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The first step to playing live online poker is to download the free software. Simply click to download, and the download process will begin. Once you download the poker software (2.2 megabytes, which will take a couple of minutes on a 56k modem connection), you'll have everything you need to play.

How to Install with Internet Explorer

Begin the download, click "Run this program from its current location".

Once the Poker Software download process is complete, Internet Explorer will ask if you want to install and run. Click "Yes", and the installation will begin.

How to Install with Netscape Navigator

Begin the download, and when you are given the "Save as" prompt, save the file in a folder where it will be easy for you to find once the download process has been completed.

Once the Poker download process is complete, use Windows Explorer to locate the folder you downloaded the software into. Then simply click on the icon to begin the installation process.

Open an Account for FREE

Congratulations! You've now successfully downloaded and installed the PartyPoker software. You're almost ready to play Poker. But first, you will need to register an account.

Launching PartyPoker

The Poker Game software should launch automatically after downloading, if not, please go to your desktop and double-click the icon on your desktop to launch the Poker software.

You'll then be presented with the Login/Sign Up screen. Click "Sign Up - Open Account".

The Open Account form is all you need to complete in order to create your account. Here you will choose an Accountname and password, and provide your name and email address.

Now you are ready to Login and play!

 Enjoy Play Money Games for Free, or Real Money Games for Cash!

1. After you Login, you'll be at the Main Lobby. The large display on the left hand side shows you all the Poker tables you can join and play. Use the tabs at the top of the display to navigate to different Poker game types, including Omaha Poker, Texas Hold 'em and all your other favorites, as well as to Poker tournaments and the Million II qualifying Poker tournaments.

Click once on a Poker game to view the players at that game, and double-click a game to be taken to the table where you can watch or choose to sit down and play.

Until you deposit real money, you'll be able to play only at play money Poker games and Poker tournaments.

2. Once you're ready to play for real money, click Cashier at the Main Lobby to deposit money.

3. You'll need to validate your email address before you can deposit money. This is for the security of your Account. To validate, you'll simply enter a 4 digit code that we'll send to your email address. To enter the 4 digit code go to My Account menu option and choose Change/Validate E-mail on the software. If you lose your code, don't worry, we'll send it to you again. And if you have any problems, call Partypoker customer care department and they'll walk you through it.

4. Your next step is the main Deposit Options screen, where you'll choose which method you'd like to use to make your deposit.

Please note that several credit card companies have implemented systems to decline their cardholders' transactions at egaming sites. If you are declined and don't know why, this may be why. In such event, we suggest that you use one of Partypoker other payment methods as listed, such as FirePay.

You will be taken to a secure screen to submit your payment, or to set up an account with the payment vendor if you do not already have one.

Once your payment has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. When your payment has been processed, you're ready to play Poker for real money!

Ready to get started? Download the FREE Poker software now and start playing live online poker today!