Some poker sites offer no download versions of their game for Linux players, while other rooms work well using WINE. WINE can be downloaded for free and allows players to run Windows applications on their Linux systems. With that said, some rooms perform better on WINE than others. Here are our favorite poker rooms for Linux players, plus bonus information for real-money players. Check out the new bonus at Pokerstars…they’re finally offering new players a big bonus!
#1 – 888 Poker Linux Using WINE
No US players.Using WINE, Linux users can play at 888 Poker and enjoy the full functionality of the room. WINE and 888 Poker work well together for most players, although a few have had little bugs to fix. I started using WINE for 888 about 6 months ago and haven’t had any problems. Graphics are nice and everything seems to function the way it should. .
888 Poker is the second largest online poker room and offers so many reasons to play it’s hard to know where to start. The basics are; a huge bonus of 100% up to $600, great promotions, tons of sit-n-go tournaments, lots of big guaranteed tournaments, tons of cash game players…even in non-Hold’em games. For high-stakes players, 888 Poker has more action than any other room. Players can watch or play with top-name poker pros as well. The poker site accepts a number of payment options and is one of four poker sites accepting instant checks. The site does accept Paypal from European players. .
#2 – Pokerstars Linux Using WINE
No US players.Pokerstars is the worlds largest poker room and it works well for Linux players using WINE. With over 200,000 simultaneous players during peak hours, this room offers anything an online poker player could ask for. They have far more tournaments than any other poker room, have an extremely wide selection of poker games, (with all the poker rules included for beginners) and constantly offer new promotions. Step by Step Process for Playing at Pokerstars on Linux.
If you already have WINE installed, the next step is to write down Pokerstars marketing code TEN500 and bonus code Stars600. Pokerstars requires players to use both codes to get their bonus, which is currently 100% up to $600. This is the new bonus that started in August ‘09 that everyone is excited about. At this point no expiration on this bonus has been announced, but considering that Pokerstars ran their $50 bonus for so long, it’s smart to get this while it lasts. If and when it expires, we will report it here right away. In the mean time, this bonus is still available to all new players.
#3 – Party Poker Linux No Download Version
No US players. Party Poker offers Linux players a no download version of their software to play on. The no download version is very nice and works well. The process for playing is very easy, simply use our link below to go to Party Poker, then click on the Instant Play button. Party Poker will walk you through the entire process which takes about 7 minutes. Step by step process for playing at Party Poker on Linux.
Party Poker is still one of the biggest online poker rooms, and they offer players a huge variety of promotions, plus a great bonus for new players. The bonus is 100% up to $500, and you’ll need to write down the Party Poker bonus code before you head over there. The Party Poker bonus code is PPAL500.