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Replay Poker: Useful Play-for-Free Resource or Time-Waster?

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Replay Poker Brags and Beats

  • ALL countries accepted
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Play money games ONLY
  • No hand histories or tracking + HUD software
  • No fast-fold poker or lottery SNGs
  • No attached casino or sportsbook

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As one of the most prominent sites for play money online poker in existence, Replay Poker has attracted adherents from all around the world, aided no doubt by its policy of not restricting any country's residents from playing. Founded in Sweden in 2005, Replay Poker has since moved to offices in the United Kingdom where it is headed by entrepreneur and investor Paul “Mr. Replay” Gould.

Although most real money poker sites also host play money tables, this is not the model followed by Replay Poker. It is exclusively a free poker room without any games being held for real money or other financial consideration. This is probably what allows it to transact the world over without being hamstrung by restrictive legislation or government crackdowns.

We here at ProfessionalRakeback are primarily focused on internet poker destinations for playing with actual money, but we're aware that there are those out there with different preferences. Therefore, we have decided to evaluate this offering and compose a Replay Poker review so that you'll know what to expect if you're an avid practice chips player who's thinking of signing up.

We've taken a look at the software, the lineup of games spread, promotions, and all other relevant aspects of the Replay Poker experience. Keep reading below for the details of what we discovered.

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Poker Games

Replay offers the normal trifecta of cash games, sit n' gos, and multi-table tournaments, and each category has its own tab in the lobby. There aren't any fast-fold games or lottery sit-and-goes.

Cash Games

NL Hold'em
1/2
2/4
5/10
10/20
25/50
50/100
100/200
200/400
500/1K
1K/2K
2K/4K
5K/10K
10K/20K
20K/40K
50K/100K
100K/200K
250K/500K
500K/1M
PL Hold'em
1/2
5/10
50/100
500/1K
2K/4K
FL Hold'em
5/10
10/20
25/50
50/100
200/400
1K/2K
5K/10K
ML Hold'em
2/4
5/10
10/20
25/50
50/100
100/200
200/400
500/1K
1K/2K
5K/10K
20K/40K
NL Omaha
2/4
5/10
10/20
25/50
50/100
100/200
200/400
500/1K
1K/2K
2K/4K
5K/10K
10K/20K
20K/40K
50K/100K
PL Omaha
2/4
5/10
10/20
25/50
50/100
100/200
200/400
500/1K
1K/2K
2K/4K
5K/10K
10K/20K
FL Omaha
10/20
25/50
50/100
NL Omaha Hi-Lo
2/4
5/10
10/20
25/50
50/100
100/200
200/400
500/1K
1K/2K
2K/4K
5K/10K
10K/20K
20K/40K
50K/100K
100K/200K
250K/500K
500K/1M
PL Omaha Hi-Lo
2/4
5/10
10/20
25/50
50/100
100/200
200/400
500/1K
1K/2K
2K/4K
5K/10K
10K/20K
FL Omaha Hi-Lo
10/20
25/50
50/100
NL Royal Hold'em
2/4
5/10
10/20
25/50
50/100
100/200
200/400
500/1K
1K/2K
2K/4K
5K/10K

Replay Poker spreads Hold'em, Omaha, and Omaha hi-lo tables. In addition, there's a custom format known as Royal Hold'em. Royal Hold'em is like normal Texas Hold'em but uses a deck with all cards lower than 10 removed.

Betting structures include No Limit, Pot Limit, Fixed Limit, and the somewhat unusual Mixed Limit. In Mixed Limit, the betting is Pot Limit preflop and No Limit thereafter. The only tables that feature Mixed Limit are Texas Hold'em, but No Limit, Pot Limit, and Fixed Limit are present for each of the three games Hold'em, Omaha, and Omaha hi-lo. Royal Hold'em supports only No Limit games.

The table sizes that you can find are nine-handed, six-handed, four-handed, and heads-up. However, all table sizes are not present for all variants and betting structures. Blind levels start at 1/2 and go up to 500K/1M in NLHE, but the other forms of poker have a more restricted level of blinds.

