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Party Poker Ubuntu
So you have the pleasure of running the Ubuntu OS, but is it possible to play at the Party Poker room on Ubuntu?
Yes, it is possible to run the Party Poker client on Ubuntu.
The most efficient way to run Party Poker on Ubuntu is to download the standard poker room client and run it on Ubuntu through the handy Wine tool.
How to play at Party Poker on Ubuntu.
- Install Wine - this is the handy tool that allows you to run Party Poker on Ubuntu.
- Download the standard Party Poker software.
- Run the Party software using Wine.
- Use the Party Poker bonus code BANKBONUS to get a $500 bonus when making your first deposit at the room.
And that's all that you have to do.
There is currently no other method for running Party Poker on Ubuntu, which is due to the fact that the Party Poker room has not designed a client specifically for the Ubuntu operating system. However, this method using Wine works like a charm.
Running the no download Party Poker client on Ubuntu.
Party Poker actually offers a no-download poker room in addition to the standard poker room client. This was developed so that players could play at Party on Macs primarily, but it also works like a charm on Ubuntu.
I used to have problems getting this version to run, but it now works very well in all browsers. Maybe I was forgetting to allow the Java plugin to run in my browser. Nonetheless, the downloadable version works fine when using Wine and it has more features than the no download one, so I'm going to stick with that.
Fact: The Party Poker "instant play" version is Java-based. You can find a full list of the best Java poker sites here.
It might be worth trying the no download client to see if it works for you (if you would prefer to play at Party within your browser of course). If it doesn't work, contact me and I'll update this page.
Oh and one last thing. When you create your account at Party, don't forget to enter a PartyPoker bonus code. Even though you're using the "instant play" version of the software, you're still entitled to a handy cash bonus if you decide to play for real money.
Are they any other alternatives to Party Poker on Ubuntu?
You can find out more information about playing online poker on Ubuntu in the Ubuntu poker section.
I would recommend PokerStars over Party Poker for playing at an online poker room using Wine, as the PokerStars room has a very well-constructed client that runs impressively smoothly on Ubuntu (see PokerStars Ubuntu). However, if you are set on playing at Party Poker on Ubuntu then you shouldn't have any problems, it's just that PokerStars is a friendlier alternative in my opinion.
Party Poker runs well using Wine on Ubuntu, but I prefer PokerStars.