How To Run Poker Client Software on Linux Operating Systems

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to get any poker client software running on Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva, Slackware, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, Solaris 10, SXCE and OpenSolaris operating systems?

Linux Operating System LogosIf you are planning on gaining access on an online poker site to play poker, however worried about if the Linux OS you are using wont work with the software they provide, there is a perfect resolution for you. Say thank you to the open source community as they've come up with a software for Linux driven computers to allow Windows based applications to run on top of Linux systems, the Wine. This allow poker clients of whatever online poker site to run smoothly on Linux computers. Though the installation is a bit easy for techy individuals, the following guide may help non-technical guys to have the Wine and the poker client working on a Linux operated computer.

1. First, you need to download all the binary files for Wine and Wine Tools. Head to On the site, Wine files are packed based on each Linux variant. Pick the one that matches yours. Install wine after download. Don't forget the Wine Tools as they're significant to getting the poker clients to work on your Linux computer.

2. Once you are done with the installation of Wine and its tools, download the poker client to want from the online poker site you choose to have an account with. Save the download to /tmp. You can then proceed with this command: wine /tmp/PokerClientInstall.exe to trigger the installation of the poker client.

3. If done correctly, this should start the poker client software installation. And, just like installing the software on Windows, read instructions on screen and follow them accordingly. This process includes accepting the terms and conditions of the software provider and specifying the location where you want the installation will store the files.

4. You may make use of the virtual drive labels produced by the Wine Tools setup as the drive location. However, the installation will suggest to place everything under C:, which, by default, will be under   the ~/.wine location. Once done, and just like any other installation, you will be instructed to restart your computer. You don't have to actually execute this though. All you need to do is to restart the Wine environment.

5. To restart the Wine environment, run the Wine boot utility to begin the Windows reboot. This process will help save time as it can be completed within a few seconds as opposed to restarting the computer which will take several minutes.

6. Once the installation is done, a new desktop icon representing the poker client will appear on your desktop. Clicking this will start the poker client you've just installed. If there's no icon to click at all, you may find the actual installation directory and start the .exe file or directly access it using the succeeding command:  wine PokerClient.exe.

7. When the poker client successfully opens, you can now provide your login credentials and enjoy playing poker game online.

If somewhere in the middle installation an unexpected bug or error occurs, the following page may help you go about it:

Furthermore, it pays to register in the AppDB section of WineHQ to see if the application you are trying to install have some issues or is supported.

4 Top Tips for No-Limit Hold'em Poker Cash Games

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jack Spade and Poker Chips
"Poker is a lot like National Geographic"

Mark Seif points out that one should come to a poker table hungry, ravenous like a predator looking for their next meal. Search for the weak or novice players and take full advantage of them. Never feel bad about taking all the money you can, since it's not your fault that you win, they need more practice. And remember that your goal should be “take it all, never leave a trace”

Be proactive about getting in the best game, with the best seat.

Ask for the seat located on the position you want or a table change, shyness wont do you good. If you feel uncomfortable, it will affect your playing style. It is also ideal to sit with aggressive players to your right, passive to your left and don't you forget that money flows clockwise around the table. Also remember that there are no myths in any casino game, but following certain myths if you think really exist then do so.

Betting is important

Think about the things you want to accomplish with your bet: Are you trying to build the pot? Or, narrowing the field? Or, make a better hand fold? Keep in mind that on how much you bet will determine the odds that you are giving to your opponent. You should force them to make incorrect decisions.

You must always pay attention

Don't show or never show your big blind at the start of the game. Instead, wait for it to come naturally and use your time observing your opponents. Pay attention to people’s betting patterns and identify the types of players on the table. Take note of the kinds of pre-flop bets that will get players to fold and which won’t. Notice who the aggressive players are and try to remember them. Listen to what people are saying. Some players will tell you exactly what they had and the reason why they played a hand the way they did. It's called bluffing. Poker, as we know, is a game of incomplete information. And so, the more information you have, the better you'll be able to make the correct decisions.

