To say that online poker is more entertaining than offline poker would be an understatement. But, playing this game without being able to get some software to play these games on your PC is only a way to ruin the fun.
Of course, you can always play free online poker sites but if you want the best and most advanced gaming experience, you must try to play with software. There are some very good poker sites out there that offer this very service to their players.
Some poker sites, specifically Poker Stars, offer their players with a free download of the poker software. Although this may sound like a bit of a rip off, as a player you are going to save a lot of money. You are not paying a fee to play with the software but only to download it.
To begin with, you need to download the poker software from the poker site that you choose. After downloading it, simply log in and click on the new window that shows up. From here, you will be asked to sign in to their site or to open an account and to pay a small fee.
If you want, you can click on the download button in the same window and the poker software will start to download and install itself on your computer. You may get a pop up asking you to verify your download, to which you need to click on OK.
When it has finished installing, the poker software will be ready to play. However, you may have to open the program first before you can start playing. You may find a small icon that looks like a padlock with a slot for you to enter in your password.
Once you click on the game and open it, you will see some features which you will see from other poker software out there. Other poker software will allow you to place limits, turn blinds and even allow you to recall some of your hands, so these are just some of the features you may get.