sign Up
When you run the software for the first time, click "create new account" at the customer login. The poker room will ask you to select a screen name, password, and will ask for your name and date of birth. They may ask for your address, country of origin, and other details but many rooms wait to ask you for this information until after you deposit. Your screen name will be the name other poker players see when you take your seat at the tables.
3. Play Online Poker!
The rest is easy, go to the poker room lobby and join a real or play money game. It might be best to take it slow and learn the software before you start multi-tabling, but other than that good luck!
Of course, before you can play for real money, you will need to finance your poker room account. Depending on your country, your deposit options can be different. In almost all cases, these are instant deposit methods, meaning the money will hit your poker account immediately.
By making your first deposit you will be eliglible for the 100% up to $100 Welcome Bonus. Join Americas Cardroom, create an account and get $1000 free!