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William Hill Poker Review

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The once game now viewed as a sport, at least for the people in the United States, that makes used of the players skill to the fullest has really taken a long way since the day it was brought and offered online, poker. Having said that, the number of online casino sites wanting to offer poker online had grown dramatically over time. With the overwhelming competition, most of the online casino sites were adding innovative twists to the game to attract loyal members and William Hill Poker is one of them.

William Hill Poker creates a mash-up of skill and thrill on its online poker table. With variety of poker games to choose from such as Hi/Lo, Omaha, Omaha hi, 7&5 Card Stud and the popular Texas Hold 'Em, players, regardless of the skill levels, can put their planned strategies in action on any of these poker variants and the ones effective shall deserve whopping jackpots.

The step by step poker learning guide is one of the things I like about William Hill Poker. So, no matter if you're new at playing poker or been playing poker already, however looking forward to enhance your poker play, this site has all this poker learning guide for you. And oh, did I mention that the tips you'll acquire from their poker school come from professionals like Julian Thew? You surely can bring your game play to a different level.

Looking at the bonuses, William Hill Poker is positively not the least. Their generous £400 signup bonus for new players is there to back this up. Not to mention that the site will recognize you when you play your way to VIP status and grab a spot to the genuine WHP VIP Club. And this is not just about the fame being one of the VIPs, but about improving your skills and advancing yourself so you'll always be ready to take fast-paced action which is how their poker tables were built for.

And hey, let me share to you a secret. William Hill Poker tables are filled with wild and loose players which I think is a good place to fish out and win even more chips most especially if I already learned something useful from being a VIP.

Though their poker rooms GUI is a bit minimal and probably not the best, the software they use is pretty much fast and runs smoothly with it. Moreover, the site added some interesting features on the software they use such as quick seat option and auto-top up.

Poker: Learning the Different Types

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Texas Hold'em

It doesn't matter if it is played in an online casino or in a land based casino, this type of poker holds the throne of being the most popular form of poker played all over the world. This can be played with as few as two players or up to ten. This game is a fast paced game play that covers simple rules. A round of Texas Hold'em consists four betting rounds. Each player receives two cards face down and five community cards that are dealt face up to be used by all players. The player with the highest five-card poker hand at showdown wins the pot.


A variation of Texas Hold'em that is quickly growing popularity among casino players. Can be played like texas hold'em, but consists of four betting rounds. Cards are dealt four cards face down and, face up for the five community cards that players will share. Each player must combine exactly two of their hole cards with three community cards to make the best possible five-card poker hand. Variants are Omaha 8 that shares the same basic structure as Omaha Hi, however instead of aiming to make only the best high five-card poker hand, players can also aim to make the best low five-card poker hand as well.

Seven Card Stud
Another popular version of poker that is played between two and eight players. Betting consist of an initial ante, followed by five betting rounds. Each player receives three cards face down, and four cards that must be bare for all players to see. The goal of Seven-Card Stud is to make the best five-card poker hand with the given seven cards.

Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo or Stud 8 is a variation of Seven-Card Stud Players can aim to make either the best high five-card poker hand, or the best low five-card poker hand.

Five Card Draw

Known as the oldest poker variation. Can be played between 2 to 5 players. Betting consist an initial ante, then followed with two rounds of betting. Each player is given five cards face down, and may discard or draw up to five cards after the first betting round. The winner will be the player with the highest five-card poker hand at showdown.

Caribbean Stud Poker

This game requires every player to play against the casino, which acts as the dealer. All winning bets will be payed by the house. In order to win a round, a player should beat the dealers hand since players of the game do not compete with each other.

Most Visited Online Poker Sites

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

So you are looking for an online poker site to deal with, right? There are countless available online, but a list of them according to some sort would surely help. Here's a list of most visited online poker sites you can digg on in no particular order.

A brand by the world's leading online gambling companies, PartyGaming. The site represents one of the world's biggest online poker brands. You are assured to get satisfied and improve your play with the number of players they have and those huge revenues they offer. Oh, you are not limited to playing only a version of the poker games here. And excuse me, their tournaments will make you want to dive in promptly as soon as you heard of them.

