To help you focus in on your area of concern, we have organized our FAQ page.

Getting Started

General questions

Technical Questions


Getting Started

How do I download the Play4Fun Poker card room software

Please visit our download page for complete instructions on downloading and installing the software.


What are the minimum system requirements to play?

  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

  • Download Size: Approx. 3.8 Megabytes (15 minutes on a 56k modem)

  • Pentium 266 computer with 64 MB RAM

  • 28.8k Modem

  • Sound card recommended but not required


I have the software installed. Now, how do I sign up so I can play?

Open the Play4Fun Poker Lobby window and on the tool bar across the top of this window, click 'Account' and select 'Create a new account'. A new window will open that allows you to enter in your information to register. It is important that you are careful when choosing your screenname, as it cannot be changed.

Once accepted, you will receive a message telling you that your account has been created. A welcome email will be sent to the email address you provided. A validation code and instructions on how to validate will be included in this email that is necessary to activate your user account.


Activate my user account?

The software, with the purpose of ensuring that the email address you provided is accurate, generates the verification link code automatically. Once you receive this code by email, click the link contained in this email. You will receive a confirmation page announcing the acceptance of the code and you are ready for action.

If the code received does not allow you to 'click' it, simply copy the complete link code into your Internet browser and hit 'Enter'. This will perform the same function as mentioned above and a conformation page announcing the acceptance of this code will be displayed.


How do I get chips to play?

When your account is created, you are automatically credited with $1000 in play money. Should you run low of play money, go to the cashier through the Lobby and request that more money be credited to your account.



General questions

How do I see what games and tables are available forme to play at?

When the game lobby opens, you will see the table list for Texas Hold'em. Currently we also offer Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7card Stud, 5card Stud and Tournament tables. To see these table lists, simply click on the button that corresponds with the game type you want to view.


How does the wait list work?

If the table you want to play at is full, you can join the wait list from the lobby or from the table itself. You will be added to the list and automatically notified in order when a seat is available.


How does the wait list work when a table is empty?

If no players are available to play a selected game, select the minimum number of players you wish to play against. When a game with enough players is established, you will automatically be notified.


How do I open a table from the Lobby?

Highlight the table that you wish to open, either by single clicking on the table within the list or by using the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard. Once the table you wish to open is highlighted, double click the highlighted area or click the 'Go' button below the table details. The table window will open.


Can I sit down at an empty table?

Sure - why not? It seems to be that once somebody sits at an empty table, others soon follow. You probably wont have much of a wait to start playing.


Can I view hand histories?

A unique number is given to each hand played and is used to review the events when a player is questioning a specific hand. Hand histories can be viewed by logging into the playerservices area. If you missed the hand number of the game in question, make note of the hand currently being played and you can work back from there within the Hand History page. If you feel that there is a legitimate error in the hand being questioned, forward all information to contactus@playforfunpoker.com for review.


Can I change my account information?

Once you have created your account, changes to the information you provided can be done through the game client. Select the Change Current Info option from the Account tools section of the client.


I would like to change my screenname.

Generally we do not allow for screenname to be changed. If you have miss-spelled your username or have another reason for wanting it switched, send a request to contactus@playforfunpoker.com. Your request will be reviewed.


What does Avg Pot and Plrs/Flop mean in the table?

Avg Pot represents the rolling 30-hand average pot. Plrs/Flop is shown as a percentage representing the average number of players that are in the hand for the Flop.


How do I chat with the other players?

To chat with the other players, simply type what you would like to say in the box in the bottom left corner of the table window. You will see the text being entered and have the ability to edit before you commit the text to be read by others at the table. When you would like to submit the text to be viewed, simply hit the 'enter' key and your text will appear in the chat box. You may chat with players at a table that you are not sitting at.


What is the meaning of the shorthand that some players use in the chat?

As a shortcut, some players use acronyms to represent what they would like to say.

  • NH - Nice Hand

  • VN / VNH - Very Nice Hand

  • TX / TKS / TY - Thanks / Thank you

  • WTG - Way to go

  • G1 - Good one

Some other chat room symbols that come up:

  • BRB - Be right Back

  • LOL - Laughing Out Loud

  • ROFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing

  • LMAO - Laughing My A** Off
  • CU / CUL - See You Later

  • CYA - See you.


All the chat at the table is bothersome. Can I do anything to stop it?

There are different levels to what is announced. Select the appropriate level of the text you wish to view by selecting the 'Chat Filter' menu item at the game table.


How can I be sure the game is fair?

Yes, the game is fair. As with any game there will be times when you win and times when you lose. Sometimes these will extend into streaks. All information that is offered on these pages is put here to inform players of how the room operates and what measures are taken to ensure the integrity of the games that are played at Play4Fun Poker. Should you, at any time have a question or concern on a topic that is covered here or on any topic with regards to the operation of the poker card room, you can contact the administrative staff at contactus@playforfunpoker.com.


What kind of shuffling routine do you use?

Great measures have been taken to ensure that cards dealt are completely random. The shuffling algorithms along with the random number generator have been designed to create an unpredictable shuffle.

In addition, your down cards are only ever known by you as the game is being played. The game server 'deals' them to your computer alone, making it impossible for any other player to know your cards as a hand is played.


I have followed the instructions for creating an account but have not yet received my email verification code, what should I do?

Occasionally, our mail bot gets clogged and prevents the outgoing mail from departing on a timely basis. The first thing you should do is ensure you have selected 'receive' in your mail software. Please send us an email to contactus@playforfunpoker.com indicating you have registered but have not received your verification code and we will forward information on how to fix the problem immediately.

What is done about collusion?

Play4Fun Poker has various methods of monitoring play at tables. Any player who is suspected of collusion will be monitored more closely and should the card room administrators believe that players are playing in collusion, the players in question will have their accounts suspended immediately and permanently.


I enjoy the games offered at Play4Fun Poker. Are there plans to develop and release others?

Definitely. Tournaments and other poker variations are in the works. To keep up to date on the future changes as they are implemented - check back to the site often.




Technical Questions

I keep getting disconnected or frozen. What is the problem?

Most frequently this is caused by an inconsistent Internet connection, which is usually caused by some momentary hiccups on the Internet highway. Information traveling between your computer and the game servers has a long trip and travels through many computers along the way. If one of the links in the chain goes down, your information may be lost or (usually) rerouted through another computer. Unfortunately, in a real time interactive game such as ours, the delay while your information is passed back and forth through the alternate connection can be enough to cause our system to think you have left the game and drop the connection. Sometimes your computer gets the message and you get an error message about being disconnected from the game. Other times your computer knows nothing about this and it looks like the game has stopped.

If you are unable to determine the nature of your issue, please contact contactus@playforfunpoker.com.

I keep getting an error message. What should I do?

Play4Fun Poker support will need the exact error message you are receiving and the details about what was happening when you received it. Any and all information is helpful. Forward this information to contactus@playforfunpoker.com

I have looked through your website for an answer to my question but my question isn't covered here. Who should I contact?


Be sure to include your username along with all other details that will assist in helping us help you. Be descriptive; our support staff appreciates long emails. If you're getting error messages include the exact error message text as well as what you were doing before you got it.



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