Ubuntu Poker Sites



Recommended Poker Sites January 2018

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If you’re a Ubuntu user, it can be difficult to find a poker site that caters to your choice of operating system in a Windows-centric world.  Even after Windows, sites will first develop their software for Apple’s OS X before even considering Linux.  You do have a few options though, with the best among them being to choose a site that has a Java or Flash object embedded that you can use from your web browser.  Two great examples of sites that offer browser play are Party Poker and Ultimate Bet.

Party Poker has created Party Poker Anywhere, which allows you to play games for real money within your browser.  The option provides instant access from any computer, no downloads or waiting, and it requires less memory and should perform at a higher level on older computers than the downloaded software.  In order to play, just go to Party Poker’s website and click on Instant Play.  If you already have an account, you can log in right away and start playing.  It doesn’t have the full range of options that the downloadable software includes, such as fuller graphics animations and table filters.  It also doesn’t offer table resizing, tiling or cascading.  Still, if you’re in need of a solution that allows you to play on a computer running Ubuntu, it’s a good option.

In addition to the options within your Internet browser, you could download a software like WINE, which allows you to run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.  It’s a free, open source solution, so it won’t cost you anything to give it a try.  Not all poker rooms will work in WINE, but it’s certainly worth checking out. Since WINE is an open-source program, it is often improved by programmers so sometimes new programs will begin working over time.  WINEHQ.com is the best site to find out information about the program, including its history.

WINE is used by several million Linux users, and Ubuntu is also growing among those who run Linux, now claiming approximately half of Linux users among its ranks.  As such, there is a reasonably good chance that there will be additional options in the future.  However, keep in mind that Linux still accounts for less than one percent of all Internet users, making them an easy subset to be overlooked by online gambling companies.  Regardless, there are a couple of options currently available, meaning that you aren’t left completely out in the cold.

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