As far as which games actually see regular action, NL Hold'em is the most popular variety with games often populated up to the 20K/40K level and higher tables running sporadically. Next is NL Omaha/8 where you may encounter a couple dozen tables going at a variety of stakes. Pot Limit Omaha, Royal Hold'em, and Fixed Limit Hold'em each have only a couple of tables (sometimes zero) running simultaneously.

Sit and Gos

NLHE 9m
500
1K
2K
2.5K
5K
7.5K
15K
20K
50K
100K
250K
500K
1M
2.5M
5M
NLHE 9m KO
1K
10K
NLHE 6m
500
1K
2K
2.5K
5K
7.5K
15K
20K
50K
100K
250K
500K
1M
2.5M
5M
NLHE 3m Turbo
500
1K
2K
5K
10K
25K
50K
NLHE HU
2K
5K
10K
25K
50K
100K
1M
NLHE 4-Max 12-Man
1K
5K
NLHE 18-Man
1K
NLHE 18-Man High Blind
2K
5K
NLHE 6-Max 12-Man
10K
100K
FLHE
500 6m
1K 9m
1K HU
NLO 9-Max
500
1K
5K
10K
NLO 6-Max
500
1K
2K
50K
100K
NLO HU
2K
5K
10K
PLO 9-Max
1K
15K
PLO 6-Max
500
5K
25K
250K
PLO HU
1K
5K
25K
50K
FLO 9-Max
5K
NLO8 9-Max
500
2K
5K
10K
15K
25K
NLO8 6-Max
1K
5K
10K
15K
25K
100K
250K
NLO8 HU
2K
5K
10K
25K
50K
100K
PLO8 HU
2K
5K
10K
25K
50K
100K
FLO8
500 6m
1K 9m
1K HU
NL Royal 6m
500
1K
2K
5K
10K
15K
25K
50K
100K
250K
NL Royal HU
2K
5K
10K

The SNG menu at Replay Poker runs from 500 chip buyins up to 5 million. Most games seat either 2, 6, or 9 players, but there are a few three-handed contests as well as a few multi-table sit-n-goes that seat up to 18.

NL Hold'em is the format that sees the most player participation with games up to 100,000 chips firing off pretty regularly. Of the other types of poker provided, Limit Omaha/8 gets a surprising amount of attention whereas the other variants generally only have one or two contests filling up at a time.

Tournaments

There are dozens of tourneys every day at Replay Poker with buyins starting as low as 500 chips and climbing into the millions. Actually, there are also freerolls, which you can register for even if you don't have any chips to your credit.

Replay Poker TournamentsMTT Lobby

The bulk of the schedule is NLHE, but there are a handful of MTTs for each of the other types of poker offered as well. Many of these competitions have aggressive guarantees, with overlays common, and additional prize chips are frequently added to the pool by Replay Poker. Of course, all of this extra value is denominated exclusively in play money, so it's hard to say that it represents any kind of real advantage for players.

Rake and Fees

The ring games rake is a standard 5% across the board, but the cap amount varies with the blind levels as follows:

  • Below 100/200: 100 chip cap
  • 100/200 – 200/400: 250 chip cap
  • 500/1K – 1K/2K: 500 chip cap
  • 2K/4K – 5K/10K: 1,000 chip cap
  • 10K/20K – 20K/40K: 2,000 chip cap
  • 50K/100K and above: 5,000 chip cap

It’s difficult to evaluate whether this rake schedule is good or bad because the practice chips in use at Replay Poker don't really have any value. The 5% amount extracted from each pot is in line with the average across the industry although many sites take a lesser percentage at higher stakes, which Replay Poker does not. Also, this site does not reduce the rake at all in heads-up and short-handed games: another shortcoming.

Tournament fees range from 2.5% for the highest-buyin events to 10% for the cheap tourneys. The fees are included in the buyin figures shown in the MTT lobby, but you can see what the value is for any specific tournament by double-clicking on it to bring up the tourney lobby.

