We’ve played them all and there are three free play sites that really stand out. They are the biggest and best freeplay poker sites online with lots of players online at all hours to play with. Keep in mind however that these sites do entice players to spend money on playing poker. Also check out my picks for best freerolls sites to see where you can play in real money tournaments for free.
#1 – Zynga
Zynga is by far one of the most popular free play poker sites. At any given time there are hundreds of thousands of players on the site.
There are different rooms and stakes to play at depending on your bankroll. The site also has tournaments and and VIP Club.
There are some cool built in features for those looking to learn how to play the game. The Hand Strength Meter shows you how strong you hand.
While you can play on Zynga for free and the hands are not worth real money, there is still an option to spend money on the site buying chips and gifts. So while you are not technically gambling with your money, you can still spend money to play poker at the site.
#2 – PokerStars.net
Poker Stars offers one of best free to play poker sites available, and it doesn’t have all of the distractions that Zynga does. Their free play version is a mirror of their real money games (they are the largest real money poker site in the world) and uses the same software. This site has a variety of free play game options.
Game Variations: A good variety of games to play including: Hold’em, Omaha, 7 Card Stud, Razz and Tripple Stud. There are a variety of game options including Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit.
Drawbacks: The only downside is that the software can have somewhat of a steep learning curve. But once you figure everything out, it is actually pretty easy to use.
About Playing for Free.
The best place to learn to play poker at is a free poker room. There are many web sites that allow you to play with no money. However a word of caution. Once you’ve become familiar with playing poker at a free play site, don’t expect to play exactly the same in a real money game online and win big. When no money is involved, players tend to have a different playing style as their losses are not for cash. As a player, you need to learn how to read the other players at a table, anticipate their hands and