Download PlayNow.com Poker Software

Follow the steps below to download and register for PlayNow.com Poker software and start playing with others across Canada.

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How to use the PlayNow.com Poker Software

From the main lobby, you can find your poker game, change your settings, set your game limits and view upcoming tournaments and promotions. You can also get live online support from our Customer Support team directly in the poker software. To find out more about specific features, click on the links below, or simply scroll down.

To log into the PlayNow.com Poker Software, click the 'LOGIN NOW' button in the bottom right corner and enter your PlayNow.com username and password.

If this is your first login, you will be asked to create your Poker nickname and confirm by clicking 'OK'. Your nickname is your unique identifier at the poker tables.

After each login to the PlayNow.com poker software you will be directed to the Player Agreement window where you are required to confirm you have read the agreement by clicking 'I AGREE' before starting to play poker.

If this is your first login to the poker software, you will then be directed to the 'Game Limits' tab where you are required to set your poker game limits before you start playing. See more about Setting Limits.

Once you are logged in, the 'LOGIN NOW' button will become the 'DEPOSIT FUNDS' button. . Click the button to access the 'Deposit Funds' page and use one of the many secure options to deposit additional funds into your PlayNow.com account.

When you are logged in, your nickname, account balance, poker experience points, tournament credits and pending bonus will be displayed in the 'poker info' box in the top right of the lobby. The pending bonus displays your current active bonus balance.

There are two ways you can select a game to play:

1. The first way is by clicking on the 'QUICK PLAY' tab and then selecting your GAME TYPE, LIMITS and STAKES from the options displayed and clicking 'PLAY GAME'. This will search available tables and if one is available that meets your criteria, you will be taken to that table.

2. The other way to find a game is by clicking on the 'TABLES' tab.

2. The other way to find a game is by clicking on the 'TABLES' tab.

You can choose the kind of game you wish to play using the 6 main game tabs at the top of the client:

  • TEXAS HOLD'EM: All Texas Hold'em games will appear here, available at fixed limit stakes, pot limit, or no limit.ther way to find a game is by clicking on the 'TABLES' tab. You can choose the kind of game you wish to play using the 6 main game tabs at the top of the client.
  • OMAHA: All Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo games will appear here, available at fixed limit stakes or pot limit.
  • STUD GAMES: All 7 Card Stud, 5 Card Stud and SOKO games will appear here. These games are all available at fixed limit stakes.
  • 5 CARD DRAW: All regular 5 card draw and 7-A 5 card draw games will appear here. These games are available at fixed limit and pot limit stakes.
  • SIT & GO: All sit 'n' go tournaments will appear here, including those currently in progress and tournaments you can join.
  • MULTI TOURNEY: All tournaments (except sit-and-go tournaments) will appear here, including those currently in progress and tournaments you can sign up for.

After you have selected the game you want to play, you can use the additional filters below the game tabs and sort tables by all, fixed limit, pot limit, no limit, practice tables or a private game which will display only the current tables specific to the filter selected.

You can also click the 'FILTERS' button which will display the filter settings menu. Using the checkboxes, you can select exactly which type of tables you wish to be displayed in the lobby. You can also add and remove the filter options by checking and unchecking the 'Use Filters' check box.

Select 'start in miniview' to open Hold'em or Omaha tables in miniview mode.

Join a table by clicking 'Join' on any available seat at the table.

If the game is full you can click "JOIN WAITING LIST" button to join the waiting list for the selected table or the first available seat at the same stakes as the one selected. You may also choose to exclude tables with a minimum number of players. Your name immediately gets added to the end of the waiting lists.

If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact the Poker Helpline at 1-877-706-6789.