Game Quality

The tables at Replay Poker are truly something to behold. At the smallest cash game stakes spread, the average pot size sometimes exceeds 100bb. Perhaps this verbiage from Replay's site rules gives an indication of what to expect:

Poor Gamesmanship

Players are frequently reported for playing strategies that reflect very poor gamesmanship. This may include strategies that disrupt the natural flow of the game and are frustrating for fellow players, such as "bingo" play. Penalties for poor gamesmanship are at the sole discretion of Replay Poker staff.

Yes, “bingo play” – that is, luck-based, hope-and-pray tactics – so upsets the fishy player base that many members actually take the time to complain to the site about it! Sophisticated sharks at other cardrooms would mortgage their first-born to get into real money games with individuals of this caliber, but the casual users who inhabit Replay Poker evidently prefer opponents who play “properly.”

At the higher blind levels, the play more closely resembles what you will encounter at real poker sites, perhaps at $0.05/$0.10 or $0.10/$0.25 blind levels. However, if your aim is to improve your strategy by hitting up these games in preparation for real cash tables at another site, then you would have to grind for quite a while (or pay a pretty penny for chip packages) to build up enough of a bankroll to join these “high-stakes” play chip tables.

Play Chip Information

There are no games at Replay Poker that employ chips denominated in any form of real-life currency. Instead, everything revolves around practice chips. When you first create an account, you'll get 2,500 free chips.

Daily Boost

Every day that you log into your account, you will receive more of these chips, starting with 500 on the first day. As you keep logging in each day, the amount you get will become larger with each consecutive day you access your account up to a maximum of 2,500 on the fifth day in a row.. The rewards for subsequent days repeat the 2,500 in free chips that you obtain on the fifth day.

Daily BoostRemember to Log in Every Day for Your Free Chips

Daily Top-Ups

If you should run out of chips, then you needn't wait for your everyday login bonus to acquire a few more. Instead, as long as your balance is lower than 500, you can click a button to receive more.

You will get 2,500 the first time per day that you avail yourself of this option. You can reload in this manner multiple times per day, but you must wait a specified time in between requests, and each top-up beyond the first in a day grants you fewer chips:

  • 1st Top-up: 2,500 | no wait time
  • 2nd Top-up: 2,000 | 10 minute wait time
  • 3rd Top-up: 1,500 | 20 minutes wait time
  • 4th Top-up: 1,000 | 30 minutes wait time
  • 5th Top-up: 500 | 40 minutes wait time
  • 6th Top-up: 500 | 50 minutes wait time
  • 7th+ Top-up: 500 | 60 minutes wait time

Purchasing Chips

The main way that Replay Poker generates revenue is from the sale of chip packages. There are several different choices available, ranging from $4.99 for 65,000 chips to $99.99 for 3,500,000 chips. Additionally, you might see special deals from time to time especially for your first purchase.

Chip PackagesChip Packages for Sale

Payment methods are Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and PayPal. Once you select a chip package, you have to enter in your payment details, and then when your transaction is complete, the chips will be added to your account.

Swag Store

Replay Poker has another revenue-generating enterprise in addition to its poker room. There's an online store where you can purchase branded merchandise.

Replay Poker Swag StoreBranded Merchandise for Sale in the Replay Poker Swag Store

Prices are on the high side and surely more than you would have to pay for similar items at your local discount clothing retailer. $11 for a mousepad, $20 for a T-shirt, and $40 for a hoodie is really only worth it if you're a big fan of the Replay brand.

Promotions

Promotions

Replay Poker has quite a few promos active at any given time. Some of them are temporary in nature, but others are more or less permanent. Keep reading for a rundown of the recurring promotional specials extended by Replay to its customers.

Social Media Perks

Replay Poker is fairly active on Facebook and other social media. When you like the enterprise's FB page, you'll get a 5,000 chip bonus. You'll then be able to participate in Facebook contests and stay abreast of the latest news about the site. In addition, 10 players every month win 50,000 chips through the Monthly Community Raffle.

