Here's how to get started. Open the poker client and click on the Tables view in the lobby. You'll now see a long list of tables, together with game details, the number of players and the average pot size. To join any of these tables, simply double click on the one you wish to play at.

Taking Play Chips to the Table.

When you take a seat at a table, a cashier window will appear allowing you to take play money chips to the table. Depending on the table that you're sitting at, you'll be given the chance to take a minimum number of chips, a set maximum or all your play money chips. Use the box to decide how many chips you want, and they'll then be delivered to your seat.

Getting More Play Money Chips at the Table

If at any point you run out of play money chips at the table, you can always get some more by clicking on the chip rack (that's the part of the table that says Main Pot). When you click on here, a menu saying Buy More Chips will appear; select this and choose the amount of play chips that you'd like to be delivered at the end of the next hand.

Refilling Your Play Money Account

If you fall below 200 play chips (or run out completely), you can request more in the Cashier section of the lobby. Simply click the button that says Give Me More Play Money Chips and your account will be refilled to 1000 chips. Please note, that to do this you will have to leave your seat at the table.

Play for Real When You Play for Fun.

Always try to play as you would for real money. Not only will it give you a more realistic poker experience, but it'll improve your game and stop you picking up potentially bad habits.

If you're ready to play, download and install Scarlet Poker now!