There are hundreds of poker rooms on the internet. Many of these use software which you have to download and install. For some people, this is not possible. Some software is for Windows only so MAC and Linux users are left out.
With instant play poker, you play in your internet browser using a flash application. There is no need for administrator privileges so you can have a cheeky play at work if your computer is locked down. Below is a comparison list of instant play poker sites.
For UK players, Sky Poker is the best option. £10 free chip to get you going.
|Room||Network||Other Sites on Network||USA OK||Bonus||More Info||Play Now|
|Paddypower||Ipoker||William Hill, Blue Square Poker, Bet365 Poker, Boyle Sport Poker, Betfred Poker||No||$1000||Click||Click|
|VC Poker||Entraction||Bettson Poker, Devilfish Poker||No||€1000||Click||Click|
|Party Poker||Party Gaming||ITV Poker||No||$500||Click||Click|
|Ladbrokes||Microgaming||Jennings Bet, Stan James, Canbet||No||$1000||Click|
|Sky Poker||Proprietary Software||N/A||No||£1000||Click||Click|
Sign up bonuses are not based on bonus codes. You will receive the bonuses by signing up, depositing and just playing poker.
Not all poker rooms offer an instant play option. You can still play against the same players at another room via instant play if they are on the same network. For example, if you play paddypower poker, you play against players from VC poker, Bet365 and others as they are on the Ipoker network. Many poker networks do not accept players from the USA. If you are an American player you can still play at Bodog.
For British players or those that just prefer to play in pounds and pence, the room provided by Skybet is ideal. They don’t have a download client at all. Being in pounds you don’t have to worry about the exchange rate at all. The £1000 sign up bonus is one of the more generous ones on the market and there is no minimum deposit required, whether you deposit £10 or £1000, as long as you earn the required points you will get the cash bonus. With micro stakes available of just 2p/4p and 5p/10p blinds, there’s a table for everyone’s budget. Claim your £1000 Welcome Bonus