Further excitement awaits those who follow Replay on Instagram. People who reply to certain Instagram images have the chance to win shirts, hats, and other Replay Poker merchandise.

Bust the Staff

On the third Thursday of every month, you can enter the 1K buyin Bust the Staff tourney to attempt to best not just your fellow Replay Poker players but also members of the site's staff. Each staff member who plays has a 50,000 bounty on his or her head.

That's not the end to the extra value contained in the Bust the Staff event though. There are also 10,000 chip bounties on Replay Volunteers, like chat mods. Every other player carries a bounty of 1,000 on their head. Moreover, an additional 1 million chips is added to the pool by the house.

For those who wish to contend against the Replay staff month after month, there's a leaderboard that remains active for the whole year. At the end of each calendar year, the top 50 users who have scored the most knockouts in these tourneys divvy up a prize pool of 5 million chips.

Astral SnG Leagues

The Astral SNG leagues run weekly. In total, there are five distinct leagues, each devoted to a specific buyin level, and the total prize pool across all leagues is 7 million chips. You can identify Astral sit-and-goes by their turquoise coloration in the lobby. These are the leagues available.

  • Orion League – 2.5K buyin
  • Ursa Minor League – 7.5K buyin
  • Ursa Major League – 20K buyin
  • Andromeda League – 50K buyin
  • Pegasus League – 100K buyin

For each league, there are two leaderboards: one that ranks players based on their first 20 results of the week and another that counts the best 20 results. Sit-n-go points are awarded based upon the buyin level of the game as well as a player's finishing position.

Gemstone MTT Leagues

The five Gemstone MTT leagues distribute 20 million chips to those who participate in specified multi-table tournaments at the designated buyin levels. The five leagues are:

  • Ruby League – 2.5K buyin
  • Sapphire League – 7.5K buyin
  • Emerald League – 20K buyin
  • Diamond League – 50K buyin
  • Opal League – 250K buyin

Each of these leagues has eight tournaments per day that you can register for, which are shown in gold in the tourney lobby. Each league has a leaderboard that's based on your first seven results for the week while there's another leaderboard that considers your best seven finishes during the week. Tournament points are based on the number of entrants, a player's finishing position, and the buyin amount.

Regional MTT Leagues

The Oceanic League, Asian League, European League, and American League feature monthly leaderboards, which each pay out 3 million in chips. Two tourneys per day count toward each league, and they're scheduled to accommodate users from the appropriate geographic regions. Leaderboard points are calculated using the buyin value, the field size, and final position in the event.

Replay Team Championship

The Replay Team Championship is an annual, multi-week competition that pits teams of three against each other to determine who's the king of the felt. During the initial qualifying period, each player on a team will play in a different freeroll MTT per week with 1,000,000 chips added by the site. The top 24 teams proceed to the Quarter-Finals, followed by the 12-team Semi-Finals and the 6-team Grand Final.

After the dust has settled, one team will be crowned the champion. All team members who advance to at least the Quarter-Finals will receive a chip prize. The winning team will additionally get customized Replay Poker swag.

Replay Poker Software

Replay Poker is available to play in any up-to-date web browser. In late 2019, the company upgraded from the soon-to-be-discontinued Flash platform to the newer HTML5.framework. This opens up the possibility of better user interfaces and easier feature development in the future.

Unlike some web-based poker rooms, such as Nitrogen Sports and Global Poker, Replay has eschewed the philosophy of a minimalistic, lightweight gaming client. Instead, it has a more robust poker suite, complete with a lot of elements that are usually only found in downloadable poker software.

Replay Poker Dashboard

When you log into your account, you will see a dashboard giving you access to the various parts of the site. Here you'll see a few ring games with seats open, a small selection of upcoming tournaments, the achievements you have unlocked, top forum posts, and more.

Replay Poker DashboardAccount Dashboard

You can click on any section of the dashboard to go to that part of the Replay Poker website.

