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online poker is only available on android but someone said to download linux..can i download poker on linux???
 


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It shouldn't matter which OS you're using nowadays i'd think for online poker, but I found this if you're looking to install a poker game on your system:
 

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G'day @bgduane and welcome to linux.org :)

I am moving this Thread to our new Gaming Section, where it may draw more attention.

Cheers

Chris Turner
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online poker is only available on android but someone said to download linux..can i download poker on linux???
I play online poker too and unfortunately most poker clients won't work on Linux, the only one I managed to get working using wine was Poker Stars but I don't play there anymore. You might try playing using the flash client right from the browser https://www.888poker.com/ click on instant play and if you're lucky you could start playing, if you receive some message like ooops! browser not supported or something like that then you'll need to install some user agent switcher plugin in your browser https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...-for-c/djflhoibgkdhkhhcedjiklpkjnoahfmg?hl=en for chrome/chromium and https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher-revived/ for firefox. This one https://poker.tigergaming.com/ works just fine and site's quite good. There are many other sites you can "instant-play" but no desktop client since almost every single one is a .exe file. Guess they don't think Linux users have money to play Poker lol Also, you could create a Windows virtual machine using virtualbox and install the poker clients there, I do that too and it works better than using wine or play on Linux.

Hope this helps! :)
 

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Hey, there are a lot of websites, where you can actually gamble using a Linux. Personally I play on clubvip777.com , and everything works fine. There were some problems, but the website programmers have changed settings and now everything works fine, without interruptions, and it is just the same thing as on other platforms. Hope you will manage to fix your problem, and you will play soon.
 
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Hey, there are a lot of websites, where you can actually gamble using a Linux. Personally I play on clubvip777.com , and everything works fine. There were some problems, but the website programmers have changed settings and now everything works fine, without interruptions, and it is just the same thing as on other platforms. Hope you will manage to fix your problem, and you will play soon.
A thailand gambling website? Though related, gambling and poker are not the same thing, but guess that's another topic for another forum.
 

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Online poker is now available on a variety of operating systems, but you need to understand that there are many scams in online poker, so you need to be very careful about where you play.
Via web browser? Yes and no. Poker 888 used to work this way but it doesn't anymore, I get "ooops! We don't support this device" or something like that. Most installers are either .exe or .dmg no .deb nor .rpm not even a .tar.gz and most of the .exe won't work in wine, if you want to "play poker in Linux" you need to:
1. Use something like VBox or VMware, create a Windows VM and install the poker clients there and deal with the occasional lag.
2. Dual boot Windows-Linux and get full-native support. This sadly is the best option; apps will work faster and better: no lags.
Hmmm... gues nº 2 isn't really playing poker in Linux :rolleyes:

I recently started dual booting again because of work, thus I took the opportunity and installed a few poker clients and as much as it pains me to admit, you can't really play poker in Linux, you need windows, I mean, if it's not just a hobby but rather a business for you. If you play just for fun, then Linux it's fine, but if poker is a business for you, then you need windows, otherwise you'll waste money and time.
 

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Since you’re unlikely to find a download for the Linux operating system, you’ll have to use an alternative method to play online poker. No download games, also known as instant play or browser games, give you the opportunity to play from your browser. You don’t have to download any software like with online casino joker388. The upside to the no download option is that you don’t have to download large files to your computer. It’s also fast to get started — just log in, choose your game and play. You can also play from any computer, so long as it has internet access. The downside for Linux users is that the no download games need to be powered by Java. If the games are powered by Flash you’ll need to use an emulator. Or you can install Wine, to play any games you want on linux.
 
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Android is linux, but if you are looking for ways to play poker on linux desktop you'll find lots of options. The newest version of wine may even be able to run those real-money poker clients.
 

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Android is linux, but if you are looking for ways to play poker on linux desktop you'll find lots of options. The newest version of wine may even be able to run those real-money poker clients.
Well, "lots of options" might not be the best/most accurate choice of words. There are a few options, and I mean a very few; play on the browser (some sites will work, others won't), use something like pokerth https://sourceforge.net/projects/pokerth/ (hasn't been updated since 2017) you can set a LAN party with some friends and play (honestly tho, I've never used it), and finally, you can try your luck with wine https://www.winehq.org/search?q=poker take a look at that list, and you'll see most (if not all) poker clients crash, don't work. The only one I got working on wine was poker starts, but I don't play there anymore. So there you have it. My advice, want to play poker? Use windows; either on a VM, by dual booting or on a different pc. Or, you can also use a mac (they build pkgs to run in the Apple OS).
 

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Well, "lots of options" might not be the best/most accurate choice of words. There are a few options, and I mean a very few; play on the browser (some sites will work, others won't), use something like pokerth https://sourceforge.net/projects/pokerth/ (hasn't been updated since 2017) you can set a LAN party with some friends and play (honestly tho, I've never used it), and finally, you can try your luck with wine https://www.winehq.org/search?q=poker take a look at that list, and you'll see most (if not all) poker clients crash, don't work. The only one I got working on wine was poker starts, but I don't play there anymore. So there you have it. My advice, want to play poker? Use windows; either on a VM, by dual booting or on a different pc. Or, you can also use a mac (they build pkgs to run in the Apple OS).
There are plenty of places to play browser poker and android poker, but you are probably right about practically nothing being available for linux users in terms of a downloadable client. Several years ago, there was this site where you could play poker and win money in tournaments without putting money in (the payouts were from ad money)...ive completely forgotten what its called, but i would bet there are large amounts of non-client based poker games online. We haven't even brought up what type of poker exactly.

The legality question is interesting...each place has its own laws, internet poker is practically 100% illegal in the U.S., there are some states where it's legal though, but whether its functionally legal is a whole other question.
 

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I have had this link for a while but not got round to testing it yet, you are supposed to be able to run any android version and app in an isolated container

https://anbox.io/
 

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Similar, but not quite as I understand it, as I said as yet, I haven't tried it But I will get round to it someday
 

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android-86 works well in Virtualbox on Linux for running android apps.

 
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