How to Create a Private Online Poker Club

Ever wanted to stage a private poker tournament online with your friends only and that was invite only? Well, you can. It is possible to now challenge your friends and enjoy the excitement of playing against them in a closed online environment, just as if you were playing in a home game against them. But its from the comfort of your own home.

Currently the best place to host a private poker home game online is over at BetOnline Poker. It’s pretty simple to sign up and organize a game for your friends so that your weekly home game can go on.

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They can be played at your convenience and only the players that you personally invite will be allowed to participate so it works in much the same way as invite only freeroll tournaments.

How do I create a private online poker club?

Hosting private online poker games could never be easier, and the top rated online poker rooms understand why. There are lots of players who like playing in games against people they know, creating a different type of dynamic, because there will always be personal rivalries.

At sites like PokerStars and 888 Poker, two of the leading online poker sites, you can set up a private poker tournament for co-workers, associates, clubs, charities or just for a bunch of friends. There are no limits to the number of people that can participate. And there are no additional charges for setting up your private poker games. Since everything is handled by the online poker site, the home game organiser doesn’t have to worry about expenses such as buying a poker table, chips, cards, food, drinks. And whatever else that is needed to make a home game possible.

Depending on the online poker site, you can also set up a private invitation-only ring game. Many online poker sites are also willing to allow private poker games with no rakes. Just tell them what private poker game format you would like to hold and they will take care of the rest.

Poker players interested in staging private poker games and competitions should check out PokerStars latest innovation – Online Home Games. This feature is a brand new part of the software, allowing players to bring their home games online.

Nothing like this has been tried in the online poker world so kudos to Pokerstars for implementing it into their online poker room. It turned out to undeniable be a huge success with 500,000 home game clubs already created since its inception.

The great thing about PokerStars’ Online Home Games is that pretty much every online poker player will already have an account at PokerStars.

Creating your own private poker tournaments online is very straightforward – simply choose the game type, buy-in level, then set the date for the tournament. You can invite up to 50 members. Best of all, it’s free to create your own private poker club.

In order to join one of the many invite only Home Games online at PokerStars, you’ll need to follow these simple instructions.

– If you don’t already have an account with PokerStars, then download their free software.

– Once you’re logged in to the main poker lobby, click on the Home Games tab.

– Click the ‘Join a Poker Club’ button.

– Enter your Club ID number, provided by the poker club organizer.

– Enter your Invitation Code, provided by the poker club organizer.

It’s as simple as that. Of course, the tournament organizer for the online home games will need to spread the word about the tournament to get enough people interested in playing. If you already play a home game with friends at someone’s home, it’s probably easiest just organizing an online game then. If not, obtain every player’s email address, and set it up via email.

What about private online poker club at other rooms?

You can also create your very own private online poker tournaments at 888Poker.

In order to create and play in one of the private tournaments against your friends using webcams at 888Poker, you’ll need to follow these simple instructions.

– If you don’t already have an account with 888Poker, then download the latest software.

– Once you’re logged in to the main poker lobby, click on the Play with friends tab.

– Click the ‘Create New Game’ button and then choose whether you want to set up a tournament or cash game.

– Enter your unique game name, game password, and the starting time, which every player will need to obtain by the private game organizer.

That’s it! Once you have created a new private game, it will be displayed in the main lobby for players whom you have invited to join the game.

The tournament/cash game organizer will receive an email notification, letting them know they have created a private game at 888Poker. Simply forward this email to all the people that you consider friends and would like to play against.