Replay Poker Lobby

Switching to the lobby view is accomplished simply by clicking on “Lobby” at the top of your browser. The game lobby has Ring Games, Sit & Go Tournaments, and Multi-Table Tournaments listed in separate tabs at the top. Below this are the filters that you can click to show only games of a certain type, betting structure, or stakes.

The bulk of the lobby view consists of a list of games available along with certain stats related to them. Click on a column to sort the games by this field.

Cash Game LobbyRing Game Lobby

For ring games, the number of players is shown in the format “x/y + z” where x is the number of participants seated, y is the number of seats at the table, and z is the number of people on the waitlist.

To the right of the list of games is a small box giving information about the currently selected item. In ring games and SNGs, this window will tell you who is already seated/registered.

Tables

Once you click on a table, it will open in a new window. The table windows are resizable to just about whatever dimensions you want. However, unusually small or oddly proportioned windows can negatively affect the layout of the table elements, and in some extreme cases, the window may sport scrollbars that you have to click on to see all the action.

Each player is represented by a nameplate with that person's screenname, stack size, and avatar displayed. You can rotate the seats around by clicking on an icon of two circular arrows toward the top of the table.

Replay Poker TableLow-Stakes NL Texas Hold'em Cash Game

There are the normal preaction buttons that virtually all modern online poker sites sport. Then when the action is on you, you have the familiar Fold/Check, Call, and Bet/Raise buttons arranged as you would expect from left to right.

When you want to adjust your bet size, you can drag a slider to the value you seek, type the number into a box manually, or use one of the preset bet size buttons. Unfortunately, these values represented by these buttons have been established by the programmers and cannot be altered.

Replay Poker supports multi-tabling. Each table appears in its own window. There's no limit to the number of games you can have open at once assuming, of course, that your computer possesses the necessary horsepower to run them all without slowdowns.

Chat and Notes

The chat box occupies the bottom-left corner of the table window. You can change a filter to choose which types of messages you wish to view.

The note-taking interface is found in another tab of the chat display. Click on any player or on this tab to enter in your notes.

Player NotesType Your Notes in This Box

There's a triangle-with-exclamation-mark icon that you can press if you wish to report a user for chat violations. Chat moderators are volunteers from the Replay Poker community, and they will look into any inappropriate chat that they’re informed about.

Besides the notes you enter, you will also see the country the player is from, what level of stakes he or she usually plays, and their global ranking amongst the Replay Poker community. By clicking on a username within the notes window, you can examine the profile of that player, which will appear in another browser window.

Hand History

Near the top-left of each table are the current hand number and the previous one. Clicking on the previous hand brings it up in a new window.

The hand will replay in a display that is very similar to that at the actual table. Buttons marked “Prev” and “Next” permit you to step through the hands to watch the ones you want.

Graphical Hand ViewerHand History Replayer

Each hand is identified by a unique URL, which you can share with anyone. This link will only display your hole cards if you access the page while you're logged into your account except if you showed your cards to the table at some point.

You cannot download hand histories to your hard drive. Indeed, there's no way to get a text version of any hand. You're restricted to viewing your old hands within the Replay Poker site.

The lack of hand history files means that poker tracking software does not work here. Some sites that don't provide textual hand histories can nevertheless function with HUDs through the use of third-party hand grabbers, but none of them exist for Replay Poker.

Game Settings

From within the top-right menu of the lobby, you can bring up the settings menu. There are several categories of settings, including notifications, language, and linking your account with your Facebook ID. Perhaps the most interesting for poker players are the Game Settings.

Unfortunately, there isn't very much here. You can turn auto re-buy and auto top-up on, change your blind posting preferences, enable four color deck, and tweak your gaming experience in a few other minor ways.

There are no themes or alternate table backgrounds. Neither is there any way to set up hotkeys, change the deck graphics, or customize the sounds.