They say, to enhance your poker game play, you need to stick and play with those pro in the poker table. Well, would believe that in this site poker pros play 1,600 hours every week at their online tables? Believe it. Their online poker game arena was actually molded from the mind of the most reputable poker players in the world. That just mean best features guaranteed!

With the 4-time world poker champion, Daniel Negreanu, on the site, you are no ordinary. Being in the room with this guy will get your play to the next level. Moreover, this site claims to be the home of the world championship of online poker for which I have no doubt. Excessive tournaments, fast cashouts, award-winning software, boy what more could you ask you?

Put your poker play style and preference to the test with this sites numerous offers. Their Turbos or shorthanded variations are perfect for someone with multiple priorities. Oh, not a problem if you're looking for reputable online poker site to deal with, Bodog is just a major thing worldwide. Did I hear you say you'd love to enjoy the excitement and fun playing poker on your mobile phone? Bodog's makes it possible for you to enjoy their games with their mobile casino client.

Don't want to wait on the table that long? With an average of 8000 players online every day of the week, you will surely get the attention you required. And if you are reluctant about their service, their  free poker client demo less the signup up process will let you learn of their humble features. Not ever a problem if you are a newbie. Their 5 minute poker basics learning video will help you with that.

So there you have the most adhered online poker sites. Depending on your preference, you may find one above that fits your checklist. Have fun playing poker!

Worth of $75K Poker Tournament Guaranteed by Absolute Poker

Monday, October 18, 2010

Have something to do tonight? If none, boy you have to fix your monitor and review your poker hand history because a whooping $75K Poker Tournament is live at AbsolutePoker tonight, Monday, October 18th.

At 8:30pm ET the guaranteed worth of $75K Poker Tournament will set to begin. You need to have $500 + $30 for the buy in. But, if that is a bit high for your very tight poker wagering budget for the week, for as low as $11, satellites are available for you.

This event should put your poker skills to the test and feed your bankroll with a big prospect pay-day.

And by the way, don't forget to always watch for the tournament host, Debo34, and get worth of $500 tournament dollars if you knock that player out.

Now, I wonder why you are still here? Head to the site now and secure your place.

Poker Bots: Things You Should Know

Friday, October 15, 2010

Poker Robots
So you have been playing online poker lately. Do you remember any scenario where in an opponent on the poker table is so good that it sucks up all your chips? And then, you tried tilting him, but then you got not even a thin hair chance of success? OMG, is he a human after all? You might be sitting next to a poker bot.

Poker bots are programs created to participate in the best interest of a tangible human being, moving in accordance with an unfailing and, seemingly, tested strategy. Recognizing the likely existence of these gate crashers in the online poker rooms is sufficient for online poker players to ask whether to still go sit down on the table.

Alongside the popularity of online poker, numerous computer programmers tried the best of their ability to produce poker bots to get share of the pie, however in a way against humanity. Overtime, many different types of poker bots evolved turning up on online poker rooms incessantly. But until now, I have not known any that's successful at conquering the online poker arena which leads me to think the following.

These poker bots are nowhere a threat to your poker playing skills. Thus, should not be the reason why not to continue playing poker. These bots are faraway from perfect and even far-off from from unconquerable. Moreover, with an even complicated and improved process, online poker rooms make it even harder for poker bots to get closer to the virtual doors. Thus, they are simply beatable due to the fact that they take the brain of their programmers.

But why poker rooms care about busting them anyway when they can only play like the human who created them and be beaten by a seeming enhanced skill? Well, simply because they destruct the normal flow of the business. With customers complaining on poker rooms about bots playing with them, it is an irritation to the game providers making them addressing the problem.

Furthermore, poker is a human game. It takes skills to get going, not a set of theories compiled into a program. Sure bots may appear advantageous on the table, but they don't have the senses human have. Thus, the real benefits of a poker bot to one's game is really is question.

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