Replay Poker Mobile

The old, Flash version of Replay Poker was heavily criticized for poor mobile performance, but this changed with the deployment of a new HTML5 platform in late 2019. Nowadays, you can play without incident on a smartphone or tablet.

The mobile “app” is really not an app at all but rather employs the standard web interface that you use on a desktop or laptop. Thus, it works on Androids, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerry phones, and many other devices. You can choose to play in either landscape or portrait mode.

Mobile TableReplay Poker Table on an Android Tablet

The recommended browser to open Replay Poker in is Chrome, and this is hardware-independent, but other web browsing software works too. However, those with Firefox are urged to use a different browser, and Internet Explorer users should upgrade to Edge.

Community Features

The team at Replay Poker has gone to considerable lengths to craft a community feel to the site. Some of their efforts in this direction include:

RPP Level

For each 2 chips paid in rake or tournament fees, you will receive 1 Replay Poker Point. These will let you advance to higher RPP levels. Your RPP level is basically a reflection of how much experience you have had at the tables.

There's a maximum of 1,750 RPPs that you can earn in a single calendar day. If you top up your account with free chips, you will incur a penalty of 5% of the amount of chips you receive, which will be deducted from your RPP total.

Achievements

As you keep grinding, you will unlock certain achievements. You can look at your collection of achievements by accessing the appropriate screen from the top-right menu.

Achievements at Replay PokerList of Replay Poker Achievements

The achievements are collected by performing certain actions, like winning after going all-in or beating three or more opponents at showdown. You can read the requirements for an achievement by hovering your mouse over it.

These badges are divided into four categories: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Special. Some of them have an RPP level associated with them, and you cannot collect them – or even view the requirements – until you have advanced to the appropriate level.

Friends

The friends feature at Replay is basically a buddy list. You can add another user as a friend, and thereafter, you will be able to see when they are online and what tables they're at. Moreover, a section of your dashboard lets you see which of your friends has the most chips. You can even purchase chips for a friend if you so desire.

Messages

Through an onsite messaging system, you can communicate with fellow users. A regular player must be on your friends list for you to message them, but anyone can contact site moderators or staff via this system.

Replay Poker Messaging InterfaceYou Can Send Messages to Site Personnel, Moderators, and Those on Your Friends List

Messages that you receive are archived within your Inbox while those that you have sent reside in Sent Messages. To compose a new message, go to “Messages” in the top-right menu, and then press “New Message.”

Leagues

Replay Poker offers groups of card game lovers the ability to create leagues with their own private tournaments. A Replay Poker staff member acts as organizer, maintaining membership rolls and setting up the games.

Replay Poker LeaguesLeagues Provide a Venue for Private Games

The process of creating a league cannot be undertaken on the Replay Poker website. You must instead send an email to support if you wish to host league games on the platform, including such information as the name of the league, its purpose, and the types of games and stakes to be run. If the application is accepted, a staff member is then nominated as organizer.

Forums

Replay Poker has its own community forums where players can discuss strategy tips, ask questions about anything they don't understand, make suggestions, and complain about aspects of the room that they dislike. The arrangement is basically the same as any other internet forum. There are several distinct categories, each containing threads made up of individual posts.

Forums at Replay PokerForums at Replay Poker

You can log into the forums with the same credentials as your account for the poker site. New forum members are restricted in several ways, including the number of posts they can make and the fact that they cannot send PMs. However, these restrictions are slowly lifted as someone actively participates in the forums over time.

Dealing and RNG

There are some on the internet who inquire: Is Replay Poker rigged? Indeed, we have seen a number of posts that state that there's something underhanded going on with the deal at this room.

Having played at Replay's tables for hours and observed other tables over the course of several days, we did not see anything that raised our suspicions in this area. Instead, what we think is going on is that the loose and incompetent action at the tables is responsible for many unlikely holdings getting to showdown, leading to inevitable bad beats and coolers.

The unskilled and amateur players who tend to frequent this site probably harbor misconceptions about how often the best hand should win and most likely also overestimate their own skill (The Dunning-Kruger effect is relevant here). Therefore, forced to confront their own inferior play and/or unable to handle the short-term variance inherent in poker, these individuals choose to concoct elaborate tales of rigged shuffling or other unsavory shenanigans.

Such wild “theories” proliferate across the online world regarding just about every online poker venue that exists. We see no more reason to lend credence to these tales about Replay Poker than we do for any other poker room. Especially when we consider that all games here are denominated solely in play money, it seems implausible that the management of Replay Poker would have either the motivation or inclination to surreptitiously adjust the random number generator.

Support

No matter how competent an organization is, there are bound to be minor technical or gameplay issues that negatively impact your playing time. If you should need assistance from Replay Poker support, you can contact support[at]replaypoker.com.

Alternately, click on the question mark in a circle at the top of all pages on the site. This will bring up a list of support articles for the most common support queries. At the bottom is a “Contact us” button that opens a form that you can complete to have Replay Poker send you an email.

Contact FormSupport Contact Form

The company strives to reply to all support inquiries within 36 hours.

If you're looking for quick answers and don't want to wait for up to a day and a half, then there are other resources you can take advantage of. The community forums give you the opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of other players while the Help & Support section contains articles explaining how various aspects of Replay Poker work.

Real Users' Opinions

Before pronouncing the final word on any poker site, we like to see what real users are saying on the internet. We found that most players are overall pretty satisfied with Replay Poker, but there are a few who complain about technical issues, and, of course, many question the entire purpose of play money poker.

Here are a few comments left by real players at Replay Poker:

Positive Review of Replay Poker
Post Critical of Replay Poker
User Reports Technical Errors at Replay Poker

Conclusion

Replay Poker surely has a lot going for it. Its cross-platform browser capabilities make it more convenient than your run-of-the-mill downloadable poker room, and it achieves this without compromising much on its feature set. As far as community-building elements, like the friends list, private leagues, and dedicated player forums, it's superior to what most standard internet poker destinations offer.

There's just one problem: Replay Poker is for play money only. Though mainstream online poker parlors do tend to skimp a bit on their practice chip games, they at least possess the advantage that you can switch over to real money play after you become comfortable with the software. This possibility is missing from Replay Poker.

In fact, there are other options available to you besides playing at no cost on play money tables or making a deposit and playing for real. You can benefit from the free money that poker sites hand out to players on a regular basis.

For instance, quite a number of rooms run free poker tournaments where you can buy in for $0 yet walk away with substantial cash prizes. Consult our list of freeroll poker rooms for more information on this topic.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Replay Poker operates a bit differently than most online poker rooms. Therefore, in order to address any questions you may still have, we have presented below a collection of queries about the site along with their answers.

No, there are no real money tables at Replay Poker. All games use play money chips exclusively.

Though it’s a play chip site, Replay Poker does make an income by selling packages of play chips. You are not required to buy anything to play because you get an initial allotment of chips for free, and there are frequent opportunities to top up your balance without paying. However, some individuals would rather purchase chips and thereby gain the instant ability to buy into larger games rather than building up a bankroll slowly over time.

No, the dealing is not compromised or rigged in any way. Due to the nature of the player pool at Replay Poker, it's perhaps inevitable that rigged accusations pop up every now and again. We feel that these allegations are baseless and are the result of misunderstandings about the statistical nature of poker rather than any legitimate wrongdoing by the programmers of the site.

Yes, because it runs inside your web browser, Replay Poker is compatible with just about every phone and tablet released over the past few years. The HTML5 gaming client is responsive, so it will adjust itself to look good on whatever screen size you’re using.

There's no phone support at Replay Poker. Instead, your best bet is to send an email to support[at]replaypoker.com. You can also access a support form by clicking the question mark at the top of every page on the site and then pressing the “Contact us” button.

We can't really address specific software malfunctions with 100% accuracy; however, many users report that clearing their browser cache resolved many such issues. The instructions for how to clear cache vary a bit from browser to browser, but in most cases, this function can be found within the top-right menu of the browser window.